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Doctor O`Neil`s Immuno Gum Kids Daily Immune Support Chewing Bubble Gum Flavor - 30 Piece(s)
Doctor O`Neil`s Immuno Gum Kids Daily Immune Support Chewing Bubble Gum Flavor is the first product designed to bring you 6 key ingredients to support the immune system in a gum. Immuno Gum includes Zinc, Vitamin C, Elderberry, Siberian Ginseng, Astragalus, and Echinacea. Chew daily for optimum on-the-go immunity support. Developed by an ER Doctor.
After 2 years of work and careful thought about the ingredients and drawing on the most reliable research, Dr. O`Neil created the currently patent-pending formula. Immuno Gum contains ingredients that have been shown to be the most effective in supporting the immune system.
Each ingredient has studies that show it stimulated immune cells to function. This is what gives you your Immuno support. A unique example is Zinc, which was shown in a large study to cut down on colds and reduce the duration of cold symptoms. Zinc is thought to actually block the binding of the cold virus to your cells, so that the virus can`t infect you. Zinc is also needed to activate T-lymphocytes, a type of immune cell.
Details on the health benefits of ingredients, and the studies that demonstrated their efficacy, can be found in the ingredients section of website.
Immuno Gum can be used on a daily basis, and servings can be increased if an extra immunity support is needed. If you are around people who are sick, or starting to feel a little under the weather yourself, pop in a couple of pieces of Immuno Gum and give your immune system support!
Vitamin C was made famous by the Nobel Prize Winner Linus Pauling. He believed that Vitamin C reduced the incidence of Colds. There is some evidence to support the view that taking Vitamin C daily reduces the number of colds you contract. Other studies have shown a more substantial reduction in duration of cold episodes in athletes, and those exposed to cold temperatures. Supplementation with Vitamin C was found to improve components of the immune system, such as lymphocytes, anti-bacterial, and natural killer cell activities. Vitamin C also is an antioxidant, protecting the body from free radicals, which may damage your DNA.
Zinc is an essential mineral with wound-healing, antioxidant, and immunity functions. Zinc is needed to have a healthy immune system. It has been hypothesized that zinc blocks the binding of Rhinovirus (a common cold virus) to the ICAM-1 receptor, which thereby reduces the duration and severity of cold symptoms. A recent review of the literature concluded that zinc given within 24 hours of onset of cold symptoms, reduces the duration and severity of a cold. Furthermore, it was found that supplementation with zinc for at least 5 months decreased colds and school absenteeism in children. Zinc deficiency can impair your immune cells, such as macrophages, neutrophils, B-Cells, and natural killer cells. Zinc is required to activate T-lymphocytes.
Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)
Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng) is an adaptogen that has been used for hundreds of years in China and Russia. An adaptogen is an herb that is thought to bring the body back into balance, and help it cope with mental or physical stress. It has been used in Russia and China to improve Energy and Immune function. A Study by Kan Jang of the Swedish Herbal institute showed that Siberian Ginseng improved symptoms of the common cold when started within 72 hours of symptom onset. Another study demonstrated antiviral activity towards some common cold viruses. A third study showed an increase in immunocompetent cells, such as T-lymphocytes, and natural killer cells. Lastly, a study showed to markedly increase immune system signaling markers.
Elderberry has been used for many years to treat wounds and colds. In Europe, Elderberry is used to treat colds and flu. Elderberry contains flavonoids, which are excellent antioxidants. Elderberry Extract was shown to activate the immune system by stimulating a broad range of cytokine messengers. There is also evidence to support that Elderberry reduces the duration of Flu symptoms.
Echinacea is herb that was used by Native Americans for hundreds of years to treat infections. It is still very popular in the U.S. and Europe. Some studies have shown Echinacea to activate the immune system, and work as an antioxidant. A recent combined analysis of studies showed a 58% decrease in the odds of developing the common cold. Echinacea has also been found to stimulate immune cells in a laboratory.
Astragalus is an adaptogen that has been used in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. An adaptogen is an herb that is thought to bring the body back into balance, and help it cope with mental or physical stress. In Chinese Medicine, Astragalus is used to protect and support the immune system. Astragalus was shown in a lab to activate immune cells, such as B-Cells and Macrophages. Another study showed enhanced antibody and T-helper cell immune activity. A third study demonstrated activation of immune cells called macrophages. Lastly, it is also an antioxidant, protecting the body from free radicals.
Immuno Gum Story
Immuno Gum was developed by Terry O`Neil M.D., a Board Certified practicing Emergency Room physician, and a graduate of the Ivy League`s Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Growing up Dr. O`Neil`s passion for health and fitness began at a young age by trying various protein powders, and vitamin solutions.
In medical school and residency training he was always interested and intrigued by what could make the body better and healthier. Dr. O`Neil felt that preventing a cold and keeping one`s body healthy, is much more important than trying to treat a cold you already have. As Ben Franklin stated, "An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure."
Realizing that he often did not have an immediate and quick way to support his immune system when exposed to a cold, he developed the current formulation in a chewing gum form.
Working in the ER, Dr. O`Neil witnessed that most immune-supporting products required the administration of tablets, or liquid-mixed powders several times a day. They are inconvenient to use and many don`t contain proven ingredients. In a fast-paced world people need a product that is not only effective, but also easy to use - something they can keep handy in their pocket or purse, and pop into their mouth when they are exposed to a cold, or in a space where they think they may be exposed to a cold.
Dr. O`Neil concluded that the solution is to put quality immune-supporting ingredients in a pleasant-tasting product already used by millions everyday: chewing gum. Gum is convenient and, as Dr. O`Neil points out, "gum offers superior absorption advantages, as many of the ingredients can be absorbed directly through the mouth. In contrast, tablets and drinks need to reach the stomach before they can be digested and absorbed."
Since no product currently existed that met his needs, Dr. O`Neil set out to find a superior gum manufacturer, which eventually led him to Italy. There he met with the world`s best confectioners, and developed a product that tasted delicious, had a health advantage, and was convenient for every day use.
|Doctor O`Neil`s Immuno Gum Kids Daily Immune Support Chewing Bubble Gum Flavor - 30 Piece(s)|
|Other Ingredients: Gum Base, Xylitol, Sorbitol, Isomalt, Mannitol, Acacia Gum, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Maltoddextrins, Magnesium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Silicon Dioxide, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Astragalus, Stevia (reb-A), Zinc Acetate, Soy Lecithin, Eleutherococcus (Siberian Ginseng), Echinacea, Carnuba Wax, Elderberry, Tocopherol (To Maintain Freshness).
Allergy Information: Contains Soy.