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The Gut-Brain Connection: Protecting Your "Second Brain"

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Brain health and gut health are closely related. Your gut has it's own separate nervous system, often called the "second brain" or formally, the enteric nervous system. The health of the enteric nervous system tells us a lot about the health of the brain in your head. Brain health and gut health are closely related Your gut has it's own separate nervous system, often called the "second brain" The health of the second brain tells us a lot about the health of the brain in your head What's good for the brain in your gut is usually good for the...

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Antioxidants for Improved Immune Health

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The immune system protects us from pathogens, cancers and harmful substances. Some immune cells produce free radicals known as reactive oxygen species (ROS) to destroy invading cells. Antioxidants are required to regulate immune cell release of ROS and can help regulate immune responses. Oxidative stress that is typically associated with inflammation, occurs when free radicals overwhelm the balancing effects of the natural antioxidant defense system. Olivamine® includes ingredients with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities that can enhance protection against oxidative stress and inflammation to improve immune health. The immune system can distinguish between “self” and “non-self” Immune responses to “non-self”...

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Nutrients to Support Immune Health During Cold and Flu Season

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Nutritional support for immune health can be an important step to keep you healthy during cold and flu season. In addition to the flu vaccine, you can incorporate antioxidants and nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, and prebiotic fiber that all play an important role in supporting and boosting your immune system and overall immune health. The flu shot only protects from a couple specific strains of flu virus There are many other viruses and bacteria that cause illness during cold and flu season Certain nutrients that can boost your immune system and offer an extra layer of protection...

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Vitamins B3 and B6 and Their Importance in Immune Protection

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B vitamins are important cofactors and coenzymes in many metabolic pathways and they play critical roles in the maintenance of immune homeostasis (tendency toward balance). Deficiencies in vitamin B3 and B6 have been found under inflammatory conditions and both vitamins have anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, deficiencies in these vitamins have been associated with diseases or disorders that are linked with inflammation. Importantly, both vitamins have been shown to regulate immune cell numbers and functions. Along with other important ingredients in Olivamine® and Pinnaclife® ImmuneHealth including hydroxytyrosol, oleuropein, and N-acetylcysteine, vitamin B3 and B6 have been demonstrated to increase immune protection....

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Supporting Proper Immune Responses with Olive Polyphenols

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There's a lot of talk these days about boosting your immune system, and for good reason. Everyone wants to stay healthy during cold, flu, and allergy season. But what are some simple things that you can do to support your immune system? Turns out, one of the easiest ways to do this is by increasing your intake of olive polyphenols and a couple other key nutrients. So if you're looking for an easy way to improve your health, consider adding some of the below suggestions into your diet! The olive polyphenols, hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein found in Olivamine® supplements, including ImmuneHealth have proven...

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Helping Your Immune Responses with N-acetylcysteine (NAC)

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N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has been used for over 50 years in many clinical investigations and human trials that have demonstrated its various benefits. NAC is an important small molecule that replenishes levels of glutathione (GSH), a powerful antioxidant found throughout the body whose levels decrease with aging. It can also neutralize free radicals, but unlike GSH it has good bioavailability. GSH and NAC have been shown to enhance many immune responses even during aging when decreased immunity and increased susceptibility to infection often occurs. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is found naturally in onions and garlic NAC replenishes levels of the important antioxidant, glutathione...

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Vitamins For Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails

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Nutritional support for production of healthy hair, skin, and fingernails includes a balance of antioxidants and nutrients like Vitamin C, zinc, selenium, biotin, and more. Learn how to feed your body with the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants needed to improve health & appearance of hair, skin, & nails.

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