Immuno-Viva Boost - 60 Capsules
Immuno-Viva Boost is ideal for people who wish to turbo-charge their immune support. Immuno-Viva developed Boost alongside doctors from the University of Minnesota, whose research shows that Boost provides a wealth of antioxidant activity and helps fight against free radicals. Immuno Viva Boost contains all natural black raspberry and black cumin seed flours, both rich in antioxidant activity, which help support the body and immune system. Immuno-Viva Boost's combination of flours creates a water-soluble antioxidant product that works complimentary to the oil soluble components of Core. These two products, taken together, provide even greater immune support than either one alone can achieve.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly are free radicals and why are they bad for you?
Free radicals are like rust in our body. They are molecules with an unpaired electron, in search of another electron. They steal electrons from healthy cells, eventually breaking down cellular membranes and damaging their fragile contents. Scientists refer to this process as Oxidation, and the cellular damage it causes is known as Oxidative Stress. It is the same sort of reaction that takes place as metal rusts, or as a banana turns brown, only it is happening inside our bodies. While a certain level of free radical activity is normal, high levels can be harmful.
What sorts of people are most prone to having too much free radical activity?
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to generalize. We know that many aspects of modern living contribute to a free radical imbalance: a stressful job, lack of exercise, exposure to airborne toxins in the environment, and perhaps most importantly, an unhealthy diet. In addition, hereditary factors can also be involved. And as we age, the free radical activity in our bodies accelerates. Free radicals impact everyone, but along with certain lifestyle changes, Immuno- Viva's products give us the ability to fight back.
What are antioxidants and how do they help?
Antioxidants clean up free radicals within our bodies. Immuno-Viva Core is designed to help people live healthier lives. Immuno-Viva Core is unique because of the high level of lipid (fat) antioxidant activity. Lipid antioxidant activity has been found to be most active in helping fight free radicals. And when combined with water soluble antioxidant activity found in Boost, Recovery and Smart, it provides even more powerful health support.
What are essential fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 6, and what do they do?
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are vital components in our diet because we cannot manufacture them in the body. A diet lacking EFAs can lead to poor health.
There are two distinct types of EFAs: omega-3 and omega-6. Both types are polyunsaturated, and contain double bonds between carbon atoms, but the location of these double bonds differ and we cannot convert one type, omega-6, to the other type, omega-3. As a result, getting the right balance between omega-3 and omega-6 EFA's in the diet is important.
Because our diets are rich in fat and oils, it is commonly assumed that we receive enough EFAs. However, the typical American diet does not provide enough of them, and because EFAs are very unstable, frying and storage will cause significant losses. Immuno-Viva's NatureFRESH Cold Press process has the advantages of preserving EFAs, antioxidant activity and other vital phytochemicals, making Core and Ease great sources of Omega 3 and Omega 6.
Are Immuno-Viva products really natural?
The oils and flours in Immuno-Viva products are derived from fruit, vegetable, and herb seeds which are also consumed as foods. These are nutrient dense, super powerful complexes with pure natural ingredients. Botanic Innovations has developed a proprietary manufacturing process called NatureFresh Cold Press which extracts nutrient rich plant seed oils in an oxygen deprived inert environment. This results in extra virgin seed and plant oils without the use of solvents, bleaching agents or damaging high temperatures. The antioxidant activity, essential fatty acids, and vitamins are preserved unlike ingredients which are processed in a high heat environment.
Are Immuno-Viva products organic?
The ingredients in Immuno-Viva are sourced from the highest quality raw materials and are evaluated continuously for quality. No solvents or chemicals are used in their certified organic manufacturing process, and no artificial preservatives are added to the products. However, sources for certified organic raw materials are not readily available for some of the ingredients, so the products themselves are not certified organic.
Some reports I've read say that antioxidants that come naturally in food are good, but those in supplement form are not. Is that true?
This is true for some antioxidant supplements, but not Immuno-Viva. There are a couple of reasons why some antioxidants work better than others. Firstly, there is growing scientific evidence that multiple diverse antioxidants are more effective than single types in neutralizing the many different forms of free radicals in the complex chemical structures of our body. Many over the counter supplements are made of isolated antioxidants. Secondly, harsh processing can greatly reduce the effectiveness of an antioxidant. Again, many antioxidant supplements are extracted with the help of heat or chemicals and put together in products with binding agents and desiccants to hold the composition together. Those processes have been found to hinder antioxidant effectiveness and bioavailability.
Immuno-Viva products are gently extracted from the most nutrient dense part of the plant, and laboratory tests confirm their extraordinarily high total antioxidant activity and nutrient level.
Is there such a thing as too much antioxidant intake?
Yes, it is possible to take too many antioxidants, especially taking too much of a single type of antioxidant such as vitamin E or C. An excessive amount of antioxidants can actually cause pro-oxidation or cause creation of free radicals. As in everything, moderation is a good guide. There is less danger of pro oxidation with Immuno-Viva products, however, because they contain many different forms of antioxidants having different properties and functions as opposed to a heavy dose of a single type of antioxidant.
Why should I take Immuno-Viva products? What good will they do?
There are six good reasons to take Immuno-Viva Core.
- It is a powerful antioxidant activity complex with essential Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
- It provides immune support.
- It provides cardio-vascular support.
- It helps fight Free Radicals.
- It's completely natural thanks to natural ingredients and our proprietary cold-pressed process.
- Immuno-Viva Core lets you take responsibility for your own health.
The other Immuno-Viva products are also pure, natural products derived from the seeds of nature. Each of these has been formulated to help people with specific needs.
Are there any side effects to taking Immuno-Viva products?
Since Immuno-Viva is made from foods, there are no known serious side effects. Some people, however, find the taste of Immuno-Viva Core to be objectionable or they are not comfortable swallowing a teaspoon of oil. The oil can be taken with a solid food such as yogurt, a cracker or on a salad, or incorporated into a drink, smoothie or even ice cream. Another side effect is slight discomfort from belching and acid reflux. So far, no known allergies have been reported or any other side effects.
Are there any drugs that shouldn't be taken alongside Immuno- Viva products?
As with any dietary supplement, consult with your physician if you have a medical condition or are taking medications, prior to taking Immuno- Viva.
I am training for a marathon. Is Recovery able to help me train longer or harder?
Recovery is designed to provide a very broad range of benefits through its antioxidant activity. Recovery also provides natural support against muscle soreness and fatigue.
I am just starting to take up running. My runs are just 1-3 miles. Is Recovery helpful even to me?
Yes, Recovery is helpful for any exercise program and as well as meeting the stresses created by active living schedules.
I've been taking Immuno-Viva Core for a year and now I'm pregnant. Should I stop taking it?
As recommended with all dietary supplements, Immuno-Viva should not be taken if pregnant, lactating, on medication or under a physician's supervision without approval.
My doctor tells me that all diet supplements are a waste of time and money. What evidence do you have that I can take to him to justify taking Immuno-Viva?
While not all dietary supplements are equal, there is an overwhelming level of scientific evidence that the ingredients of Immuno-Viva can support healthy nutrition. They recommend you show your doctor the supplement facts panels and the product information sheets for the products you are taking.
Omega 3 Benefits
Americans have a fat deficiency. It sounds crazy, right? But it's true — the average American diet is lacking certain types of healthy fats. Not the type we get from fast food — but Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids. Our bodies need them to stay healthy, and they can't produce them on their own.
We normally get Omega 3s by eating fish (recommended 2 servings per week), or certain fruits and vegetables (5 servings per day). But few Americans get anywhere near what they need - and this deficiency may be dangerous.
Researched Omega 3 benefits include:
- Heart and immune system support
- Better skin and hair
- Brain and memory support
- Mood support
- Eye health
- Cellular membrane support
The first Omega 3 benefits were initially identified in 1970 by scientists studying the Inuit in Greenland. Their research pointed to large amounts of these essential fatty acids in a diet consisting almost entirely of high-fat fish as a possible reason for the nation's heart health. Compare that to America today, where most diets lack the Omega 3 benefits and heart health is a major issue.
Since that initial study, over 14,000 research papers have been published on the many health benefits of Omega 3 and 6. Many of the Omega 3 benefits found in these studies are listed near the top of this page.
Immuno-Viva Core is a great source of Omega 3, providing 1.4 grams per serving. And because it combines Omega 3 with powerful lipid soluble antioxidant activity, it provides even more cellular support.
Nutritional Health Supplements with the Power of Nature
The raw ingredients that make up Immuno-Viva's nutritional supplements are quite literally the seeds of nature. These all-natural, non-GMO ingredients contain a full spectrum of antioxidant activity, fatty acids, essential minerals like magnesium, zinc and calcium, and other valuable nutrients. From black raspberry, to black cumin, to the chardonnay grape, the seeds are cold-pressed into oils and flours which have powerful health benefits.
Here is a taste of the ingredients found in our nutrient-dense dietary supplements:
Black cumin (certified organic) is considered native to the Mediterranean region and well known throughout Europe and Asia for its immune system support properties, yet it is still rare in western nutritional health supplements. Black cumin seed oil is high in essential fatty acids and is packed with antioxidants activity.
Black raspberry seeds offer a wealth of benefits and are used in many of their nutritional health supplements. The seeds have powerful antioxidant activity, and are loaded with Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. While the antioxidants help fight against free radicals, the essential fatty acids support cellular membranes.
Red raspberry seeds are rich in antioxidant activity, polyunsaturated fats, and contain Vitamin E in a variety of forms. Research shows red raspberry seed oil possesses a broad spectrum of antioxidant activity.
Blueberry seeds are an excellent source of antioxidant activity, and are commonly used in nutritional health supplements.
Grape seed flour is exceptionally high in antioxidant activity.
Pomegranate seed flour contains generous amounts of antioxidant activity.
Cranberry seed flour have been shown to help support urinary tract health. It is also used in their nutritional health supplements because it is rich in antioxidant activity.
Milk thistle has a very long history of use for supporting the liver. It is one of the world's most studied and researched herbs. It contains powerful antioxidant activity.
The NatureFRESH Cold-Press Process
Immuno-Viva's ingredients retain their natural power and goodness from start to finish. Their NatureFRESH Cold-Press process gently presses and separates the seeds into oils and flours without the use of heat or chemicals. It is done in an inert atmosphere, absent of oxygen to preserve the natural character of the oils. The result is a product that is exceptionally pure and nutritionally rich.
This method of cold-pressing seeds is not commonly used in the United States due to the higher cost of extraction. But it also yields the most powerful and nutritionally rich oils and flours, maximizing the health benefits. Other manufacturers process their products with harsh chemicals, synthetic stripping, and high temperatures that compromise the botanicals' inherent nutritional properties. Heat extraction destroys valuable enzymes and nutrients. Worse, chemical extraction can leave a harmful residue in the final product. Immuno-Viva takes no short cuts. The entire mechanical extraction process is done at low temperatures and is chemical-free. In fact, it has been certified organic. Mother Nature would be proud.
The end result is pure, highly powerful oils and flours that make up our line of natural supplements. You can be sure you're getting the purest, most natural products geared to help you stay healthy.
Introduction to Immuno-Viva
Immuno-Viva is dedicated to improving your health. That's why their products are made from 100% natural, nutrient-dense packed non-GMO fruit and herb seeds. That's why their NatureFRESH Cold-Press extraction method avoids harsh chemicals and heat that might compromise the integrity of their products. That's why they use a team of respected medical advisors to research and develop their products. To them, it's worth the extra effort to know that they provide the most effective, pure and natural products available.
The Origin Story: A Natural Antioxidant Rooted in Innovation
In 1999, Mark Mueller founded Botanic Innovations with a mission: to create natural supplements and skin care products that will help people all over the world live healthier lives. Mark took a cold-press process that was initially being used in other applications and applied the same technology to extract natural oils from fruit and plant seeds. The result was super-powerful oils with antioxidant activities that were also high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. After much research and experimentation, Mark believed his team had created a natural supplement with powerful health benefits. However, it wasn't until he found an equally innovative figure, Dr. Dan Saltzman, that he became aware of the full potential of the oils.
When Dr. Saltzman learned about the supposed health benefits of Mark's natural supplement, the traditional physician inside him was skeptical. As fate would have it, the pioneering researcher within him urged him to be open-minded. He received samples of Immuno-Viva Core from Mark and began conducting laboratory studies. The results were astounding. Being a true skeptic, Dr. Saltzman raised an eyebrow and repeated the experiment to see if it was an anomaly. The results were consistent.
Over time, Dr. Saltzman, the chief of pediatric surgery at the University of Minnesota medical school, developed an extensive body of research on Immuno- Viva's natural supplement, and his skepticism was overcome. Immuno-Viva Core was proving to be a natural product with remarkable capabilities. Through his studies, the doctor found Immuno-Viva Core capable of supporting the immune system, supporting heart health, and helping to fight against free radicals.
Encouraged by these findings, Dr. Saltzman is eager to introduce others to the powerful capabilities of Immuno-Viva and to provide people with better quality of life. Extensive research is still being conducted to understand the full potential of Immuno-Viva's natural supplement, Core. And we have developed an entire line of powerful products with antioxidant activity.
A new idea in dietary supplements: Integrity
Botanic Innovations is the company that developed the Immuno-Viva line of products. From the beginning, as a small endeavor in the NW Wisconsin countryside, they recognized that the world of dietary supplements was characterized by over- promise and dubious claims. They wanted no part of that. In 2002, when they first discovered, with Dr Leonard, the antioxidant activity and immune support properties of their natural seed oils, they were excited but restrained. Only after extensive lab testing under the supervision of some of the finest doctors in the country were they ready to take Immuno-Viva products to the public. And they continue testing and improving, because that's the right thing to do. That's Botanic Innovations.
Botanic Innovations lives and breathes its mission and values. It may sound lofty and idealistic, but their mission — their cause — is "to help people live healthier lives, naturally." Their Immuno-Viva Core product is a completely natural yet powerful ally for your health. And they continue to push the boundaries of science as we research ways in which the raw power of nature can help people lead long and healthy lives.