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New Roots Herbal - Sterols & Sterolins with Arabinogalactan

New Roots Herbal - Sterols & Sterolins with Arabinogalactan

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$58.69
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$58.69

Info: Available in 2 Strengths & Sizes

As their titles indicate, these two products combine concentrated extracts of two main types of eminently safe plant-based ingredients - Sterols and Sterolins - to help reduce cholesterol levels and to help modulate (i.e., balance) immune response. 

Info: Available in 2 Strengths & Sizes

As their titles indicate, these two products combine concentrated extracts of two main types of eminently safe plant-based ingredients - Sterols and Sterolins - to help reduce cholesterol levels and to help modulate (i.e., balance) immune response. 

Product Notes:

New Roots Sterols & Sterolins products come in two strengths, with the "Super Immune" type also adding a third ingredient the immune system uses to help fight off invading bacteria and viruses: zinc.

Sterols are a type of fat found in food plants, and when glucose molecules get attached to them, they are called Sterolins. Because these compounds are structurally similar to cholesterol, they can occupy the same sites in the intestines where cholesterol gets absorbed, to prevent some cholesterol (both total cholesterol and the more harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol) from entering your bloodstream when you take these supplements together with your food.

In addition, studies have shown that beta-Sitosterol, one of the most prevalent forms of these phytosterols, can inhibit tumors and boost several components of the immune system, including NK (natural killer) cells, T cells, gamma interferon, and interleukin‑2, so it is sometimes used to treat suppressed immunity. There has also been an influential study of marathon runners, indicating such sterols could counteract the suppression of the immune system which normally occurs during heavy exercise. 

Arabinogalactan

Arabinogalactan is a type of soluble dietary fibre most commonly extracted from the bark of Larch trees (this particular type is from the Eastern Larch, or Tamarack, tree), and is also present in some other types of plants, including several foods and some herbs, such as Echinacea. 

Studies have shown that larch tree extract arabinogalactans can stimulate the function of some immune cells, both indirectly by fostering the growth of at least two major types of beneficial microbiota in the gut (it is a prebiotic), and directly, by enhancing NK (Natural Killer) cell activity against tumor cells. One particular formulation of it also appears to have demonstrated a protective effect against respiratory tract infections among healthy subjects, and also appeared to enhance healthy people's immune system response in developing antibodies when it was added to the pneumonia vaccine they received.

Finally, the mineral Zinc, which has been added to the Super Immune version, can help stimulate the production of white blood cells and help fight flus and infections.

Ingredients:

Regular Strength Sterols & Sterolins with Arabinogalactan:

Each vegetable capsule contains:

87.5 mg Free plant sterols (from non‑GMO soy) (providing 35 mg of beta-sitosterol, 17.5 mg of campesterol, and 17.5 mg of stigmasterol)

275 mg D‑Galacto-L‑arabinan (from Larix laricina)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.

Super Immune Sterols & Sterolins with Arabinogalactan version:

Each vegetable capsule contains:

240 mg Free plant sterols (from non‑GMO soy) (providing 96 mg beta-sitosterols, 48 mg stigmasterols, 48 mg campesterols)

206 mg D‑Galacto-L‑arabinan (from Larix laricina)

175 mcg Zinc (from zinc citrate)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.

Suggested Usage:

Regular Strength Sterols & Sterolins with Arabinogalactan: Adults: Take 4 capsules daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Super Immune version: Adults: Take 4 capsules daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. If you are taking other medications, take this product a few hours before or after them. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 6 months.

Warnings:

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding (for both types).

The Super Immune type may cause increased bloating and flatulence to begin with. If so, you may want to take fewer than 4 capsules per day until your body acclimates itself.

Health Canada Natural Product Numbers: 80082452 for the regular strength; 80024333 for the Super Immune version.

Supporting Science:

"Implementing phytosterols into medical practice as a cholesterol-lowering strategy: overview of efficacy, effectiveness, and safety." Can J Cardiol. 2014.

"Does larch arabinogalactan enhance immune function? A review of mechanistic and clinical trials." Nutr Metab (Lond). 2016.

"Macrophage activation by the polysaccharide arabinogalactan isolated from plant cell cultures of Echinacea purpurea." J Natl Cancer Inst. 1989.

"Plant sterols and sterolins." Altern Med Rev. 2001.

Riede L, Grube B, Gruenwald J. "Larch arabinogalactan effects on reducing incidence of upper respiratory infections." Curr Med Res Opin. 2013.

"Proprietary arabinogalactan extract increases antibody response to the pneumonia vaccine: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, pilot study in healthy volunteers." Nutr J. 2010.

"Structural elucidation and immune-enhancing activity of an arabinogalactan from flowers of Carthamus tinctorius L." Carbohydr Polym. 2018.


Product Options:
Regular Strength, 240 veg. caps - $58.69 - UPC: 628747111942
Super Immune strength, 120 veg. caps - $53.29 - UPC: 628747111959