Blackmores Immuno Shield

Immuno Shield™

Supporting your protection against winter ills and chills.

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Overview

Blackmores Immuno Shield™ combines herbs and nutrients to support immunity and help maintain resistance to infection.

Why use

  • Herbs and nutrients to support immunity and help maintain resistance to infection
  • Helps maintain healthy respiratory and digestive tract linings, which are important components of a healthy immune system

The Blackmores difference

Echinacea supports the body’s resistance to infection via a number of mechanisms, including supporting the activities of a group of immune cells called phagocytes, whose role is to engulf and digest bacteria and other foreign bodies.  Andrographis also supports the production and activity of key immune cells. 

Garlic supports the body’s defences against a number of bacteria and viruses.

Vitamin A is essential for the formation of healthy epithelial cells, such as the mucus-producing cells of the respiratory and digestive tracts, which act as one of the body’s first lines of defence against infection.

Vitamin D supports optimal immune function and healthy immune resistance.  Vitamin D3 is often called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because it is manufactured in the skin through the action of sunlight.  A significant number of New Zealanders are at risk of deficiency, especially if they have limited sun exposure.

Zinc and vitamin C are important for immunity and help maintain resistance to infection, which may be impaired if dietary intake of these nutrients is inadequate.

Active ingredients per tablet

Echinacea angustifolia- echinacea

Echinacea purpurea- echinacea

Andrographis paniculata- andrographis

(standardised to contain andrographolide 25 mg)

Allium sativum- garlic

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-souble antioxidant required for a large number of biological processes. Vitamin A is found in red meat, eggs and dairy products.

Vitamin B5

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is involved in the metaboloism of fats and carbohydrates for energy production. Vitamin B5 is found in sunflower seeds, peas, beans (except green beans), poultry and whole grains.

Vitamin B6

Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) is a water-soluble nutrient involved in the production of proteins, neurotransmitters and haemoblobin. Whole grains, legumes, bananas, seeds, nuts and potatoes are good sources of vitamin B6.

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a water-soluble antioxidant nutrient involved in many biological processes in the body. Vitamin C is found in a number of fruits and vegetables, great sources are capsicums, blackcurrants, oranges and strawberries.

Vitamin D

Cholecalciferol (vitamin D) is a fat-soluble nutrient that is manufactured in the skin through the action of sunlight. Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphate metabolism which is important in the maintainence of bone health.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that exists in 8 different isomers (forms) of vitamin E alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol; and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol. It's main action is as an antioxidant which is responsible for many of it's functions in the body. Vitamin E is found in cold-pressed vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.

Zinc

Zinc is an essential trace element that plays a role in every living cell in the body. There are also around 300 enzymes that need zinc for healthy function. Zinc containing foods include meat, eggs, seafood- especially oysters, whole grains and seeds.

Dosage

Adults- Ongoing immune support: Take 1 tablet daily with main meal

Additional immune support when required-  Take 1 tablet 3 times per day with meals, or as professionally prescribed


Contraindications and cautions

  • Discontinue at least 2 weeks prior to surgery (garlic may increase the risk of bleeding associated with surgery)
  • Vitamin C may increase the risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate kidney stones. Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have had kidney stones
  • If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional

Medicine interactions

This product may interfere with certain medications. Click here to learn more.

Physical description

Easy to swallow, slip coated white tablet
Always read the label. Use only as directed.