Arabinogalactan is a specialty nutrition supplement made by Pure Encapsulations, manufacturers of high quality, hypo allergenic nutrition supplements. Every batch of finished products are tested and certified by independent laboratories. All products are manufactured under conditions similar to those employed in making pharmaceutical grade drugs and complies with the FDA GMP guidelines. More Information on the Manufacturing and Quality Control of this supplement.
*Arabinogalactan, or AG, is a fermentable fiber found in high concentrations in North American larch trees. It is also the active constituent of echinacea. AG has demonstrated the ability to activate immune cells involved with the body's first line of defense and to promote cytokine production, the communication and signaling pathway of immune cells.
Research conducted at the University of Minnesota revealed that AG stimulated immune cells with a higher capacity than echinacea. In several university studies at major U.S. institutions, AG promoted immune cell function at a dose of 1.5 grams per day in humans. A recent, randomized 4-week trial in healthy adults showed that AG also potentiates the complement system, another mechanism of defense in the body.
Animal and human studies also indicate that AG supports a healthy environment for the liver and colon. In the colon, AG enhances the growth of the friendly microflora lactobacillus and bifidobacteria while moderating levels of microflora such as Clostridium perfringens. Antioxidants, such as vitamin C, may support arabinogalactan activity.
Arabinogalactan is an immunomodulatory fiber that activates specific immune system cells and maintains healthy microflora levels, an additional factor in supporting optimal immune function.
Hauer J, Anderer FA. Mechanism of stimulation of human natural killer cytotoxicity by arabinogalactan from Larix occidentalis. Cancer Immunol Immunother 1993;36(4):237-44.
Ingredients and Dosage:
each vegetable capsule contains:
arabinogalactan (Larix spp.) extract 500 mg.
vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) 50 mg.
3 capsules per day, in divided doses, between meals.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. See Disclaimer
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