The aisles of health food stores are packed with products claiming to “boost your immunity” and keep you healthy. “It is crazy how many different products are on the marketplace, and how people focus on just zinc or just vitamin D,” says Lifeforce co-founder Dr. Peter Diamandis, MD. Yet, these ingredients alone typically fall flat.
Many supplements are “playing one note, one key, as opposed to really being able to address all the important facets — all the tones and notes of the immune system,” says Dr. Hector Lopez, MD, Lifeforce’s Scientific and Innovation Advisor. So how do we keep this sophisticated system in harmony? Dr. Diamandis and Dr. Lopez sit down to tackle this topic and discuss Lifeforce’s cutting-edge solution, Peak Defense™️.
Immune Support From All Angles
The first thing to know is that the immune system has two main arms that play different roles, yet work together. The innate immune system is the “first responder,” according to Dr. Lopez. “It usually turns on the alarms whenever there's an intruder or a foreign substance, whether it's a viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection.” The innate system responds the same way to all foreign substances, which means it reacts quickly, but not specifically.
And when the innate arm isn’t able to destroy a germ? The adaptive arm steps in. It identifies and targets specific germs. It consists of more “specialized immuno warriors,” explains Dr. Lopez. “The receptors can interact with unique peptides and antigens being presented to it by the innate arm.” This system is slower to respond, but more accurate and may still be recruited even if the innate arm successfully neutralizes the threat.
We set out to craft a nutraceutical that supports both arms. “We wanted to take the guesswork out and say, ‘Alright, what's the most comprehensive immune support product we can bring to market?’” says Dr. Lopez. Enter Peak Defense™️, a powerful, multifaceted formula with 23 bioactive ingredients, including ingredients backed by more than 50 gold-standard human clinical studies on immune health and other benefits.
Peak Defense™️ is formulated with four unique blends of immune-supporting ingredients designed to support your immune system’s ability to prepare for, defend against, and recover from stressors. Here are just a few of the standouts:
ResistAid®: A patented plant extract, ResistAid® is rich in antioxidant flavonoids and prebiotic fibers. In human clinical trials, it was shown to improve the microbiome, which plays a major role in keeping the immune system strong. ResistAid® may also enhance the production of butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid that helps healthy gut microbes thrive and keeps healthy inflammation due to everyday living and aging in check.
23Vitals™ Immune Factors™: This proprietary blend of ingredients with immunoglobulins and peptides helps improve gut health, which is key because 70-80% of our immune system is surrounding the gut, says Dr. Lopez. “The combination of immune growth factors, including immunoglobulins, nucleotides, amino acids, and other important nutrients helps maintain mucosal immune protection, and supports healthy gut-barrier integrity,” Dr. Lopez explains.
DE111®: This probiotic has been shown to help regulate cytokines, small proteins that signal the immune system to do its job. "DE111® helps crowd out less desirable bacteria and maintains healthy gut microbiota,” Dr. Lopez notes.
And, of course, the fundamentals of a healthy immune system, such as vitamin A, C, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, and copper.
This is just a small sneak peek at Peak Defense™️ and the many cutting-edge ingredients that make it stand out from the crowd. “It's a tour de force for the immune system,” says Dr. Lopez.
Want to learn more? Watch the video above, where our experts dive into the complexities of immunity and all the ingredients that make Peak Defense™️ the ultimate defender. Then head here to try it for yourself.
This article was medically reviewed by:
Ryan Greene, DO, MS, Board Eligible Integrative and Preventive Medicine Specialist
Hector Lopez, MD, CSCS, FISSN, Fellow of the International Society for Sports Nutrition
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