Your bodyâ s first line of defense against invasive and infected cells and pathogens are your lymphocytes. Commonly known as NK, B and Tcells, these guardians of the immune system are specially programmed white blood cells. NK (Natural Killer) cells are first in line to destroy virus-infected or cancer cells and research has shown a correlation between low NK cell activity and autoimmune diseases. Measurement of NK cell activity is a powerful indicator of immune function.
Other T-cells are major players in cell-mediated immunity. Various types of T-cells and cytotoxic cells are programmed to destroy foreign tissue or virally-infected cells, while B-cells target harmful organisms by producing antibodies that bind to antigens. Together, these lymphocytes help regulate the immune response and stimulate chemical substances such as interleukin-1 and gamma intereron.
By bolstering the immune system and your immune response, the body becomes a more active partner in the fight against cancer. International research has identified several vitamins, minerals and food components that may stimulates the NK, B and T-cells. Arizona Natural has combined several of the most promising nutrients and phytochemicals in StimuCellâ ¢, a dietary supplement formulated for immune and lymphocyte support.STIMUCELLâ ¢ contains:
Agaricus blazei Murill mushroom with 45% polysaccharides. Of all Oriental mushrooms tested, Agaricus blazei had the highest concentration of beta glucan. Beta glucan has been studied for over 30 years to improve immune function. Research showed that Agaricus blazei might increase immune response by augmenting NK cell activity.
Broccoli Extract 4:1 concentrate rich in Sulphoraphane, a powerful antioxidant and promoter of Phase 2 enzymes that may neutralize highly reactive forms of cancer-causing chemicals.
Astragalus, a staple of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is rich in isoflavones, saponins and polysaccharides. Astragalus is believed to enhance NK and T-cell function and increase natural interferon production.
Garlic is rich in allicin, selenium, natural enzymes and organosulfur compounds and has an impressive body of evidence supporting its immune-enhancing properties.
Echinacea purpurea contains echinosides that stimulate and regulate immune activity as well as inulin and polysaccharides. Known as the â Immune Herbâ , echinacea may activate macrophages and NK cells.
Panax Ginseng has adaptogens that seek out invading pathogens by stimulating immune system and increasing NK cells and macrophages.
Green Tea Extract with 50% polyphenols that have been the subject of international cancer research.
Vitamin E, Selenium and Grape Seed Extract 4:1 concentrate. These powerful antioxidants slow free radical damage to white blood cells. The PCO found in Grape Seed Extract is widely researched for its cytotoxic effects, and Selenium is an essential trace mineral that destroys free radicals and works synergistically with Vitamin E.
Zinc is a vital mineral for development of T-cells, NK cells and neurophilis.The StimuCellâ ¢ formula is designed to stimulates and enhance the immune system on all levels. By boosting immune response and hunting free radicals and invasive cells, StimuCellâ ¢ stimulates your bodyâ s first line of defense and guards your immune system.