Natural Shield : Claims & References

Our claims are based on 30+ years of NIH funded research all backed by science. We don't only say this, we support it. This is why we include a list of references so you can learn more about the powerful health effects of our supplements as well as fact check our claim that our statements can all be scientifically validated. 
  1. There are nine known subtypes of Echinacea (i.e. E. purpurea, E. pallida, E. angustofolia, etc). E. purpurea leaf (not the root) and E pallida root (not the leaf) have been shown to support T and B cell function. This is in direct contradiction to E. angustofolia which has been shown to have no effect on immune function,1,2 yet it is a commonly used ingredient in many Immune Support herbal remedies. Why? The only reason we can surmise is that the other companies are not doing their homework. This information is readily available in the German Commission E (considered the most authoritative text for the medicinal use of herbs).
  2. Goldenseal is an excellent herb that has been shown to gently, but effectively support immune function.1
  3. Elder flower (aerial), Linden flower (aerial), Meadowsweet (aerial) and Astragalus have been shown to support immune function
  1. The Complete German Commission E Monographs Therapeutic Guide to Herbal.... Ed. Blumenthal et al, 1998.
  2. See DM, Broumand N, Sahl L, Tilles JG. In vitro effects of echinacea and ginseng on ... 35:229-35. 1997.
  3. Nockels CF. The role of vitamins in modulating.... Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract 4(3):531-542, 1988.
  4. Hemila H. Vitamin C...: a review of studies with subjects under heavy physical stress. Int J Sports Med. 17(5):379-383, 1996.
  5. Kasa RM. Vitamin C: from.... Am J Med Technol. 49(1):23-26, 1983.
  6. Leibovitz B et al. Ascorbic acid and the immune response. Adv Exp Med Biol. 135:1-25, 1981.
  7. Peters-Futre EM. VitaminC.... Exerc Immunol Rev. 3:32-52, 1997 Review.
  8. Sazawal S, et al. Zinc supplementation... a double-blind, controlled trial. 102(1 pt 1):1-5, 1998.
  9. Eby GA. Zinc ion availability--the determinant of efficacy in zinc lozenge..... 40(4):483-493, 1997.
  10. Licastro F, et al. Oral zinc supplementation.... J Intellect Disabil Res. 38(Pt.2):149-162, 1994.
  11. Baligan M, et al. [L-arginine and immunity.]. Minerva Pediatr. 49(11):537-42. Italian.
  12. Seidman MD, unpublished data.

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