- Helps stimulate the body’s immune defences
- Supports the growth and activity of beneficial gut bacteria
- Standardised to 85% arabinogalactan (active principles)
Two of the human body's key functions consist of adapting to its environment and reacting to any kind of attack. Adaptation and adequate response are the immune system's two principal elements: the response occurs when the body recognises and then defends itself against an antigen.
A larch extract called arabinogalactan has been shown to be crucial to these two processes in attacks by a foreign body in the gastrointestinal tract. The mechanisms involved include the indirect effects of lactic acid-producing bacteria and bacterial constituents of immune cells, and the production of short chain fatty acids and binding of these acids to their leucocyte receptors.
Studies have shown that supplementation with larch arabinogalactan positively alters the activity of natural killer cells (NK lymphocytes), cytokines (essential for cellular communication) and macrophages. Arabinogalactan supplementation also confers antioxidant benefits, related to the many polyphenols present in larch. Other plants such as echinacea, cedar and wild indigo (baptisia tinctoria) contain similar substances though at lower concentrations. Arabinogalactan supports and boosts immunity in different ways:
Recent studies have shown that arabinogalactan triggers an adaptive immune response to specific antigens. In particular, a higher immunoglobulin G antibody response to vaccines was noted during the 10 weeks following vaccination. The study also showed an immunomodulatory effect which does not affect other immune parameters in any way.
The phenols and polyphenols present in arabinogalactan are well-known and widely-found in fruit, vegetables and other plant substances, combat the free radicals considered to be a key cause of cellular ageing. Some of arabinogalactin's active ingredients, such as quercetin (Super Quercetin) and taxifolin (
There are thus many practical applications related to its immune benefits. Arabinogalactan, which ferments in the gut, increases beneficial Lactobacillus bacteria, and can also be used as a complementary therapy against:
A supplement with extensive therapeutic powers, arabinogalactan deserves a special place among natural pharmacy products.
|Daily dose: 2 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30
Amount per dose
|ResistAid™ (extracted from larch Larix occidentalis standardised to 85% arabinogalactan)||1 000 mg|
|Other ingredients : Acacia gum.|
ResistAid™, Lonza, Suisse.