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Immune Booster

VITAMIN C & ZINC + MANUKA HONEY. Supports Immune Function*

With over 500% of your daily recommended vitamin C

Contains authentic New Zealand Manuka honey powder MGO 300

Vitamin C, Zinc & Selenium all help maintain normal function of the immune system

With Ginger root & Propolis extract

Suitable for vegetarians

Contains: 30 Capsules

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A dietary supplement for the maintenance and support of the immune system. Each capsule contains Vitamin C, Zinc & Selenium combined with Propolis extract, freeze dried Manuka honey & Ginger root extract.

The Manuka honey is sourced from our very own Manuka Doctor hives nestled in the luscious green mountains of New Zealand. The honey is freeze dried into powder form and added to our formula which is lovingly made to the very highest standard. The MGO (methylglyoxal) level in Manuka honey is derived from DHA (dihydroxyacetone) which is naturally present in the nectar of the Manuka Bush.

Keep your immune system in tip-top condition. Find out how the ingredients in Immune Booster* can help:

Manuka honey (MGO 300)
This high-strength honey – made by bees collecting nectar from New Zealand Manuka bushes – contains the active ingredient methylglyoxal (MGO), which has an antimicrobial [1] and also anti-bacterial effect on the body, according to a 2018 study by Ulster University. [2] Our Manuka honey is harvested from Manuka Doctor hives high in the New Zealand mountains, and then freeze-dried into powder.

Vitamin C
According to the European Commission, this nutrient is important for normal immune system function in the general population. [3] According to the USA’s renowned Linus Pauling Institute, vitamin C is needed not only to produce the immune system’s front-line fighters, white blood cells, but it also stimulates their activity. [4]

Vitamin C is found in fruit and vegetables, in particular citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, melon, berries, kiwi fruit and green leafy vegetables. [5]

Zinc
Just like vitamin C, this mineral is needed for normal immune system function. [6] A 2008 study by Wayne State University, USA reported that zinc is critical for the normal development and function of immune cells, including certain types of white blood cell called neutrophils and natural killer cells. An enzyme that helps gear up T-cells, another type of white blood cell, is also needed by zinc. [7]

Foods rich in this mineral include oysters, beef, seafood, pork, pulses, nuts and seeds, dairy food and wholegrains. [8]

Selenium
This trace mineral is another nutrient essential for immune system function, according to the European Commission. [9]

An optimum selenium balance in the body leads to an improvement in the way the immune system responds, according to a 2008 study by the University of Hawaii, USA. [10] A later review, published in 2013 from the same establishment, found that giving older people selenium supplements increased their percentage of T-cells by more than 50% after six months. [11]

Good sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, halibut, tuna, liver and sunflower seeds. [12]

Ginger root extract
This root has been used for centuries for a range of problems, including coughs, colds, high blood pressure and nausea. Indeed, a 2012 Indian study reported that ginger has an anti-bacterial effect, [13] while different compounds in ginger, including its active ingredient, gingerol, may have anti-microbial properties – so can fight viruses and fungi too – according to a study published in 2014 by Saudi Arabia’s Qassim University. [14]

Propolis
immiune Booster* also contains propolis, a type of glue made by bees for their hives – hence the nickname ‘bee’s glue’. It’s been shown that propolis, which contains important plant chemicals called flavonoids, has immune-boosting properties: a 2019 Saudi Arabian analysis reported that the presence of propolis can trigger higher concentrations of immune cells, and support the activity of white blood cells. However, the researchers said that more studies were needed. [15]

+ antioxidant activity
Vitamin C, zinc, selenium, ginger and the flavonoids in propolis bolster the immune system in another way too: they’re all antioxidants, so help to protect cells from damage by free radicals [16] – unstable molecules that can damage cells, including cell membranes, DNA and enzymes. [17] This work supports the immune system to do its job properly, according to a 2015 review by Iran’s Nickan Research Institute. [18]

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Sources
1. Alvarez-Suarez JM, et al. The Composition and biological Activity of Honey: A Focus on Manuka Honey. Foods. 2014 Sep;3(3):420-432. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5302252/
2. Johnston M, et al. Antibacterial activity of Manuka honey and its components: An overview. AIMS Microbiology. 2018. 4(4):665-664. https://www.aimspress.com/fileOther/PDF/microbiology/microbiol-04-04-655.pdf
3. European Commission. EU Register on nutrition and health claims. http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/labelling_nutrition/claims/register/public/?event=search
4. Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Immunity In Depth: Overview of the Immune System. https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/immunity
5. National Institutes of Health. Vitamin C: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/
6. As Source 3
7. Prasad AS. Zinc in Human Health: Effect of Zinc on Immune Cells. Mol Med. 2008 May-Jun; 14(5-6):353-357. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277319/
8. National Institutes for Health. Zinc: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/#en3
9. As Source 3
10. Huang Z, Rose AH, Hoffmann PR. The Role of Selenium in Inflammation and Immunity: From Molecular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Opportunities. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2012 Apr 1; 16(7):705-743. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3277928/
11. Hoffmann PR, Berry MJ. The influence of selenium on immune responses. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2008 Nov; 52(11):1273-1280. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723386/
12. National Institutes for Health. Selenium: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-HealthProfessional/
13. Karuppiah P, Rajaram S. Antibacterial effect of Allium sativum cloves and Zingiber officinale rhizomes against multiple-drug resistant clinical pathogens. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2012 Aug;2(8):597-601. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609356/
14. Rahmani AH, Al Shabrmi FM, Aly SM. Active ingredients of ginger as potential candidates in the prevention and treatment of diseases via modulation of biological activities. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2014;6(2):125-136. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4106649/
15. Al-Hariri M. Immune’s-boosting agent: Immunomodulation potentials of propolis. J Family Community Med. 2019 Jan-Apr; 26(1): 57-60. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335834/#ref12
16. As Source 3
17. Hajian S. Positive effect of antioxidants on immune system. Immunopathol Persa. 2015;1(1):e02. http://immunopathol.com/PDF/ipp-1-e02.pdf?t=636686403740307537
18. As above

DIRECTIONS: Take one capsule per day with a meal and do not exceed this recommended daily dose. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Please keep out of reach from children.

WARNINGS: Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Avoid this product if you have allergies to pollen, bees or bee products. Do not use this product without first consulting with your doctor if you are under medical supervision, on prescribed medication, pregnant, breastfeeding, have asthma or related allergies.

Suitable for vegetarians.

Orders under $50 $6.95 2-5 Working Days
Orders over $50 FREE 2-5 Working Days

Orders placed on manukadoctor.com are only shipped to mainland USA addresses. We do not ship to Alaska and Hawaii.

Orders are sent using DHL and UPS, the final delivery is completed by USPS.

Parcels shipped to a PO Box address are done so at the customer's own risk. We cannot be held responsible for lost or undelivered parcels.

Orders placed on manukadoctor.com are picked and dispatched from New Jersey.

We ship orders Monday through Friday from New Jersey. Orders placed before midnight EST will ship on the next available shipping day. You can expect your order to be in transit for 2-5 working days.

Once your order has been processed for dispatch it cannot be cancelled.

Sales Tax

A sales tax of 6.625% is applied to orders of skincare and the cost of shipping where the order is dispatched to a New Jersey shipping address.

Returns

Our goal is to completely satisfy all customers. If, for some reason there is a problem with your order and you would like to return the item(s) please contact us via the website contact form in the first instance. We will discuss the issue with you and notify you of the next steps.

We cannot accept returns for products that have been opened and used. Items must be in their unopened packaging.

Description

A dietary supplement for the maintenance and support of the immune system. Each capsule contains Vitamin C, Zinc & Selenium combined with Propolis extract, freeze dried Manuka honey & Ginger root extract.

The Manuka honey is sourced from our very own Manuka Doctor hives nestled in the luscious green mountains of New Zealand. The honey is freeze dried into powder form and added to our formula which is lovingly made to the very highest standard. The MGO (methylglyoxal) level in Manuka honey is derived from DHA (dihydroxyacetone) which is naturally present in the nectar of the Manuka Bush.

Keep your immune system in tip-top condition. Find out how the ingredients in Immune Booster* can help:

Manuka honey (MGO 300)
This high-strength honey – made by bees collecting nectar from New Zealand Manuka bushes – contains the active ingredient methylglyoxal (MGO), which has an antimicrobial [1] and also anti-bacterial effect on the body, according to a 2018 study by Ulster University. [2] Our Manuka honey is harvested from Manuka Doctor hives high in the New Zealand mountains, and then freeze-dried into powder.

Vitamin C
According to the European Commission, this nutrient is important for normal immune system function in the general population. [3] According to the USA’s renowned Linus Pauling Institute, vitamin C is needed not only to produce the immune system’s front-line fighters, white blood cells, but it also stimulates their activity. [4]

Vitamin C is found in fruit and vegetables, in particular citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, melon, berries, kiwi fruit and green leafy vegetables. [5]

Zinc
Just like vitamin C, this mineral is needed for normal immune system function. [6] A 2008 study by Wayne State University, USA reported that zinc is critical for the normal development and function of immune cells, including certain types of white blood cell called neutrophils and natural killer cells. An enzyme that helps gear up T-cells, another type of white blood cell, is also needed by zinc. [7]

Foods rich in this mineral include oysters, beef, seafood, pork, pulses, nuts and seeds, dairy food and wholegrains. [8]

Selenium
This trace mineral is another nutrient essential for immune system function, according to the European Commission. [9]

An optimum selenium balance in the body leads to an improvement in the way the immune system responds, according to a 2008 study by the University of Hawaii, USA. [10] A later review, published in 2013 from the same establishment, found that giving older people selenium supplements increased their percentage of T-cells by more than 50% after six months. [11]

Good sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, halibut, tuna, liver and sunflower seeds. [12]

Ginger root extract
This root has been used for centuries for a range of problems, including coughs, colds, high blood pressure and nausea. Indeed, a 2012 Indian study reported that ginger has an anti-bacterial effect, [13] while different compounds in ginger, including its active ingredient, gingerol, may have anti-microbial properties – so can fight viruses and fungi too – according to a study published in 2014 by Saudi Arabia’s Qassim University. [14]

Propolis
immiune Booster* also contains propolis, a type of glue made by bees for their hives – hence the nickname ‘bee’s glue’. It’s been shown that propolis, which contains important plant chemicals called flavonoids, has immune-boosting properties: a 2019 Saudi Arabian analysis reported that the presence of propolis can trigger higher concentrations of immune cells, and support the activity of white blood cells. However, the researchers said that more studies were needed. [15]

+ antioxidant activity
Vitamin C, zinc, selenium, ginger and the flavonoids in propolis bolster the immune system in another way too: they’re all antioxidants, so help to protect cells from damage by free radicals [16] – unstable molecules that can damage cells, including cell membranes, DNA and enzymes. [17] This work supports the immune system to do its job properly, according to a 2015 review by Iran’s Nickan Research Institute. [18]

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Sources
1. Alvarez-Suarez JM, et al. The Composition and biological Activity of Honey: A Focus on Manuka Honey. Foods. 2014 Sep;3(3):420-432. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5302252/
2. Johnston M, et al. Antibacterial activity of Manuka honey and its components: An overview. AIMS Microbiology. 2018. 4(4):665-664. https://www.aimspress.com/fileOther/PDF/microbiology/microbiol-04-04-655.pdf
3. European Commission. EU Register on nutrition and health claims. http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/labelling_nutrition/claims/register/public/?event=search
4. Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Immunity In Depth: Overview of the Immune System. https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/immunity
5. National Institutes of Health. Vitamin C: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/
6. As Source 3
7. Prasad AS. Zinc in Human Health: Effect of Zinc on Immune Cells. Mol Med. 2008 May-Jun; 14(5-6):353-357. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277319/
8. National Institutes for Health. Zinc: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/#en3
9. As Source 3
10. Huang Z, Rose AH, Hoffmann PR. The Role of Selenium in Inflammation and Immunity: From Molecular Mechanisms to Therapeutic Opportunities. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2012 Apr 1; 16(7):705-743. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3277928/
11. Hoffmann PR, Berry MJ. The influence of selenium on immune responses. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2008 Nov; 52(11):1273-1280. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723386/
12. National Institutes for Health. Selenium: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-HealthProfessional/
13. Karuppiah P, Rajaram S. Antibacterial effect of Allium sativum cloves and Zingiber officinale rhizomes against multiple-drug resistant clinical pathogens. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2012 Aug;2(8):597-601. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609356/
14. Rahmani AH, Al Shabrmi FM, Aly SM. Active ingredients of ginger as potential candidates in the prevention and treatment of diseases via modulation of biological activities. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2014;6(2):125-136. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4106649/
15. Al-Hariri M. Immune’s-boosting agent: Immunomodulation potentials of propolis. J Family Community Med. 2019 Jan-Apr; 26(1): 57-60. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335834/#ref12
16. As Source 3
17. Hajian S. Positive effect of antioxidants on immune system. Immunopathol Persa. 2015;1(1):e02. http://immunopathol.com/PDF/ipp-1-e02.pdf?t=636686403740307537
18. As above

Supplement Facts

Directions & Warnings

DIRECTIONS: Take one capsule per day with a meal and do not exceed this recommended daily dose. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Please keep out of reach from children.

WARNINGS: Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Avoid this product if you have allergies to pollen, bees or bee products. Do not use this product without first consulting with your doctor if you are under medical supervision, on prescribed medication, pregnant, breastfeeding, have asthma or related allergies.

Suitable for vegetarians.

Delivery
Orders under $50 $6.95 2-5 Working Days
Orders over $50 FREE 2-5 Working Days

Orders placed on manukadoctor.com are only shipped to mainland USA addresses. We do not ship to Alaska and Hawaii.

Orders are sent using DHL and UPS, the final delivery is completed by USPS.

Parcels shipped to a PO Box address are done so at the customer's own risk. We cannot be held responsible for lost or undelivered parcels.

Orders placed on manukadoctor.com are picked and dispatched from New Jersey.

We ship orders Monday through Friday from New Jersey. Orders placed before midnight EST will ship on the next available shipping day. You can expect your order to be in transit for 2-5 working days.

Once your order has been processed for dispatch it cannot be cancelled.

Sales Tax

A sales tax of 6.625% is applied to orders of skincare and the cost of shipping where the order is dispatched to a New Jersey shipping address.

Returns

Our goal is to completely satisfy all customers. If, for some reason there is a problem with your order and you would like to return the item(s) please contact us via the website contact form in the first instance. We will discuss the issue with you and notify you of the next steps.

We cannot accept returns for products that have been opened and used. Items must be in their unopened packaging.

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