Immunity has been a hot topic for some time now – but for most of us, we don’t give our natural defense system much thought until we’re sick. Our immunity is the foundation of good health, so it’s important to pay attention to what we can optimize or negatively impact upon our body’s natural protection against illness and diseases.

A high-functioning immune system is at the core of optimal health, but modern lifestyles negatively impact immune function through inflammatory dysregulation, reduced antioxidant status, and nutrient deficiency.

Supporting your immune system, naturally

Although there isn’t one single ingredient that can help to boost immune system function, there are lots of things you can do to step things up a notch when cold and flu season comes around. The best defense is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a nutritious, balanced diet and regular movement. But on top of this, specific nutrients, herbs and foods can all help to strengthen your immunity.

What is Defender?

Our unique Defender blend combines the wisdom of Eastern medicine with the cutting-edge insights of scientific research to offer robust yet gentle immune support. Formulated with vitamin C, Zinc and Astragalus extract, Defender provides a uniquely holistic helping hand with protection against unwanted bugs and bacteria that can cause illness and disease.

Our ingredients have been handpicked for their efficacy and quality – working together to regulate immune response and offer added protection on a daily basis or whenever you need an extra boost.

Zinc: In citrate form for easy absorption and bioavailability – necessary for over 200 enzymatic reactions required within the body. Regulates the activity of white blood cells and T helper cells which support immune response.

Astragalus: An ancient herbal remedy, Astragalus has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to support immunity. It is packed with phytonutrients and helps to regulate T-cells as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. Astragalus supports healthy upper respiratory function and naturally contains beneficial phytonutrients

Vitamin C: High-strength antioxidant which is also essential for warding off pathogens and infections. Vitamin C plays a role in the healthy function of the immune system by supporting functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system.

5 benefits of our Defender blend

1/ Up your nutrient intake

Defender contains key nutrients which are essential for optimal immune function – but they also have added benefits for other areas of health. Vitamin C is crucial for cell function and can’t be synthesized within the body, whilst Zinc citrate stimulates defense cells, aids tissue healing and contributes to DNA repair. Astragalus contains powerful antioxidants – but it also protects and optimizes respiratory function.

DEFENDER - Unique to the Eastwest Way Vitamin Line, Defender helps strengthen your health.2/ Boost energy levels

One added benefit of Defender is its ability to help with fatigue and low energy levels. This can be useful if you feel like you’re coming down with something – but it also helps you to enjoy increased vitality and even stamina and fitness.

3/ Breathe easy

Did you know that the lungs are amongst the main organs of detoxification? Breathing well is an easy and simple way to enhance health – and although we don’t give too much thought to breathing in each moment, this automatic process can be optimized to offer added protection against seasonal illness. Practice breathwork and deeper breathing, taking in air fully through the nose and releasing through the mouth with a sigh several times a day. During winter cold and flu viruses can cause respiratory discomfort, so supporting respiratory function can help to ward off sickness and help you to recover more quickly if you do fall ill. Astralagus in particular has been used for millennia to support respiratory health.

4/ Antioxidant power

Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant – so it’s an essential ingredient within our Defender blend. The type of Vitamin C we use (ascorbic acid) supports the elimination of toxins and the body’s response to oxidative stress, as well as being highly concentrated in phagocytic cells which ingest harmful pathogens.

5/ Soothe inflammation

Inflammation is a normal response to illness in the body and is crucial to help the immune system function properly when faced with a threat – but chronic low-grade inflammation is toxic and over time can trigger or exacerbate conditions such as autoimmune diseases, chronic pain and more. Defender has an added anti-inflammatory benefit, helping to reduce the tangible impact of inflammation including pain, digestive discomfort, fatigue and headaches.

Shop our Defender blend today and feel the benefits.