Plant Sterols

Plant Sterols, Immune BoostersCelt Immuno-Care® is a blend of plant sterols with a unique broad spectrum antioxidant in the form of pine bark and an essential fatty acid complex (Cellasate™). Plant sterols, also known as phytosterols, are present in small amounts in all plants, including fruits and vegetables, seeds and legumes. It is difficult to get a sufficient amount in today’s diet, so supplementation is required.

They have unique biomedical effects on animals and humans. Celt Immuno-Care contains 300mg of plant sterols, the amount shown in research to be an optimum daily dose, and an essential part of the human diet. (1)Rich in potent anti-oxidants, organic compounds and 100% natural, the proanthocyanidins and flavonoids, extracted from the bark of Radiata Pine trees, have been researched to help with heart health, allergies and many other health concerns. The powerful anti-oxidants may also help with anti- aging and DNA damage caused by free radicals.

These compounds consist of a highly active broad spectrum antioxidant mixture containing anti-inflammatory plant compounds, shown in studies to have many health supporting benefits. (2,3,4)

Cellasate™ is a proprietary patented blend of fruit and essential fatty acids sourced from selenium, flax seeds, bovine colostrum, bromelain, zinc and vitamin E. It is designed to increase the bioavailability and absorption of the nutrients contained in Celt Immuno-Care.*

1. The importance of sitosterol in human and animal nutrition. Pegel. S. African Jnl. Sc. 1997. Vol 93.
2. Pilot study on the clinical effects of dietary supplementation with Enzogenol, a flavonoid extract of pine bark and vitamin C. Shand et al, Phytother. Res. 2003; 17:490-494.
3. Comparison of antioxidant assays for flavonoid containing supplements. Free Gleseg S, Baird S. Rad Biol Med 1998; 25: S104.
4. Extractives of Pinus Radiata bark. Phenolic components. Markham KR, Porter LJ NZ Jnl. Sci. 1973 Dec; 16(4): 751-761.

 

Immune System - Phytosterols and T-helper Cell Balance

T-Helper cells are a very important part of the cell mediated response to disease and when the immune system is not in balance, we become subject to many of today’s diseases. T-cells are the cells that trigger immune cells to go on a “packman” like mission, to seek and destroy viruses, fungi, yeast, parasites, especially the ones that live inside cells. Like modern day scud missiles, they lock onto cells and destroy them.*

Plant sterols have been shown to help balance the immune response, by enhancing T1- Helper cell proliferation and increasing the regulation of T2- Helper cells, to ultimately decrease conditions such as allergies, inflammation and may types of autoimmune conditions. (1,2,3).

1. The Importance of Sitosterol in Human and Animal Nutrition. Pegel et al, S. African Jnl. Sc. 1997. Vol 93.
2. Flow Cytometric Analysis of the Th1/Th2 Balance in Healthy Individuals. Breytenbach, Clark et al. Cell Biol. Int. 2001;25(1).
3. Effects of Increased Solar Radiation in Human Health. Longstreth, de Gruijl et al. United Nations Environmental Program. Ozone and Human Health Project.

 
 
 

*DISCLAIMER

The statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements.


Immuno-Care is available for sale in the USA under the name tradename - Sterol 117

Celt Immuno-Care®, Cellasate® & Celt Naturals® are registered trademarks of Celt Corporation, Canada. Manufactured under Patent #2,407,429. 2,538,494.