We have all been told about the importance of eating your fruits and vegetables. No matter what, it always seems like these key nutrients are lacking from the typical diet. Whether it is taste or convenience, we here at Arms Race Nutrition feel we have come up with the perfect solution. With Arms Race Nutrition’s Immunity Greens, you no longer need to miss out on these benefits.
With its comprehensive greens blend, probiotic and digestive enzymes, immune boosting superfoods and outstanding taste, ARN’s Immunity Greens is a convenient and optimal general health and wellness supplement. Providing critical micronutrients and antioxidants that pack a large immune supporting punch that your body will thank you for. ARN’s Immunity Greens was formulated to not only provide maximum health benefit, but to also taste great too.
Vitamin C is perhaps historically best-known for the treatment and prevention of scurvy, though it has many other roles in the body. For example, vitamin C catalyzes or is a cofactor in eight enzymatic reactions involved in the synthesis of collagen, the nutrient carnitine, and several neurotransmitters necessary for the proper function of the brain.
In the contemporary context, vitamin C is best known as a potent antioxidant. In addition to its intrinsic activity as an antioxidant, vitamin C has been shown in in vitro trials to regenerate alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E). As an antioxidant, vitamin C combats the detrimental effects of a group of compounds called radical oxygen species that, when produced, degrade the lipid membrane of the cell and may cause internal damage. By “scavenging” these free radicals, vitamin C and other antioxidants form a defense against excess cellular damage.
Vitamin D, in its various forms, is not an essential nutrient – as it is produced endogenously within the body, as a reaction to the skin’s exposure to the sun – and thus not commonly considered a vitamin. Despite its technical classification, vitamin D (a hormone), is nevertheless an import and biologically-active compound, necessary for the calcium homeostasis and metabolism, along with increasing the absorption of magnesium and phosphate.
As an essential mineral, like magnesium, zinc is also involved in a wide-range of essential biological functions in the human body – and a requirement in the catalytic activity of over 100 enzymes.
Most notably, zinc is vital for immune function, protein synthesis, cellular division, and DNA synthesis. For immune function, zinc is required for the function of a group of immune cells known as neutrophils and macrophages, which eliminate pathological cells and their products from the body.
With magnesium, sufficient levels of zinc are also necessary for the production and maintenance of healthy levels of testosterone.
Selenium is a nutritionally essential mineral found in the soil that also appears in water and some foods. It plays roles in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis as well has been studied for its high antioxidant properties and its role in protecting vital cells from damage. Although supplementation of selenium can be beneficial for those who lack the ability to properly absorb enough from food, it is still recommended to obtain dietary selenium from foods as well. Foods such as Brazil nuts, tuna, halibut, and sardines are great dietary sources of selenium.
Copper is a trace element necessary for the production, function, and maintenance of a diverse range of compounds involved in physiological function.
The brain, the heart, bone, and connective tissue specifically require copper or the enzymes it catalyzes to properly grow and differentiate their various cell types. Like many of the ingredients in IMMUNITY GREENS, copper is also required for the homeostasis of other minerals, specifically zinc.
Psyllium Husk 85% (husk)
Most of the literature on the beneficial health outcomes of fiber consumption comes from population-level epidemiological studies relying on self-reported fiber intake levels. Problematically, these epidemiological studies often fail to control for residual confounds, making the physiological benefits of fiber less clear.
Luckily, recent evidence in well-controlled, long-term trials using natural fiber supplements such as psyllium husk are beginning to elucidate the benefits of fiber supplementation. Those trials demonstrate that the physical effects of fiber in the small intestine drive metabolic health effects (lowering cholesterol and improving glycemic control); while in the large intestine, fiber can provide a laxative effect. As to the effects in the small intestine, a small trial on cereals, in 345 subjects, showed that the cereals highest in viscosity – psyllium husk is extremely high viscosity – lowered LDL cholesterol by 45% on average.
TruServ® (Organic Kale, Organic Broccoli, Organic Spinach)
The TruServ® program is a customizable whole food powder solution by Arms Race key partner, Futureceuticals. Arms Race Nutrition included Futureceuticals’ greens blend, which includes 14 kale leaves, four spinach leaves, and one broccoli floret in each 2g powder serving.
The benefit of the TruServ program is the verification process. The TruServ Verified® process is Futureceuticals’ exclusive method of substantiation that connects their extensive production data and the USDA Nutritional database to only our fruit, vegetable and leafy green ingredients. The result is a greens blend verified and substantiated by the USDA itself – giving you additional piece of mind. Each TruServ® blend is organic, fully disclosed, and comes from a dependable and sustainable supply chain.
Epicor™ is a unique and highly studied ingredient that is classically termed whole food fermentate. What is that you ask? Whole food fermentate is a postbiotic substance produced through a natural fermentation process to preserve is purity and quality. It is made of gut and immune system supporting proteins, fibers, polyphenols, vitamins, beta glucans and other highly bioactive metabolites. The combination of benefits from these metabolites has been proven to be a safe and effective way to provide essential nutrients for your immune system.
Phyto-C™ is a trademarked complex blend of antioxidant rich superfoods that is formulated to deliver a healthy dose of immune system supporting benefits. Combining ingredients such as blueberries, acai, tart cherry, kale, broccoli, green tea, turmeric, and others, you are ensuring that your body is being provided clinically proven and laboratory tested superfoods that will protect against free radicals and other cell destroying compounds.
Eldermune™ (Elderberry Juice Concentrate Sambucus L. (fruit) (65:1) Contains >3.0% Polyphelols
Eldermune™ is trademarked form of high bioavailable elderberry juice concentrate. This form of elderberry contains all of the beneficial components such as polyphenols, anthocyanins, and Vitamin C. What do elderberries do exactly? They have a high concentration of antioxidants that work to reduce free radicals and support the immune system. Elderberry has been studied extensively for its benefits in fighting upper respiratory complications as well as reducing the duration of flu like episodes.
Enzyme Blend (Protease, Lactase, Amylase, Lipase, Maltodextrin)
One can easily make the argument that dietary enzymes – and in particular, digestive enzymes – are the most consistently underrated and overlooked component to a supplementation regimen. These powerful little protein structures influence or outright control a vast, complex network of bodily functions. In a fitness-specific context, digestive enzymes play an absolutely crucial role in the breaking down of dietary carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into their constitutive parts, and therefore allow your body to use them in various processes (glycogenesis, protein synthesis, etc).
Despite their critical function, many supplement companies overlook the necessity of digestive enzymes and do not include sufficient levels (and kinds) of enzymes in their products.
As usual, we take a much more comprehensive, clinical approach than the average. In Core GREENS, we have included a digestive enzyme blend comprised by amylases, proteases, lactases, amylases, and cellulases, allowing for a full and complete breakdown of all GREENS’ components.
Under normal conditions, our gut microbiota – the constellation of intestinal flora that play innumerable physiological roles – are balanced between “good” and “bad” bacteria. The good bacteria confer immunity to us from pathogens, improve digestion of food, help regulate mood and more – while the “bad” bacteria cause a range of pathological conditions, invite pathogens, and generally wreak havoc on our bodies. The point of a well-designed probiotic is maintaining this intestinal balance in the “good” direction.
Using a probiotic supplement helps offset the microbiotic impact of stressors such as illness, medications (antibiotics), hormonal variations, and an incomplete diet. While the evidence is still emerging, the potential health benefits of probiotics have been seen in many conditions.