The LYLimmunUP formula combines plant extracts which have been known for their healing properties for centuries and have are appreciated by modern medicine as well.
Echinacea flower extract is a natural immune system booster and a natural substitute for antibiotics stimulating leukocyte production and working similarly to the protein interferon; it suppresses the reproduction of viruses and other intracellular parasites, clears the lymphatic system, reduces the length of the flu and common cold, increases the body’s defenses against various viruses. Echinacea products serve to model the immune system, as bactericides against viruses, improve cellular micro-circulation, they have anti-inflammatory properties being more effective than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and are perfect for detoxifying the blood. Echinacea is beneficial in case of intoxication, it removes poisons and toxins from the body.
Clinically proven as an effective treatment for the common cold. It is a potent natural antioxidant. It helps treat asthma, strengthens immunity, helps fight off the ever changing flu virus, the common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, rheumatism, improves circulation, helps atherosclerosis patients, has a calming effect on the nervous system. As an antioxidant it prevents weight gain, regulates gut function, prevents gut spasms, nephritis, formation of kidney stones, breaks down existing kidney stones. Contains flavonoids, the glycoside sambunigrin, essential oil, choline, alkylamines, organic acids, mucilages and tannins, vitamin C and carotene.
Linden flower extract is used in case of respiratory illness. Linden flowers strengthen the body’s natural defenses and immunity. Help against the common cold and flu. Recommended in case of runny nose and cough. Linden flowers are beneficial for respiratory health, relaxation – both mental and physical well-being, healthy sleep, the immune system, they have antioxidative properties. Linden flowers are simultaneously calming, as well as stimulating, they reduce headaches, digestive issues, diarrhea.
One of nature’s richest sources of antioxidants. Aronia are low in sugar, high in pectin, especially high in vitamin P and C, they contain vitamins B2 and A, carotenoids, minerals etc. A real vitamin P bomb. It can be used as a source of vitamin P in case of asthenia, anemia, atherosclerosis and the initial stages of hypovitaminosis, and also as an overall organism strengthening agent, it is prescribed for thyrotoxicosis patients. Expands blood vessels, reinforces blood vessel walls and reduces their permeability. A clinical study has found that it reduces headaches, improves sleep, increases performance, regulates arterial blood pressure.
Rosemary leaf extract is a natural painkiller that successfully deals with various joint and muscle pains, throat aches, headaches, toothaches and other types of pain. The valuable compounds found in rosemary make it one of the strongest antioxidants in the world. The antiseptic properties of rosemary help with the common cold and help fight the flu and viruses. Improves memory and increases concentration. Rosemary leaf extract improves cardiac function, reduces cholesterol and blood sugar, improves circulation and protects blood vessels from atherosclerosis. Rosemary is recommended for patients post-surgery, in recovery from serious illnesses, overloads, as well as to prevent and delay blood vessel damage in the brain, for treating strokes and for heart health.
Lemon balm extract has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is an effective remedy against herpes. Also used as a calming agent. Contains high levels of rosmarinic acid, which acts as a GABA transaminase inhibitor having a mild antistress effect. Contains citral, geraniol, high in ascorbic acid and carotene, contains caffeic acid, oleanic acid, tannin and vitamin C. Lemon balm works as a calming agent. Used for regulating cardiac function, against anemia, colic and the common cold, insomnia and headaches. Helps against depression and has both a calming and energizing effect.
“A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don’t eat it.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Prize winner in 1937, on the effect of vitamins on the body.
Vitamin C strengthens the immune system, helps create and maintain mucous membranes and collagen, strengthens blood vessel walls. It is a commonly-known fact that use of vitamin C can decrease the duration and severity of upper airway infections by up to 50%, especially for people performing hard physical work or spending lengthy periods of time at low temperatures. Vitamin C supplements can also help reduce the duration of rhinitis. As it turns out one of the main threats to vitamin C reserves is UV radiation. Therefore, vitamin C supplementation is more important in summer than any other season. Because vitamin C is accumulated in the skin, large amounts of it are destroyed in the fight against the effects of the sun.
promotes activity of immune cell (neutrophils, lymphocytes, phagocytes) and antibodies;
supplementation of vitamin C reduces the duration of head colds;
reduces oxidative stress in the body, which is a cause of heart disease, heart attack, certain types of tumours and cataract;
large amounts of immune cells are accumulated, thus protecting against free radicals produced by the body itself and guarding against self-destruction”;
supplementation can decrease the duration and severity of upper airway infections by up to 50%, especially for people performing hard physical work (including marathon runners, skiers) or spending lengthy periods of time at low temperatures;
increases the level of interferon – an antiviral substance;
can reduce severity of allergic reactions;
people living in cities and industrial districts, especially children, as well as smokers are less subject to risk of accumulating lead if the body has high levels of vitamin C as it can block absorption of lead in the intestines and help expel it from the body with urine;
can ease the course of bronchitis or bronchopneumonia for the elderly;
reduces constriction of the bronchi following physical exertion, characterised by a cough, pressure in the chest, wheezing, also pronounced exhaustion;
accelerates degradation of histamine (a substance involved in inflammation development) in the blood.
Vitamin C is necessary for:
It is also known as the anti-infection vitamin. It is necessary throughout the year for skin and mucous membrane (eyes, airways, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract) health and functioning. Skin and mucous membranes (eyes, airways, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract) are our first line of defence against infection. Vitamin A deficiency leaves the body susceptible to respiratory, eye, gastrointestinal, urinary and genital infections, as well as prolongs their duration and severity, because it delays normal restoration of mucous membranes after illness.
Vitamin A is necessary for:
Did you know that mucous membranes in the eyes, lungs and gastrointestinal tract, as well as tears contain chemical substances that fight microbes? For example, saliva and tears contain a-defensin and histatin, so-called antimicrobial peptides, which cannot be created without vitamin D. Vitamin D levels have a serious impact on immunity – most cells in the immune system have vitamin D “receptors”. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to increased susceptibility to infection. People with low levels of vitamin D (<30 ng/ml) are much more prone to upper respiratory disease. Lowered levels of vitamin D are also related to higher risk of contracting the flu.
Vitamin D is necessary for:
Vitamin B is necessary for:
Scientists have found that four minerals are crucial for immunity – iron, zinc, copper and selenium. Miniscule in terms of volumes, but they ensure the smooth functioning of 3 of the most important defence levels of the immune system – the defences of the skin and mucous membranes (zinc), cell immunity (iron, zinc, copper, selenium) and the ability to produce antibodies (zinc, copper, selenium).
The barrier function performed by the skin and mucous membranes is our first line of defence. This is so-called innate immunity. The barrier is mechanical, chemical and microbiological and it is located in the eyes, nose, oral cavity, lungs and gut.
The second type of immunity is adaptive immunity. This is the so-called cell immunity and humoral (antibody) immunity.
Even a minor deficiency of a micronutrient lowers immunity. The result is higher susceptibility to infections of the upper and lower airways, the urinary and genital tract.
It is important to choose products that contain minerals in chelated form. Amino acid chelated minerals are created by molecularly attaching a mineral to an amino acid. Thus, two amino acids form a ring around the mineral, protecting it from both sides. Chelated minerals are fully absorbed and used, becoming 100% nutritious. Both components – the mineral, as well as the amino acids – are used in the body at cellular level – to feed cells. Unlike with non-organic mineral salt products, this molecule is not broken down in the digestive system, reaching the gut wall unchanged. The stability of chelated minerals allows the mineral to remain unaffected within the amino acid structure and not cause the adverse side effects of inflaming the stomach lining. The molecular structure of the chelated mineral remains whole until it reaches the ideal place for absorption – the small intestine.
Zinc is necessary for:
Iron is necessary for:
Selenium is necessary for:
Copper is necessary for: