Yamamoto® Research Imugen® FORTE is a food supplement in liquid form based on juice and plant extracts, with zinc, vitamin D and vitamin C. Zinc, vitamin D and vitamin C contribute to the normal function of the immune system. Elderberry, echinacea and astragalus help the body's natural defenses, while rosehip plays a supporting and restorative action, with antioxidant properties.
The use of natural remedies with recognized beneficial activity that contribute to the normal function of the immune system is a useful action. In fact, nature puts us in favor of various natural remedies recognized and validated by modern scientific research (not only by the approval of our "grandmothers" or by the tradition of popular medicines) for their qualities in being a real help in contributing to normal function of the immune system.
Among these remedies, a long popular tradition in Europe, presents the elder, whose qualities favored by a rich presence of bioflavonoids and antioxidants, are in fact officially recognized as "active and effective" (DM Health 03/27/14) in particular for support for the body's natural defenses.
Dog rose is a thorny shrub, belonging to the Rosaceae family, which grows wild throughout Italy and Europe. We think that its qualities have been known since the time of the Ancient Romans and in the Middle Ages. Rosehip is known for its very high concentration of vitamin C (100 grams of these berries have the same vitamin C content that a kilo of oranges!). Its berries contain other vitamins such as A, E, K and some of the B group. It also contains folic acid, valuable flavonoids, tannins, carotenoids and fatty acids (including oleic, palmitic, oleanolic, stearic and linoleic acids) . Rosehip is also rich in mineral salts, in particular iron, zinc, copper, calcium, manganese, boron, sodium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. The synergy between Vitamin C and flavonoids which favor the absorption of vitamin C itself is precious. Rosehip has a supporting and restorative action, with antioxidant properties.
Echinacea is certainly among the most effective and used natural remedies. A herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family, which includes nine species all with medicinal characteristics, Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea pallida in primis, and ornamental. Native to North America, its use among the local native peoples is very ancient, dating back to the Cheyenne tribe. Its qualities derive from its density of active ingredients that help the body's natural defenses, such as flavonoids, caffeic acid derivatives such as chicoric acid, chlorogenic acid and echinacoside, polysaccharides, polyphenols, glycoproteins with immunostimulating activity; alkylamides, polyenes and essential oil.
Astragalus is certainly another weapon of traditional oriental herbal medicine that has found more and more space and application among modern supplements to help the body's natural defenses. It is a plant that belongs to legumes, native to northern China where in traditional medicine it has been used for millennia as a tonic on weakness and to increase resistance to diseases. Astragalus contains triterpene saponins, flavonoids, biogenic amines and polysaccharides, as well as amino acids, iron, zinc, copper, chromium, coumarins, choline, betaine, sitosterol, triterpene glycosides and numerous acids (folic, nicotinic, chlorogenic, caffeic, linolenic) which make it a "multifunctional" remedy. Astragalus is now considered an excellent supplement to help the body's natural defenses thanks to its wealth of powerful bioactive elements, which are mainly used together with echinacea.