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Cenegenics Immune Booster

  • $ 21500


A strong immune system protects short-term and long-term health, helps lessen the likelihood of being affected by seasonal illness, and can save time and money by living well.

Cenegenics Immune Booster combines a complete spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and antiviral homeopathies for 360-degree support. Our newly available Immune Booster Packs take a multi-dimensional approach towards optimizing our immune function. Cenegenics includes patented Immune Guard® and other natural ingredients for their direct action to the support the body’s defenses against immune challenges, like elderberry and Arthicor®, a unique form of olive leaf extract. In addition, the Immune Booster Packs support immunity with a patented oregano extract, Origanox™, and other antioxidants to improve antioxidant activity, optimize microbial balance and strengthen gastrointestinal function. Lastly, the essential mineral, Zinc, and fat-soluble Vitamin A are included to compliment the formula’s ability to boost our immune health.

Additional vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants consumed through well-balanced nutritional strategies and nutraceutical supplementation may yield further support.

Manufactured in the U.S.A.

Directions: Consume 1 AM Packet and 1 PM Packet per day

  • AM Packet Contains 3 Capsules: Xcellent A 7,500, Candicidal, and OlivDefense
  • PM Packet Contains 3 Capsules: Xcellent A 7,500, Candicidal, and Zinc Glycinate

Disclaimer: Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner. 

Cautions: Do not use if you are pregnant or lactating.

Allergy Information: May contain fish, shellfish, egg, soy, milk, and tree nuts.

 

Daily Packet AM

  • Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate)
  • Calcium (as calcium carbonate)
  • Arthricor® Olive Extract (Olea europaea)(fruit)(9% hydroxytyrosol, 4% oleuropein, 1% tyrosol)
  • Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)(fruit)(4% phenolics, 1% anthocyanins)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)(rhizome)
  • Immune Guard® Green Tea Extract & L-Theanine Blend (Camellia sinensis)(leaves)(20% EGCG)(20% L-theanine)
  • Olive Extract (Olea europaea)(leaf)(20% oleuropein)
  • Oregano Extract (Origanum vulgare)(herb) (≥23% phenolics)(Origanox™ WS)
  • Sodium Caprylate
  • Turmeric Extract (Curcuma longa)(root)(95% curcuminoids)
  • Other Ingredients
    • Xcellent A 7,500
      • HPMC (capsule)
      • Microcrystalline cellulose
      • Ascorbyl palmitate
      • Silica
    • Candicidal
      • HPMC (capsule)
      • Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate
      • Stearic acid
      • Calcium silicate
      • Magnesium stearate
      • Silica
      • Medium-chain triglyceride oil
    • Olivdefense
      • Ascorbyl palmitate
      • HPMC (capsule)
      • Silica

Daily Packet PM

  • Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate)
  • Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)(rhizome)
  • Olive Extract (Olea europaea)(leaf)(20% oleuropein)
  • Oregano Extract (Origanum vulgare)(herb) (≥23% phenolics)(Origanox™ WS)
  • Sodium Caprylate
  • Turmeric Extract (Curcuma longa)(root)(95% curcuminoids)
  • Other Ingredients
    • Xcellent A 7,500
      • HPMC (capsule)
      • Microcrystalline cellulose
      • Ascorbyl palmitate
      • Silica
    • Candicidal
      • HPMC (capsule)
      • Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate
      • Stearic acid
      • Calcium silicate
      • Magnesium stearate
      • Silica
      • Medium-chain triglyceride oil
    • Zinc Glycinate
      • Microcrystalline cellulose
      • HPMC (capsule)
      • Stearic acid
      • Magnesium stearate
      • Silica

Functional Approach #1

Support the body’s defenses against immune challenges

Immune Guard®
Immune Guard is a patented blend of decaffeinated compounds from green tea and L-theanine, a combination that has been demonstrated to support immune system health. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study followed healthy adult subjects (n = 120) for a twelve-week period during the winter and into the spring months. Each subject recorded in a daily log any symptoms that indicated reduced immune health. Blood samples were analyzed for assessment of immune function parameters, including gamma delta T cell proliferation and gamma interferon secretion. Immune Guard resulted in a 28% increase in gamma delta T cell proliferation and secreted 26% more interferon gamma in response to gamma delta T cell antigens when compared to placebo. This increase in immune health markers corresponded with a decreased incidence of immune-related symptoms recorded by 30% of the study group.

  • Green Tea Extract
    Many of the beneficial effects of green tea are dose-dependent, and most Americans are not willing to consume the necessary 5-10 cups of the tea daily to gain its advantages. The health benefits of green tea are derived from a group of phytochemicals known as polyphenols. Polyphenols in fresh green tea leaves are present as catechins, which can be isolated to yield the key beneficial constituents. The dominant and most biologically active among the catechins, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), has been shown to induce expression of the enzymes that protect a wide variety of cells against oxidative stress and to exhibit an immunomodulatory effect in addition to other benefits.
  • L-theanine
    L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, is catabolized to ethylamine, a molecule that specifically activates human gamma delta T-lymphocytes to proliferate and make interferon gamma, a powerful antimicrobial cytokine. There is ample evidence that supports the role of gamma delta T cells as a first-line immune defense mechanism.

Elderberry
Elderberry has a long history of traditional use in promoting immune and respiratory health. Additionally, the antioxidant activity of elderberry extracts has been evaluated in a number of studies, all suggesting a meaningful level of activity. Elderberry fruit and leaves contain numerous compounds thought to have immune-priming effects and provide support against opportunistic microbes. Several double-blind placebo-controlled studies using standardized elderberry extracts in the test groups have yielded positive results, including lessened duration and severity of immune-related symptoms.

Olive Extract
The immune health benefits of extracts from the leaf or fruit of the olive tree date back hundreds of years, including documented use during the Spanish/Latin American wars of independence in the early 1800s, for promoting the health of soldiers returning from tropical colonies. The bitter phenolic compound oleuropein was identified decades later as one of the key health-promoting components. Hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol, along with other polyphenols with beneficial activity, have also been identified. Since then, olive extract has been studied for an array of healthful attributes including antioxidant properties and effective immune support against opportunistic microbes.

In a randomized, controlled, double-blind, crossover human trial, investigators studied the effect of olive oil on mucosal immune status over a three-week period. Subjects with high cholesterol (n = 10) were given three different samples that varied in amount and type of phenolic compounds. Ingestion of the sample with the highest amount of hydroxytyrosol derivatives yielded increased intestinal immunity markers and increased plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), yet lower levels did not show a significant effect. These results indicate that immune system stimulation occurred with very high doses of olive oil phenolic compounds.


Functional Approach #2

Improve GI function, microbial balance and antioxidant activity.

Origanox™
Origanox is a patented, natural plant extract from oregano. Essential oils and phytonutrients from oregano, including rosmarinic acid and quercetin, have been studied closely for their role in supporting antioxidant mechanisms and healthy microbial balance in the body. The ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value of Origanox is 5,800 units per gram. The ORAC scale, developed by scientists at the National Institute of Aging, is a measure of the scavenging capacity of antioxidants against free radicals that cause oxidative stress.

Sodium Caprylate
This is a medium-chain fatty acid with a long research history. Research indicates that it has the potential to support healthy microbial balance in the intestines without adversely affecting beneficial GI flora. Studies also suggest that it may have direct effects on cellular integrity and growth, further supporting gastrointestinal health.

Ginger
Ginger plays an important role in this Cenegenics formula, offering support for gastrointestinal, immune, and antioxidant systems. Ginger has been used for centuries for support of normal gastric function and activity.

Turmeric Extract
Turmeric has been used historically to support normal muscular contraction/relaxation and digestion. This ancient herb is rich in curcumin, which has been researched considerably for its protective effects, as well as its ability to support healthy cytokine balance. The addition of turmeric to this formula provides additional support for GI function and balance.


Functional approach #3

Complimentary vitamins and minerals

Zinc
An essential mineral and supports immune and neurological function, nutrient metabolism, and reproductive health. Zinc’s role in supporting immune function includes regulating T lymphocytes, natural killer cells, CD4 cells, and interleukin II. A review of the research suggests that “zinc supplementation can significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality of apparently well-nourished children and shorten the time to recovery from acute health problems.

Vitamin A
A fat-soluble vitamin necessary for immune function, cellular health, hormone receptor function, growth, bone development, and vision. Zinc and vitamin A have a fundamental relationship as zinc is required for synthesis of retinol-binding protein—the protein that transports vitamin A in the blood. Zinc is also essential to the production of an enzyme that converts vitamin A to one of its active forms

 

References

Immune Guard®

Rowe CA, Nantz MP, Bukowski JF, et al. Specific formulation of Camellia sinensis prevents cold and flu symptoms and enhances gamma,delta T cell function: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Am Coll Nutr. 2007 Oct;26(5):445- 52. [PMID: 17914132]

Matsumoto K, Yamada H, Takuma N, et al. Effects of green tea catechins and theanine on preventing influenza infection among healthcare workers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Feb 21;11:15. [PMID: 21338496]

Green Tea

Weisburger JH, Chung FL. Mechanisms of chronic disease causation by nutritional factors and tobacco products and their prevention by tea polyphenols. Food Chem Toxicol. 2002 Aug;40(8):1145-54. [PMID: 12067577]

Matsunaga K, Klien TW, Friedman H, et al. Legionella pneumophila replication in macrophages inhibited by selective immunomodulatory effects on cytokine formation by epigallocatechin gallate, a major form of tea catechins. Infect Immun. 2001 Jun;69(6):3947-53. [PMID: 11349063]

Pae M, Wu D. Immunomodulating effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate from green tea: mechanisms and applications. Food Funct. 2013 Sep;4(9):1287-303. [PMID: 23835657]

Serafini M, Del Rio D, Yao DN, et al. Health benefits of tea. In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, eds. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2011:239-262. [PMID: 22593935]

Butt MS, Sultan MT. Green tea: nature’s defense against malignancies. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2009 May;49(5):463-73. [PMID: 19399671]

L-Theanine

Bukowski JF, Morita CT, Brenner MB. Human gamma delta T cells recognize alkylamines derived from microbes, edible plants, and tea: implications for innate immunity. Immunity. 1999 Jul;11(1):57-65. [PMID: 10435579]

Kamath AB, Wang L, Das H, et al. Antigens in tea-beverage prime human Vgamma 2Vdelta 2 T cells in vitro and in vivo for memory and nonmemory antibacterial cytokine responses. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2003 May 13;100(10):6009-6014. [PMID: 12719524]

Vuong QV, Bowyer MC, Roach PD. L-Theanine: properties, synthesis and isolation from tea. J Sci Food Agric. 2011 Aug 30;91(11):1931-9. [PMID: 21735448]

Elderberry

Duymuş HG, Göger F, Başer KH. In vitro antioxidant properties and anthocyanin compositions of elderberry extracts. Food Chem. 2014 Jul 15;155:112-9. [PMID: 24594162]

Mandrone M, Lorenzi B, Maggio A, et al. Polyphenols pattern and correlation with antioxidant activities of berries extracts from four different populations of Sicilian Sambucus nigra L. Nat Prod Res. 2014;28(16):1246-53. [PMID: 24666289]

Vlachojannis JE, Cameron M, Chrubasik S. A systematic review on the sambuci fructus effect and efficacy profiles. Phytother Res. 2010 Jan;24(1):1-8. [PMID: 19548290]

Porter RS, Bode RF. A review of the antiviral properties of black elder (Sambucus nigra L.) products. Phytother Res. 2017 Apr;31(4):533-554. [PMID: 28198157]

Zakay-Rones Z, Varsano N, Zlotnik M, et al. Inhibition of several strains of influenza virus in vitro and reduction of symptoms by an elderberry extract (Sambucus nigra L.) during an outbreak of influenza B Panama. J Altern Complement Med. 1995 Winter;1(4):361-9. [PMID: 9395631]

Zakay-Rones Z, Thom E, Wollan T, et al. Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections. J Int Med Res. 2004 Mar-Apr;32(2):132-40. [PMID: 15080016]

Tiralongo E, Wee SS, Lea RA. Elderberry supplementation reduces cold duration and symptoms in air-travellers: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Nutrients. 2016 Mar 24;8(4):182. [PMID: 27023596]

Olive Extract

Gorzynik-Debicka M, Przychodzen P, Cappello F, et al. Potential health benefits of olive oil and plant polyphenols. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Feb 28;19(3). [PMID: 29495598]

Bisignano G, Tomaino A, Lo Cascio R, et al. On the in-vitro antimicrobial activity of oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol. J Pharm Pharmacol. 1999 Aug;51(8):971-4. [PMID: 10504039]

Visioli F, Bellomo G, Galli C. Free radical-scavenging properties of olive oil polyphenols. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998 Jun 9;247(1):60-4. [PMID:9636654]

Visioli F, Wolfram R, Richard D, et al. Olive phenolics increase glutathione levels in healthy volunteers. J Agric Food Chem. 2009 Mar 11;57(5):1793-6. [PMID: 19219997]

Paradiso VM, Di Mattia C, Giarnetti M, et al. Antioxidant behavior of olive phenolics in oil-in-water emulsions. J Agric Food Chem. 2016 Jul 27;64(29):5877-86. [PMID: 27380032]

Yamada K, Ogawa H, Hara A, et al. Mechanism of the antiviral effect of hydroxytyrosol on influenza virus appears to involve morphological change of the virus. Antiviral Res. 2009 Jul;83(1):35-44. [PMID: 19501255]

Martín-Peláez S, Castañer O, Solà R, et al. Influence of phenol-enriched olive oils on human intestinal immune function. Nutrients. 2016 Apr 11;8(4):213. [PMID: 27077879]

Origanox

Tampieri MP, Galuppi R, Macchioni F, et al. The inhibition of Candida albicans by selected essential oils and their major components. Mycopathologia. 2005 Apr;159(3):339-45. [PMID: 15883716]

Chun SS, Vattem DA, Lin YT, et al. Phenolic antioxidants from clonal oregano (Origanum vulgare) with antimicrobial activity against Helicobacter pylori. Process Biochem. 2005;40(2):809-16.

www.origanox.info. Accessed August 9, 2011.

Sodium Caprylate

Adams JN, Painter BG, Payne WJ. Effects of Sodium Caprylate on Candida Albicans. I. Influence of Concentration on Ultrastructure. J Bacteriol. 1963 Sep;86:548-57. [PMID: 14066435]

6. Payne WJ, Bannister ER. Effects of Sodium Caprylate on Candida Albicans. II. Influence of Various Concentrations on Biochemical Changes. J Bacteriol. 1963 Sep;86:558-62. [PMID: 14066436]

Ginger

Lantz RC, Chen GJ, Sarihan M, et al.The effect of extracts from ginger rhizome on inflammatory mediator production. Phytomedicine. 2007 Feb;14(2-3):123-8. [PMID: 16709450]

Ernst E, Pittler MH. Efficacy of ginger for nausea and vomiting: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Br J Anaesth. 2000 Mar;84(3):367-71. [PMID: 10793599]

Ali BH, Blunden G, Tanira MO, Nemmar A. Some phytochemical, pharmacological and toxicological properties of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): a review of recent research. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Feb;46(2):409- 20. [PMID: 17950516]

Turmeric Extract

Neelofar K, Shreaz S, Rimple B,et al. Curcumin as a promising anticandidal of clinical interest. Can J Microbiol. 2011 Mar;57(3):204-10. [PMID: 21358761]

Martins CV, da Silva DL, Neres AT, et al. Curcumin as a promising antifungal of clinical interest. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Feb;63(2):337-9. [PMID: 19038979]

Jurenka JS. Anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin, a major constituent of Curcuma longa: a review of preclinical and clinical research. Altern Med Rev. 2009 Jun;14(2):141-53. [PMID: 19594223] 1

Jagetia GC, Aggarwal BB. “Spicing up” of the immune system by curcumin. J Clin Immunol. 2007 Jan;27(1):19-35. [PMID: 17211725]

Zinc

Pelton R, LaValle JB, Hawkins EB, et al. Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook. 2nd ed. Hudson, OH: LexiComp, Inc. 2001.

Cuevas LE, Koyanagi A. Zinc and infection: a review. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2005 Sep;25(3):149-60. [PMID: 16156979]

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