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August 24, 2011
BRATTLEBORO, Vt.WellBody365, a bulk-branded ingredient designed specifically to address the negative impact of stress on immunity, reversed the deleterious effects of stress on immune function and also provided comprehensive immune support during periods of lower stress in a new study from the University of Louisville, KY (North Am J Med Sci 2011; 3: 320-324. DOI: 10.4297/najms.2011.3320). This patent-pending blend combines the clinically proven, stress reducing properties of multi-patented Sensoril® (a standardized extract of ashwagandha) with the immune modulating benefits of a patented, clinically tested, maitake mushroom extract, MaitakeGold 404®.
Immunology expert Vaclav Vetvicka found mice under stress had higher levels of corticosterone (equivalent to cortisol in humans) and decreased immune function compared to non-stressed animals. However, consumption of WellBody365 resulted in reduced corticosterone in stressed mice that were equivalent to levels in non-stressed mice and significantly higher levels of phagocytosis and the cytokines, IL-6 and IL-12, in both stressed and non-stressed conditions compared to control animals. The researchers found both glucan-rich maitake extract and WellBody365 caused a similar stimulation of phagocytic activity. Stress-induced increase of corticosterone production was blocked by feeding with Ashwagandha extract and even more by WellBody365.
In addition, based on individual results obtained for Sensoril and MaitakeGold 404, the bioactives in WellBody365 appear to be acting synergistically to enhance immune function
This study demonstrates the role WellBody365can play in supporting immune health, especially for people who are stressed," stated Suzanne McNeary, president of NutraGenesis LLC, which offers the ingredient. As a result of this research and previous clinical studies, WellBody365features compelling, substantiated structure/function claims in the areas of immune support and stress reduction. The ingredients in WellBody365are also GRAS (generally recognized as safe) affirmed so it can be taken 365 days a year, an important feature since stress and the risk of sickness are not just seasonal events, but can affect a persons health throughout the year."
WellBody365is a trademark of Nutragenesis and is protected under U.S. Patents 6,713,092; 5,854,404; and patents pending.
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