Ortho Molecular Imu-MAX - 50 servings
Ortho Molecular's Imu-Max combines echinacea and propolis extracts in a pleasant-tasting liquid formula for immune system support. Imu-Max is a kosher product.
Imu-Max is a children’s formula that boosts immune function and provides support for immune challenges. Imu-Max contains echinacea, one of the best-known botanicals used to boost the immune system, and propolis, a product of bee resin, which helps maintain normal inflammatory balance. Available in a convenient liquid delivery, Imu-Max contains 300 mg standardized Echinacea angustifolia and purpurea blend plus 150 mg propolis and vitamin C in a delicious berry flavor.
Propolis: Propolis is a resinous substance collected by bees to seal their hives and has traditionally been used in folk medicine since ancient times. Propolis extract has been found to maintain normal inflammatory balance. A recent review found the key active ingredients in propolis include caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and artepillin C, which modulate the immune system by suppressing T lymphocytes and activating macrophage function. In a study examining the effect of propolis on 50 people, the duration of upper respiratory symptoms was 2.5 times shorter in the control versus the placebo group. Propolis has also been shown to support immune response in mice exposed to a considerable amount of stress. Propolis contains over 300 natural compounds such as polyphenols, antioxidants and amino acids.
Echinacea: Echinacea species are perennial plants native to Midwestern North America. In Native American medicine, echinacea was used more than any other plant for its wide range of applications, including providing support for immune challenges and maintaining normal inflammatory balance. Echinacea is a botanical that has been extensively studied, and validated in its health-promoting properties. An analysis of data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of Echinacea purpurea in 524 children, ages two to 11, found that those given echinacea demonstrated improved immune response and reduction in upper respiratory challenges, compared to those receiving placebo. A meta-analysis of three studies examining the efficacy of echinacea extracts in preventing the development of seasonal immune challenges found that those given echinacea showed a significant improvement in markers of immunity, versus children given a placebo. An additional randomized, double-blind study found that treatment with echinacea at onset of upper respiratory challenges supported immune response in a much faster period of time versus placebo.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.