Product Profiles: Natural Factors

Super Mushroom Provides Super Immune Support

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This time of year, having a strong immune system is more important than ever. The best way to support immune health is with a health-promoting diet,
consistent physical activity and targeted dietary supplements.

For centuries, healers have turned to mushrooms to not only support a healthy immune system, but also to increase energy, restore vitality and support the body’s stress-management system. Scientific research shows why: Mushrooms contain potent polysaccharides known as beta-glucans—plus health-supporting antioxidants and anthocyanins.

Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea® Super Mushroom immune and energy support formula is one of the best supplements available, charged with the vibrant goodness of nature.

The Natural Way to Support Immune Health
In a recent study, scientists explained why beta-glucans help support immune defenses. Research shows that these natural substances are key components in activating natural killer cell function and macrophages—a type of white blood cell that consumes invaders.
Whole Earth & Sea Super Mushroom packs a strong dose of beta-glucans, thanks to its blend of six organic mushrooms along with Wellmune®, a patented beta-glucan that offers powerful support to maintain healthy immune function.product profile

Super Mushrooms to the Rescue
Every capsule of Super Mushroom includes 50 mg each of organic cordyceps, chaga, lion’s mane, maitake, reishi and shitake mushroom extracts. These extracts are created using a patented fermentation process that results in high levels of beta-glucan polysaccharides,
antioxidants and anthocyanins.

They are called “super mushrooms” for a reason! All six mushrooms have well-known health benefits for immune, antioxidant and cognitive support, as well as adaptogenic activity for increased energy and resistance to stress.

Reishi in particular is heralded for its immune-support activities. In fact, several studies show reishi can help counteract immunosenescence, which is the gradual loss of immune function as we age.

The benefits of Super Mushroom don’t end there. Each Super Mushroom capsule also includes 250 mg of Wellmune beta-glucan.

The Wellmune Solution
Wellmune adds a turbo boost to the health benefits that are naturally inherent in the six different types of mushrooms contained in Whole Earth & Sea Super Mushroom.

Wellmune—derived from a highly purified, proprietary strain of baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)—is designed to prime and support the immune system to better manage the everyday stress that can compromise an otherwise healthy body.

With an investment of over $300 million, Wellmune is the best-studied natural support ingredient for healthy immune function. Dating back to 2008, there have been 19 double-blind clinical trials showing that Wellmune provides significant health benefits for both adults and children.

One trial found that adults who took Wellmune for 12 weeks didn’t miss any work or school days due to a weakened immune system. On the other hand, those who didn’t take Wellmune spent an average of about a day and a half at home due to a weakened immune system.

The Farm Fresh Factors™ Difference!
Considering that mushrooms have been used for over 1,000 years for their incredible health benefits, it’s no surprise that there are many mushroom supplements on the market. So, why steer your customers to Whole Earth & Sea Super Mushroom?product profile

Because Super Mushroom also includes 200 mg of nutrient-dense Farm Fresh Factors! This whole-food nutrition is a blend of fresh, raw, active vegetables; cruciferous vegetables; whole-fruit ultra polyphenols, herbals and plants; and whole-plant sea vegetables.

Farm Fresh Factors includes 100% organic, non-GMO, nutrient-rich plants grown on Natural Factors Farms. These fruits, vegetables and herbs are harvested at their peak and immediately raw processed at Natural Factors’ own facilities, using its proprietary EnviroSimplex® method.

EnviroSimplex ensures the processing temperature always stays below 118 degrees Fahrenheit, which retains the vital bioenergetic vitamins, minerals, enzymes,
phytonutrients and antioxidants that naturally occur in raw, whole plants. So like every Whole Earth & Sea product, Super Mushroom captures all the vital energy and goodness of nature—in each capsule.

The Super Mushroom Advantage
A one-capsule serving of this farm fresh, whole food supplement includes:

• 50 mg each of six organic mushroom superfoods
• 250 mg of clinically-researched Wellmune beta-glucan
• 200 mg of Farm Fresh Factors

Whole Earth & Sea Super Mushroom is the perfect option for supporting your customers’ immune health! WF

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Randomized Phase II Clinical Trials of Welllmune WGP® for Immune Support During Cold and Flu Season. http://www.wellmune.com/blog/2009/07/16/randomized-phase-ii-clinical-trials-of-wellmune-wgp-for-immune-support-during-cold-and-flu-season. July 16, 2009.
Sanodiya BS, Thakur GS, Baghel RK, Prasad GB, Bisen PS. Ganoderma lucidum: a potent pharmacological macrofungus. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2009 Dec;10(8):717-42.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine November 2016

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