Discover the power of Shikimic Acid! A sought-after organic compound obtained from certain plants such as Pine Needle, Star Anise, Schisandra Berry, and Dandelion, Shikimic Acid is celebrated for its ability to help prevent blood clotting and stop the incorrect copying and alteration of RNA & DNA. Defender boosts a mighty blend of the richest Shikimic Acid containing herbs, as well as potent immune-boosting and blood-cleansing botanicals. It also includes the leading medicinal fungi, Chaga and Reishi, hailed as the royal rulers (King & Queen) of the mushroom realm. Double extraction for maximum potency, each herb & mushroom in Defender was carefully chosen for its unique benefits they offer the body as you will read below. There's no need to cycle off this tonic blend - its effects are cumulative for optimal wellness. Our wild-harvested Western White Pine Needle is straight from the forests in Northern Idaho!
Get ready for a boost of benefits - it's time to dive into the individual benefits of each ingredient!
Western White Pine (Pinus monticola)
Growing in evergreen forests and in many peoples backyards, Pine Needle has quickly become a staple in everyone's medicine cabinet during the last few years. Providing the body with an energizing boost, it's jam-packed with Shikimic Acid- one of the highest natural sources, and contains respiratory and anti-parasitic benefits! Historically, Pine Needle was used for scurvy due to its abundance of vitamin C, 3-5 times the amount found in an ordinary orange! Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant and immunity enhancer. Pine Needle is also a top herb contender for its impressively high mineral and trace mineral levels, ranking in the top seven for all herbs and foods in the world!
Dandelion Leaf & Root (Taraxacum officinale)
More than just a weed! This extraordinary botanical is well-known for its ability to purify and enrich the blood, containing a wealth of nutritive salts that surpass many garden vegetables in terms of nutrition. Furthermore, it boasts powerful antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, and acts as a superior liver cleanser. With exceptional levels of vitamins A, C, D, and B complex, it truly shines.
Schisandra Berry (Schisandra chinensis)
Packed with Shikimate, Schisandra is hailed the ultimate multitasking herb. It works its magic on all 12 energy pathways, balances all 5 elements in the body, and nourishes the vital life force, "QI" of the lungs, kidneys, and mind. This five-flavored fruit has a unique taste (sour, bitter, sweet, warm, and salty) that will leave you wanting more. Its top-notch feature is its ability to rid the liver of toxins and flush them out of the system. Schisandra is also known to purify the blood, enhance memory, rejuvenate the kidneys, sharpen focus, and boost sexual vitality. It targets the mind and has benefits for the whole body. It's like a "jack of all trades" for your health!
Star Anise (Illicium verum)
This peculiar star-like fruit holds the greatest quantity of Shikimic Acid discovered in the natural world, yielding 3% to 7%. Its main supply of antioxidants includes Quercetin, Linalool & Vitamin C. One of the main components of Tamiflu is Shikimic Acid derived from Anise. Star Anise is also known for its powerful anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
This varnished looking mushroom is found in one form or another in nearly every forested ecosystem on Earth. Named the Medicinal Fungi Monarch and the key to everlasting life, it's also known as "the ultimate guardian". Its most notable advantages include its calming and stress-relieving properties. It has been hailed as the ultimate anti-stress plant. This immune-regulating, platelet-inhibiting and complement-controlling adaptogen promotes cardiovascular health and helps enhance blood flow and oxygen consumption in the heart muscle while also providing anticancer and anti-inflammatory effects. With over 400 bioactive components, Reishi was once revered in ancient China as a miraculous elixir, symbolizing the connection between Earth and Heaven.
Wild Siberian Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
Regarded as the royal ruler of healing fungi and beloved around the world for its wellness advantages, Chaga is traditionally consumed to nourish the "Shen" (spirit/consciousness). This powerhouse ingredient is one of the most potent antioxidant-dense substances on earth and also one of the most important longevity substances yet discovered. Siberian Chaga reigns supreme over other Chagas. Siberia is home to an extreme climate that nurtures birch trees and their Chaga fungus with resilience. It appears that the more difficult life a birch tree that hosts Chaga faces, the more powerful medicinal elements in the Chaga will be. The Khanty people of Siberia have utilized Chaga to safeguard the heart, making it an immune-boosting adaptogen and a polysaccharide-rich miracle. As the most richly abundant source of melanin in nature, this pigment antioxidant offers impressive geno-protection for DNA and genes. Bursting with triterpenes and abundant in zinc, it contains a whopping 200+ essential vitamins and minerals.
Did you know that humans and mushrooms share 40% of their DNA? It's true! We may be more similar to our mushroom relatives than we think.
Defender (Alcohol) +Western White Pine Needle, *Schisandra Berry, *Star Anise , *Dandelion Leaf & Root, *Reishi, +Siberian Chaga, Double Distilled Biophotonic Structured Water, *Grain Ethanol *organic +wildcrafted
Defender (Alcohol-Free) +Western White Pine Needle, *Schisandra Berry, *Star Anise , *Dandelion Leaf & Root, *Reishi, +Siberian Chaga, *Coconut Glycerin, Double Distilled Biophotonic Structured Water *organic +wildcrafted
How To Enjoy
Specially crafted for optimal health benefits. Take drops sublingually or blend in water. Safe for kiddos & grown-ups. Find further advice and dosage on the bottle. Perfect for regular use. Not recommended for expecting mothers.
Shelf life & Storage
Recommended storage: Keep in a cool, dark location away from direct sunlight for optimal preservation. Alcohol for 3 years, Alcohol free for 2 years.