Wellness Formula® contains a powerful combination of herbs, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals formulated to boost your well-being.* Designed to support the immune system when under physical stress.
About Wellness Formula Wellness Formula is a Bio-aligned™ Formula, designed to bring harmony to the multiple, interconnected systems that influence immune health. Here’s how: Immune System A healthy immune system is important to help you optimize wellness. The immune system includes barriers that keep foreign materials from entering your body, such as the skin, mucus and the cough reflex. If these barriers fail, protection is provided by internal components. Immune system components supported by Wellness Formula include:
- protective barriers such as the skin and mucous membranes,
- cell-mediated immunity involving T-lymphocytes and thymus support,
- and humoral immunity, consisting of B-lymphocytes and macrophage interactions.
Vitamin A is involved in T-lymphocyte activity, mucosal immunity and phagocytosis. Beta carotene is involved in thymus gland function and in white blood cell activity. Vitamin C is concentrated in the white blood cells-and now Wellness Formula contains Metabolic-C™, an optimal form of vitamin C for improved absorption and enhanced benefits to your body! Zinc is found in specific protein compounds within the thymus gland that play an important role in the differentiation of T-cells. Research reveals echinacea’s ability to support immune function, specifically the activity of macrophages. Astragalus is a primary supporter of natural defenses. Antioxidant Defense While carrying out their immune functions, white blood cells generate free radicals, highly reactive molecules that can damage the very white blood cells that produce them. Vitamin C, a free radical scavenger, is concentrated in certain white blood cells, providing them with a builtin defense mechanism. Bioflavonoids act as cofactors that complement the action of vitamin C. Additional antioxidant support is provided by vitamin A, beta carotene, copper, selenium, hawthorn and pau d’arco. Respiratory System – Cleansing Mucous Membranes Our nasal passages, sinuses, throat and bronchial tubes are protected by mucous membranes, moist layers of connective tissue that are the first line of immune defense. Cleansing the mucous membranes is an important part of supporting your immune system. Vitamin A is necessary for the secretion of mucin (a constituent of mucus) in the intestinal mucous membranes and for the integrity of connective tissue. The integrity of vessels and membranes is also supported by vitamin C, mullein, copper and zinc. Astragalus, isatis, garlic, goldenseal, and pau d’arco are herbs that cleanse the mucuous membranes. Respiratory System – Clearing Mucus As important as mucous membranes are to the immune system, too much mucus can be a problem. Wellness Formula includes herbs that support the body’s clearing of excess mucus in the upper respiratory system. These include:
- pau d’arco
Stress Response Mechanisms Science now shows that emotional and physiological stress significantly impact the immune system. Wellness Formula supports our bodies’ overall response to stress.* Eleutherococcus is an adaptogen whose key constituents, saponin glycosides, support the body’s stress response. The herb astragalus, and the minerals calcium and magnesium also support stress response. *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.