Musashi® Immune assists you to maintain training frequency and intensity. Immune is formulated with a selection of ingredients designed to support the immune system in times of physical exertion and strenuous exercise, allowing you to maintain your training frequency and intensity.
Glutamine - Circulating or luminal glutamine is of crucial importance in supporting gut function and mucosal integrity, and glutamine is an important fuel for both epithelial cells and leukocytes of the small intestine (Wang et al 2009). The plasma concentration of this ‘conditionally essential’ amino acid glutamine, the most abundant in the human body, is lowered by stress or strenuous physical activity. This is most likely due to increased cellular needs that exceed the supply available from diet or muscle (Moreira et al 2007). Strenuous physical exercise can lead to glutamine depletion due to lowered synthesis and enhanced uptake by liver and immune cells.
Pectin - An optimal intestinal microbiota and healthy intestinal environment is achieved by the intake of a nutritionally well-balanced diet and functional foods, such as dietary fiber, oligosaccharides, which promote beneficial or suppress harmful bacteria.
Apples are a good source of both polyphenols and the soluble fibre pectin. The pectin in apples, which are thought to play a role in its lipid-lowering capacities also has other effects (Ravn-Haren et al 2013). Apple pectin evades digestion by intestinal enzymes. Thus, it is not absorbed in the small intestine, and passes directly into the colon where it is metabolized by apple pectin-utilizing bacteria such as bifidobacteria, which produce short-chain fatty acids, Shinohara et al (2010) reported increased numbers of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus from apple pectin consumption. Suzuki et al (2004) reported that the beneficial effects of the daily consumption of apple on intestinal microbiota are principally due to its pectin content.
Vitamin C concentrations in the plasma and leukocytes can rapidly decline during infections and stress. Supplementation of vitamin C has been found to assist components of the human immune system such as antimicrobial and natural killer cell activities, lymphocyte proliferation, chemotaxis, and delayed-type hypersensitivity (Wintergerst et al 2006). Vitamin C may be useful for people exposed to brief periods of severe physical exercise, regular supplementation trials have shown that vitamin C reduces the duration of colds (Hemilä & Chalker 2013).
Zinc is essential for virtually all processes in the human body, and is a cofactor to over 300 enzymes, however during zinc deficiency the system that seems most severely affected is the immune response (Haase & Rink 2014). Zinc is essential for the structure and function of various proteins and cellular components and is crucial for normal development and function of cells mediating nonspecific immunity such as neutrophils and natural killer cells (Chasapis et al 2012).
Per Serve (6g)
|Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)||300mg|
|- Equiv. Vitamin C||200mg|
|Zinc Amino Acid Chelate||50mg|
|- Equiv. Zinc||10mg|
Directions: Add 6g of MUSASHI® Immune (1 level metric teaspoon) to 150mL of water or add to your protein shake
Warnings: Read the Label. Use Only as Directed. Keep out of reach of children.