Ancient Nutrients - Vitamin D Capsules (60 Capsules)
Shy of living in a bubble, there’s really no escaping immune system challenges. But you can certainly tap the right healthy immune system-supporting ingredients to give your body support. We bundled our top 3 healthy immune system-focused picks to bring you probiotics, an enzyme activated zinc combined with fermented herbal extracts and copper along with our fan-favorite nutrient, Vitamin D.
Ancient Probiotics - Immune
Your gut houses nearly 80% of the cells that make up your immune system. Support it with the best herbs ancient tradition has to offer, plus a daily serving of diverse probiotics, in effortless capsule form. The potent, quality herbs in this probiotic are deserving of a supplement of their own, but we’ve formulated them intentionally to make them the best they can be. This groundbreaking formulation combines the most sought-after herbs traditionally used in Ayurveda for supporting a healthy immune system with diverse probiotic strains, designed to support your gut in a way that’s never been done before.
Ancient Nutrients - Zinc
In its potent and enzyme activated form, this is zinc like you've never seen before. Weaving the ancient principles of ancient TCM (Traditional Chinese Method) with body-ready zinc, vitamin C, copper and superfood ingredients, Ancient Nutrients Zinc features a potent combination of immune-supporting real-food ingredients with body-ready zinc.
Ancient Nutrients - Vitamin D
Powered by fermentation, this is vitamin D like you've never seen before. Weaving the ancient principles of TCM (Traditional Chinese Method) with body-friendly vitamins D and K and superfood ingredients, Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D features a potent combination of immune system-supporting† real-food ingredients with body-ready vitamin D + K.
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!
Is supplementation really necessary?
For many Americans the diet consumed isn’t nutritionally adequate. In fact, approximately two-thirds of the standard U.S. diet is made up of unhealthy fats and refined sugars with low or no nutrient density — providing calories but not the amounts of vitamins and minerals needed, including vitamins A, B Complex, C, D, E and the minerals calcium, magnesium and zinc.
More specifically, typical diets contain less than 80% of the RDA for calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and manganese—and the people who are most at risk for coming up short on those nutrients are adult women and teenage girls.
Here’s the truth: If two-thirds of the standard U.S. diets are coming up short on certain nutrients, then the remaining one-third of the average diet may not be so great, either, and cannot possibly fully meet a person’s nutrient needs.One great way to get more vitamins and minerals into your diet is to include nutrient-dense, real foods. Unlike our Standard American Diet, nutrient-dense foods can deliver a vitamin-packed and mineral-packed wallop. In addition to a nutrient-dense diet, some opt to take a multivitamin to help cover their bases.
How is Ancient Probiotics - Immune different than SBO Probiotic?
The main difference between this and SBO Probiotic is that SBO Probiotic features only soil based organism (SBO) strains, and this probiotic features mostly typical probiotic strains found in humans.
The strains in SBO populate differently in your gut than the typical probiotic strains found in humans in this probiotic, so this is an option for people looking for specific and diverse strains with added amplifying herbs.
SBO features a fermented botanical blend of prebiotics, this one does not. Ancient Probiotics feature Ayurvedic herbs to amplify the benefits, SBO does not contain these.
Ancient Probiotics Immune and SBO Probiotic both contain 50 billion CFUs* per serving. Ancient Probiotics feature time-release capsules, which means the contents dissolve slower and steadier in your body. This is especially beneficial for the diverse probiotics in this blend making it to your digestive tract where they are most important. SBO Probiotic, while featuring survivable strains, does not feature time-release capsules.
Do I need to refrigerate these probiotics?
You do not need to refrigerate these, although it may help them last longer because of the high amount of live cultures.
Why is this zinc supplement different than many others on the market?
We carefully source an enzyme activated form of zinc for this supplement. An essential mineral that’s second only to iron in its concentration in the body, zinc is often referred to as the “intelligence mineral.” Functionally, the liver also needs zinc in sufficient amounts so it can mobilize and release stored vitamin A into the bloodstream.
br/> We also included a probiotic-fermented vitamin C to pair with the zinc. Found mostly in fruits and vegetables, this essential vitamin is known for its antioxidant properties and for its general benefits.
What is the complete list of superfoods in Ancient Nutrients Zinc Blend?
An ancient nutritional powerhouse, liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Containing vitamins A, D, B12, B2, B3, B5, B6, omega-3s, iron, folate, zinc and more, this liver from pasture-raised New Zealand cattle is amazing.
Organic Astragalus Root Extract
Rooted in TCM, this adaptogenic perennial plant is also known as milkvetch root and Huang-qi and is hailed as an overall health supporter.
Our ancestors simmered bones, marrow, feet, skin, tendons and ligaments for days to create bone broth containing collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine. Our chicken bone broth comes from U.S. sources we trust, while our beef bone broth is derived from Europe.
Organic Andrographis Aerial Parts Extract
Used extensively in traditional Chinese health pursuits for thousands of years, this bitter-tasting flowering plant is referred to as the “King of Bitters.” Native to Asia and used alone or in combination with other herbs, it’s traditionally used to help support a healthy immune system.
Organic Fo-Ti Root Extract
A plant native to China and used in TCM, Fo-Ti is traditionally known as a longevity tonic treasured for its nourishing and strengthening effects. It features lectins, chrysophanic acid, chrysophanol, emodin and other components that are believed to give this herb its beneficial properties.
Organic Reishi Mushroom Extract
Known as the “King of Mushrooms,” the reishi mushroom is an edible type of beneficial fungus cherished for thousands of years. Also known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, TCM utilizes reishi traditionally and generally to support a healthy immune system.
Organic Schisandra Berry Extract
An adaptogenic berry utilized in traditional Chinese herbalism for thousands of years, schisandra berry is a prized ingredient.
Organic Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) Mushroom Extract
This edible type of beneficial fungus is a potent antioxidant. Used for thousands of years, it’s especially popular in TCM.
Wild Hake Roe
One of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, fish eggs are high in phospholipids. Fish eggs are an excellent source of protein and essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins. The Omega 3s are often higher in roe than the fish itself. Our wild hake roe is sourced in New Zealand and is Marine Stewardship Council Certified.
Why is this vitamin D different than many others on the market?
We carefully sourced a probiotic-fermented source of vitamin D. Found naturally in egg yolks, liver and fish egg roe, this essential vitamin is known for supporting cardiovascular health.†
Why is vitamin D so important?
Essential for proper absorption and metabolism of calcium, phosphorus, and other nutrients, vitamin D is amazing. Did you know that without enough vitamin D, calcium is often limited in its absorption?
Most of us understand the power of vitamin D, but did you know that it plays a role in up to 2,000 genes and in every single tissue and cell of the body? However, it’s estimated that up to 75 percent of American teens and adults don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet.
Why do many people come up short on vitamin D? Here are a few reasons: Older people make less vitamin D than younger people do when exposed to sunlight, but some people avoid being out in the sun altogether — meaning they aren’t making vitamin D at a rate necessary for overall health.
Where you live in the continental United States can make a difference, too. For example, if you live north of an imaginary line that stretches from the northern border of California to Boston, then the ultraviolet energy is not enough for vitamin D synthesis for four to six months out of the year. Then there’s diet. The typical American diet doesn’t provide adequate amounts of vitamin D.. You may know, too, that vitamin D is actually a potent hormone and comes in two forms: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 — with D3 being the preferred form. That’s why there’s Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D in vitamin D3 form..