The combination of powerful antioxidants acai fruit, acerola cherries. blueberries and Ayurvedic elderberry provide unprecedented immune and respiratory support, not to mention potentially cut your “sick time” in half in Javita’s delicious, all natural ActiveBlendz Defend.
A summary of some of the health benefits of each of the respective fruits is listed below:
Acai actives NK cells which enhance the proliferation of T-cells. T cells (t-lymphocytes) are like soldiers that are sent out the destroy invaders that the immune system has identified usually through previous invasions. Acai actives the NK cells which basically is like the general standing ready waiting to deploy these soldier cells. So even in instances where you are not sick but are just taking the product daily, you are getting your troops ready to go on the attack when needed. Acai also impairs the replication of several strains of gram negative bacteria through this activation of NK cells, meaning it is incredibly beneficial for protecting from virulent intracellular pathogens such as E. coli.
Because it induces this T-lyphocyte activity, researchers tested and concluded positively that acai also enhances innate immune responses, which are the “memory” immunity, basically similar to how a vaccination works.
Acai is also currently the highest scoring free radical scavenger of all the known fruits or vegetables tested. It has been involved in literally hundreds of trials measuring antioxidant capacity and the benefits that stem from this. When foreign invaders enter our body, they do immense damage on a cellular level while they are making us sick and weak. This antioxidant protection can prevent and help repair the damage these invaders do, so that when we are done fighting off the infection itself, our cells are not compromised from it.
Blueberry not only has been shown to support the functionality of the immune system itself but also to protect the liver also, which is one of the “cleaning” organs in our bodies that helps us process and eliminate negative substances. But one of the main reasons we included blueberry in this formula was for prevention. Whether we are already at our peak health and are maintaining or whether we are striving to lead a healthier life, we joined Javita to make healthy choices. With this comes exercise, whether moderate or intense, we encourage this as part of a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, research has found that intensive exercise actually leaves us vulnerable to viral infections due to the strain it puts on all of our body systems including immunity. However, blueberry taken regularly helps to prevent the replications of viruses and can actually prevent us from getting sick when we are trying to be healthy.
Blueberry also is a very strong antioxidant and especially an anti inflammatory that specifically targets gut inflammation. It has been shown to aid in the colonization of beneficial microbiota in the gut, which is critical to our overall immunity.
Acerola cherries contain a very high concentration of naturally occurring vitamin C. This nutrient is essential for life, but it is actually produced naturally by the body. So why are there so many vitamin C supplements out there, and why is there a minimum RDA for this vitamin? It is because when the body is compromised, when it is sick, stressed, over exerted, Vitamin C can be used up and put us into a state of deficiency from our natural production. Since Vitamin C is a cofactor in several essential enzymatic reactions, it can wreek havoc on our bodies when it isn’t abundant. Vitamin C has actually not been found to directly prevent infection; however, when illness are encountered, it us used to regulate the activity of immune cells, including phagocytes, lymphocytes and cytokines, and it is quickly used up. Keeping your levels up prior to infection is your best bet, and because it is water soluble, it tends to have a more rapid “shelf life” in your body, meaning it leaves your body at a rapid rate. This is why it is safe to take everyday; however, keep in mind that there is an upper limit set for vitamin c of 2 grams per day. So if you are taking a vitamin C supplement in addition to Defend, make sure you are not going over this amount.
Elderberry seems to be less well known to the western world unless you are involved with more natural medicines, which is unfortunate because it is such a strong herb for immune support. It has the ability to fight both bacterial AND viral infections which is why it can be used for both the cold and the flu. In trials evaluating elderberry with regards to the human influenza A virus, ehlderbrry was shown to suppress viral replication in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluids while at the same time increasing the levels of antibody in the serum. This means that it not only helped fight the infection but aided in preventing its reoccurrence. (This is why it has been included in some cough syrups- it targets the virus in the bronchioles, which can benefit someone fighting an infection with cough)
Elderberry also has been shown to activate cytokine production and activity. Cytokines are produced by many different immune cells and help modulate the balance between antibody mediated immunity and cell based immunity, again helping to balance the immune system, which is what Defend is designed to do. These researchers though found that this balance was achieved not just in situations of infection but also in healthy individuals, meaning that Elderberry helps promote prevention not just treatment.
Enjoy an EXCLUSIVE peak into the product development process, an overview of the key components of your immune system, and discover the role featured fruits (acerola cherries, blueberries and acai fruit) and Ayurvedic / traditional Chinese medicine blends (elderberry and medicinal mushrooms) play in the world-class ActiveBlendz Defend formula. After listening, you’ll never go another day without it.
Pure, organic and patent-protected, Defend’s mushroom blend is considered to be the most technologically advanced immune blend for use in dietary supplements on the market today. This 100% USDA certified organic, certified kosher, biotech lab cultivated, full spectrum mushroom blend contains over 200 different immuneactive polysaccharide structures.
They all contain very high levels of polysaccharides, these are large carbohydrate molecules that play different roles in our cells, from building structural walls to acting as storage containers. They also active immune cells, and because we use polysaccharides from six different mushroom products, we activate a broad spectrum of immune cells. In fact, this particular blend activates all 260 classes of immune cells.
Here is a brief summary of each of the six medicinal mushrooms featured in ActiveBlendz Defend:
Agaricus has the ability to increase macrophage activity. Macrophages are a type of white blood cell that absorbs and removed foreign bodies, including microbes, debris, and even cancer cells. When tested, agaricus increased cytotoxic T-lymphocyte activity in tumor-bearing mice, showing not only its role in immunity but also its potential as an aid for cancer treatment
Shiitake isn’t just a delicious mushroom in Asian cuisine. It contains lentinan, a compound that has antifungal effects but has also shown benefits for suppressing the activity of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. It has also shown anti-cancer benefits on colon cancer cells in vitro.
Maitake has received much funding for research since it was approved in 1997 as an Investigational New Drug by the US FDA. Since then, it has been involved in many in vitro and clinical trials. One trial was the ground breaking clinical trial in 2009 conducted at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In this Phase I/II clinical trial, researchers demonstrated conclusively that maitake can enhance the immune systems of breast cancer patients. It does this by activating NK cells as well as other immune system cells, demonstrating its ability to improve both the innate immune system as well as the adaptive immune system. This could have powerful ramifications in cancer treatment, if not directly impacting the proliferation of the cancer itself, but by helping the body naturally ward off secondary infections during cancer treatments.
Coriolus, also called Turkey Tail, promotes cytokine expression, which I mentioned earlier, helping to balance the antibody immunity with cellular immunity. But is has also been shown to selectively promote apoptosis, or programmed cell death, specifically selecting and eliminating leukemia cells and cells that have been treated with chemotherapeutic agents. This mushroom was tested and found to help lesses some fo the side effects from chemotherapy and radiation therapy through the enhancement of the immune system.
Reishi balances the immune system by insuring it is effective when stimulated but not over effective when it does not need to be. Reishi not only contains the powerful beta-glucans that activate immune cells but also has a high concentration of triterpenes, a class of chemical compounds necessary for life. Reishi has been shown to activate macrophages to aid in removing toxins, microbes, and debris from the body as well as increasing interleukins, a specific group of cytokines.
Cordyceps is unique among these mushrooms because it contains a nucleoside not found in the other species known as cordycepin (3’-deoxyadenosine). This is a derivative of the nucleoside adenosine that plays a crucial role in energy transfer through the ATP pathway. Cordycepin is so similar in structure to natural adenosine that the body has a difficult time differentiating between the two. So when it is faced with cordycepin, the body will incorporate it just as it would adenosine, increasing bio-energy through the ATP pathway. This helps to increase the utilization of oxygen and improve endurance while reducing fatigue in the body. Taken a step further, research has shown these benefits to alleviate symptoms of respiratory illness including bronchitis and asthma.
Su sistema inmunológico existe en un delicado balance. Necesita reconocer a sus invasores para poder proteger al cuerpo, pero la reacción ha de ser conmensurada.
Si el sistema inmunológico sobre-reacciona ante un estimulo, podría generar mucho mayor daño que el cuerpo extraño. Como ejemplo, la sobre-reaccion del sistema inmunológico crea los dañinos radicales libres que pueden incrementar el riesgo a cancer o dolencias cardíacas. Puede también generar inflamación que puede dañar tejidos. Finalmente, una respuesta hiper-inmunologica puede crear auto-inmunidad, donde el sistema inmunológico atacara tejido sano y normal. Como consecuencia de estos riesgos es vital la creación de un sistema que mantenga al sistema balanceado para que este se mantenga sano. Esto es posible con un agente inmuno-balanceador.
Los hongos medicinales han sido utilizados en alimentos funcionales por miles de años y clínicamente por mas de cien años. Los mismos componentes de las paredes de las células de los hongos son polisacáridos a los que se les conoce por actuar como inmuno-balanceadores. Especialmente, β-glucans (“Beta-glucans”) ha mostrado gran apoyo en la mejoría en la salud del sistema inmunológico sin correr el riesgo de generar hipe-inmunidad.
Desde el punto de vista terapéutico es mejor utilizar una mezcla de distintas especies de hongos porque “la sumatoria es mejor que las partes”. Por una parte, es mas fácil que los patógenos en su cuerpo se adapten y se vuelvan inmunes a un hongo antes que a varios. Por otra parte, cada especie de hongo tiene toda una batería única de agentes efectivos e inmundo-balanceadores.
Puro, orgánico y protegido con patente AB Organic Blend of Medicinal Mushrooms (resaltados en ActiveBlendz Defend de Javita), es considerada la mezcla inmunologica mas tecnologicamente mas avanzada que puede ser utilizada como suplemento alimenticio hoy día en el mercado.
Resaltando una combinación de mas de 200 glucanos, purificados, activos-inmunológicamente con moléculas heteropolisácaridos y Beta 1,3-1, 6 glucanos en Helix triple derecho, el AB organic blend de hongos medicinales es derivado de seis organismos cercanamente relacionados- con certificación de USDA 100% orgánico, certificación kosher, cultivado en laboratorio biotech, de amplio espectro, no-GMO Agaricus blaze, éxodos de lenticula, Grifola Frondosa, Versicolor Coriolus, Gandomera lucidum y Cordyceps Sinensis.
Your immune system exists in a delicate balance. It needs to recognize foreign invaders to be able to protect the body, but the reaction needs to be measured.
If the immune system overreacts to a stimulus, it may cause much more damage than the original foreign body created. As an example, an overactive immune system creates damaging free radicals that may increase risk for cancer or heart disease. It may also create inflammation that can cause tissue damage. Lastly, a hyper-immune response may create autoimmunity, where the immune system attacks normal, healthy tissue. Because of these risks, it is vital to create a viable check and balance system to maintain proper immune system health. This may be possible with natural immuno-modulating agents.
Medicinal mushrooms have been used as functional foods for thousands of years and clinically for more than a hundred years. The main constituents of the mushroom cell wall are polysaccharides that have been known to act as immuno-modulators. Specifically, β-glucans (“Beta-glucans”) have been shown to improve overall immune system health without the risk for hyper-immunity.
It is therapeutically best to utilize a blend of several mushroom species, because “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” For one thing, it is easier for pathogens in your body to adapt and become resistant to one mushroom than to several. Secondly, each mushroom species has a unique arsenal of anti-infective and immunomodulating agents.
Pure, organic and patent-protected AB Organic Blend of Medicinal Mushrooms (featured in Javita’s ActiveBlendz Defend) is considered the most technologically advanced immune blend for use in dietary supplements on the market today.
Featuring a combination of more than 200 highly purified, immune-active high molecular heteropolysaccharides and Beta 1,3-1,6 triple right hand helix beta glucans, AB Organic Blend of Medicinal Mushrooms is derived from six closely related organisms—100% USDA certified organic, certified kosher, biotech lab cultivated, full spectrum, non-GMO Agaricus blazei, Lentinula Exodes, Grifola Frondosa, Coriolus Versicolor, Gandomera Lucidum and Cordyceps Sinensis.