The story so far...
There are roughly 23 million Americans suffering from an autoimmune condition...
What we at The Vital Plant have done
Research was at the heart of this product. We found that powerful autoimmune correcting properties were present in some incredible ingredients provided by mother nature.
Elderberry, also known as sambucus, comes from the Adoxaceae plant family. To be more specific, it is the dark purple berry that comes from the European elder tree. It is known to be antiviral and helps to significantly strengthen the immune system by increasing the production of cytokines in the body. Elderberry is very useful for helping to fight off colds and flu and is known to shorten the length of time of your illness when you find yourself sick.
Found in the tropic jungles of Central and South America, uña de gato, better known as Cat’s Claw, has been used for hundreds of years in traditional herbalism to treat a variety of health ailments. Fun fact: Cat’s claw earned its name from its claw-shaped thorns, which resemble the claws of a cat. It has been known to aid in easing neurological and digestive symptoms while also being an incredible ally in fighting viruses. There are actually quite a few studies that suggest it has immune-modulating and antioxidant effects beneficial to the treatment of arthritis and other health conditions.
Native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean, lemon balm is a lemon fragrant plant that comes from the mint family. Known scientifically as Melissa officinalis, lemon balm has been valued as a medicinal herb for many years and for very good reason- it has been known to strengthen the immune system. It also has both antiviral and antibacterial properties and aids with digestive issues as well. And if you didn’t already know, it is believed by many that it works as a mild sedative because it has the ability to depress the central nervous system when given in high doses.
In the Middle East, southern Europe, and India you can find the herbaceous licorice plant. Glycyrrhiza glabra is a member of the legume family and the licorice is the root of the plant from which a sweet flavor can be extracted. Licorice root is a powerful tool for fighting off viruses as it has strong antiviral properties and is widely known as an adrenal restorative as well as a strong supporter of the endocrine glands. In addition, research shows that licorice root aids in reducing stomach discomfort and may help kill H. Pylori bacteria.
Zinc is a known trace element that plays an important role in keeping a healthy immune system. It is one of the most abundant trace minerals in the human body. When zinc reserves are low, there is more susceptibility to disease and illness. Zinc plays a fundamental role in collagen formation and healthy tissue development. This mineral is also essential for normal fetal and reproductive development, and it contributes to healthy prostatic function.
Vitamin C stimulates your immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells, which help your body fight infections. Vitamin C at high doses is effective in preventing viral infection and enhancing recovery.
Vitamin C as ester C strengthens the entire immune system as well as the killer cells that go after the viruses and bacteria’s in your body. This form of vitamin C is also soothing to the adrenal glands and helps to support your immune system which is important when fighting any illness. Ester C is also less acidic than regular vitamin C, making it gentler on your stomach and making it ideal with sensitivity issues.
The rose bush is native to Europe and Western Asia. Also known as Rose Haw, rose hips are actually the fruit of the roses found in a rose bush. Rose hips are one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C available and are known to enhance the bioavailability of Vitamin C when you pair the two together. Rose hips contain high amounts of antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that support immune health and help fight bugs, bacteria, and viruses.