Research behind the Nutrashield(™) “All-in-one” Ultra immune defence formula-
UPDATED 15 APRIL 2022
Research reported in respected international medical journals suggests these are the ideal ingredients for the All-in-One formula Ultra Immune defence formula, To supports Immune system health with all year round protection against ills, Chills and for optimal wellbeing.
This Formula is packed with powerful Phytonutrients and essential Vitamins to provide you the best Clinically Researched protection from Ills and Chills
Leading clinically researched phytonutrients including:
Pelargonium Sidoides (equivalent dry root) 25:1
Andrograghics Dry herb (Standardised 10%
Elderberry Extract 15:1
Vitamins Clinically researched:
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCI)
Vitamin B12( Cyanocobalamin 0.1%)
Vitamin K2(MK-7) naturally Fermented Natto
Selenium “Selenomethionine 0.5 DCP
Zinc “Aminomin 20%”
Silica Colloidal anhydrous
Clinical Research confirms the benefits of these Phytonutrients research reported by the NCBI U.S.A.
This study demonstrates the efficacy and safety of P sidoides in the treatment of the common cold. It has reported, a significant degree of improvement over 5 days in cold symptoms is dramatically better than other common OTC treatments, including vitamin C, echinacea, and zinc preparations.
Similar findings are reported for symptom reduction in acute bronchitis and even ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome).
Elderberry compounds could help minimize flu symptoms the study suggests:
Source University of Sydney 23rd April 2020. reported in Sciencedaily.com
Compounds from elderberries can directly inhibit the virus’s entry and replication in human cells, and can help strengthen a person’s immune response to a virus.
The team also found that the elderberry’s antiviral activity can be attributed to its anthocyanidin compounds — phytonutrients responsible for giving the fruit its vivid purple colouring.
“The study has shown is that the common elderberry has a potent direct antiviral effect against the flu virus,” said Dr Golnoosh Torabian.
“It inhibits the early stages of an infection by blocking key viral proteins responsible for both the viral attachment and entry into the host cells.”
Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) is an herb long used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicines Ayurveda. Andrographis is a bitter-tasting herb rich in compounds known as andrographolides. These compounds are thought to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. Andrographis is most widely used to treat cold and flu symptoms. Andrographis is also said to act as a natural immune-booster. The herb is also used to treat other conditions.
Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
In a research review published in 2017, scientists sized up 33 previously published clinical trials and found that andrographis appears to be beneficial for relieving symptoms of acute upper respiratory tract infections and ARDS when compared to other herbs, Andrographis was also found to shorten the duration of cough, sore throat, and sick days compared to standard care.
The Science on vitamins as reported by www.dw.com
How to boost your immune system with vitamins
A functioning immune system is crucial in the fight against immune system attacks. To maintain itself , the body needs sufficient vitamins and other nutrients. But that is exactly what many people lack.
Wearing masks, keeping your distance, washing your hands — all help right.
There is something else that is more important than ever than good hand hygiene. Biochemist Adrian Gombart who is researching the relevance of nutrients for the immune system at the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University. Together with his colleagues, he set about producing a review paper summarizing the results of studies on different nutrients and their influence on the human immune system. These are findings that could be an additional weapon in the fight against all immune system attacks
Why we need vitamins
Nothing works without vitamins
Vitamins C and D and other micronutrients such as zinc, iron and selenium are much more than just “nice to have.” In the worst case, a nutrient deficiency can open the door to the viruses because the body is unable to defend itself against the invaders. For people who belong to a risk group, the danger of a severe course of disease is then particularly high.
This comes down to simple biochemistry: “Every cell in our body uses different micronutrients to function,” says Gombart. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals and omega fatty acids.
Unlike macronutrients such as fat, carbohydrates and protein, the micronutrients do not provide the body with energy, but they also essential for the basic functions of an organism — not only for cell metabolism, but also for the defence system.
Holding the lines of defence
Adrian Gombart’s research focuses mainly on Vitamin D “A few years ago, our research group discovered that vitamin D regulates the expression of a gene encoding an antimicrobial peptide,” he says. Such peptides are involved in the body’s non-specific defence mechanisms. “Vitamin D is also involved in the regulation of other immune-related genes,” Gombart says.
Are vitamin D supplements helpful?
Vitamin D deficiency can leave a gap in our body’s defences. Intruders then have an easier time of it.
But in the best-case scenario, the human body can do a lot to defend itself. Intruding germs must first pass through the skin and mucous membranes. If they manage to overcome this first line of defence, the body reacts to the invaders with phagocytes, antimicrobial proteins and inflammation. These processes are among the body’s non-specific defence mechanisms. However if this generalized defence does not help, things have to become more precise.
Viruses can be fought only by a very specific immune response. Lymphocytes detect foreign microorganisms and molecules alien to the body – such as viruses. The lymphocytes can then produce antibodies and go into battle like sharpshooters.
Vitamin C against pathogens
These processes can function as they are meant to only if the body is well-equipped for example, with vitamin C is needed, among other things, to form reactive oxygen species, also known as oxygen radicals. These radicals are another of the body’s weapons in the fight against pathogens,” says Gombart. Vitamin C is also involved in the production of antibodies, without which the body cannot keep Viruses in check.
High doses of vitamin C are thus used to treat patients suffering from Viruses and undergoing intensive medical treatment, says Isabelle Schiffer, who is a geneticist and gerontologist and the scientific spokesperson of the Forever health Foundation
Naturopathy from a scientific point of view and elderberry
Schiffer says Naturopathy can help you strengthening the immune system, she says.
Schiffer and colleagues have identified elderberry as one of the plant substances that might be helpful in the fight against Viruses: “Clinical studies have shown that elderberry extract reduces the likelihood of catching a cold and shortens the duration of respiratory problems in influenza patients,” said Schiffer.
Food or dietary supplement?
Elderberry contains numerous vitamins and trace elements. Both Isabelle Schiffer and Adrian Gombart believe that it is currently advisable to increase the dose of vitamins and other micronutrients with the help of supplements. Most people lack enough vitamin D in particular.
Healthy eating should not be a question of lifestyle but a measure for the prevention of disease.
Vitamin D3 Research of benefits:
“Vitamin D may be better than a mask for Viruses source Mercola.com 29.06.2020
Vitamin D helps regulate immune function and prevent respiratory illnesses in general (including ARDS), and data analyses show clear parallels between vitamin D levels and the risk of infection, severity and mortality from Viruses as well
The British Frontline Immune Support Team is providing health care workers with free nutritional supplements known to bolster and regulate immune function
Public Health Scotland and the British NHS are also assessing the evidence to determine whether vitamin D should be prescribed to in-hospital patients and as a prevention to high-risk groups
Darker skin requires far more sun exposure to produce adequate vitamin D, so much so that dark-skinned individuals living north of the equator are virtually guaranteed to be chronically deficient especially in winter.
The British Frontline Immune Support Team, founded “to make available some of the best quality immune supportive products … to help keep those on the NHS (UK National Health Service) frontline resilient and strong,” is already providing health care workers with free nutritional supplements known to bolster and regulate immune function.
The Frontline Immune Support Team point out that vitamin D:2
“… plays a critical role in your immune defence system, both in reducing flu-like days of illness if your blood level is sufficient, and in helping your immune system respond when under viral attack. It speeds up recovery from pneumonia.
Two in five adults have a level of vitamin D below 25nmol/l, especially in late winter months such as February and March (Northern Hemisphere), that is likely to almost double their risk of flu. A vitamin D level above 100 nmol/l correlates with the lowest numbers of flu-like days. The moral of the story is to get your level up as quickly as possible.”
Public Health Scotland and the British NHS are also assessing the evidence to determine whether vitamin D should be prescribed to in-hospital patients and as a prevention to high-risk groups.
Vitamin D Level Correlates with Risk of Respiratory Infection(ARDS)
Vitamin D could almost be thought of as a designer drug for helping the body to handle viral respiratory infections. It boosts the ability of cells to kill and resist viruses and simultaneously dampens down harmful inflammation, which is one of the big problems with serious viruses. — Adrian Martineau, Professor of respiratory infection and immunity.
However, as noted by The Frontline Support Team, we already know higher vitamin D levels are inversely associated with infection by many other enveloped viruses, including dengue, hepatitis, herpes, HIV, rotavirus, respiratory syncytial virus and influenza.
Vitamin D also strengthens cellular junctions, thereby making it more difficult for viruses to gain entry through your eyes, ears, lungs and mucus membranes. This in turn makes the infection less likely to migrate down into your lungs.7 Importantly, vitamin D also strengthens the adaptive arm of your immune system, and its ability to produce antibodies. According to a June 17, 2020, report by The Guardian:9
“Public health officials are urgently reviewing the potential ability of vitamin D to reduce the risk of coronavirus. It comes amid growing concern over the disproportionate number of black, Asian and minority ethnic people contracting and dying from the disease, including a reported 94% of all doctors killed by the virus …
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) began this work last month and is considering recent evidence on vitamin D and acute respiratory tract infection( ARDS) in the general population. Evidence will be considered on specific population groups, including those of different ages and BAME [black, Asian, minority ethnic] groups.
In a parallel development, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) is conducting a ‘rapid’ evidence review on vitamin D ‘in the context of Covid-19’ with support from Public Health England (PHE).”
Why People of Color are at an Increased Risk
There’s a simple reason why BAME groups are more susceptible to Viruses. Darker skin requires far more sun exposure to produce adequate vitamin D, so much so that dark-skinned individuals living north of the equator are virtually guaranteed to be chronically deficient.
According to data collected by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 2005 and 2006, and published in 2018, 82.1% of black American adults and 62.9% of Hispanic adults are deficient in vitamin D. As noted in that paper, lower melanin levels are protective of vitamin D deficiency, and the darker your skin, the more likely you are of having a low vitamin D level.
The good news is that this predisposition is easily and inexpensively remedied. The Frontline Support Team has made good strides toward protecting health care workers, so far supplying about 750 NHS frontline staff with free supplement packs. But the general public also needs it, too. At bare minimum, the public needs the information.
Science Says About Vitamin D
By now, there’s a very long list of scientific evidences pointing toward vitamin D optimization as being a crucial component for preventing another spike in virus deaths.
Ivor Cummins, chief program officer for Irish Heart Disease Awareness, explains how higher levels of vitamin D may reduce your risk of negative outcomes from Viruses. ( in particular ARDS) Studies supporting this view include but are not limited to the following: