A capsule of stIMUNO complex contains:
|Ingredients||Quantity in 1 capsule|
|Reishi mushroom extract (beta-glucan)||96mg|
|Chlorophyllin copper complex||50mg|
|Northern blueberry extract||30mg|
|Grape seed extract||30 mg|
Beta-glucans are natural immunomodulators of the human body, the so-called polysaccharides, or substances composed of glucose polymers. They are found in the cell wall of fungi, yeast, seaweed, etc… They act on a weakened immune system, faster wound healing, recovery after surgery, they stimulate macrophages, have anti-inflammatory effects, provide support to the treatment of oncological diseases, lower cholesterol, maintain optimal blood sugar level. Another positive feature is that no interactions with other drugs are detected. Beta-glucans can be used for an extended period of time, without overdosing on them, however sufficient daily intake is essential, which is 100-200 mg / day. The beneficial effects of beta-glucans have a positive effect on the immune system by stimulating cells, especially macrophages, and supporting their proper functioning. Cells of the immune system, neutrophils, macrophages, lymphocytes or NK cells (natural killer cells), have a special so-called CR3 receptors on their surfaces, which are able to bind to beta-glucans, thus supporting their efficacy. Also beta-glucans bind to the complement – a group of proteins, which are involved in the defence reaction of the organism. Summing up, we conclude that the regular use of beta-glucans leads to better protection of the body against viruses, parasites, bacteria, and physical and psychological stress of the body.
Powerful remedy for disinfection. Active ingredient extracted from quality green parts of plants, which preserves soft tissues of the gastrointestinal tract, heals damaged mucous membranes and helps with digestive problems. Chlorophyll significantly neutralizes oxygen in the body, stimulates metabolism, prevents infections and eliminates the accumulated toxins in the body, since it is one of the most important antioxidants.
Flavonoids (blueberries and grapes)
Flavonoids are natural substances, a variety of chemical structures, with a very extensive group of polyphenolic compounds. Researchers devoted their attention to them in 60-ies of the last century in the studies of Prof. Ancel Keys from the United States (Seven Countries Study), which confirmed that the incidence of myocardial infarction and mortality, caused by coronary heart disease, decreased significantly with the increased use of flavonoids in diet. This fact was later confirmed in the Dutch, Japanese, Finnish, Italian studies and later the studies from other countries. Accordingly, flavonoids are considered as protection factors, which reduce the risk for myocardial infarction and cardiovascular disease. Later it turned out that they had the antitumor effect. Today we know that oxidative stress of the organism plays a key role in etiopathogenesis of more than 100 clinical pathologies, and the flavonoids with their antioxidant action are actually able to prevent the development of several pathophysiological processes, which are generally caused by detrimental effect of free oxygen radicals in the body.
Flavonoids, a soluble substance in water, can be found in citrus fruits, small fruits, grapes, tomatoes, onions, apples and other fruits and vegetables, but mushrooms as well. It can also be found in various pulpy fruit juices, tea, coffee and alcohol – beer, red and white wine in particular. It is known that in Japan daily consumption of flavonoids is about 100 mg, and in Western Europe daily intake is estimated on 20-25mg. In addition, we have information that daily intake of 22 mg of quercetin (forerunner and representative of all biflavonoids) has a strong protection role against myocardial infarction.
OPC antioxidants are also included in bioflavonoids. They have very antioxidant and detoxative effect. They protect the body from free oxygen radicals. They are important for defence of organism, thus enhancing the function of the immune system. They are anti-inflammatory and antibacterial active. They help to prevent urinary tract infections.
Liposoluble pigments are found mainly in plants, algae and photosynthetic bacteria. They make different kind of fruits, vegetables and flowers to be red, green and yellow coloured. For the first time, they were isolated from carrots. We are familiar with more than 600 different types of carotenoids. They are divided into two subgroups, according to whether or not they contain oxygen molecules. The first group of xanthophylls includes: lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. The second group, which does not contain oxygen in its molecule, includes carotenes (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lycopene). Carotenoids play a major role in the metabolism of vitamin A. In some cases, they act as its precursors. Vitamin A is formed of them in the liver. The precursors of Vitamin A are also alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. Lutein is mostly concentrated in the lens, protects against formation of cataracts and it is also present in the cells of the retina, where it participates in the production of pigments that enhance visual acuity and protect cells from oxidation. This is classified as form of prevention of eye diseases, particularly macular degeneration, which leads to blindness. Therefore, regular daily intake is recommended in people with low daily intake, as well as for seniors with impaired gastrointestinal tract absorption. Lycopene is one of the most powerful antioxidants that can protect the cells from the effects of free oxygen. Anticancer effect is based on two mechanisms: preventing the formation of carcinogenic substances and conversion of normal cells into cancerous. It also has the ability to induce apoptosis (programmed death) of cancer cells. Lycopene, together with vitamin C and E, prevents oxidation of LDL-cholesterol. Therefore, it is used in the prevention of atherosclerosis, reducing the risk of myocardial infarction or stroke. According to EURAMIC studies (1997) of the blood of monitored patients, high level of lycopene in the blood reduces the risk of these diseases by 50%. The values of lycopene in the blood are 50 to 900 nmol / l. Having been monitored for years, lycopene is recognised to protect men from prostate cancer. Lycopene is found mainly in tomatoes, watermelon, red and pink grapefruit and peppers.
Specific antioxidant that manifests its positive effects on the eyes. It is accumulated in the retina, preventing degenerative diseases of the retina and lens. It is one of the rare substances that absorb harmful blue light, making it one of the substances that protects eyes against the negative effects of UV radiation. Also, this antioxidant regulates the level of cholesterol in the body, protecting it from attack of tumour cells.
Lycopene is another carotenoid in the series of natural carotenoid with strong antibacterial effect. Many scientific studies have shown that intake of lycopene has a positive effect on the heart rate and blood pressure and prevents against the prostate, breast, skin and digestive tract cancer. This natural pigment can be found in tomatoes, wherein after heat treatment retains its antioxidant power.