PrintThe Science Behind Immune Shake Booster

Your immune system is faced with countless challenges each day, yet it’s something you might not think about until it’s not working at its peak. With the new science-backed Isagenix Immune Shake Booster, you can keep your immune system going strong with targeted active ingredients.

To be clear, Immune Shake Booster is not designed to prevent, treat, or cure any infection or illness. However, it’s comprised of key ingredients Wellmune® beta-glucan and a blend of Reishi, Maitake, and Poria mushrooms that work together to deliver an effective dose of targeted actives that help keep your immune system in shape.

Wellmune

Wellmune is a 1,3/1,6 beta glucan from the yeast strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae, more commonly known as baker’s or brewer’s yeast. Backed by numerous scientific studies, it’s been shown to support the immune system by priming and strengthening key immune cells for a more balanced response (1-6).

Wellmune works when it’s broken down into smaller fragments by specialized immune cells in the intestine. The fragments then bind to neutrophils, the most common immune cell in the body. With regular, consistent ingestion, neutrophils are primed and able to react quickly to pathogens in the body. Researchers have shown that daily supplementation of yeast beta glucans in Wellmune leads to an increase in the effectiveness of the immune response.

The effects have been examined in a variety of individuals – stressed adults, competitive and recreational athletes, older individuals, and children (1-6). Research in all areas consistently concludes that Wellmune is a powerful immunomodulator, supporting a normalized immune response to foreign invaders.

Wellmune has been shown to be effective at a dose of 250 milligrams per day, like that in one serving of Immune Shake Booster (1-4). However, in stressed individuals, or those undergoing intense exercise, up to 500 milligrams each day has been used to further prime, strengthen, and balance the immune system (5-6).

Reishi, Maitake, and Poria Mushroom Blend

Mushrooms have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine and touted for their therapeutic properties. They have also been researched extensively and there are more than 1,000 scientific publications examining the effects mushrooms have on the immune system (7-9).

Researchers agree that Reishi, Maitake, and Poria all contain polysaccharides that modulate the immune system. One such method is by altering the activity of overall immune function through cytokine regulation. Cytokines are small signaling molecules that mediate and control the immune processes that keep us healthy.

How to Use Immune Shake Booster

Immune Shake Booster has a pleasant, neutral taste that mixes well with Isagenix IsaLean™ or IsaLean™ PRO Shakes. Adults using Immune Shake Booster should mix one scoop with an Isagenix shake once daily. Up to two scoops per day can be used, together or separately, during times of increased stress and fatigue, or to support intense exercise training. While Immune Shake Booster is designed to be enjoyed with an Isagenix shake, it can also be added to other viscous beverages.

What about kids? Immune Shake Booster can also be used by children ages four and up by mixing half of a scoop into smoothies, shakes, or other thick beverages.

The key to the Immune Shake Booster is to take it daily for the most effective immune support.  Ingredients in the product have been shown to work best when taken consistently over time.

Once again, keep in mind that the Immune Shake Booster is not meant to treat any illness such as cold or flu, but it works as daily nutrition to strengthen your body’s natural defenses. It does not replace any medication prescribed by your doctor. If you have a medical condition or are taking medications, it is always recommended that you check with your physician before changing any part of your nutrition regimen.

References

  1. McFarlin BK, Venable AS, Carpenter KC, et al. Oral supplementation with baker’s yeast beta glucan is associated with altered monocytes, T cells, and cytokines following a bout of strenuous exercise. Front in Physio. 2017 Oct 20; 8: 786.
  2. Carpenter KC, Breslin WL, Davidson T, et al. Baker’s yeast β-glucan supplementation increases monocytes and cytokines post-exercise: implications for infection risk? Br J Nutr. 2013 Feb; 109(3): 478-486.
  3. Fuller R, Moore MV, Lewith G, et al. Yeast derived beta 1,3/1,6 glucan, upper respiratory tract infection and innate immunity in older adults. Nutrition. 2017 July-Aug; 39-40: 30-35.
  4. McFarlin BK, Carpenter KC, Davidson T, and McFarlin MA. Baker’s yeast beta glucan supplementation increases salivary IgA and decreases cold/flu symptomatic days after intense exercise. J Diet Suppl. 2013 Sept; 10(3): 171-83.
  5. Talbott S and Talbott J. Effect of beta 1,3/1,6 glucan on upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and mood state in marathon athletes. J Sports Sci Med. 2009 Dec; 8(4): 509-515.
  6. Talbott S and Talbott J. Beta 1,3/1,6 glucan decreases upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and improves psychological well-being in moderate to highly-stressed subjects. AgroFood Industry Hi-Tech. 2010 Jan/Feb; 21(1): 21-24.
  7. Rios JL. Chemical constituents and pharmacological properties of Poria cocos. Planta Medica 2011 May; 77(7): 681-691.
  8. Mayell M. Maitake extracts and their therapeutic potential – a review. Altern Med Rev. 2001 Nov; 60(3): 258-74.
  9. Wasser SP. Medicinal mushrooms as a source of antitumor and immunomodulating polysaccharides. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2002 Nov; 60(3): 258-274.