The immune system protects the body from bacteria, virus fungus, and other harmful
organisms. At times of the year when you are more likely to be slowed down by
immune challenges, it’s more important than ever to keep your immune system up to
speed. Scientific studies suggest that along with a healthy diet and getting enough rest,
consuming certain herbal supplements can help you be prepared for the moment when
you first feel the need to bolster your immune system. Defend and Resist Complex can
help your body respond to seasonal challenges by giving your immune system what it
needs to stay strong.
What Is Defend and Resist Complex?
Defend and Resist Complex features standardized extracts of Echinacea, black
elderberry, and larch tree with immunoactive arabinogalactans to stimulate the body’s
natural resistance during seasonal challenges. Defend and Resist Complex also contains
zinc, which is known to help support a healthy immune function. Convenient tablets may
be swallowed, dissolved in the mouth then chewed, or crushed and mixed with hot
water to drink as a tea.
Defend and Resist Complex Supports Your Body in 4 Ways
1. By stimulating the body’s natural resistance.
Echinacea native to the United States, Echinacea was first used by the native
peoples of the New World. Also known as purple coneflower, Echinacea is a
perennial flower that resembles a black-eyed Susan. The Echinacea in Defend and
Resist Complex is an extract of both the herb and the root of the most studied herb
species, Echinacea purpurea. Recent studies have shown that Echinacea can help
your body respond to seasonal challenges by giving your immune system what it
needs to stay strong. A basis for understanding how Echinacea works comes from
laboratory studies showing cichoric acid and alkylamides, compounds found at high
concentrations in Echinacea purpurea, have strong immuno-stimulating activity. Six
tablets of Shaklee Defend and Resist Complex per day provide 168 mg of Echinacea
extract concentrated 6:1 to reliably provide the equivalent of over 1,000 mg of dried
herb. In addition, Echinacea is extracted from cultivated plants, which not only helps
guarantee the quality of the raw materials, but also helps protect increasingly rare
wild plants from being over-harvested.
- By maintaining a healthy immune response.
Black Elderberry. The elderberry has been involved in human history for centuries.
The generic name sambucus may come from the Greek sambuke, a musical
instrument made from elderberry wood and said to be capable of making music to
heal the spirit. Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra) are a rich source of antioxidant
compounds called anthocyanidins and polyphenols. Scientific studies have shown
that elderberry extract can help the body maintain a healthy immune response.
- By enhancing immune support.
Larch Tree. The larch tree (Larix occidentalis) is a deciduous conifer ― a member of
the pine family that loses its needles each year. Only 10 species of larch occur in the
world, mostly in cold areas of the northern hemisphere. Larches are commonly
called tamaracks in many parts of the United States. There is evidence that
compounds found in high concentrations in the heartwood of larch tree cells, called
arabinogalactans, are even more immunoactive than extracts of Echinacea.
Laboratory studies further suggest that larch arabino-galactans stimulate important
markers of function. A recent clinical study showed that larch heartwood extract
helped support the immune systems natural ability to achieve a state of immune
By providing the full Daily Value of Zinc.
Zinc is present in virtually all cells in the body, zinc works as a trigger for over 200
different enzymes whose functions range from making the materials DNA and RNA
to helping with the metabolism of fatty acids. Zinc also contributes to growth and
development, and is important for proper immune function.
Is There Scientific Evidence for the Ingredients in Defend & Resist Complex?
Recent studies have shown that cichoric acid and alkylamides found in the Echinaceaplant have immunoactive properties.* It has also been demonstrated that these phytonutrients occur in higher concentrations in the leafy parts of the plant than in the root. In laboratory tests, Echinacea boosts the production and activity of white blood cells.* Echinacea provides natural support for the body’s immune system.*
- Black Elderberries are a rich source of antioxidant compounds called
anthocyanidins and polyphenols. Scientific studies have shown that
Elderberry extract can help the body maintain a healthy immune response.*
There is evidence that Echinacea’s benefits are enhanced by immunoactive
arabino-galactans that are extracted from the heartwood of the Larch Tree.*
Scientific studies show that arabino-galactans, polysaccharides found in
Larch cells, boost important indicators of immune system function.*
How Should Defend & Resist Complex be Used?
Defend & Resist Complex is offered in tablet form. Tablets may be swallowed, dissolved
in the mouth then chewed, or even crushed and mixed as a tea, without degrading the
benefits of the herbs. To supercharge your immune system when you start to feel the
need, take 6 tablets daily for about 7 days.
• Recommended serving size for children 4–12 years is 2–4 tablets per day for about 7 days.
There are four ways to take the six-tablet daily serving of Defend & Resist Complex throughout the day:
• Drink it dissolved in hot water as a tea
• Dissolve it in your mouth, then chew
This product will provide you with emergency protection, which super charges the
immune system when coming down with a cold or flu and will stimulate the body’s
natural resistance and enhances immune support.
So during the times, when you face additional health challenges, do to stress, you can
pump up your immune system. This wonderful combination of Zinc, Echinacea, Larch
Tree extract and Black Elderberry, stimulates the body’s natural resistance and
enhances immune support.
Defend and Resist Complex or commonly known as DR goes a long way for seasonal
support and is a wonderful “must” for every family especially at this time of year when
we are exposed to colds and flu. It is a wonderful alternative to cold medicines
(especially, with all the information now coming out, about how dangerous some of
these over-the-counter remedies can be!)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This
product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Listed below are the noted differences found in these three immune-strengthening
Nutriferon delivers the highest level of daily protection, by increasing the production of
the body’s natural interferon. Interferon’s (IFNs) are proteins made and released by host
cells in response to the presence of pathogens―such as viruses, bacteria, or parasites
Defend and Resist supercharges the immune system when you start to feel the need.
Defend and Resist Complex can help your body respond to seasonal challenges by
giving your immune system what it needs to stay strong,* with the unique formula based
on standardized herbal extracts.
aims at a higher standard achieving the best health possible by
delivering specific nutrients, protected by Shaklee Guard. This design provides for our
bodies, first-line defenders, cell builders and cell protectors. Provides a baseline
increasing resistance to infectious disease and supplying daily support for your immune
system. Formula I gives you one easy to take capsule with six vitamins and four minerals
– all key immuno active nutrients. Shaklee Guard ensures freshness and stability.