Eleuthero Max-V vegetarian capsules contain 500 mg of the herb Eleutherococcus senticosus standardized to 0.3% Eleutheroside B and 0.5% Eleutheroside E. Harvested from China, Russia, Manchuria, and Korea, this plant has been used for centuries as an adaptogen, stimulating the immune system and normalizing reaction to stressful conditions.
Eleutherococcus has been used for centuries in the traditional medicine of Russia, to maintain and stimulate the function of the body’s various systems, including its Immunological defenses. As an adaptogen, Eleutherococcus is thought to increase the body’s resistance to biological and chemical stresses. Russian studies have shown that extracts of Eleutherococcus have generally positive results on work output and athletic performance. Laboratory and clinical studies have shown that Eleutherococcus senticosus increases phagocytosis and stimulates lymphocyte activity in response to biological or physical stress. Preparations of Eleutherococcus increase immune cell phagocytosis of Candida albicans by over 30%. It has been suggested that Eleutherococcus stimulates the production of interferon, thus enhancing the functioning of macrophages, natural killer cells, and cytotoxic T cells, components of the immune system. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study demonstrated Eleutherococcus senticosus’ significant increase in the number of immunocompetent cells in 36 healthy individuals.
There was an especially pronounced effect on T lymphocytes, predominantly of the helper/inducer type, with an overall improvement in their activation. This effect was also seen with cytotoxic and natural killer cells. Polysaccharides have been isolated from the root of Eleutherococcus. These polysaccharides are thought to be partially responsible for its immunostimulating actions.
100 capsules per bottle
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