Q: What is Santivia Immune?
A: Santivia Immune is a safe and unique food based dietary supplement. It is the only product which contains a proprietary blend of AiE10® and Blueberry Fruit Extract.
AiE10® is a purified whey extract which is most effective in aiding your body’s natural ability to build new cells, modulate/regulate immune function and sustain immune system performance.
This is combined with superfood antioxidant-rich Blueberry Fruit Extract which helps protect your body against free radicals. Free radicals cause cell and DNA damage. Blueberries are also known to have a positive effect on your brain function, memory and heart.
This supplement is specially formulated to be suitable for the whole family - children, adults, the elderly. It is made in a Good Manufacturing Practice certified (cGMP) facility in USA.
Q: What are the key ingredients in Santivia Immune?
A: AiE10® Refined Lacteal Complex from Whey and Blueberry Fruit Extract.
Q: What is AiE10® Refined Lacteal Complex?
A: AiE10 is a dietary ingredient that has been shown to possess a unique ability to repair, restore and maintain the immune function resulting in improved immune competence and balance.
It is whey, derived from the milk of a privately managed herd of pasture and organically fed cows, bred specifically to produce AiE10®. The herd is carefully controlled to avoid exposure to antibiotics, hormones and bovine protein.
Researchers found that when they receive, using patented and proprietary processes, an infusion of an array of specifically prepared antigens, newborn calves became protected from health problems and lowered calf mortality. The natural reaction is the cows produce small immune-active molecules reactive to common bacterium strains of staphylococcus aureus (staph), streptococcus (strep), e-coli, salmonella and pseudomonas aeruginosa (pseudomonas), which cause infection. This development led to the discovery that AiE10® would be beneficial for humans as well.
These immune-active molecules can only come from a mammalian source which is why it benefits us as humans. They cannot be produced from a plant source.
During the process, large milk proteins are removed and it is safe for those with lactose intolerance. Casein is not present.
Q: How does Santivia Immune work?
A: Santivia Immune is clinically proven to intelligently up-regulate your immune system when an infection attack is happening and to down-regulate it when the attack is over to reach a calm, balanced state. This is called immune modulation or immune regulation.
It is important to have a balanced immune system because an under-regulated immune system may be too weak to fight off an infection and an overactive one may lead to complications such as autoimmune conditions.
A balanced immune system is required so it can recognise, respond to, and remember the same foreign invader for faster effective defense in the future. It also helps protect your body against free radicals that cause cell and DNA damage.
Q: What is the difference between Santivia Immune and other immune supplements?
A: (a) Many other immune supplements are herbal or plant-based, such as echinacea, lingzhi and cordyceps. They have been used to boost or stimulate the immune system, often to keep cough and colds at bay. Occasional usage is usually without problems.
They work on the innate immune system by stimulating immune cells which are already present, through a mechanical biochemical reaction to a higher level of activity.
However, long term continual stimulation of an already compromised immune system may result in exhaustion of hormones, nutrients and co-factors. Overstimulation of the immune system may lead to complications such as autoimmune disorders.
On the other hand, Santivia Immune is a clinically proven immune modulator, which means it intelligently up-regulates your immune system when an infection attack is happening and down-regulates it when the attack is over to reach a calm, balanced state. It is unique because it works to truly balance your immune system.
Santivia Immune works both on the innate immune system and more importantly, the adaptive immune system. Specialized immune cells recognize specific invaders, respond against them and remember them for an efficient defense in case of future attacks.
(b) Poor nutrition, Infection, Toxins, Sleep deprivation and Stress ("PITSS") damage cytokines, the immune system’s communication molecules, so the immune system is in disarray.Through lab studies, Santivia Immune contains 60 immune-active molecules which include cytokines.
Santivia Immune replaces cytokines lost due to the effects of PITSS and supports effective immune capability. Plant-based immune products contain no communication molecules and have no effect on cell communication so are more limited in their immune function abilities.
(c) Santivia Immune is a food based supplement made from whey and blueberries and considered GRAS (generally recognized as safe). There are no reported side effects or contraindications.
With plant-based immune stimulants, people with autoimmune disorders should not use them for extended periods for reasons given above. Specific to 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. Specific to cordyceps, it lowers blood sugar which can be dangerous for diabetics who are on diabetic medication. As it thins blood, it should not be used with other blood thinners and should not be taken before surgery.
Q: Is an immune product really a necessity?
A: Many factors of modern life take their toll on your immune response: Stress, dietary and lifestyle issues, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, mutating viruses, mould exposure, and modern-day chemicals.
In this day and age, a dietary supplement to achieve a balanced immune system response enables the body to better able to respond to the demands placed on it by everyday exposure to stressors and environmental factors.
Santivia Immune is an advanced dietary supplement formulated to provide the daily protection for you and your family for optimal immune function. It helps modulate your immune response by supporting efficient immune cell communication.
Q: Why is it important to modulate immune cell communication?
A: When functioning properly, your immune system is a formidable defense mechanism essential to maintaining optimal health.
However, normal immune function is affected by the PITSS: Poor nutrition, Infections, Toxins, Sleep deprivation and Stress. Examples include inadequate nutrient intake, environmental pollutants, toxins and the lack of quality sleep.
These factors can damage important communication pathways between immune cells. Without good cell signalling and communication, immune cells do not properly recognize, respond to and remember how to effectively deal with invaders.
Proper communication between immune cells is accomplished through, cytokines, messenger molecules, that are naturally present in your immune system. Santivia Immune replenishes cytokines depleted by PITSS.
Q: Can Santivia Immune be used by the elderly?
A: Yes, all adults, including the elderly, can take 1 capsule twice daily. It can be ingested or mixed with food or beverage.
If you have a pre-existing compromised immune system, we recommend starting with a larger serving size, up to triple the serving size.
For best results, use regularly on a daily basis.
Q: Can Santivia Immune be used by children?
A: Yes, children from the age of 2 to 12 years of age may take 1 capsule daily. It can be mixed into their food or beverage. We recommend mixing it into yogurt or smoothies.
Children above the age of 12 may take 1 capsule twice daily.
If they have a pre-existing compromised immune system, we recommend starting with a larger serving size, up to triple the serving size.
For best results, use regularly on a daily basis.
Q: Can Santivia Immune be used during pregnancy?
A: Being a food-based product from whey and blueberries, Santivia Immune can be used by women who are pregnant or nursing. However, they should consult their healthcare professional before use.
Q: If I am feeling rundown or surrounded by infectious people, can I take more than the recommended serving size?
A: Yes, 1 capsule twice daily is the recommended maintenance serving size, necessary to help your immune system to combat the negative effects of modern lifestyle challenges. However, if you are exposed to infectious situations or feeling rundown or stressed, we encourage you to increase intake. Take 2 capsules 2-3 times daily for adults, and 1 capsule 2-3 times daily for kids. Many have found it beneficial to immediately increase the serving size as soon as they anticipate the possibility of falling ill.
Q: Can I take Santivia Immune for a long period of time?
A: It is safe for lifelong consumption. Daily and continued use, provides ongoing support because it helps your immune system which is exposed to everyday factors such as the PITSS: Poor nutrition, Infection, Toxins, Sleep deprivation and Stress. Your immune system doesn’t take a day off from protecting you, so daily support is highly recommended.
Q: Will I experience negative effects to my health if I stop taking Santivia Immune for a period of time?
A: When you stop taking Santivia Immune, you will no longer have the specific support provided in combating everyday factors which are detrimental to immune function, such as stress, pollution, bad sleep quality and poor nutrition. This is why it is recommended as a daily supplement.
Q: Is there possible interactions with Santivia Immune and other substances?
A: It is complementary to other supplements, medication and food ingredients.
Q: Are there side effects to taking Santivia Immune?
A: Santivia Immune contains ingredients that are GRAS (generally recognized as safe) and is a food form supplement. It non-stimulatory and suitable for long-term daily use. No adverse reactions have been reported.
Q: Should Santivia Immune be taken before or after meals?
A: It can be taken any time of the day, before or after meals. It does not need to be taken with food.
Q: Are there any storage conditions for Santivia Immune?
A: The product should be stored in a cool, dry place.
Q: Does Santivia Immune contain gluten?
A: No, it is a gluten-free product.
Q: Does Santivia Immune contain salt?
A: No, it is free from salt.
Q: Does Santivia Immune contain any preservatives?
A: No, it is free from preservatives.
Q: Does Santivia Immune contain added sugar or artificial sweeteners?
A: No, it is free from any added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Q: Does Santivia Immune contain artificial flavoring?
A: No, it is free from artificial flavoring.
Q: Does Santivia Immune contain artificial coloring?
A: No, it is free from artificial coloring.
Q: Does Santivia Immune contain nuts?
A: No, it is free from nuts.
Q: Does Santivia Immune contain casein?
A: No, it is free from casein.
Q: Is Santivia Immune safe for people who are lactose intolerant?
A: Large milk proteins are removed. It is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
Q: Is Santivia Immune suitable for vegetarians?
A: It is suitable for vegetarians. It is not suitable for vegans.
Q: Is Santivia Immune suitable for people with allergies to fruit?
A: This product does contain blueberry fruit extract. It is not suitable for people with allergies to blueberries.