Immune Protect with PARACTIN® provides 100 milligrams of a proprietary, patented form of beta-glucan that has been proven to activate the host immune system’s primary defenders by activating complementary systems, and enhancing macrophages and natural killer cell function.10-15 The immune cell-priming capabilities of this patented, highly purified yeast derivative exceed those of all other sources of immune supplements tested to date.
The aging process causes a progressive decline in our ability to stay healthy.1 The elderly become susceptible because their immune systems can’t stand up to microscopic invaders. Many nutrients that Life Extension® members take have been shown to support immune health.
Studies published in the 1980s and 1990s clearly show specific immune-enhancing effects of the proper use of nutritional supplements, proteins, and hormones. These substances increase host immune defense by activating complementary systems, influencing the proper production of specific antibodies from immune cells, and enhancing macrophages and natural killer cell function.3-9 Immune Protect with PARACTIN® contains a combination of patented ingredients that have been clinically shown to boost immune function, increasing the body’s natural ability to combat challenges.
PARACTIN®, an extract of an herb used in Asia and India for thousands of years to help with inflammatory factors, provides significant seasonal support. Among the active ingredients of this medicinal herb is andrographolide, a phytochemical that exerts powerful immune-boosting effects on the human body.16 The formula’s patented blend of these andrographolides helps control damaging inflammatory factors caused by cytokines, easing symptomatic discomfort and speeding recovery.17 Only Immune Protect with Paractin® contains both beta-glucans and PARACTIN® to help boost immunity and help with these inflammatory cytokines.
This formula also provides 250 milligrams of a standardized extract of Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) (or wildcrafted berry), a small fruit native to the Amazonian rain forest and one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C.18
One capsule should be taken daily, especially during the fall and winter months, when immunity is low. The (1->3)-beta-d-glucan complex takes about five days to prime the immune system for optimal protection, so daily supplementation is highly recommended. (To assist recovery, up to six capsules per day can be taken as needed on a temporary basis.)