DNA Formulas - Vira Aid - First Aid Against Viruses - Vitamin A, C, B12, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc, Astragalus, Elderberry Andrographis, Echinacea, L-Lysine, Acerola Fruit
Vendor: DNA Formulas
- Provides Support for Immune Challenges
- Strengthens Immune Function
- Maintains Normal Inflammatory Balance
The dynamic nature of the immune system means that all factors that affect health need to be addressed in order for it to function at peak performance. While vitamin deficiencies can compromise the immune system, consuming immune-enhancing nutrients and botanicals can support and strengthen the body’s immune response.
IMMUNE NUTRITION BASE
Vira Aid contains the synergistic nutrient blend of zinc, vitamin C, vitamin A, L-lysine and pantothenic acid which each play a major role in maintaining a healthy, functioning immune system.
Zinc is a mineral that works synergistically with vitamin A in activating thymic factor, a thymus hormone with vital immune supporting properties. Maintaining optimal zinc levels also helps maintain helper T-cell lymphocyte function, NK cell activity, macrophage function, and antibody production.
Vitamin C is well known for its ability to support immune response. Vitamin C concentrations decline rapidly in the body during periods of stress. Dietary intake is therefore crucial during immune challenges. Vitamin C has been found to be helpful in supporting specific components of the immune system including NK cell activity and lymphocyte function. Vitamin C also provides antioxidant support by protecting cells against reactive oxygen species that are generated during normal inflammatory response.
Vitamin A helps support mucous membranes. When vitamin A is lacking, mucus-producing cells are replaced by keratin producing cells, and the membranes become tough and more vulnerable to organisms. Vitamin A is a critical immune supporting nutrient. Vitamin A also supports the immune system by stimulating white blood cell function and increasing antibody response.
L-lysine is an essential amino acid that cannot be synthesized in the body on its own. Lysine must be derived from protein sources in the diet in order for the body to function properly. Many biological functions require lysine including boosting immune defense. A study conducted in China examined the immunological effects of lysine. Of eighty-eight families included in the study, half received wheat flour fortified with 3 g of lysine per kilogram of flour, the other half received wheat flour without fortification. Those given the fortified flour showed improved immune function, versus the placebo group, specifically showing an increase of CD3 T-cells, IgG, IgA, and IgM.
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
Vitamin B5 is a water-soluble B complex vitamin. D-calcium pantothenate is a heat stable form of B5. About 85% of pantothenic acid in food occurs as a component of coenzyme A (CoA). As a component of CoA, pantothenic acid is essential for the production of energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein. Maintaining optimal pantothenic acid levels is crucial for supporting immune system energy, thymic function and healthy white blood cell levels.
Black Elderberry Extract
Black elderberry (Sambucas nigra) has a long history of traditional use among herbalists and is native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western and Central Asia. The bioactive components of elderberry include the flavonoid anthocyanin. Viracid is standardized to include black elderberry extract with 13% anthocyanins.
Astragalus membranaceus Root Extract
Astragalus membranaceus is native to northern China and has been traditionally used to strengthen the immune system.
Echinacea purpurea Extract
Echinacea purpurea is a perennial herb that has been used for centuries in Native American medicine. Current research has supported echinacea’s clinical applications as this botanical has been the subject of more than 300 scientific studies. Echinacea activates multiple aspects of immune function
Andrographis paniculata Leaf Extract
Andrographis paniculate is a plant that has been used in Asian medicine for centuries. A. paniculate has been reported to provide strong antioxidant support
For immediate immune support: 1-2 capsules per hour or as recommended by your health care professional.
For immune maintenance: 2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional.
Do not exceed 2 capsules every hour.