Our favorite ingredient for immune function is none other than the Astragalus root. It has been used as a major tonic remedy in traditional Chinese medicine and has been shown to increase immune response and normalize immune function.
Our Immun’Attune formula is led by Astragalus membranaceus radix. Astragalus is a sweet, warming, and moisturizing herb native to northern China and indigenous to the elevated regions of the Chinese provinces, including Yunnan and Sichuan. Shen Nung, considered the founder of Chinese herbal medicine, classified Astragalus as a superior herb in his classical text Shen Nung Pen Tsao Ching (Circa AD 100). The Chinese name, Huang qi, translates as “yellow leader” because it is believed to be a superior tonic with a Qi restorative effect. Qi is a term used to refer to vital energy and is closely linked to overall strength, immunity, and longevity.
Astragalus may help protect the body from diseases. It is deemed so effective that it is considered an official drug in the modern Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China. It contains antioxidants, which protect cells against damage, and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. People sometimes use it on the skin for wound care. In addition, studies have shown that Astragalus has antiviral properties and stimulates the immune system, suggesting that it may help prevent colds.
Various research studies confirm that Astragalus helps in the body’s natural detoxification process. It is a scavenger for reactive oxygen species that causes free radical damage, the main component in disease development and aging.
Astragalus also protects our cells in various ways. It helps shield the mitochondria, also known as the powerhouse of the cell responsible for metabolism and cell death. Aside from preventing premature cell death, this mechanism increases the activities of antioxidases. Astragalus also inhibits the process of aging at the cellular level by maintaining the health of telomeres. Telomeres are molecular caps found in each chromosome essential for proper cell function. The production of telomerase enzyme helps reverse the aging process. Astragalus intake helps in the detoxification as it upregulates the expression of glutathione peroxidase.
• Helps reduce inflammation
• Liver protectant
• Supports healthy bile flow
• Supports a robust immune response
• Supports detoxification
• Strengthens and protects the gastrointestinal tract
• Increases proliferation of stem cells
The Mind + Spirit Integration
Immun’Attune influences stress-related psychological imbalances by integrating the chakras, nadis, meridians and regulate flow to balance the emotional body.