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Our new Synergy C features pure calcium ascorbate (a highly alkaline version of C), pure extracts of echinacea, cranberry and tsi-ahga (beta glucan). Tsi-Ahga, a Native American Sacramental Medicine derived from shelf-like Conks that grow on certain cone-bearing trees, essentially it’s a form of mushroom that contains high amounts of beta 1, 3 glucans.
For people who need a REAL immune system boost, this C does many things.
Our clients are often on protocols that demand high C intake, cranberry is to help strengthen the urinary tract and prevent UTIs, that often occur when infection is present. The kidneys and urinary tract often get overworked while a person works towards eliminating die-off. Strengthening detox channels becomes important for men and women. Good for the immune system, cardiovascular system, digestive tract, anti-oxidant free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory and is filled with lovely phytonutrients!
Echinacea 45:1 Concentrate!
Echinacea has a complex mix of active substances, some of which are said to be antimicrobial, while others are believed to possibly have an effect on the human immune system. Echinacea has long been used an herb for people who have colds, flus or fevers.
Echinacea has many phenols, active substances which control the activity of a range of enzymes and
Echinacea also contains alkylamides or alkamides, (not in E. pallida), which have an effect on the immune system.
Tsi-Ahga Mushroom- PURE Beta Glucans
We kept a small amount of this 1,3 beta glucan because many people need the extra immune system boost and modulation while fighting infection. It’s considered a “crucial weapon” for those who have infection and need immune boosting. Beta glucans stimulate the activity of macrophages, which are the versatile immune cells and INGEST invading pathogens. You want them on your side. They also stimulate white blood cells!
“Beta glucans have been used as an immunoadjuvant therapy (an immune system stimulant) for cancer since 1980, mostly in Japan.”
There is 25 mg in each capsule. This was a product I really wanted my clients to take orally, but many had problems getting it down. It’s very bitter. VERY. Because it’s rich in polysaccharides, it is NOT water soluble.
Why Calcium Ascorbate?
Calcium asocrbate is readily bioavailable and is the alkaline form of C. It contains calcium which buffers the C. When people have to take high amounts of C and keeping alkalinity is an issue, calcium ascorbate is a great pick!
Does C have to be taken with bioflavinoids?
There are a lot of Cs that are “patented” that assume their C has more bioavailability. The truth is that no research has ever proven that taking citrus bioflavinoids makes C more bioavailable. The Linus Pauling Institute has their take on C and you can read about that claim here.
Of course we think that there are active substances in every plant substance that can potentially be beneficial, so adding cranberry, different herbs, citrus bioflavinoids is a good thing (and makes a better product with more “spread.”).