A Breakdown Of The Eastern & Western Botanicals In SHIELD Immune Supporting Hemp Extract
Swirling in the air, lurking undetected to the naked eye, every day germs and bacteria, viruses and parasites are looking to make your body home. We don’t write this to cause any additional concern, but as a reminder about the importance of keeping your body protected from pathogens that can cause mild to severe health issues.
A foundation of good health begins with a strong and responsive immune system. Researched and crafted to combat severe colds or the slightest hint of sickness, our SHIELD Immune Supporting Hemp Extract has been called a must-have for your medicine cabinet and the perfect addition for any cold or flu survival kit.
SHIELD is an all-natural, hemp-based supplement that supports immune health and is an excellent complement to immune support practices like solid sleep, proper hydration, and healthy eating. SHIELD’s botanical ingredients are biologically designed to improve the body’s immune responses in five important ways.
- Fortifying immune system function and strength
- Minimizing stress that impairs immune responses
- Promoting balanced white cell production
- Promoting faster recovery when not feeling well
- Supporting the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) so it can regulate optimal body function
As Dr. Leta Jussila, our SHIELD product champion and Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, has said, “I’ve been researching and recommending immune supportive products for decades, and never have I seen a single supplement as robust as SHIELD. Never before has there been a supplement this potent and convenient, that is packed with an array of ancient Eastern and Western herbs that have been used and studied for centuries for their ability to strengthen the immune system.”
The key to SHIELD’s effectiveness is the team of 18 time-tested, ancient botanicals that have been used and studied for decades to better physical and mental health when under the weather. Below, we begin our tour of SHIELD’s ingredients and breakdown their backgrounds and how they work within the body to support a strong and responsive immune system.
Located predominantly in Australia and Tasmania, oil of the Eucalyptus tree has been used in traditional and modern medicine for its ability to stimulate the innate immune system—the branch that is the first to jump into action when a pathogen threat has occurred. Eucalyptus helps to restore and support respiratory health by cooling the lungs, resolving phlegm, soothing cough and bronchi and easing excess inflammation.
Dating back to 100 A.D., ancient records show that Asian Ginseng is one of the first botanical extracts to be used to improve health and well-being and is a staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Oils from the fleshy ginseng root help modulate optimal immune function. Ginseng is also known to stimulate physical and mental activity and helps strengthen cognitive function when fatigued or worn down.
Garlic Allium Sativum
A botanical symbol for well-being, the health benefits of garlic have been known for thousands of years, with the first recordings of its use in medicine dating back to 1,500 B.C. Garlic extract may help boost virus-fighting T-cells and helps to open blood vessels, allowing for greater immune cell circulation. Garlic has also been shown to decrease adrenal fatigue that can strain the immune system’s function.
A member of the daisy family, Echinacea (or coneflower) has been a mainstay in natural health for hundreds of years, and is highly valued in Native American cultures. A supreme immunostimulant, Echinacea is widely known for its notable effect on immune health—as its properties increase white blood cell counts and help with recovery. Other than cannabinoids and terpenes, Echinacea is one of only a few botanicals that directly support the endocannabinoid system’s CB2 receptors that balance immune system function.
Research shows that Pau d’Arco helps boost immune response activity by nearly 50 percent when ingested regularly. Native to the Amazon Rainforest, compounds from the inner bark of the Pau d’Arco tree are an excellent source of antioxidants and help ease body discomfort.