This combination acts to support healthy immune function. Its ingredients - astragalus, codonopsis, atractylodes, eleuthero, reishi mushroom, ligustrum, schisandra, white atractylodes and licorice Ã¢â‚¬â€œ are all considered qi tonic herbs in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and have thousands of years of traditional use behind them. Modern clinical and laboratory work has confirmed that they are especially effective for immune problems.
This combination provides:
Administration: Take 1-2 capsules twice daily with a little water on an empty stomach.
Deep Immune contains the following herbs to overcome and to help build your immune system:
Astragalus - In addition to more than 1,500 years of use in TCM, clinical trials conducted with astragalus confirm its efficacy for impaired immunity, as an adjunctive to cancer treatment, and for viral infections including the common cold. One randomized controlled trial in 115 leucopoenia patients corroborated that astragalus was effective at raising pathologically low white blood cell levels.
Codonopsis Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Ever since its tonic properties were first described in the Ben Cao Cong Xin in 1757, codonopsis has become a highly valued qi tonic equal in status to other herbs such as astragalus and ginseng.
Eleuthero Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Eleuthero is a first class tonic herb. Clinical trials have proven that it enhances immune function, especially natural killer and T-helper cells, and decreases side effects from orthodox therapies used to treat cancer.
Reishi - In the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (ca. 100 A.D.), which is the classic pharmacopoeia of TCM, reishi was ranked highest among all 365 herbs listed, considered even more valuable than ginseng. In modern medicine, reishi is commonly used for leucopoenia.
Ligustrum Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Together with astragalus, Ligustrum is one of two foundational qi tonic herbs in TCM. Ligustrum is primarily a yin tonic. Since many cancer drugs cause damage to the Ã¢â‚¬Å“yin essence,Ã¢â‚¬Â ligustrum makes for a useful corrective treatment. Clinical trials demonstrate that ligustrum inhibits the leucopoenia caused by chemo and radiation therapy in cancer patients. It corrects low white blood cell counts and is a mainstay of adjunctive treatment for cancer patients in China.
Schisandra Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Schisandra is yet another TCM qi tonic and is an immune enhancer. It also acts as a liver restorative and protectant, thus improving tolerance to chemotherapies.
White atractylodes - In addition to its immune-enhancing benefits, atractylodes acts to support good appetite, as well as improving the digestion of food and absorption of nutrients. One study found that atractylodes improved cancer cachexia (wasting).
Licorice: Licorice is the great harmonizer in TCM. A great number of traditional formulas utilize licorice for this purpose, in order to reduce the potential toxicity of some ingredients while also amplifying the therapeutic properties of them all. Licorice improves adrenal function, and it is included in seven out of 12 TCM formulas described in one text as potentially useful adjuncts to standard therapies for cancer.
It also enhances the immune system, by helping to overcome low immunity with frequent or chronic infections and by keeping up the white blood cell count during chemotherapy.
This formula is also useful for the liver, acting as a liver restorative and protective to help in malnutrition and malabsorption and to rebuild the liver after hepatitis or jaundice. It is also recognized as an anti-viral and anti-allergic remedy.
Edited by JP-Dec 1 2009