Keep your Immune System in Shape with Xigo Products
There's a great new immune product from a company called Xigo Health, which is based in Key Biscayne, Florida which includes Daily Immune Defense formulas for kids and adults as well as Maximum Immune Defense for “occasion-specific” immune support. These triple-action formulas contain a patent-pending ingredient blend including lactoferrin, L-glutamine and beta glucans.
The company was created when company founder Rudy Beeck was traveling back and forth from south Florida to Spain and encountering the usual travel challenges: an airplane full of people, a change in temperature and climate and the overall stress of traveling. In an attempt to keep him feeling up to par, Rudy’s colleague (now the company’s chief scientific officer) introduced him to what Rudy called “a foul-tasting powder”, which he discovered kept him healthy. When he brought it back to his own family, however, no one would touch it due to its taste. Several years and flavor formulations later came the Xigo Immune Defense product line — available as a great tasting chewable tablet — was born.
Focus on Moms
Because Rudy believed in the power of moms and understood their role as gatekeeper to family health, Xigo’s core values include a focus on mom and helping her keep her family healthy. Xigo even hired a Chief Mom Officer to interact with moms through social media — Xigo’s CMO Ellen Schutt posts blogs often, tweets and interacts on Facebook with other moms, offering tips to keep families healthy but also engaging in conversations with moms and understanding what’s important to them in all facets of their lives.
Xigo’s immune defense line is based on three key ingredients, which activate the immune system without overstimulating it; it helps the immune system initiate a quicker response and improves resistance to infection.
L-glutamine — an amino acid perhaps better known to body builders for its role in protein metabolism — helps with metabolic, immunologic, antioxidant and gut protective effects. Science has shown that in times of stress, L-glutamine levels fall rapidly and dramatically and this affects the immune response.
Lactoferrin is the good stuff in colostrum (part of the main reason why it’s so important to breastfeed) and it helps fuel a stronger immune response. Importantly, it enhances future responses and helps the immune system remember and fight off the attack in the future.
As a quick biology lesson, we actually have two different types of immune systems, the innate system, which detects when there is a challenge and activates different types of immune cells to eliminate the problem, and the adaptive immune system, which helps the immune system remember and recall immune challenges it has previously encountered and respond more quickly to repeat attacks. Xigo’s Immune Defense products are formulated to work with both systems to keep the immune system functioning perfectly.
Each of Xigo’s ingredients has over 1000 studies in Pub Med related to immunity and the formula actually underwent a review by Dr. R.W. Gracy, Vice President of Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio, who gave it a positive review. And in the company’s ongoing commitment to science, it is in the middle of a 140 person, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in the Boston area that is coordinated through the NIH (National Institutes of Health).
The form for the Immune Defense products is also important. Because they are chewable, the products start working in the mouth, directing nutrients directly to the tissues lining the throat and mouth, which is the body’s first line of defense. From there, immune cells disperse Xigo’s nutritional support throughout the entire body for a complete immune response.
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