THIS IS SUPERDEFENCE
SuperDefence combines a number of raw ingredients that stimulate and activate the immune system. SuperDefence is made up of potent extracts from chaga, reishi, Wellmune beta-glucans and elder. These individually help strengthen and activate the immune system. When combined, the beneficial effect is much stronger. The result is a supplement that will boost your health and strengthen your immune system This is all the more important at those times of the year when you are exposed to bacteria and viruses.
WHAT ARE ADAPTOGENS?
In 1947, a Russian researcher defined an adaptogen as an agent that allows the human body to withstand severe physical, chemical and biological stress factors. The body does so by developing a resistance to this type of stress, thereby allowing the organism to adapt. Put more simply, adaptogens respond to stress and imbalance, allowing the body to continue functioning as normal.
An adaptogen will promote a balancing effect on different systems in the body, such as the immune system, nervous systems and the cardiovascular system. The most commonly known plants and herbs that are adaptogens include roseroot, ginseng, schisandra, reishi and chaga. Nowadays, there is an ever-increasing interest in finding ingredients in nature. What’s more, chaga and reishi are now easier to source. As a result, these potent and adaptogenic mushrooms are more popular now than ever before.
It should come as no surprise that this ancient mushroom has re-emerged as a curative agent. Chaga is incredibly rich in a number of active agents, including beta-glucans and polysaccharides to boost the immune system. The different active agents in chaga have a number of excellent properties for strengthening the organism. Not only do they inhibit viruses and bacteria, they also have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels. The structured polysaccharides in chaga are also good for the cardiovascular system. Moreover, chaga is rich in both antioxidants and bitterns and has a number of exciting active agents that have not yet been charted and that contribute to the positive effect of chaga.
Reishi is an adaptogen mushroom that restores the body’s different functions when these have become imbalanced. It can revitalize, refresh or sooth, depending on what the body needs. Reishi is particularly effective in combating stress, insomnia and hormonal changes. It is also claimed that reishi can alleviate allergic reactions and inflammation, and calms the nervous system. At the same time, it is a potent antioxidant, helping to boost the immune system.
Reishi is also similar to chaga in that it has a high content of polysaccharides and beta-glucans. Reishi also contains a number of micronutrients in addition to vegetable matter, and is therefore a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Another similarity between chaga and reishi is the content of bitterns. These boost digestion and stabilize blood sugar levels. It is also worth remembering that reishi contains numerous active agents that are yet to be fully researched, and which are thought to contribute towards many of the positive effects on health.
DUO-EXTRACTED FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT
Double extraction or duo-extraction is required to exploit all the active agents in reishi and chaga. Duo-extraction is a technical term that implies extraction in two phases; one water-soluble and the other alcohol-based. The extract we use is developed by Four Sigmatic, one of the pioneers within this area. Our analyses show that this extract is extremely potent and pure, and without a doubt the best currently available!
ONE OF THE STRONGEST ANTIOXIDANTS IN THE WORLD
Chaga, also known as black gold, grows on birch trees in Siberia, China, North America and in Scandinavia. It is claimed that chaga is one of the world’s strongest antioxidants. Chaga has been used for centuries to boost the immune system and combat inflammation. As reishi, chaga is an adaptogen mushroom that restores the body’s different functions when these have become imbalanced.
REISHI – THE QUEEN OF ALL MUSHROOMS
Red Reishi is known as the queen of medicinal mushrooms in China and Japan, and is one of the most popular mushrooms within folk medicine in this part of the world. For more than 4,000 years, Emperors and prominent Taoists have used reishi as a curative elixir. Historically, this mushroom has been exclusively reserved for the higher classes of society.
REINFORCED WITH WELLMUNE
Both chaga and reishi contain natural beta-glucans. However, in our aim to create an optimal dietary supplement, we have also included
Wellmune 1,3/1,6 beta-glucan. This is a patented natural immune stimulator, clinically documented in a number of studies in terms of effect. Wellmune Beta,1,3/1,6 Gluco Polysaccharide is one of the best documented beta-glucan compounds currently available. Wellmune can also refer to a health claim permitted by the EFSA and relating to its curative properties and substantial documentation. Investments in development, research and clinical trials have amounted to more than NOK 2 billion for this product. Moreover, Wellmune is protected by more than 40 patents.
ELDER, A POPULAR PLANT IN ANCIENT GREEK MEDICINE
The fourth component of SuperDefence is elder.
This plant is well-known from ancient Greek medicine, and later became an important ingredient in Indian Ayurveda traditions. The plant also has a long history within Norwegian folk medicine. Elder is a bush with yellow-white flowers and black berries, growing primarily in old gardens in South and East Norway and wild along the coast all the way up to North Norway.