How the Immune System Works
To better understand immune support, we first need to understand how the immune system works. We often refer to the immune system as one thing, which is true, but in the same way that a mechanical wristwatch, with all of its gears and interlocking parts, is one thing. The immune system is astonishingly and brilliantly complex, but can be thought of simply as three layers of protection:
- barriers like skin and mucous membranes
- innate immunity that we are born with
- adaptive immunity that develops after exposure
Once past the skin or mucus membranes, the next line of defense against a microbial invader is our innate immunity. Innate immunity is able to defend against an intruder, but will not remember it for next time. Adaptive immunity, by contrast, is able to remember specific invaders, making antibodies to protect us in future exposures.
Vitamin C may help to support all three parts of immunity – skin and mucous membrane barriers, innate immunity, and adaptive immunity.ᶧ Because of its role in collagen production, it helps to keep skin and mucous membranes healthy and intact.ᶧ It may also help with antioxidant support and protection from free radicals.ᶧ¹ Vitamin D receptors exist on many immune cells of both innate and adaptive immunity, and studies have shown that maintaining normal vitamin D levels supports healthy immunity.ᶧIn addition, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) helps with the absorption of dietary calcium, contributing to strong bones and teeth.ᶧ² Vitamin K2 (MK-7) works synergistically with vitamin D to help support bone health.ᶧ³ Zinc supports both innate and adaptive immunity, and studies have shown that maintaining normal zinc levels supports healthy immunity.ᶧ Zinc may also help with antioxidant support,⁴ and the bisglycinate form offers superior bioavailability.ᶧ⁵
Other Factors Affecting Immunity
Did you know that stress and sleep deficits may weaken our immune system’s ability to protect us?⁶,⁷ Environmental pollution may also affect immune function.ᶧ⁸ Now more than ever, it’s important to use a multi-faceted approach for immune health.
This Immune Support Plus Kit contains the same vitamin and mineral immune support as our Immune Support Kit (C, D, K, and zinc), with the addition of herbs to support healthy relaxation, sound sleep, and healthy detoxification.ᶧ
Vitamin C – helps support all three facets of immune protection, and may help with antioxidant support by neutralizing free radicals.ᶧ¹
Vitamins D3/K2 – D3 helps support both innate and adaptive immunity, and K2 works synergistically with vitamin D3 to support bone health.ᶧ²,³
Zinc – helps support both innate and adaptive immunity, and may also help with antioxidant support.ᶧ⁴
RelaxMedix – a proprietary blend of valerian root and samento extracts that may promote healthy relaxation and sleep.ᶧ⁹
Burbur-Pinella – combining the traditional cleansing herbal support of Peruvian Desmodium molliculum and Pimpinella spp. to support healthy detoxification.ᶧ
¹ Carr, A. C., & Maggini, S. (2017). Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients, 9(11), 1211.
² Prietl, B., Treiber, G., Pieber, T. R., & Amrein, K. (2013). Vitamin D and immune function. Nutrients, 5(7), 2502–2521.
³ Kidd P. M. (2010). Vitamins D and K as pleiotropic nutrients: clinical importance to the skeletal and cardiovascular systems and preliminary evidence for synergy. Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic, 15(3), 199–222.
⁴ Wessels, I., Maywald, M., & Rink, L. (2017). Zinc as a Gatekeeper of Immune Function. Nutrients, 9(12), 1286.
⁵ Gandia, P., Bour, D., Maurette, J. M., Donazzolo, Y., Duchène, P., Béjot, M., & Houin, G. (2007). A bioavailability study comparing two oral formulations containing zinc (Zn bis-glycinate vs. Zn gluconate) after a single administration to twelve healthy female volunteers. International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition, 77(4), 243–248.
⁶ Dragoş, D., & Tănăsescu, M. D. (2010). The effect of stress on the defense systems. Journal of medicine and life, 3(1), 10–18.
⁷ Besedovsky, L., Lange, T., & Haack, M. (2019). The Sleep-Immune Crosstalk in Health and Disease. Physiological reviews, 99(3), 1325–1380.
⁸ Murrison, L. B., Brandt, E. B., Myers, J. B., & Hershey, G. (2019). Environmental exposures and mechanisms in allergy and asthma development. The Journal of clinical investigation, 129(4), 1504–1515.
⁹ Bent, S., Padula, A., Moore, D., Patterson, M., & Mehling, W. (2006). Valerian for sleep: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The American journal of medicine, 119(12), 1005–1012.
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You may premix up to 48 hours in advance.
There are 600 drops in each 1oz bottle and 1200 drops in each 2oz bottle of our liquid products.
When we say our products are highly bioavailable, we mean that all of our products are designed to be better absorbed by the body on a cellular level.NutraMedix’s products are in dropper form. Our products are liquid for two main reasons:
- To extract the desired components from the natural and raw materials we are deriving our supplements from, and
- To ensure our supplements are delivering the full-spectrum benefits of the extract.
To do this, our liquid products contain 20-24% food-grade ethanol which helps the compounds of our products that are either water-soluble or ethanol-soluble, to deliver more nutrients to the cells. This process gives you the full benefit of the compound and its raw materials, rather than just a portion of it.
The recommended doses for NutraMedix products are intended for an average size adult that weighs between 120-170 pounds. For children 4 and older, for every 30 pounds, a fourth of the dose is recommended.
All NutraMedix products are compatible with one another.
Yes. All NutraMedix products are thoroughly tested to ensure this.