CBG – CBG is one of the most expensive cannabinoids to produce and one of the reasons SHIELD is priced on the higher end of the market spectrum. CBG, a highly potent cannabinoid with a lot of research validating efficacy as an immune booster, promoting balance and homeostasis, and more (the list is long). This CBG is ethanol extracted via rotovape methodology.
Eucalyptus – Studies validate it stimulates the innate immune system by enhancing our phagocytic response to pathogens. Eucalyptus has affinity for respiratory & immune systems; stimulating, dispersing, restoring, astringing. It is pungent, somewhat bitter, and aromatic. Cools lungs, promotes expectoration, resolves phlegm, relieves cough, soothes bronchi. Stimulates immunity, may help to reduce infection & inflammation.
Licorice – Traditional use of combating coughs, colds and the flu. Helps to expel respiratory mucus / phlegm. Lots of studies showing its efficacy for immune boosting.
Clove – Contains high amounts of antioxidants, which aid the immune system in fighting off oxidative damage and free radicals. Also contains eugenol which increases immunity. Helps reduce inflammation and expels mucus.
Echinacea – Numerous studies/research show it has a beneficial effect on the immune system, increasing the number of white blood cells, which fight infections and viruses. Helps with faster recovery.
Olive Leaf Oil - traditionally used to enhance the functioning of the immune system and aid the management of viral infections, especially when fever is present. Stimulates the body's phagocytes, which cells are responsible for eating dangerous bacteria or other unfriendly organisms before they cause harm. Many studies have shown that olive leaf kills candida and e-coli bacteria making it a powerful health ally.
Pau D’Arco – Traditionally used as a blood alternative, to support immune function and a normal inflammatory response in the body, as well as promoting a naturally healthy microbial balance of the intestinal tract. Research has shown that pau d’arco has the potential to boost activity of the immune system by nearly 50 percent when ingested on a regular basis.
Skullcap – One of the most widely used herbs in oriental medicine. It has an expansive range of therapeutic effects (including anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and amphoteric effects) on the immune response.
Reishi – An adaptogen known as the king of herbs, studies show Reishi can enhance immune function and white blood cell production, which helps fight infection.
Elderberry Powder - Packed with antioxidants and vitamins that have traditionally been used to boost the immune system. Helps tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect the heart. Experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms.
Mint Oil - Has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, and stimulates the immune system.
Oil of Oregano – A powerful extract that helps boost the immune system, works as a SHIELD against toxins, and even helps prevent tissue damage and encourages healing. Used also to treat cold and flu for quicker recovery.
Linalool - Has immune-boosting properties.
Nerolidol – This terpene is used as an antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune booster.
Geraniol – This terpene has been found to have promising immunomodulatory effect with antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties.
Asian Ginseng - Has incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and is well known as an immune modulator for boosting immunity against infections. Also enhances brain function and fights fatigue.
Vitamin A - Known as an anti-inflammation vitamin because of its critical role in enhancing immune function against infection.
Garlic Allium Sativum – Lab studies have shown to possess anti-viral properties, while other research and studies show it helps maintain homeostasis of the immune system. Utilized throughout the centuries to offer protection against infections.
MCT Oil – Used as the carrier oil in the formula, recent research has shown MCT possess immune modulating properties. We use organic sourced MCT.