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The Ultimate Guide To Immune: Immune Support

By Jayton Miller

The Ultimate Guide To Immune: Immune Support

In this guide you are going to be given all of the information that has gone into the formulation and production of UMZU’s Immune. 

We will break down each individual ingredient, along with giving you tips and tricks to support your immune system to help you be as resilient as possible. 

This is the most comprehensive guide available on this amazing product.

Let’s dive in!

Table Of Contents: 

How Does Immune Work?:

how does immune work?

Immune works by providing your body with natural ingredients that help support its ability to be resilient to various areas of infection and illness. It does this with key vitamins, minerals, herbs, and fruits shown in clinical research to be effective in helping  to support the immune system. 

If you are looking for a supplement that has research backed ingredients shown to improve the resiliency of your immune system, this is the supplement for you. 

Immune Ingredients:

immune ingredients

As we have already mentioned, we have only included ingredients with clinical research supporting them. In our literature review, we found that the following are the most effective for improving your immune health.

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Echinacea
  • Cordyceps
  • Elderberry

All seven ingredients in Immune can aid your immune health by improving your body’s natural immunity.

Here is what each daily dose (two capsules) of Immune provides you with.

Vitamin C (500 mg)

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Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally found in many foods. 

Unlike other mammals, this antioxidant cannot be naturally produced or synthesized by humans because of a mutation in the GULO (gulonolactone oxidase) gene, therefore it needs to be added to our diets through foods and dietary supplements. 

Although it has many uses and benefits, Vitamin C is known best for treating the common cold.

Vitamin C is also known as L-ascorbic acid, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium-L-Ascorbate, Potassium-L-Ascorbate, Calcium-L-Ascorbate, and L-Ascorbyl-6-Palmitate.

Vitamin C has been found to have four main health benefits in the prevention and treatment of the following conditions:

  • Common Cold: Studies have found that Vitamin C may shorten the duration of the common cold and reduce symptom severity. 
  • Cancer: Research suggests that higher consumption of fruits and vegetables that contain Vitamin C can reduce oxidative damage to cells, which may lead to cancer. Specifically, Vitamin C seems to adversely affect lung, breast, colon or rectum, stomach, oral cavity, larynx or pharynx, and esophagus cancer.
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Foods rich in Vitamin C and dietary supplements have been shown to lower the chances of coronary heart disease risk and prevent stroke.
  • Cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Vitamin C may prevent or slow the development of these conditions, which are the primary causes of loss of vision in older adults.

Vitamin C is vital to the production of bones, teeth, skin, cartilage, blood vessels, ligaments, and tendons. It facilitates the healing process of wounds and cuts and fights free radicals that cause aging.

Although studies offer mixed results on the effectiveness of Vitamin C, it may be due to the fact that different doses were administered in each particular study. Commonly, Vitamin C is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Gum Disease
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
  • Bronchitis
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Dysentery
  • Bladder Infections
  • Acne and Skin Conditions
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Stress and Fatigue
  • Schizophrenia †

For blood flow, Vitamin C increases the stability and bioavailability of the BH4 cofactor which is a helper molecule required in Nitric Oxide production. This increased stability and bioavailability of BH4  means an increase in Nitric Oxide production occurs.

Vitamin D (10 mcg)

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Vitamin D is considered a fat-soluble vitamin and nutrient, which means it is absorbed in the stomach (and throughout the body) and aids in the absorption of calcium.  The primary role of Vitamin D, along with calcium, is to help the body to produce healthy bones. Although it is not present in many foods, Vitamin D can easily be obtained through sun exposure and through supplements.

Vitamin D Reaction

Although Vitamin D is essential for human health, it really has no effect until it causes two reactions in the body as a result of sun exposure or food intake. One reaction occurs in the liver, where the nutrient becomes calcidiol. The other reaction occurs in the kidneys when Vitamin D changes to calcitriol.

Supplemental Names

Vitamin D comes in two supplemental strains: D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 occurs in fortified milk and was first used in the 1930s as a replacement for cod oil in treating rickets in children in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Milk was infused with 100 IU per eight ounces. D3 is more supplemental and prescribed at the rate of 800 – 1000 IU to children and adults who are not getting enough exposure to the sun.1

Vitamin D Benefits

Other than the well-known fact that the nutrient promotes healthy bone growth and prevents rickets in children, 2 Vitamin D is beneficial in other ways.  It can help older adults, especially older women, to deter osteoporosis. Scientists suggest that the nutrient can also assist the body’s immune system, changes in cell growth, reduce inflammation, and even aid in the prevention of colon, prostate, and breast cancer. And for those with darker skin (or of African descent), or those who live in northern or mountainous climates or areas affected by climate change, where the sunlight is not as prevalent or reduced during winter, Vitamin D in supplement form is useful.

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

As with any vitamin or nutrient deficiency, the symptoms can be wide-ranging and, perhaps, hard to pinpoint. Some of them may result because of other health problems. As for symptoms linked to depleted Vitamin D, healthy bone growth in children, osteoporosis in women, and general muscle weakness in all adults are some of the major symptoms. Misdiagnosis of these can occur as fibromyalgia, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, fatigue, and other illnesses.

Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency

Since Vitamin D is a nutrient that is absorbed by the body, the causes of a nutrient deficiency could stem from various factors. Symptoms could be kidney or liver disease, cystic fibrosis, Crohn’s disease, or celiac disease. For people who have elected to have gastric bypass surgery, where part of the stomach or intestines are removed, and people considered obese with a body mass index of 30 or above, Vitamin D absorption is inhibited. Other factors could be age, mobility, skin color, breast milk, and certain medications.

Those at Risk of Deficiency

While pregnant women, children, and older adults are the group most associated with Vitamin D deficiency, people of every race, gender and age could experience symptoms. For instance, people who are homebound or spend blocks of time inside due to work or other reasons get little sun exposure. This is also true for those who wear clothing like robes or head veils for religious reasons.  Additionally, people with dark skin, bowel disease, and colitis are all at risk.  Of course, people who smoke and drink alcohol excessively may suffer a deficiency.

How to Take a Vitamin D Supplement

There are many ways in which to take a supplement. Some come in pill or liquid form, and some are to be mixed with food. The important point is to get enough of the supplement so that it benefits one’s health. With Vitamin D, the delivery system does not matter that much. In a recent study, scientists distributed a 25,000 IU single dose of the nutrient with corn oil, whole milk, and fat-free milk. They found that the rates of absorption by the body were the same.

Monounsaturated fats, in fact, found in beef and oils like olive oil, were the best delivery systems for Vitamin D. But if the nutrient is taken with food or without food, it does not seem to matter.

Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin D

If people are not getting enough Vitamin D from sun exposure or through dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, etc., then a doctor may recommend an over-the-counter supplement. The problem is that the old adage “too much of a good thing” applies here. Anorexia, weight loss, and issues where the heart can be damaged due to calcification are possible due to taking too much Vitamin D. Problems with kidney stones may also result. Knowing the right and best amount of a supplement to take varies from person to person, so the table below, as in all recommended daily allowances, should be considered as guidelines and not exact rules.






0–12 months*

400 IU


(10 mcg)

400 IU


(10 mcg)

1–13 years

600 IU


(15 mcg)

600 IU


(15 mcg)

14–18 years

600 IU


(15 mcg)

600 IU


(15 mcg)

600 IU


(15 mcg)

600 IU


(15 mcg)

19–50 years

600 IU


(15 mcg)

600 IU


(15 mcg)

600 IU


(15 mcg)

600 IU


(15 mcg)

51–70 years

600 IU


(15 mcg)

600 IU


(15 mcg)

>70 years

800 IU


(20 mcg)

800 IU


(20 mcg)


Foods That Contain Vitamin D

Short of getting a recommended daily allowance of vitamin D through sun exposure or pharmaceutical supplements, the best way to obtain a daily amount is through food. Although fortified milk contains the most easily digestible way of doing so, there are other foods (but not many) that contain Vitamin D in varying amounts. Chances are that even if you ate these foods on a daily or weekly basis, you would still need to supplement your diet between sun exposure, milk or other means. That said, here is a table showing foods that contain various levels of the nutrient.

  • Swordfish, cooked, 3 ounces: 566
  • Salmon (sockeye) cooked, 3 ounces: 477
  • Tuna, canned in water, drained, 3 ounces: 154
  • Orange juice fortified with vitamin D, 1 cup: 137
  • Milk, vitamin fortified, 1 cup: 115-124
  • Yogurt, fortified with 20 percent of the daily value of vitamin D, 6 ounces: 80=
  • Sardines, canned in oil, drained, 2 sardines: 46
  • Liver, beef, cooked, 3 ounces: 42
  • Egg yolk, 1 large: 41
  • Cheese, Swiss, 1 ounce: 6

Supplementing With Vitamin D3

There is no questioning that Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and support of one’s immune system. In most cases, if you are having milk every day in addition to getting moderate sun exposure, your levels are probably ok. If not, and you are feeling fatigued or experiencing some other health issues, a daily, easy to obtain supplement can help. If you are unsure what you need or how much you need to take, you can always consult your family doctor.

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Magnesium (20 mg)


Some supplements are flashy; you hear about them all the time and about how they can be extremely helpful to your overall health. 

Magnesium usually is not one of these supplements, though. Instead, most people do not even know the role of magnesium plays in their bodies (and trust us, it has more than one!). 

However, magnesium supplements can be helpful to take, especially if your body isn’t already getting enough of it.

Details About Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that the body needs in order to be able to thrive and grow. It is involved in over 300 different biochemical reactions that occur naturally in the body, and it helps us with a number of essential functions, including those of our nerves, muscles, immune systems, bones, and heart. 

Magnesium makes sure our heart rhythm remains steady, our bones develop normally, and that we are able to produce the energy we need to get through the day, suggests the Office of Dietary Supplements.

In addition, magnesium helps us control and break down glucose and synthesize DNA and RNA. It also helps to transport potassium and calcium across the membranes of our cells. Magnesium does so much for our bodies, but we hardly ever talk about it.

Magnesium Is Also Known As …

Magnesium is a chemical element that goes by the abbreviation Mg. Its atomic number is 12 on the Periodic Table. It is the eighth most abundant element in the world, and it can actually be found inside the earth’s crust. When we discuss magnesium as a supplement, we mostly will be focused on how it affects the body, but magnesium is a mineral that can be found almost anywhere.

Benefits of Taking Magnesium

It is important to always talk to a medical professional before taking a supplement, but many individuals are advised by their doctors to take a daily dose of magnesium in order to benefit their overall health. In fact, magnesium can reduce the risk of developing a number of serious and incredibly common conditions1. If you are at risk of any of the conditions below — or if you already have them and are looking for a possible supplemental treatment option — magnesium could be exactly what you need.

Heart Problems and High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the possible factors associated with other, more severe health problems. It is also one of the earliest warning signs of these issues. Fortunately, magnesium can help lower blood pressure in some individuals but usually only by a little bit (ODS). However, Harvard Medical School suggests that magnesium’s effect on the heart has more to do with maintaining its electrical properties, which can still help prevent cardiac problems — like sudden heart attacks — and death associated with them.


Between men and women, women are more likely to develop osteoporosis, a condition that affects bone density and strength, usually later in life. Taking magnesium supplements could be a possible way to stave off issues with osteoporosis.


Magnesium helps the body to better process glucose, which is part of the reason why those who have higher levels of magnesium in their bodies are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Other Benefits of Magnesium

Not only can magnesium possibly prevent and treat these serious and common health conditions, but increasing magnesium intakes may also help treat migraines3, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. It can also help those who have chronic inflammation issues (as a sign of magnesium deficiency is chronic inflammation), and it can be a possible treatment for PMS. Finally, those who are looking for a sports performance supplement may also benefit from increasing magnesium intakes, as the mineral has been found to be effective for helping even the healthiest individuals improve their energy metabolism and performance.

Daily Recommended Allowance of Magnesium

Different people have different daily recommended amounts of magnesium. For men, 400 mg is the main amount, although they can be advised to allow up to 420 mg (ODS). Women are recommended to have between 310 and 360 mg per day, and children’s daily recommended amount increases as they grow older, from about 30 mg per day at infancy to 360 mg for girls and 410 for boys during their teen years. Pregnant and breastfeeding individuals may often see an increased daily recommended amount as well.

  • Men: 400 mg daily
  • Women: 310-360 mg daily
  • Teen boys: 410 mg
  • Teen girls: 360 mg

How to Use Magnesium

Magnesium is often present in a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement, and many people use this as an option for covering all their bases. Still, those who want to take magnesium on its own may do so by taking a pill that contains magnesium, magnesium aspartate, magnesium chloride, magnesium citrate, or magnesium lactate (ODS 3).

Magnesium, like any supplement, should not be taken without a healthcare professional’s formal approval. If used incorrectly, it could potentially affect the use of other medications or cause health problems, which is why it is always important to check with your doctor before you start using magnesium and to get their express medical advice on the subject.

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency on its own is not a common occurrence, but many people deal with low magnesium levels (also known as hypomagnesemia). Sometimes, this is because they are not getting their necessary dietary magnesium intakes while other times it could be the product of a behavior or condition (but more on that later).

The National Library of Medicine and the ODS list the common symptoms of hypomagnesemia as

  • Nystagmus (or strange, rapid eye movements)
  • Numbness in the body
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weak muscles
  • Facial tics or spasms
  • Cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Arrhythmic heartbeat
  • Changes in personality

Some of these are associated with more severe magnesium deficiency than others. For example, seizures, numbness, heart rhythm changes and personality changes are all associated with a severe case of hypomagnesemia.

Who Is at Risk of a Magnesium Deficiency?

Many individuals, especially in the United States, are not getting the amount of magnesium that they should be getting in their diets. Usually, the signs of magnesium deficiency are not as pronounced when this occurs, however, because the body is able to store the mineral for long periods of time without replenishment (University of Florida).

Still, there are some behaviors and conditions that can make an individual more likely to experience losses of magnesium. These include

  • Frequent alcohol abuse
  • Kidney disease
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that lasts for long periods of time
  • Diuretic drug use
  • Hypercalcemia (or having a high level of blood calcium)
  • IBS or celiac disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Old age

Zinc (11 mg)


Your body is a vessel. What you put into it is what you get out. Eating right, exercise, and routine check-ups are important to make sure you are healthy and in the best possible shape. 

Those who take care of their body will see the benefits in both the short term and the long term. A healthy lifestyle will help you maintain a healthy weight which in turn reduces your risk of developing certain diseases and illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, and certain cancers.

Energy is something everyone wishes they had more of. The solution may be as simple as adopting a healthier lifestyle.  

A healthy lifestyle goes hand-in-hand with increased energy. Feeling good on the inside leads to feeling good on the outside and a higher level of confidence in your day to day life.

Micronutrients Versus Macronutrients

The human body is a very complex organism, containing thousands of parts that work together to make the body as a whole function properly. Nutrition is the fuel that allows your body to carry out life's many processes. Your body needs a wide array of nutrients to meet all of its needs. This includes both macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients, as most people are aware, constitute proteins, carbohydrates, and fats that the body needs in large amounts. The body needs micronutrients in much smaller quantities as compared to macronutrients.

Vitamins and minerals make up the category known as micronutrients. Although many of these are needed in small amounts, they are still considered very important to your overall well being.  Zinc is one such essential mineral needed by the body in trace amounts to aid in very important life processes.

What Is Zinc?

Most likely you have heard of zinc in some form or fashion, but what is zinc and why is it so important? 

Zinc is an essential trace element the body needs to carry out certain processes, especially at a cellular level. It is found in every type of tissue and organ in the body. 

The majority of zinc is found in the skeletal system and the surrounding muscle tissue. In general, this mineral is known for its role in the function of the immune system as well as to aid in smell and taste. 

On a cellular level, zinc aids in cell division and growth. Over 100 enzymes are acted on by this essential nutrient making it necessary to the body's metabolic processes. Zinc is transported by proteins and is known as the second most common transition metal in the human body.

Although zinc is present in all of the body's organs, tissues, and fluids, your body is not able to store or manufacture zinc on its own. This means you must consume zinc in your diet daily in order to meet the needed requirements.

Health Benefits of Zinc

Zinc is essential for physiological processes in the body associated with growth, immune function, reproduction and growth. 

High cholesterol is a very common issue among individuals in the United States. Studies have shown zinc supplements increase the levels of HDL cholesterol, also known as "good" cholesterol while lowering LDL, also known as "bad" cholesterol. 

Depending on your doctor's recommendations, naturally lowering your cholesterol might give you the ability to cut back on or discontinue cholesterol medications.

Research suggests that maintaining recommended levels of zinc in the body can help the body recover from certain illnesses like the common cold quicker and promote the healing of wounds by helping the blood to clot faster. 

The reason for this can be attributed to the fact that zinc promotes cell growth which is needed to heal wounds. Studies show zinc lozenges are effective for reducing the duration of the common cold by one day if taken within 24 hours of the first symptoms.

There is also evidence that zinc can help with age-related macular degeneration, by slowing the progression of the disease. Not only does zinc provide health but benefits, but in fact, a deficiency in zinc can lead to an increased risk of contracting an illness.

How to Use Zinc

The amount of zinc needed by the body is based on age, gender and whether or not you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The zinc needs of adults stay consistent, but children grow at a faster rate, which means their needs change more frequently.

Men need a slightly higher amount of zinc than women. According to the National Institutes of Health daily zinc recommendations are as follows:

  • Adult Women: 8 mg per day
  • Adult Men: 11 mg per day

Children are smaller in size and therefore do not require zinc in as high of dosages as adults do. The National Institutes of Health recommends:

  • 0-6 months: receive 2 mg per day
  • 7-12 months: receive 3 mg per day
  • 1-3 years receive: 5 mg per day
  • 4-8 years receive: 8 mg per day
  • Girls 14-18 years: receive 9 mg per day
  • Boys 14-18 years: receive 11 mg per day
  • Girls 19 years and older: receive 8 mg per day
  • Boys 19 years and older: receive 11 mg per day

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding typically have higher nutrient requirements in general than women who are not pregnant. Pregnant women will need to consume higher amounts of zinc to support their growing baby. Most pregnant and breastfeeding women need between 11-13 milligrams of zinc per day.

You should always consult with your doctor or child's pediatrician to discuss your zinc intake and the need for a change in diet or addition of zinc supplements.

How Can I Get the Necessary Levels of Zinc?

As mentioned earlier, your body is not able to produce zinc on its own. This means that it must be consumed daily through your diet in the recommended amounts. 

Oftentimes, eating a well-balanced diet will ensure you receive the required amount of zinc. Everyone leads busy lives and it is hard to eat healthy all of the time. This is where supplements come in. If your diet does not give you the necessary zinc, taking a supplement will fill in the nutritional gap.

According to the Mayo Clinic, it is recommended to take zinc supplements a couple of hours before eating a meal. There are cases where supplements can cause an upset stomach. If this is the case, take zinc with your meal to prevent the occurrence of unwanted upset stomachs.

Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency

Studies suggest there are approximately 2 billion people worldwide who suffer from either mild or severe cases of a zinc deficiency. It is estimated that up to 12 percent of the population in the United States are at risk for zinc deficiency. This is considered a high percentage for a developed country whose population has access to adequate food sources.

A deficiency in zinc can either occur one of two ways. The first way is an inherited condition where the body has a reduced ability to absorb zinc properly. The second way is an absence of adequate zinc in the diet. Both of these paths lead to a zinc deficiency that negatively affects your health.

Because zinc is in every organ and tissue in the body, a deficiency affects every part of the body. The brain3, which is the processing unit for the body can experience mental lethargy, neurosensory disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, and decreased nerve conduction. Psychological disorders such as anorexia have been reported in individuals suffering from a zinc deficiency.4

The reproductive system is adversely affected by a lack of zinc in the diet. Symptoms include3:

  • infertility
  • hypogonadism
  • retarded genital development

Additional symptoms3 include thymic atrophy, skin lesions, slower wound healing, and acrodermatitis.

Although it sounds obvious, it can be difficult to accurately diagnose a zinc deficiency. A blood test is the best way to diagnose a deficiency. Testing the levels of zinc in plasma5 is a common service provided by most laboratories. Other less common methods include:

  • Metabolic Studies
  • Excretion of zinc in urine
  • Zinc Tolerance Test

If you suspect you suffer from a deficiency of zinc, be sure to contact your health care professional for further testing and treatment.

Who is at Risk of a Deficiency?

Everyone needs zinc for their body to be able to carry out certain processes and functions correctly. There are certain groups of people who are at a higher risk for a zinc deficiency than the normal population. These are breastfeeding infants, children, pregnant women, and the elderly.

It is important for infants and children to receive adequate quantities of zinc in their diets. Failure to do so can lead to an increased risk of infection and growth retardation.

Pregnant women are at an increased risk of deficiency due to their need for increased amounts of zinc to support the needs of their growing baby. Studies have shown those carrying a child should take extra care to consume adequate amounts of zinc in their diet.

Studies show that upwards of 30 percent of the elderly population have a zinc deficiency.6 It's natural that as you age certain systems and processes are not as efficient as they once were. This is true when it comes to the body's ability to use zinc. The ability to absorb and utilize zinc decreases with age. This statistic puts older individuals at higher risk of developing a deficiency.

What Foods Contain Zinc?

Whether you are a connoisseur of meat or a vegan, there are plenty of foods containing zinc to choose from. Research shows red meat and poultry are the most common foods that the American population receives their zinc from. Vegetarians and vegans need to be aware that plenty of foods from plants contain zinc, but the zinc from these sources are more difficult to absorb than zinc from animal sources. 

For this reason, it may be necessary to consume extra quantities of these foods in order to receive the recommended amount of zinc. It is worth noting that oysters contain the most zinc per serving compared to any other food. Let's take a look at common food sources containing zinc.

Protein Sources

Protein sources are a very common source of zinc. Most shellfish and red meats contain adequate quantities of this essential nutrient. Common protein sources include:

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Lobster
  • Oysters

Dairy Sources

Foods made from dairy products are most notably known as an excellent source of calcium and probiotics, but it is also a good source of zinc. Dairy foods containing zinc include:

  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Milk

Fruit Sources

Fruit makes a great snack and for some even a healthy dessert. There are several fruit sources that are great sources of zinc. These include:

  • Kiwi
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Raisins

Zinc Supplementation With Testro-X

There are always certain instances where diet is not going to give you everything you need. There is no need to worry if your diet does not provide the necessary amount of zinc. 

Oral zinc supplements are available for those who want to make sure they are consuming enough zinc in their daily diet.




Cordyceps Mushrooms is actually a parasitic mushroom that grows on the larvae of insects or infects the brain of the insect that it infects. 

400 species of cordyceps have been discovered, but Cordyceps Sinensis and Cordyceps militaris are the most commonly used in health and for research purposes.

Cordyceps, like many herbs and plants shown to have significant health benefits, have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years to treat a number of ailments. 

Potential Effects of the Supplement

  1. Reduces inflammation
  2. Prevents and fights against cancer
  3. May improve heart health through lowering Cholesterol
  4. Lowers Blood Sugar
  5. Increases Testosterone
  6. Boosts exercise Performance

How Does the Supplement work?

  1. Has a high concentration of antioxidants
  2. Increases ATP production

How to get the supplement

  1. Typical dose is between 1-3,000mg daily in human studies of the whole mushroom fruiting body
  2. Cordyceps Sinensis is extremely expensive and difficult to harvest, so a synthetic version is typically used in its place, Cordyceps CS-4

Cordyceps militaris can be mass-produced allowing for extracts to be made and may be a viable substitute for Cordyceps Sinensis.



Echinacea plants were originally used by the ingenious population of North America, with the first historical evidence dating back tonly the 18th century. Indigenous Indians used this group of plants for: 

  • external application for wounds, burns, and insect bites 
  • chewing of roots for toothache and throat infections
  • internal application for pain, coughs, stomach cramps, and snake bites

Echinacea generally refers to a group of plants that are desired for the alkylamide content. Mostly studied for their effects on the common cold, this group of plants has many potential benefits that include:

  • Decreasing Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Decreasing Immune suppression from exercise 
  • Increasing VO2 Max
  • Increasing Markers of Immune health

The alkylamide content is what is most important when it comes to echinacea in general, with a breadth of alkylamides being the most bioavailable. 

Doses for this ingredient that are shown to be most effective for the whole plant or root variety is around 300-500 mg taken three times daily. 



Elderberry is a type of flowering plant found throughout the world

Elderberry has been used for hundreds of years in folk medicine to treat the flu, the common cold, and sinus infections. 

Some of the potential benefits that have been reported on the supplement include: 

  1. Reduces the symptoms of influenza
  2. Faster recovery time from a cold

The phytochemicals in the elderberry juice can “directly inhibit the [flu] virus's entry and replication in human cells, and can help strengthen a person's immune response to the virus.”

The Main phytochemical constituent of this berry is the  anthocyanidins, along with a whole myriad of other antioxidants.

Elderberries are actually very poisonous  in their raw state and must be cooked to be edible. 

Elderberry supplements are available in capsule and juice form with the recommended Dosing being around 15mL of syrup taken up to 4 times daily or between 600 & 900 mg daily if supplemented in capsule form.

Immune Recommended Daily Dose:

We recommend that you take 2 capsules once per day when it comes to utilizing your Immune. 

Typically, our recommendation is to take Immune with breakfast as soon as you wake to give you a nice boost for the day. Because some of the ingredients are best absorbed with food, it is always best to take it with a meal.

How To Maximize Results While Taking Immune:

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If you want to get the most out of Immune, you should do the following:

  • Take it with food. As mentioned before, since some of the ingredients are best absorbed with food so taking them with a meal helps them get absorbed better. 
  • Take 2 capsules once per day.
  • Combine it with The Thermo Diet - Without a good diet, supplements can only do so much good, but when you support your body properly with the right fuel, then the supplements you use can work wonders. 
  • Be consistent - Many people do not see results because they are simply not consistent with taking the supplement. The more consistent you are, the better your results will be.
  • Exercise - Exercise is crucial for a healthy body and is a key component for having a healthy immune system. Resistance training and walking specifically have been shown in research to be the most beneficial in the long term for an optimal functioning body. If you do not have a solid plan yet make sure to check out the programs in UMZUfit!
  • Get enough sleep - Sleep is crucial for the body to be able to heal and function at its best. Be sure to get 7-9 hours a night to allow for your body to be fully rejuvenated. 
  • Stack it with Redwood - The circulatory system acts as the delivery system for nutrients to get to all the areas of your body. By increasing the health of your circulatory system, you can better support your immune system. 

The good thing about taking a supplement like Redwood is that it is filled with natural ingredients, so you can combine it with other supplements that support other aspects of your health.

If you are somebody who lives a busy or stressful lifestyle, you may benefit from taking an adaptogen (a supplement that can reduce your stress hormone cortisol).

It is no secret that stress increases your susceptibility to illness, so taking a supplement like Cortigon can further help improve your immune health.

Who Benefits The Most From Immune?:

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We feel confident that anybody can benefit from taking an immune boosting supplement like Immune. However, there are certain groups of people who may particularly benefit from taking it.

As you age, your immune system tends to become more compromised. 

If you are over 50, you are in the highest risk demographic for developing immune system problems.

If you are overweight or obese, you also have a higher risk of developing immune problems. If you have noticed your energy levels lagging recently or if your blood pressure is abnormally high, you may benefit from taking steps to improve your circulation as well as your immune health.

However, anybody can benefit from taking immune and improving the health of their immune system.

Commonly Asked Questions About Immune:

Everybody is different, so sometimes what works for most people may not work as well for you.  

Particularly if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you may have some challenges when you add a potent supplement to your regimen.

If you are taking a prescription drug, we strongly recommend that you consult your prescribing medical professional before introducing a new supplement.  

We cannot tell you how a drug might interact with a supplement, beyond saying that sometimes the drug or your underlying condition contraindicates the use of one or more ingredients in a supplement, and it is important to consult your prescribing physician to make sure everything will work well together to support your health.

Another thing to consider is your overall sensitivity to foods and supplements, as well as your body weight.  If you know that you are quite sensitive or you are petite, start out slowly with a lower dose and work up to our recommended serving size, paying attention to how you feel, and dial it back if you find that your body is not tolerating the ‘whole enchilada’ – maybe you are happiest with half an enchilada.  

Know that efficacy is proven at the recommended serving size, but again, that is a general rule and you may still be able to experience the benefits with a lower dose.

Our suggested use instructions call for 2 capsules, 1 time per day with meals.  

This works very well for the vast majority of our customers. However, if you are one of the few who have the following concerns, you might try a lower dose and see how that goes, rather than jumping in at the full serving size.

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