Immune Defence - Next level of Vitamin Supplementation

In general, the state of the immune system and digestive health determines overall wellness of an individual. Taking control of these intricate systems may help improve your health, wellbeing, and happiness.
In todays fast living, fast food, heavily processed, non stop society we often get dragged down by health issues such as poor nutrient absorption, weight concerns, nausea, bloating, constipation, stomach pain, and diarrhoea to much more severe conditions like acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, immune and neurological problems and hormonal imbalance.
Several factors are known to influence immune and digestive health: 
    • Poor lifestyle
    • Eating habits
    • Stress
    • Age
    • Genetics
    • Food additives and chemicals
    • Physical inactivity.
In today’s fast-paced world, changing lifestyle and diet preferences are leading to a number of discomforts with the immune and digestive system being the most affected, causing disturbed activity of digestive enzymes or enzyme insufficiency. Choosing a multivitamin that enhances your cognitive features is difficult because of the thousands of formulations on the market, so here at EQ we have developed the next level of Immune Defence in conjunction with the current Heavy Weight Boxing World Champion, Wasps Rugby Club and our Olympic Athletes to keep them on top of their game. 

Ingredients Benefits

Calcium Ascorbate

Calcium Ascorbate is a buffered form of the water-soluble antioxidant Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). This makes it more gentle for the special needs of those who may have a sensitive gastrointestinal tract. Both calcium and vitamin C are important for proper health. Calcium helps build strong bones and teeth, and vitamin C boosts your immune system

Black Garlic

Black garlic is normal garlic that has been stored at a high temperature and humidity. This leads to a decrease in the compound allicin (which is responsible for garlic’s unique odour) and an increase in other compounds such as water-soluble S-allylcysteine (SAC). SAC is a potent antioxidant and may support:
    • Reduction of high cholesterol levels.
    • Boosts the immune system.
    • Lower inflammatory response.
    • Fights bacterial infection.
    • Provides antioxidant protection.
    • Supports a healthy heart.

Digezyme

These are digestive enzymes which aid digestive health as it speeds up the digestive process. They help with the breaking down of the macromolecules of food into smaller building blocks, such as amino acids. In doing so it helps with the facilitation and absorption of these amino acids within the body. It contains an abundance of amylase, lactase, cellulose, lipase and protease. Each of these has its own special characteristics and benefits for the body.
They also reduce toxicity levels within the body generated by food consumption of products that are difficult to digest or when the body has difficulty digesting certain macro and micro molecules.

Zinc Picolinate

It is called an “essential trace element” because very small amounts of zinc are necessary for human health. Zinc benefits the body in many ways:
    • Helps with hormone production
    • Growth and repair
    • Improves immunity and fights colds
    • Facilitates digestion.
Zinc benefits also include its ability to act as an anti-inflammatory agent, therefore zinc may have significant therapeutic benefits for several common, chronic diseases like fighting cancer or reversing heart disease. It is actually present within all bodily tissue and needed for healthy cell division. It acts like an antioxidant within the body, fighting free-radical damage and slowing the ageing process. Zinc also has a big impact on hormonal balance, so for this reason, even a small zinc deficiency can result in an increased risk for infertility or diabetes.

SPECTRA

An all natural high potency vegetarian supplement from 29 fruits, vegetables, herbal powders and extracts that provides a complete range of nutrients in forms your body can use most efficiently. It contains 50 important nutrients including ergogenic factors, brain fuelling nutrients, a complete and balanced Stress B complex, vegetarian enzymes, and antioxidants such as Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Vitamin E and the mineral Selenium.
Spectra™ represents the latest evolution in the fight against potentially-damaging free radicals. For the first time anywhere, the biological effects of a natural supplement on the changes of oxidative and nitrosative stress markers, as well as cellular metabolic activity, have been clinically observed in the human body.*
Important features include:
    • A balanced B complex including two forms of vitamin B6 to help manage stress, support immune system function, help reduce irritability, support circulation, help maintain blood pressure within normal ranges, and preserve proper cholesterol and homocysteine levels.**
    • Antioxidants like beta carotene, mixed citrus bioflavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin E and the mineral selenium to support immune system response.**
    • Amino acids like L-Glutamine, DL-Methionine, L-Aspartic Acid and LCysteine for mental and physical energy.**
    • Linoleic acid (omega 6 fatty acid) to support cell membrane health.**
    • Natural Vitamin E in its most active form.
    • Octacosanol to benefit nerve health and support increased stamina, endurance and strength.**
    • Digestive enzymes to aid the body in digesting and absorbing food nutrients that are not easily assimilated, and to enhance the absorption and utilisation of all the nutrients contained within the formula.**
    • Vitamin C in the Ascorbate form for immediate assimilation and to prevent stomach irritation.**

Para Amino Benzoic Acid

PABA is necessary for healthy consistent skin tone and soft texture, intestinal health and hair pigmentation. PABA may stimulate the intestinal bacteria enabling them to produce folic acid. Hair Support - may help maintain the natural colour of your hair as you age. Additional Benefits - production of normal red blood cells and fibres tissue, is used to synthesise folic acid, inositol and Vitamin B5.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E repairs damaged skin and its a natural anti-aging nutrient, but did you know that vitamin E is equally important for cardiovascular health? It is also one of the essential vitamins that help maintain and enhance your eye health, keeping you away from macular degeneration and symptoms associated with cataract development. Vitamin E is said to combat factors that contribute to neurological diseases as well. This is why many physicians and beauticians emphasise that your diet should have an adequate amount of vitamin E.

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 benefits includes hormone stimulation, relieving stress, keeping the heart healthy, reducing fatigue and providing stamina to the body. Other benefits includes skin and hair care, helping the body generate more haemoglobin, healing wounds and preventing rheumatoid arthritis. The body needs vitamins and minerals to perform internal processes that keep the organs working properly. Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is one of the essential acids that the body uses on a regular basis.

Vitamin B12

vitamin B12 deficiency is thought to be one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in the world, with a 2004 study showing that it’s a major health concern in many parts of the world.
Vitamin B12 benefits your mood, energy level, memory, heart, skin, hair, digestion and more. Vitamin B12 is also an essential vitamin for addressing adrenal fatigue, multiple metabolic functions — including enzyme production, DNA synthesis and hormonal balance — and maintaining healthy nervous and cardiovascular systems.
Because of its wide-reaching roles within the body, a vitamin B12 deficiency can show up in many different negative symptoms, many of which are very noticeable, such as potential chronic fatigue, mood disorders like depression, and chronic stress or feeling run down.
Vegans be aware that animal foods are the best sources for B12, it can be found to some degree in fortified plant foods, however these are not nearly as absorbable as animal sources.

Vitamin H

Your body needs biotin to metabolise carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids, the building blocks of protein. It is actually one of the B-vitamins, also know as B7. Biotin is often recommended for strengthening hair and nails, and it's found in many cosmetic products for hair and skin. Like all B vitamins, it is a water soluble, meaning the body does not store it.

Vitamin D3

Our sunshine Vitamin. Bit D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the right amount of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus is important for building and keeping strong bones.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine has innumerable benefits, these benefits includes supporting a healthier skin, detoxifying the liver, enhancing the health of blood vessels, improving cognitive function, relieving mood swings, curing anaemia, supporting eye health, relieving the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, preventing diabetes, relieving carpal tunnel syndrome, treating pregnancy related nausea, and treating hair loss.

Vitamin B2

This is also know as Riboflavin, it is needed for growth and overall good health. It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, and it allows oxygen to be used by the body. Riboflavin is also used for the development and function of the skin, lining of the digestive tract, blood cells and other vital organs.

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 known as Thiamine is an important nutrient in the body. It’s benefits includes Boosting energy production, safeguarding the nerves, slowing the body ageing process, stimulating digestion and enhancing memory. It also helps to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, improve appetite, boost body immunity, treat alcoholism and help you keep a positive mood. It can also help prevent eye problems.

Vitamin B9

Vitamin B9 is also know as Folic Acid, the benefits include preventing birth defects, preventing premature ageing, preventing heart attacks, curing mental disorder and helping your body produce more red blood cells. Other benefits includes combating depression, acting as a coenzyme, supporting muscle build-up, combating free radicals, preventing cancer and aiding fertility.

Conclusion

Like most multivitamin supplements, it is quite hard to gauge the results of Immune Defence. However very positively it can be noted that regular use of Immune Defence shows effects. Within a period of weeks to months users start to experience reduced stress levels, boost in energy levels and general body fitness.

* Nemzer, Fink, and Fink (2014). New insights on effects of a dietary supplement on oxidative and nitrosative stress in humans. Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. doi: 10.1002/fsn3.178 

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*** Wasps Ruby Club trial and effects