Features & Benefits
Body Ecology® Immune Power Shake is a powerful all-in-one shake that helps to maintain balance in the immune system while building muscle and curbing appetite.
About The Medicinal Mushrooms In This Shake
If you’ve tried other shakes with mushrooms and struggled with the taste, Body Ecology® Immune Power Shake is different. Creating a shake that was both nutritious and delicious was a top priority in the years spent developing this product.
Each serving of Body Ecology® Immune Power contains 1,500 mg of Organic Mushroom Mycelial Mass Powder Blend^: (Pleurotus eryngii, Turkey Tail, Cordyceps, Reishi, Maitake, Agaricus blazei, Hericium erinaceus, Antrodia camphorata, Myceliated Oat Powder)
Medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years, and have been shown to support treatments that fight cancer, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, slow aging, and more.1 In the 1950s, scientists started researching the beta glucans in certain mushrooms — sugar molecules that make up parts of the cell walls of mushrooms.
They found that beta glucans activate certain white blood cells, which has an immune-boosting and immune-balancing effect that allows the body to more effectively fight off viruses, infections, and diseases.2
In addition to increasing white blood cell levels, beta glucans also act as an antibody to foreign invaders, which helps reduce inflammation.2 When left untreated, chronic inflammation from conditions like leaky gut and celiac disease can lead to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and even cancer. Acute inflammation following the body’s immune response to a virus like SARS-CoV-2 can cause an overactive response even after recovering from the virus.
Consider the difference between immune ‘boosting’ and immune ‘balancing.’ You want a robust innate (or initial) response to the enemy, but not an overactive one. And once the threat is over, you want your immune system to calm down. Beta glucans help support both roles of the immune response.
Finally, beta glucans play an important role in your digestive health by activating the peristaltic reflex.2 This is the reflex that helps move food through the digestive system more efficiently, which regulates bowel movements, helps maintain balanced gut bacteria, and helps your intestines better absorb nutrients from food.
The Importance Of Protein As We Age
People often drink a protein shake to build stronger muscles, but Body Ecology® Immune Power shake does more than that. It supports both your immune system and muscles at the same time, and scientists have uncovered an important link between our muscles and our immune system.
When the body is battling illness, immune exhaustion can cause you to lose weight and muscle mass. In serious illnesses, such as cancer, extreme immune exhaustion can lead to a wasting medical condition called cachexia.
Muscle mass can help prevent cachexia because they shelter certain types of T-cells from inflammation. When the immune system becomes fatigued, T-cell stores from the muscles can replenish the T-cell pool in the body and help prevent immune exhaustion.
Ironically, as we age we need more protein — not less. This is because protein, particularly from animals, becomes more difficult to digest and metabolize. However, research shows that maintaining muscles as we age contributes significantly to a longer lifespan.
Body Ecology® Immune Power Shake contains pea protein, which is bioavailable and plant-based for maximum absorption. For adults 55 and over, we suggest drinking 2 shakes per day.
Body Ecology® Immune Power Shake also contains a powerful blend of superstar ingredients to enhance immunity, increase protein intake, and support bone and gut health.
L-glutamine – the most abundant amino acid in the body. It has many functions, including muscle protein synthesis, liver detoxification, and supporting cells within the immune system. It’s also an essential fuel source for cells that make up the gut lining in the small intestine.
Algae Trace Minerals (Aquamin®) – a bioavailable mineral complex harvested from red marine algae, Lithothamnion calcareum, that provides an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals. Aquamin supports bone health, reduces inflammation in the gut, and remineralizes the body.
Probiotic Blend – a synbiotic blend of both probiotics and prebiotics to support a healthy gut. The probiotic blend contains 500 Million CFU¥ 10mg + (B. bifidum, B. breve, B. infantis, B. lactis, B. longum, L. acidophilus DDS-1, L. bulgaricus, L. Casei, L. reuteri, L. rhamnosis, L. paracasei, L. plantarum, L. salivarius, Lactococcus lactis, S. thermophiles).
Prebiotics – Guar Gum, Gum Acacia, Xanthan Gum, Luo Han Guo Fruit Extract. These prebiotics feed the good bacteria (probiotics).