Why Is Santivia Immune Superior?
Here are the key reasons why Santivia Immune is superior to Echinacea, Cordyceps, Lingzhi and other herbal or plant based immune products:
(a) Santivia Immune intelligently upregulates or downregulates your immune system as needed. Plant based supplements stimulate your immune system in one direction.
Santivia Immune is made with an immune modulator AiE10 which is from a specially derived whey extract. This means it can upregulate or stimulate when needed and when the attack is over downregulate to a calm balanced state.
It contains more than 60 important immune communication peptides and other molecules occurring in natural balance including defensin, granulysin, IPSF, lactoferrin, cathelicidin, transfer factors, granulins, perforins, chemokines, minicytokines, GM-CSF and many others. The importance of these immune communication/information molecules is the subject of hundreds of published, peer reviewed studies.
They are reactive to bacterial strains that you are commonly exposed to every day. This means they are able to intelligently recognise the specific invading organism, respond and remember for future attacks. These coded immune communication molecules, necessary for an intelligent immune response, can only come from a mammalian source product.
Plant origin immune supplements, such as Echinacea, Lingzhi and Cordyceps have been used to boost the immune system, often to keep cough and colds at bay. Occasional usage is usually without problems. However, they work only in a generic manner. They work by stimulating immune cells (monocytes, neutrophils, granulocytes) which are already present, to a higher level of activity. Such one directional stimulation does not confer long lasting or protective immunity. It has no effect on communication cells which have been weakened. As biological resources are finite, if taken long term, the continual stimulation of an already compromised immune system can lead to exhaustion of hormones, nutrients and co-factors. Also overstimulation can lead to auto-immune disorders.
(b) Santivia Immune replaces lost Immune System Communication Molecules but Plant based Immune products have no such effect
Poor nutrition, Infection, Toxins, Trauma and Stress (“PITTS”) damage immune system communication molecules so the immune system is in disarray. Santivia Immune replaces these communication molecules lost due to PITTS and supports full and effective immune capability. Plant based immune products have no effect on cell communication.
(c) There Are No Side Effects or Contra-indications with Santivia Immune whist Plant based stimulants should be consumed with care.
There are no side effects or contra-indications with Santivia Immune as it is a safe and gentle food form supplement.
With all the plant based immune stimulants, people with auto-immune disorders should consume with caution for reasons mentioned above.
Lingzhi – it should not be consumed by those with low blood pressure, or taking blood pressure medication or having surgery due to the blood thinning properties.
Cordyceps - it lowers blood sugar which can be dangerous for diabetics. Also as it thins blood, should not be used with other blood thinners and should not be taken before surgery.
[Information from US National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)]
Many studies have been done on Echinacea and the common cold. Much less research has been done on the use of Echinacea for other health purposes.
What Have They Learned?
Taking Echinacea after you catch a cold has not been shown to shorten the time that you’ll be sick.
Taking Echinacea while you’re well may slightly reduce your chances of catching a cold. However, the evidence on this point isn’t completely certain. Currently, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is funding research to identify the active constituents in Echinacea and to study the effects on the human immune system of substances in bacteria that live within Echinacea plants.
What Do They Know About Safety?
There are many different Echinacea products. They may contain different species of plants or different parts of the plant, be manufactured in different ways, and have other ingredients in addition to Echinacea. Most of these products have not been tested in people.
For most people, short-term oral (by mouth) use of Echinacea is probably safe; the safety of long-term use is uncertain.
The most common side effects of Echinacea are digestive tract symptoms, such as nausea or stomach pain.
Some people have allergic reactions to Echinacea, which may be severe. Some children participating in a clinical trial of Echinacea developed rashes, which may have been caused by an allergic reaction. People with atopy (a genetic tendency toward allergic reactions) may be more likely to have an allergic reaction when taking Echinacea
Information on Echinacea from NCCIH: