Vitamin C, Zinc sulfate, Vitamin D3 are combined in ROOT’s Natural Barrier Support to work as a blockade against Infections, inflammatory diseases and help support the immune system. Servings: Contains 100 servings per bottle, for a 100-day supply. Take 1/3 tsp per serving per day.
ZINC SULFATE – Defends Immune Cells & Supports Healthy Gut.
Zinc is an essential nutrient that the body uses to fight off infections and produce new cells. It is vital for wound healing and creating DNA1. Zinc has properties that aid in protecting against oxidative damage to your immune cells and helps produce new immune cells2. Zinc also has antioxidant properties, aids in cellular repair and helps support the lining of the gut which includes about 70% of our immune cells3. Zinc deficiency puts you at risk for bacterial, viral, and fungal infections4. Zinc is found mostly in animal products and few plant foods.
VITAMIN D3 – Supports creation of immune cells & Supports the Gut.
Vitamin D also known as the sunshine, because it is produced in your skin in response to sunlight is a fat-soluble vitamin which means it is better absorbed into the blood stream. Vitamin D plays a key role in the immune system by modulating the innate and adaptive immune responses of T and B cells5. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease and systemic lupus erythematosus5. Similarly, to zinc, Vitamin D and its nuclear receptor (VDR) regulate intestinal barrier integrity and control adaptive immunity in the gut6. Increasing the intake of Vitamin D can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, the flu, depression and upper respiratory diseases7. Vitamin D can be found primarily in animal-based foods, but Natural Barrier Support contains 16% of your daily needs per serving.
VITAMIN C – Immunity Protection & antioxidant.
Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient that is a potent antioxidant. It contributes to immune defense by supporting numerous cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. Vitamin C supports epithelial barrier function against pathogens and protects the skin against environmental oxidative stress8. Low amounts of vitamin C have been shown to increase your risks for infections9. Increasing the intake of vitamin C is not the cure all, but it may decrease the risk of catching a cold by up to 50% in people who regularly exercise.