Staying healthy throughout the year can be a challenge, especially when stress wears you down and makes you vulnerable. RX-P Defense (Whole Body) helps strengthen your immune defenses by providing plant-derived immune polysaccharides from Echinacea purpurea grown on Gaia's own certified organic farm. Taken daily, it promotes a healthy immune system all season long.
Serving Size: 2 capsules daily
Servings per Container: 30
Amount per Serving:
Alcohol free concentrated extracts of:
Echinacea aerial parts fresh juice (E. purpurea) 500 mg
Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) 150 mg
Larch gum (Larix occidentalis) 100 mg
Maitake Mushroom PD Fraction (Grifola frondosa) 6 mg
Whole Plant Standardization Process
- Total Polysaccharides and Glycoproteins 50 mg
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable cellulose (capsule)
Take 1 capsule with a small amount of warm water 2 times daily between meals. Not to be used during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs, please consult with your Doctor before using this product. Keep away from children. Use only as directed on label. Natural separation may occur. This does not affect product quality.
The exact mechanism of E. angustifolia's effect on the mucosal membranes has not been fully understood until recently. Research conducted by Gaia Herbs and several institutions and Universities has elucidated compounds that have restructured our understanding of how Echinacea works. These compounds are called RxA Factors and represent the alkylamide fractions known as isobutlyamides. RxA Factors are found in the roots of E. angustifolia and purpurea and also in the mature ripe seed of E. purpurea. RxA Factors help maintain a healthy inflammatory response. RxA Factors supports the tissues of the sinuses and throat that are exposed to airborne stressors and help support an acutely challenged immune system.
There is a great deal of research interest in Astragalus. The triterpenoid sapponins known as astragalosides support the integrity of mucous membranes and epithelial cells in the respiratory tract through an antioxidant mechanism. The polysaccharides are of particular interest for their immune supporting properties. It also supports deep immune function by promoting normal levels of specific immune cells and aids in their function. It appears especially effective when immune function is stressed by environmental or endogenous challenges.
Maitake mushroom is thought to exert its effects on white blood cells and other immune inhancing substance to improve the body's ability to fight illness. There is some evidence that it can lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, lower blood sugar levels, and reduce weight in rats, but this has not been shown for humans yet.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnosis, treat, cure or prevent disease.
This product is manufactured under Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) in a FDA registered production facility.