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Life Extension Standardized Cistanche provides powerful support against immune senescence.
Scientists have discovered that the echinacoside compound found in Cistanche plant extract stimulates the development of naive T cells and leads to a lower amount of memory T cells, thereby creating a more balanced immune response. Cistanche also increases natural killer (NK) cell activityresulting in a 15% life span increase in animal research.
A 12-week human study of a dietary supplement containing standardized Cistanche resulted in impressive gains in immune factors after supplementation. Subjects had significant improvements, including an 11.7% increase in natural killer (NK) cell activity and a 20.2% improvement in the ratio of CD4 to CD8 cells. An increased CD4/CD8 ratio is indicative of healthy, youthful immune function.
For those seeking the effects of Cistanche only, Life Extension has created a standalone Standardized Cistanche that contains the same echinacosides as in the Immune Senescence Protection Formula.
Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate)......2 mg
Cistanche tubulosa extract (stem, leaf) [std. to 22% echinacosides]......210 mg
vegetable cellulose (capsule), rice flour, silica
Dosage and Use
Take one (1) capsule daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.