TERRA-MED™ OPTI-GUARD Immune Support Capsules are intended to support immunity and give symptomatic relief of colds and flu. OPTI-GUARD is compounded of ingredients used traditionally for relief of symptoms such as: coughing, sore throat, scratch throat, hoarseness, allergies, blocked or runny nose and muscle aches.
NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine)(200mg): This ingredient is known for it’s mucolytic effect as well as for being a strong anti-oxidant. It is also used at times for patients with kidney ailments and is also liver protective. Studies are still ongoing for its benefits for athletes.
Rosehip (Rosa Canina)(200mg): This organic ingredient is popular for its Vitamin C content. It is also a natural way to obtain polyphenols, bioflavonoids and carotenoids. Its vitamin C content is also enhanced by bioflavonoids (that assist with absorption) like Quercetin, rutin, as well as hesperidin which amplify this benefit. The carotenoids that are present in rosehip is beta-carotene, lycopene, beta-Cryptoxanthin, lutein, Zeaxanthin and rubixanthin.
OptiMSM® (Methylsulfonylmethane)(250mg): The uses of OptiMSM includes that of immunity (supporting anti-oxidant levels and potential modification of pro-inflammatory mechanisms). Other uses also include joint health by significantly reducing pain as well as deterioration of cartilage matrix.
Pelargonium sidoides S70 DC root extract (28.5mg): This plant is a member of the Geraniaceae family. This specific ingredient is an extract of the highest potency which is regulated for consistency of active ingredients. Potential applications for use of this ingredient has been described as follow:
Respiratory infections- thins mucous for ease of expectoration.
As a combination therapy with conventional anti-inflammatory medication.
As a preventative measure to assist immunity
Symptomatic relief of colds and flu – reduction of the severity.
This plant successfully shortens the duration of the common cold and fight symptoms associated therewith – while ordinary OTC medicines only mask the symptoms.
The dried rhizomes of P. sidoides contain a host of chemical compounds. Among these are polyphenols including gallic acids. Polyphenols are a group of plant chemicals which give foods a bitter taste represents potent plant defence chemicals and often act as powerful antioxidants. Root extracts are rich in coumarins, including a unique phytochemical called ‘umckalin’. In addition, the remedy contains powerful flavonoids including quercetin, catechin and gallocatechin. These plant nutrients are responsible for vivid colour in fruit and vegetables and have anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties.
The antibacterial and antiviral effects are attributed to the gallic acids and other phenolic compounds, while the immunomodulatory activity is ascribed to a combination of phenolic compounds and various coumarins.
Content: 30 capsules
Dosage and directions:Adults: Take one (1) capsule twice daily after meals (to maintain immunity). When symptomatic the capsules can be taken thrice (3x) daily. Age 6-12 years: Take one (1) capsule daily after a meal (to maintain immunity). Take two (2) capsules daily, after meals, if symptomatic.
Terra-Med™ OPTI-GUARD is formulated using high quality ingredients and is formulated to address symptoms, not just masking them.