Specialized cells and organs which protect the body by locating,
killing and eating foreign invaders. Includes white blood cells,
thymus gland, lymphatic system, spleen, bone marrow, antibodies,
complement and interferon.
Resistance or protection against infection by the body's natural
Invasion of body tissues by disease-causing organisms such as
viruses, protozoa, fungi, or bacteria.
A reaction to illness or injury characterized by swelling, warmth,
An active factor in the B-Complex vitamins which help convert
food to energy. With Choline, Inositol is active in the metabolism
of fats. See: Cardio Care
Abnormal inability to sleep. See: Melatonin 3mg;
A hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates the metabolism
of glucose (sugar) in the body.
A protein produced by the cells in response to viral infection
that prevents viral reproduction and is capable of protecting
uninfected cells from viral infection. There are different types
of interferon, designated alpha, beta, and gamma.
The "friendly" bacteria present in the intestines that
are essential for digestion and metabolism of certain nutrients.
Mineral essential to oxygen transport in blood (via hemoglobin
and myoglobin), enzyme production and immune support. A deficiency
can cause the most common form of anemia. Teenagers need additional
iron during their years of maximum growth; women need extra iron
during the years they are menstruating and during pregnancy.
Phytonutrient antioxidants, including genistein and diadzein,
that act as estrogen receptor protectors (minimize PMS, menopause
side effects) and lower cholesterol levels.
See: Genestein Soy Isoflavone
One of the three branched chain amino acids. They are called
BCAA's because they structurally branch off another chain of
atoms instead of forming a line.
A measure of potency based on an international accepted standard.
Because this is measure of potency, not weight or volume, the
number of milligrams in an international unit varies, depending
on the substance being measured.