• Provides nutritional support to the immune system.
• Contains antioxidants and cruciferous vegetables.
• Contains essential vitamins and minerals.
• Provides 200–400% of the Daily Value of vitamins A, C and E.
The average diet contains many food ingredients that actually deplete certain nutrients. Commonly used substances such as sugar and caffeine, for instance, cause the body to increase its elimination of vital nutrients such as zinc, calcium, B vitamins, and others.
Nowadays, with the wide spread occurrence of immune-related ailments, it's more important than ever to keep a healthy and well-nourished immune system. Avoiding too much caffeine, processed sugar and processed foods is a good place to start. Adding plenty of antioxidant-rich cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower) and fresh fruits is also a good way to fortify your body.
Defense Maintenance is Nature's Sunshine's key formula for nourishing the immune system. The formula is a powerhouse of antioxidants, cruciferous vegetable powders, and extra vitamins and minerals that support immune function. Defense Maintenance may help counter the effects of poor foods, pollution, and other things harmful to people in modern societies.
Why is nutrition so important to immunity? Following are just two examples.
Without vitamin A, cells lining external and internal surfaces of the body would not be able to perform their functions.
Another nutrient, vitamin C, helps the immune system form white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting bacteria and viruses. Other antioxidants such as zinc, selenium and vitamin E all have specialized roles in the body.
How It Works
Defense Maintenance provides an excellent source of free radical-scavenging antioxidants. It contains vitamins A, C and E, plus the minerals selenium and zinc, all of which have been shown to quench damaging free radical activity in the body.
Defense Maintenance also contains protective herbs. It provides a concentrated source of cruciferous vegetables, shown in studies to support the liver's detoxifying function and to modulate the immune system.
10,000 IU vitamin A as beta-carotene (200% of the Daily Value), 240 mg vitamin C (400% DV), 120 IU vitamin E (400% DV), 10 mg zinc (67% DV), 50 mcg selenium (71% DV), barley grass, asparagus stem, astragalus root, broccoli flower, cabbage leaf, ganoderma mushroom fruiting body, parthenium root, pau d'arco inner bark, schizandra fruit, eleuthero root, wheat grass and myrrh gum.
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Take 2 capsules with a meal twice daily.