The human body is constantly challenged by microbes in the environment. Under normal circumstances, our immune system is more than capable of warding off these invaders that can make us ill. However, extra support may be indicated in those with high exposure, chronic stress or individuals that are constantly getting sick. IM-Matrix is indicated for all of these circumstances, containing a blend of six standardized herbal extracts.
Of these herbal extracts, Echinacea angustifolia is the best-known for immune support, with numerous research trials showing that it can significantly reduce the recurrence of the common cold and reduce the duration of symptoms in an active infection. Baptisia tinctoria, commonly known as wild indigo, has also been shown to significantly reduce the intensity and duration of acute upper respiratory symptoms.
Hydrastis sinensis, better known as goldenseal, is indicated for catarrhal states as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial and a tonic for the respiratory tract. These actions are achieved through the powerful alkaloids, berberine and hydrastine. Astragalus membranaceus and its active ingredients are paired nicely with goldenseal because of its demonstrated effectiveness for controlling symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Astragalus membranaceus acts as an immunomodulating agent that upregulates immune cell expression, specifically CD4 and CD8 T cells, various cytokines and macrophages.
The traditional herbs Schisandra fructus and Ligusticum willichia round out the formula. Schisandra fructus is classically used as an adaptogen with liver protectant effects, but it also has anti-tussive and expectorant actions that are beneficial in upper respiratory infections. Ligusticum willichia is a known antimicrobial and anti-viral agent, especially toward infections of the upper respiratory tract.
Collectively, the carefully selected blend of six standardized herbal extracts in IM-Matrix make it a premier immunemodulating and antimicrobial formula. IM-Matrix is designed as an effective agent against acute bacterial and viral infections of the respiratory tract. However, this formula is also effective for supporting the immune system in those with poor immunity or when used preventatively during times of stress.
|Echinacea angustifolia Extract (coneflower) (4% polyphenols)||150mg|
|Goldenseal Extract (4:1) (root) (Hydrastis canadensis)||38mg|
|Astragalus membranaceus Extract (huang-qi) (root)
(16% flavone and polysaccharides)
|Ligusticum willichia Extract (5:1) (gao-ben) (rhizome)||75mg|
|Schisandra Fructus Extract (wu-wei-zi) (berry)
(2% total schizandrins)
|Wild Indigo Extract (10:1) (root) (Baptisia tinctoria)||20mg|
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Vegetable-grade magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose. Capsule: hypromellose.
Directions: Adults – Take 2 capsules, 2 times per day with food or as directed by a healthcare professional. For relief of upper respiratory tract infections symptoms, take at the first sign of infection.
Indications: Helps to relieve the symptoms and shorten the duration of upper respiratory tract infections. Helps to maintain immune function.
Warnings: Do not use if safety seal is broken. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use, especially if you are taking immunosuppressants, or if you have an autoimmune disorder, blood pressure problems, a kidney disorder or a progressive systemic disease such as tuberculosis, collagenosis or multiple sclerosis, AIDS and/or HIV infection. Consumption of goldenseal with alcohol, other medications and/or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Consult a healthcare professional if symptoms persist or worsen.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Known Adverse Reactions: Rare cases of severe allergic reactions have been known to occur; use caution if you are allergic to plants of the daisy family
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