Biotics Research - IAG (Arabinogalactans) - 100 Grams
IAG by Biotics Research supplies arabinogalactans, thats acts as a natural activator of the immune systems's complement pathway, which is responsible for non-specific host defense mechanism. Arabinogalactans are long, densely branched, high-molecular weight polysaccharides, derived from Larch trees.
IAG is the Biotics Research trade name for arabinogalactan powder obtained from the western larch tree. Arabinogalactans are long chained (50,000-60,000 Daltons) polysaccharides that are found in herbs that boost the immune system like golden seal and echinacea.
The advantages of using the western larch tree as a source of arabinogalactan are price and dosage. Arabinogalactan from larch trees is much less expensive and, as a result, you can give larger and more effective doses to your patients. It is a pure product—between 98% and 99% pure arabinogalactans and is safe and well-tolerated by patients—even children.
It is perhaps wise to follow the same precautions given for echinacea and not give IAG to patients with autoimmune diseases or for long-term chronic infections like tuberculosis. It is, however, an excellent product for acute infection.
- Colds and flu: Doses frequently used are 1 tsp per hour (mixed in a cool liquid) or some practitioners give 3 Tbsp per day. This product is well tolerated by children. You can give it in conjunction with C/Cal/Mg, AE Mulsion Forte, Cytozyme THY, and Bio C Plus. Although ADP is commonly thought of as a dysbiosis product, it is excellent for the treatment of upper respiratory infections, especially in conjunction with IAG.
- Hepatitis: Doses are similar to those given for colds and flu. Use in conjunction with Livotrit Plus and Dismuzyme Plus Granules.
- General Immune Support: Patients who get sick frequently or have repeated sinus, urinary tract or other infections can take IAG in conjunction with AE Mulsion Forte, Bio-Immunozyme Forte, Cytozyme THY, or Bio C Plus.
- People with chronic sinusitis often respond well to a combination of IAG and ADP.
IAG is arabinogalactan powder. Arabinogalactan is a $10 word for one of the active ingredients in many herbs, like echinacea, that are used to boost the immune system.
Echinacea is well-studied and its effectiveness in boosting the immune response is well established. In one study, a total of 92% of echinacea recipients and 95% of placebo recipients were infected. Colds developed in 58% of echinacea recipients and 82% of placebo recipients (Clin Infect Dis 2004 May 15;38(10):1367-71). In another study, (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2004 Mar;158(3):217-21) researchers concluded that a preventive effect of a product containing echinacea propolis, and vitamin C on the incidence of respiratory tract infections was observed. It has been shown to reduce inflammation in mice (J Pharm Pharmacol 2002 Oct;54(10):1379-83). A long study in the Ukraine looked at the protective effects of echinacea on the victims of Chernobyl. Echinacea protects all organs and systems, including the male reproductive system, against radiation. Dr. Victoriya F. Pochernyayeva, a leading researcher from Ukraine and the former Soviet Union went so far as to recommend that Echinacea extracts be used as food additives.
Why do your patients need IAG?
Derived from the larch tree, IAG™ is a long, densely branched, high molecular weight polysaccharide powder that is comprised of ~98 to 99% arabinogalactans by weight. Although arabinogalactans are found in a wide variety of plants, they are most prevalent amongst larch trees – a variety of pine tree. Larch arabinogalactans stimulate natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity, reticuloendothelial cells, and phagocytic activation. Furthermore, larch arabinogalactans are an excellent source of probiotic fiber that has been demonstrated to increase concentrations of butyrate, thereby enhancing colon health.
Why choose IAG from Biotics Research Corporation?
Recognized for its immune enhancing properties, IAG™’s unique powdered form and mild, slightly sweet taste, make it easy to dissolve into water or juice and is an excellent choice for a wide variety of patients, including young children and seniors who may be prohibited from taking pills or immune enhancing herbal formulas. In fact, IAG™ is so palatable, that if a child doesn’t see it being mixed into their juice – they won’t be able to detect its presence. Each bottle of IAG™ from Biotics Research Corporation contains 50 servings of arabinogalactans, making it both convenient and economical for healthcare practitioners and their patients. Once again, Biotics Research Corporation brings you “The Best of Science and Nature.”
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