Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Immune Defender® is a powerful formula that supports immune health and function. This is a serious formula designed to dramatically boost your immune system.
5% Nutrition has met the challenge to create an advanced immune defense formula that will promote maximum immune health and function. We combined vitamins, minerals, herbs, and powerful nutrients to create the most comprehensive immune health product on the market. Now more than ever, your health should not be taken lightly. Whether you’re a bodybuilder, powerlifter, or just want to be the healthiest you can be, get the ultimate in protection with Immune Defender®.
Take a look at these ingredients:
Vitamin C – 1,000mg – Vitamin C is the vitamin people turn to when it comes to immune support, and for good reason; it’s a potent antioxidant that’s important for a healthy immune system. Many companies use 500 mg or even 250 mg, but not 5% Nutrition. We gave it a potent 1g dose.(1)
Vitamin D3 – 125mcg – You might not think about Vitamin D when it comes to immune health. However, you can trust that we put it in Immune Defender® for a specific purpose. White blood cells are one of the most important components of your immune system.(2) Vitamin D supports the immune defense properties of white blood cells.(3) Additionally, Vitamin D deficiency may result in respiratory tract infections. Deficiency can be a problem during certain times of the year, such as in the winter. Also, many people aren’t spending a lot of time in the sun anymore, which can also cause significant deficiency.(4) This means that in an advanced immune product, Vitamin D should be a primary ingredient.
Zinc Citrate – 30mg – Zinc is an important trace mineral that has a wide range of benefits. Research suggests that it can help shorten the duration of a cold as well as protect against respiratory tract infections. A zinc deficiency weakens the entire immune system.(5,6,7) Typically, zinc is not absorbed well by the body, therefore it needs to be combined with another compound. While there are several forms, Zinc Citrate is one of the best forms of immune support.
Elderberry Fruit Extract – 500mg – This ingredient is a common and effective cold and flu ingredient. It’s a medicinal herb that is typically used to fight infections, such as bronchitis, sinusitis, the flu, and the common cold. The berries are high in antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols, and vitamins. No wonder it's such a popular immune enhancer.(8)
Reishi Mushroom – 400mg – This is a medicinal mushroom that has a long history of use in enhancing the immune system, stress reduction, and helps lower fatigue.
Echinacea – 250mg – This herb is a common cold and flu ingredient that effectively supports immune health and helps the body fight respiratory infections. No effective immune formula should be without it.(9)
Turmeric Powder – 105mg – Turmeric has a positive impact on immune system health and function. One way it does this is by supporting white blood cell health. That means Turmeric works synergistically with vitamin D.
Olive Leaf Extract – 50mg – Olive leaf contains an active ingredient called oleuropein. This active ingredient has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.(10) It’s in Immune Defender® because of its antimicrobial and antiviral benefits which can help fight respiratory tract infections.
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine – 50mg - N-Acetyl L-Cysteine promotes antioxidant production by increasing the amount of glutathione in the body, one of the most effective known antioxidants. Glutathione supports immune health and also combats oxidative stress. Additionally, it can help decrease cellular damage.(11)
Ginger Root Extract – 50mg – Many people think of Ginger as a relief for stomach discomfort, or even a spice for food. However, Ginger supports normal immune health and function as well.
Odorless Garlic Extract 4:1 – 25mg – Garlic is one of the most popular immune system boosters around. Many people take garlic whenever they experience the slightest cold or flu symptoms. It supports immune health by binding to cold and flu invaders, destroying them. It also works well with zinc to promote overall immune health. Of course, we use only the best odorless garlic.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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