Herbs for Immune Dysfunction
Diseases such as cancer, pneumonia, and dementia are now being talked about as diseases of aging. As such, they are being linked to a malfunctioning immune system.
This type of immune degeneration is known as immune senescence. Aging is accelerated through a combination of chronic inflammation and the failure to protect against pathogens and malignancies.
You know—common aging dilemmas. All of this tends to create the type of hyper-inflammation that destroys us from within. Luckily this condition responds favorably to immune system modulating herbs like reishi mushroom and cistanches.
Did you know?
- Reishi activates T cells, natural killer cells, dendrite cells and macrophages. It also lowers Il-6 inflammatory levels.
- Cistanches extract increased T cells and natural killer cells, macrophages and B cells while also lowering pro-inflammatory Il-6 levels.
What’s even more amazing is that these effects came about from a four week dosing of amounts similar to what you would find in just one packet of our very own TianChi!
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