The immune system is an essential feature of living organisms that serves many functions. It is the most important defense we have against the outside world and various infectious agents. Our product, Armour aims to help strengthen the immune system.
Turkey Tail and Chaga
Mushrooms have been the talk of the immune conversation for a long time because they have been used medicinally for decades, they have been reported to have anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular protective, anti-cancer, liver protective an anti-diabetic. Mushrooms are very adept at immune modulation cells of the immune system the lymphocytes, the macrophages, natural killer cells, and dendritic cells, etc. Long term clinical research has demonstrated that mushrooms have potent anti-cancer properties, some can slow the growth of tumors and regulate tumor genes, decrease tumoral angiogenesis which is basically cutting off their blood supply and increase malignant cell phagocytosis. Various studies show that medicinal mushrooms can safely boost other chemo therapies safely protect against bone marrow failure. The beneficial effects of mushrooms tend to come from the polysaccharides and beta glucans which they all have. Turkey Tail and chaga have been found to increase TH1 cytokine production. Turkey tail mushroom can downregulate TH2 which has shown promise in cancer research. cellular immunity can also be modulated through TH1 stimulation, this means that by assessing the natural killer cell and macrophage activity this can increase tumor destruction.
One study found that when Turkey tail was administered to stage two and stage three colorectal cancer patients in conjunction with the standard therapy the researchers found that the control group had a 60% survival rate compared to the 86.8% in the mushroom group in the finding was statistically significant meaning that the results were not by chance. What the most promising finds in all the clinical trials with mushrooms is the ability of the beta glucans in mushrooms to be able to lessen some of the effects of cancer therapy like radiation. Another study found that the polysaccharides in the mushrooms when given to late stage lung cancer patients, those patients also had great outcomes through immune modulation. Research also shows that Turkey tail can also offer benefits in certain breast cancer cases. Chaga mushroom is a delicate nutrient rich mushroom that is high in antioxidants and has been shown in various trials to reduce inflammation in the body. Both Chaga and turkey tail carry the same health benefits due to their similar constituent profile.
Holy Basil has many therapeutic benefits such as anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, immunomodulatory, and mainly adaptogenic. There are three different types of tulsi and they are all unique in regards to their health benefits specifically. Numerous scientific studies show the pharmacological applications of tulsi. Five clinical trials that were randomized double-blind, and placebo-controlled, the studies found that tulsi increased the immune response by increasing immune natural killer and T-helper cells in healthy adults. The researchers also tested VO2 max in the participants, VO2 max is just the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilize during exercise, many athletes use it to test their aerobic endurance. It found that 1g of tulsi leaf extract significantly improved VO2 max and improved immune response to viral infections by reducing the viral load of human herpesvirus six in saliva. Two other clinical trials found that fresh extracts of tulsi eight it in the immune response for patients with acute viral encephalitis in another study found that in asthmatic patients, 500 milligrams of tulsi improved vital capacity.