There's never a bad time to support a strong immune system. And you can certainly tap into immune and gut-supporting ingredients for support. We paired our herbs with a tough, probiotic strain known to withstand harsh conditions, Bacillus subtilis. This combination delivers benefits like support for a healthy immune system and gut-related immunity.
Ancient Herbals - Elderberry + Probiotics
Elderberry alone is recognized as a go-to for those seeking immune support, but Ancient Nutrition took it two steps further. Not only did we ferment our elderberry for absorbency, but we also paired it with a tough, probiotic strain known to withstand harsh conditions, Bacillus subtilis. This combination delivers benefits like support for a healthy immune system, gut-related immunity, immune system activation, intestinal and respiratory mucosal immune response, overall gut function† and more.
Ancient Herbals - Echinacea + Astragalus
These capsules deliver benefits that go beyond immune health by weaving together two powerhouse ingredients used for decades in traditional Chinese methods (TCM). Bacillus subtilis is known to withstand heat, bile and stomach acids while delivering benefits like support for a healthy immune response, immune defense and a healthy immune system, healthy digestion† and much more. Echinacea and astragalus are generally identified to be overall health supporters and are amongst the top trending ingredients for immune support.
I’m a big fan of functional mushrooms and adaptogens, including ashwagandha and astragalus, because these supplements are beneficial for promoting a healthy immune system and healthy response to stress. They can also promote restful sleep and help give me the clearheadedness and motivation during the daytime that I need to tackle my daily to-do list.
Dr. Josh Axe
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Axe Answers
Ancient Nutrition co-founder, chiropractor, clinical nutritionist and certified doctor of natural medicine is here to answer your questions!
What is astragalus?
Astragalus is a yellow root native to China. Praised in Traditional Chinese Methods (TCM), this root is often recognized as one of the most sacred herbs in TCM and anciently used for generalized immune purposes.
What is echinacea?
Echinacea is a purple, flower-like plant also known as Zi Zu Hua grown in central North America. It’s generally known for its immune properties and is often found in immune-supporting supplements.
Why combine Echinacea with Astragalus?
We are pushing the message of supporting healthy “gut-mediated immunity.”† In other words, most of the immune system in the gut-associated lymphatic tissue (GALT) resides in the digestive tract. We know the way to activate is via probiotics, but in addition we have added astragalus (Josh’s #1 botanical for supporting the immune system via the gut).
Astragalus is broadly known as an “adaptogenic immune supporter” and can often be used for long periods of time. Since it is a legume it can be consumed regularly and is a great balancer to echinacea as it is apt to create harmony and balance within the immune system.
Generally speaking, echinacea is more of the “wrecking ball” whereas astragalus is more of the “pre-planner” and also aids in the clean up process.
Why is this elderberry fermented?
Elderberry is made up of compounds. In order to get the benefits of elderberry as a whole, those compounds should be broken down before consumption. That is why we send our elderberry through a fermentation process in order to deliver a body-ready elderberry supplement.
What does Bacillus subtilis do?
"Here are a few of the benefits of this probiotic strain…
Supports normal microflora in the gut†
Supports healthy gut function†
Promotes digestive health†
Supports normal digestion†
Supports a healthy immune system†
Promotes a healthy GI tract†
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