Digestive Enzymes & Immune Health

Digestive enzymes for immune health? Many people see the digestive system and the immune system as two completely different units. However, they have a lot in common—eighty percent of the immune system is located in the digestive tract. Having a healthy gut is essential for maintaining overall health and immune support.

When your body isn't digesting food properly, you can be without the proper nutritional factors to support immune function. When you give your digestive system the support it needs, it can adequately block bacteria, viruses, and pathogens.

To increase the effectiveness of the 21 plant-based enzymes in our supplement, we added prebiotics and probiotics. Among other things, probiotics produce enzymes. So you're not only getting enzymes, you're getting the cofactors that make enzymes work better. Once the probiotics enter the body, they reproduce, colonize and produce additional enzymes. When your body has more enzymes, those extra enzymes can go to other places like the immune system to work against the harmful bacteria. Prebiotics are like food for your good bacteria, so they allow your good bacteria to continue growing. On top of that, we've added ingredients like curcumin and ginger to our product, which have high anti-viral and anti-microbial effects.

Digestive Enzymes & Immune Health

Digestive enzymes for immune health? Many people see the digestive system and the immune system as two completely different units. However, they have a lot in common—eighty percent of the immune system is located in the digestive tract. Having a healthy gut is essential for maintaining overall health and immune support.

When your body isn't digesting food properly, you can be without the proper nutritional factors to support immune function. When you give your digestive system the support it needs, it can adequately block bacteria, viruses, and pathogens.

To increase the effectiveness of the 21 plant-based enzymes in our supplement, we added prebiotics and probiotics. Among other things, probiotics produce enzymes. So you're not only getting enzymes, you're getting the cofactors that make enzymes work better. Once the probiotics enter the body, they reproduce, colonize and produce additional enzymes. When your body has more enzymes, those extra enzymes can go to other places like the immune system to work against the harmful bacteria. Prebiotics are like food for your good bacteria, so they allow your good bacteria to continue growing. On top of that, we've added ingredients like curcumin and ginger to our product, which have high anti-viral and anti-microbial effects.

Digestive Enzymes & Immune Health

Digestive enzymes for immune health? Many people see the digestive system and the immune system as two completely different units. However, they have a lot in common—eighty percent of the immune system is located in the digestive tract. Having a healthy gut is essential for maintaining overall health and immune support.

When your body isn't digesting food properly, you can be without the proper nutritional factors to support immune function. When you give your digestive system the support it needs, it can adequately block bacteria, viruses, and pathogens.

To increase the effectiveness of the 21 plant-based enzymes in our supplement, we added probiotics and probiotics. Among other things, probiotics produce enzymes. So you're not only getting enzymes, you're getting the cofactors that make enzymes work better. Once the probiotics enter the body, they reproduce, colonize and produce produce additional enzymes. When your body has more enzymes, those extra enzymes can go to other places like the immune system to work against the harmful bacteria. Probiotics are like food for your good bacteria, so they allow your good bacteria to continue growing. On top of that, we've added ingredients like curcumin and ginger to our product, which have high viral and anti-microbial effects.

Vitamin D & Immune Health

Because our vitamin D supplement is organic mushroom-based, it naturally contains elements like beta-glucans and polysaccharides that are immune-stimulating. Not only are you naturally getting those, but you're also getting C and B vitamins, several minerals: copper, iron, iodine, potassium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc all from the mushroom. The beta-glucans and magnesium are the most critical for supporting your health.

Research links low levels of Vitamin D to frequent infections and the worsening of autoimmune diseases. Studies also indicate that taking a vitamin D supplement is a safe way to protect against respiratory infections. (7,8)

In order for vitamin D to have a great health impact, two vital things must happen. One, vitamin D must be absorbed into your bloodstream. That won't happen without help, so we added enzymes and probiotics to our vitamin D. Most supplements don't do that. Two, the vitamin D must be activated by your body chemistry. Magnesium is the only component that can activate vitamin D in your body. When you take another vitamin D supplement, you are most likely not getting a true plant-based product, and they don't include magnesium for activation. Also, without the probiotics and enzymes you will not be able to absorb a healthy amount of vitamin D. So without those four elements, vitamin D is most likely not being used by the body.

Vitamin D & Immune Health

Because our vitamin D supplement is organic mushroom-based, it naturally contains elements like beta-glucans and polysaccharides that are immune-stimulating. Not only are you naturally getting those, but you're also getting C and B vitamins, several minerals: copper, iron, iodine, potassium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc all from the mushroom. The beta-glucans and magnesium are the most critical for supporting your health.

In order for vitamin D to have a great health impact, two vital things must happen. One, vitamin D must be absorbed into your bloodstream. That won't happen without help, so we added enzymes and probiotics to our vitamin D. Most supplements don't do that. Two, the vitamin D must be activated by your body chemistry. Magnesium is the only component that can activate vitamin D in your body. When you take another vitamin D supplement, you are most likely not getting a true plant-based product, and they don't include magnesium for activation. Also, without the probiotics and enzymes you will not be able to absorb a healthy amount of vitamin D. So without those four elements, vitamin D is most likely not being used by the body.

Research links low levels of Vitamin D to frequent infections and the worsening of autoimmune diseases. Studies also indicate that taking a vitamin D supplement is a safe way to protect against respiratory infections. (7,8)

Digestive Enzymes & Immune Health

Digestive enzymes for immune health? Many people see the digestive system and the immune system as two completely different units. However, they have a lot in common—eighty percent of the immune system is located in the digestive tract. Having a healthy gut is essential for maintaining overall health and immune support.

When your body isn't digesting food properly, you can be without the proper nutritional factors to support immune function. When you give your digestive system the support it needs, it can adequately block bacteria, viruses, and pathogens.

To increase the effectiveness of the 21 plant-based enzymes in our supplement, we added probiotics and probiotics. Among other things, probiotics produce enzymes. So you're not only getting enzymes, you're getting the cofactors that make enzymes work better. Once the probiotics enter the body, they reproduce, colonize and produce produce additional enzymes. When your body has more enzymes, those extra enzymes can go to other places like the immune system to work against the harmful bacteria. Probiotics are like food for your good bacteria, so they allow your good bacteria to continue growing. On top of that, we've added ingredients like curcumin and ginger to our product, which have high viral and anti-microbial effects.

Vitamin C & Immune Health

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant with many benefits, one of them being immune support. There are three main ways vitamin C benefits your immune system. First, it promotes the production of white blood cells, which can protect the body against infection. Second, it helps those white blood cells perform properly and guards them against potentially harmful free radicals. Third, it's part of the skins defense system. When vitamin C gets transferred to the skin, it acts as an antioxidant to strengthen the skin barrier. (healthline.com)

Vitamin C is not something that our bodies make naturally, so we must get it from our diet. However, our diets often limit us to what we can actually get from our food. That's why we've created a whole-food vitamin C supplement. Whole-food means you're still able to get vitamin C in a supplement form, but it's from food, not a toxic chemical isolate like ascorbic acid. The potent source of vitamin C we use, acerola cherry, is picked at the peak of freshness from organic farms. This makes it a much better source than what you can find in the grocery store's fruit section. Plus, naturally, acerola cherries contain up to 100 times more vitamin C, ounce per ounce, than oranges or lemons. Lastly, even whole-food versions of vitamin C supplements are created by a drying process that destroys up to 80% of the vitamin C. At Optivida Health, we use a patented drying process that preserves 100% of the vitamin C for your health.

Vitamin C & Immune Health

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant with many benefits, one of them being immune support. There are three main ways vitamin C benefits your immune system. First, it promotes the production of white blood cells, which can protect the body against infection. Second, it helps those white blood cells perform properly and guards them against potentially harmful free radicals. Third, it's part of the skins defense system. When vitamin C gets transferred to the skin, it acts as an antioxidant to strengthen the skin barrier. (healthline.com)

Vitamin C is not something that our bodies make naturally, so we must get it from our diet. However, our diets often limit us to what we can actually get from our food. That's why we've created a whole-food vitamin C supplement. Whole-food means you're still able to get vitamin C in a supplement form, but it's from food, not a toxic chemical isolate like ascorbic acid. The potent source of vitamin C we use, acerola cherry, is picked at the peak of freshness from organic farms. This makes it a much better source than what you can find in the grocery store's fruit section. Plus, naturally, acerola cherries contain up to 100 times more vitamin C, ounce per ounce, than oranges or lemons. Lastly, even whole-food versions of vitamin C supplements are created by a drying process that destroys up to 80% of the vitamin C. At Optivida Health, we use a patented drying process that preserves 100% of the vitamin C for your health.

7. Martineau AR, Jolliffe DA, Hooper RL, et al. Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data. BMJ. 2017­;356:i6583
8. Szodoray P, Nakken B., Gaal J, et al. The complex role of vitamin D in autoimmune diseases. Scand J Immunol. 2008 Sep;68(3):261-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3083.2008.02127.x. Epub 2008 May 29. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18510590. Accessed September 20, 2019.

7. Martineau AR, Jolliffe DA, Hooper RL, et al. Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data. BMJ. 2017­;356:i6583
8. Szodoray P, Nakken B., Gaal J, et al. The complex role of vitamin D in autoimmune diseases. Scand J Immunol. 2008 Sep;68(3):261-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3083.2008.02127.x. Epub 2008 May 29. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18510590. Accessed September 20, 2019.