Boosting our body’s immune system is often the best defense when it comes to protecting us from whatever the world throws our way.
Our exclusive Immunity Protocol is the exact go-to wellness strategy Dr. Cabral uses to enhance his own immunity, both seasonally or when traveling. This combination of vitamins provides the key nutrients required to protect and bolster our immune response to help keep us well and deter potential illness.
What’s Included in Each Immunity Protocol
(1) Alkalizing Vitamin C
Alkalizing Vitamin C is Dr. Cabral's personal go-to powder for high dosage use. Each scoop contains approximately 2.5g and easily mixes with water or your favorite beverage and comes in a refreshing lemon flavor that adults and kids alike will love.
Vitamin C's role in immune enhancement has been strongly evidenced in supplementation research to increase natural killer cell activity, lymphocyte proliferation and immune balance. (1) Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant, acting to neutralize free radical damage to cells, including DNA, lipids and proteins. As a free radical neutralizing agent, Vitamin C readily donates electrons to unstable molecules and breaks the chain of free radical damage to cells and tissues.(2)
Vitamin C supplementation has been studied for more than six decades for its role in supporting the body during immune challenges. It has been shown to stimulate both the production (3, 4) and function (5, 6) of white blood cells, especially neutrophils, lymphocytes and phagocytes.
(1) Balanced Zinc
Equilibrium Nutrition chose this specific form of Balanced Zinc for its wide range of physiological functions, including the support of the body’s immunity defense system and tissue development and repair. What makes it balanced is its very unique formulation that includes co-factors such as copper, which allow zinc to be used for long-term use without depleting its antagonist (copper).
Zinc plays an important role in supporting the body’s defense system, promoting healthy neutrophil, natural killer cell, and T-lymphocyte function.* Vitamin C and B6 are powerful antioxidants and act as synergistic partners with zinc in this formulation in order to enhance its absorption into the body where it needs it the most.
By using a smaller micro dose of these two cofactors Equilibrium Nutrition's Balanced Zinc is able to improve the overall benefits of an already powerful mineral.
(1) Vitamin D Liquid
While there are many factors which cause people to be deficient in Vitamin D, there is one thing that is certain -- when the body is low in Vitamin D it immediately lowers the immune system and therefore our defenses against bacteria, viruses and other diseases.
Vitamin D plays a major role in our human genome (DNA) and is responsible for over 500 processes in the body, including assisting with the absorption of other vitamins and minerals. In addition to protecting you from bacterial and viral invaders, low Vitamin D could leave you susceptible to autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, diabetes, cancer and more.
Our high-potency, single drop formula has been proven to be the most efficient by enhancing absorption and utilization by the body.
Protocol Dosage Instructions
Alkalizing Vitamin C
- 1 scoop daily, added to water upon waking
- 4 drops under your tongue with a meal
Take the above 3 products daily during anytime you feel you need to boost immunity. Great to use seasonally or anytime you will be traveling.
For best results, Dr. Cabral recommends taking this in addition to the Daily Foundational Protocol, Level 2 which includes all the basic building blocks your body needs for optimal function year round.
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2. From: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitamins/ vitaminC/. Accessed 1-28-14.
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9. Jariwalla RJ, Harakeh S. Mechanisms underlying the action of vitamin C in viral and immunodeficiency disease. In: Packer L, Fuchs J, eds. Vitamin C in Health and Disease. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.; 1997:309-322.