Are you struggling with symptoms of an Autoimmune disorder? The stimulation of an immediate immune response may worsen the clinical condition. In the presence of self-antibodies, an immune stimulation may enhance the attack against self-tissue. Therefore, it may be contraindicative to use immune stimulating nutrition in such cases. This makes it difficult to choose a protocol that will both kill a pathogen and not stimulate or utilize your own immune system to do so.
Gamma-tocotrienol: Vitamin E tocotrienols are most effective in preventing lipid oxidation and have been highlighted as a superior antioxidant. (1) They possess potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities and studies show use provides a marked reduction in the severity of histopathological changes observed in autoimmune arthritis. (2)
Resveratrol: Many studies have shown that resveratrol has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties as it suppresses microglia activation, and promotes Th2 responses by increasing anti-inflammatory cytokines, essential for those with autoimmune disorders. It can also promote neurogenesis, and prevent hippocampal damage. In addition, the antioxidant activity of resveratrol plays an important role in neuronal differentiation through the activation of silent information regulator-1 (SIRT1). (3) Moreover, resveratrol regulates immunity by interfering with immune cell regulation, proinflammatory cytokines' synthesis, and gene expression. (4)
Curcumin (C3 Curcuminoids): Curcumin has a wide range of beneficial properties e.g., anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-proliferative, anti-fungal and anti-microbial. (5) Its anti-inflammatory mechanism is attributed through inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), Cycloxygenase-2 (COX-2), inhibition in production of pro-inflammatory cytokines [IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, IL-12, interferon γ (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α).
Grape Seed Extract: Grape seeds are considered one of the most import- ant sources for phenolic and other compounds that work against biofilm production. (6)
Sodium Alginate (Grifola frondosa and Ganoderma lucidum): Sodium alginate is a soluble dietary fiber extracted from brown seaweed and its solution has been used to support GUT healing, bind toxins in the intestinal tract, and as a hemostatic agent to aid in gastrointestinal bleeding due to gastric ulcers. (7, 8)
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC): NAC is widely known as a precursor to the antioxidant glutathione as it modulates glutamatergic, neurotrophic, and inflammatory pathways. (9)
Glycine: Glycine acts as precursor for several key metabolites of low molecular weight such as creatine, glutathione, haem, purines, and porphyrins. Supplementation of glycine is effectual in aiding metabolic disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, several inflammatory diseases, obesity, cancers, neurological disorders, and diabetes. (10) Glycine decreases the levels of oxidative stress markers in liver and helps balance glutathione levels leading to reduced oxidative stress. (11)
Phosphatidylcholine: Phosphatidylcholine is the major phospholipid in bile, which is the major route for elimination of cholesterol and toxins from the liver. Bile is also the major route of excretion of trace metals, particularly arsenic, copper, manganese, lead, mercury, selenium, silver, and zinc. (12)
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus): Extremely safe, well-studied nutrient that has antioxidant, choleretic, hepatoprotective, bile-enhancing and lipid-lowering effects. (13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
NOTE: All of the above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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