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Immune System
The Body's Security System

The immune system is like the security forces of a city. This system continually monitors the body for anything that is out of place and then deploys appropriate defense mechanisms.

The Immune SystemDefense Task Force

According to one scientist, the immune system is the sixth sense; it recognizes viruses and bacteria that the brain doesn?t and then converts that information into hormones that go to the brain and activate the immune process.

The body constantly battles mutant (cancer) cells. Some immunologists believe that there are always malignancies in the body and they are usually recognized and destroyed by the immune system.

Our immune system works in partnership with other protective body systems. For instance, the skin forms a physical barrier against foreign materials. The respiratory system utilizes cilia, mucus, and coughing to rid the body of inhaled microbes and pollutants. Also, acid in the stomach and enzymes in the pancreas and intestines destroy many harmful microorganisms.

If foreign materials overcome the body's protective mechanisms, then the immune/defense system begins operating. This system is composed of lymph nodes, blood proteins (known as immunoglobulins), and specialized white blood cells such as lymphocytes, as well as the organs that produce these cells and the blood vessels that transport them. All are designed to react rapidly to disease-producing organisms and their toxins. If the enemy gets past these defenses, the body produces a generalized fever, localized inflammation, and other reactions designed to conquer the unwelcome invaders. Antibodies (immunoglobulins) are important for proper function of the immune system. These proteins distinguish between the body's own protein and foreign protein. When foreign protein is identified, antibodies can destroy it. It is estimated that there are 100 million different kinds of antibodies, each one custom-built.

Factors in Immune System Health

We live in a world of natural poisons and man-made pollutants. These environmental pollutants, along with improper diet and other harmful habits such as smoking and improper rest, can reduce the body's ability to protect itself from harmful bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and other factors which can lead to disease.

Thomas Petro, Ph.D., a nutritionist at Purdue, writes, ?It's not that certain nutrients affect the immune system?it's that every nutrient affects the immune system.? Therefore, a balanced diet is probably the most important consideration in maintaining a healthy immune system.

Also, when the body is deprived of some minerals, it is more likely to retain pollutants.

Focus has recently been placed on vitamins A, C, and E because of their functions in protecting the cells from damage caused by natural body processes, lifestyles, and environmental and chemical pollutants. These vitamins, along with the trace mineral selenium, help prevent important molecules and structures within the cell from reacting with oxygen (called oxidation), which often injures?literally burns?the cell structure.

Key Products

When the body is deprived of certain minerals, it is more likely to retain pollutants.

With questionable eating habits and stressful living shortchanging their immune systems, can anyone afford to neglect this important function? Of course not.

Defense Maintenance Formula? is a combination of vitamins, minerals, and foodstuffs to help counter the effects of poor foods, pollution and other things harmful to people of modern societies. It is rich in vitamins C, A, and E, as well as selenium and zinc.

The vitamins and minerals come in a base of cruciferous vegetables. It contains barley juice powder, wheat grass juice powder, cabbage powder, cauliflower powder, broccoli powder, and asparagus powder.
Stock No. 1654-5 (120)


FV? is specially formulated with four herbs whose nutritional constituents support the intestinal and respiratory systems. It contains ginger root, capsicum fruit, golden seal root, and licorice root.
Stock No. 900-7 (100)

Lymph Gland Cleanse HY (formerly HIGS-II?) is a unique combination designed to nutritionally support the immune and respiratory systems. The herbs parthenium root and myrrh gum are often used in combination. Yarrow flowers and capsicum fruit have been added to enhance the formula's benefits.
Stock No. 920-3 (100)

IN-X? combination is used especially to nutritionally support the urinary and immune systems. It contains golden seal root, black walnut hulls, parthenium root, marshmallow root, plantain root, and bugleweed herb.
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Caprylimune? is a wise part of a healthy overall nutritional program. It includes flora force acidophilus and black currant oil, designed to aid the body in balancing bacteria. The tablet is a combination of vitamins A, B, and C, pantothenic acid, biotin, zinc, and selenium in a unique base containing caprylic acid, pau d?arco bark, garlic bulb, golden seal root, yucca root, lemon grass herb, rose hips concentrate, hesperidin complex, rutin, and citrus bioflavonoids.
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2808-5 (150)

LymphoMax, VS-C, and HIGS IILymphomax? is a nutrient-rich formula reminiscent of Samuel Thompson's famous tonic ?Composition Tea? of the 1800s. A Nature's Sunshine exclusive, it contains vitamins A, B6, C, D, magnesium, lecithin, and sodium copper chlorophyllin. These vitamins and minerals are in a natural base of bayberry root bark, alfalfa herb, chamomile flowers, echinacea purpurea root, parthenium root, Siberian ginseng root, yarrow flowers, and garlic bulb.
Stock No. 4010-0 (100)

THIM-J? was specially formulated to nutritionally support the immune system. THIM-J contains rose hips, beta-carotene, broccoli and cabbage powders, Siberian ginseng, parsley herb, red clover flowers, wheatgrass powder, and horseradish root.
Stock No. 1089-8 (100)

Trigger Immune (formerly IMM-C?) contains 18 herbs to support the body's immune system: astragalus root, Panax ginseng root, dang gui root, rehmannia root, epimedium leaf, ganoderma plant, eucominia bark, lycium fruit, peony root, polygala root, ligustrum fruit, schizandra fruit, atractylodes rhizome, hoelen plant, achyranthes root, ophiopogon root, citrus peel, and licorice root.
Stock No. 1889-2 (100)

VS-C? was specially formulated to provide nutritional support to the immune system as well as the liver and digestive systems?the Chinese way. The Chinese have one of the most ancient and most respected traditions of herbal use. This formula contains dandelion root, purslane herb, indigo herb and root, thlaspi herb, bupleurum root, scute root, pinellia rhizome, ginseng root, cinnamon twig, and licorice root.
Stock No. 937-7 (100)


BarleyYoung Barley plants have a strong resistance to fungus and contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. While the plants are young, natural sugars, proteins, and food enzymes are at their highest level and are easily broken down for the body's metabolism. The dried powder locks in the benefits, making it a highly nutritious and easy-to-use food supplement.

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Black Currant Oil, extracted from black currant seeds, is one of only three known sources of gamma-linolenic acids (GLA). GLA assists the body in producing prostaglandins, hormone-like substances found in many tissues and body fluids which affect every part of the body.

Stock No. 1810-9 (90)

Golden Seal

Golden Seal Root, one of the most popular herbs in the plant kingdom, nutritionally supports the immune system. Combined with parthenium, a time-tested herb for the immune system, golden seal's benefits are enhanced. In liquid extract form the herbs are quickly assimilated in the body.

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Stock No. 1781-5 (2 fl. oz.)

Zinc Lozenges help provide soothing comfort to dry, scratchy throats. Seasonal changes often trigger discomfort in the throat for many people. NSP Zinc Lozenges can help soothe the associated discomfort, providing essential nutrients as well. Each lozenge contains a blend of beneficial ingredients that helps support normal respiratory, immune, and glandular function.
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L-lysine is an essential amino acid (a protein building block) that cannot be produced by the body from other nutrients. It helps ensure adequate absorption of calcium and the formation of collagen for bone, cartilage, and connective tissue. Lysine strengthens circulation and helps the immune system manufacture antibodies. It also helps control the body's acid/alkaline balance, influences the pineal and mammary glands, and plays a role in gallbladder function.
Stock No. 1631-4 (100)

Parthenium is a close cousin of echinacea?both plants have many similar properties. They are part of a royal line in the herb kingdom when it comes to nutritional support for immune functions.
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Pau D?Arco comes from the inner bark of a South American tree. Nature's Sunshine offers pau d?arco in several forms for a variety of uses.

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Stock No. 1372-7 (7 oz. tea)
Stock No. 1774-2 Extract (2 fl. oz.)
Stock No. 1614-4 Lotion (4 fl. oz.)

Focus has recently been placed on vitamins A, C, and E because of their functions in protecting the cells from damage caused by natural body processes, lifestyles, and environmental and chemical pollutants.

Chewable Vitamin C

Vitamin C has been found to be essential for immune system integrity. It is an antioxidant, and is required for tissue growth and repair and adrenal gland function. It also assists in blood clotting and promotes the healing of wounds. Vitamin C is so important that its lack can cause disease, such as scurvy.

Stock No. 1635-5 1000 mg. T/R (60)
Stock No. 1636-0 1000 mg. T/R (180)
Stock No. 1646-4 (180) Citrus Bioflavonoids/Vitamin C 500 mg.
Stock No. 1633-8 (120) Chewable 250 mg.


Zinc is a trace mineral essential for proper growth and development. Cells cannot grow and divide without it. Zinc is also important in wound healing. It is often lacking in dieters, vegetarians, growing children 4 years or older, and people with diets high in refined foods.
Stock No. 1657-9 (150) 25 mg.

Echinacea Purpurea, part of the exclusive Gene Hughes signature line, is one of the most popular immune-nourishing herbs available. Its unique properties have made it one of the top-selling herbs in America.
Stock No. 262-6 (100)


Candida provides for relief from itching, burning and other symptoms associated with Candida yeast infections.
Stock No. 8713-7 (1 fl. oz.)

Cold provides for temporary relief from the symptoms of the common cold including runny nose, sneezing, headache, sore throat and difficult breathing.
Stock No. 8765-2 (1 fl. oz.)

Cough SyrupCough Syrup DH relieves dry, hoarse coughs accompanying minor illness, allergies, and throat irritations.
Stock No. 8780-3 (4 fl. oz.)

Cough Syrup LP provides for the relief of congested coughs with phlegm and expectoration.
Stock No. 8785-5 (4 fl. oz.)

Cough Syrup NT relieves persistent nighttime coughs that disturb sleep and are due to minor illness.
Stock No. 8790-8 (4 fl. oz.)

Cough Syrup (Children) provides temporary relief for coughs due to common colds or minor throat and bronchial irritation.
Stock No. 8855-0 (4 fl. oz.)

Fever (Children) temporarily relieves minor fevers associated with colds or influenza.
Stock No. 8880-2 (1 fl. oz.)

Influenza (Grippe) temporarily relieves the symptoms of influenza (flu) including stomach and abdominal pain, body aches, and minor fever.
Stock No. 8770-9 (1 fl. oz.)

Sore Throat/Laryngitis temporarily relieves sore throats, hoarseness, and laryngitis.
Stock No. 8795-0 (1 fl. oz.)

Viral Recovery assists the body in detoxifying and regaining strength and vitality following viral infections.
Stock No. 8850-8 (1 fl. oz.)

About Antibodies
Antibodies are important for proper function of the immune system. These proteins distinguish between the body's own protein and foreign protein. When foreign protein is identified, antibodies can destroy it. It is estimated that there are 100 million different antibodies, each one custom-built.