Mucosal Defense

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Strengthen the oral cavity defenses

Key Features
  • Helps fight against oral viral and bacterial infections 
  • Prevents viruses from attaching to host cells
  • Reinforces the immune system
Recommended
  • When at risk of contact with pathogens 
  • When in crowded business or personal situations
  • During flu season
Intake
  • For adults, take 2 lozenges when needed
Travel pack
  • 1 blister of 10 lozenges, designed for all climate zones

Mucosal Defense, is a natural dietary supplement with Pink Rockrose (Cistus incanus)

  • Nutrition facts

    Serving size 1 lozenge • Servings per container 10

    Amount per serving %NRV*
    Pink Rockrose (Cistus incanus) 160 mg -

    *Nutritional Reference Value; - NRV not established

    Ingredients

    Bulking agent: xylitol, pink rockrose (Cistus incanus) extract (> 65% polyphenols), color: beetroot red, acidity regulator: citric acid, spearmint flavoring, anticaking agent: magnesium salts of fatty acids, sweetener: sucralose.

    Recommended intake

    For adults, take 2 lozenges daily.

    Warning
    • Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
    • Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose.
    • The product should be stored out of reach of young children.
    • Do not use if you are pregnant or while breastfeeding.
    • If you have any medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before taking any food supplement.
    • Store in a cool and dry place.
  • Ingredients
    PINK ROCKROSE

    Polyphenols are a family of organic molecules with powerful antioxidant properties. They play an important protective role for plants from aggressions such as ultraviolet rays, fungi, diseases and harmful insects. These polyphenols are not only useful for plants but are also beneficial for our own health. It has been shown that Cistus incanus helps the body to defend itself against attacks caused by pathogens (such as viruses and bacteria). It is not a coincidence that it is now consumed in the form of food supplements around the world.

  • Scientific evidence
    HOW DOES MUCOSAL DEFENSE SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?

    Cistus incanus is a naturally rich source of polyphenols and antioxidants, its most active compounds. In traditional medicine, herbal infusions were used for their anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antioxidant activities mainly for treating colds, coughs, menstrual problems, rheumatism and to maintain healthy the mouth and throat. The antibacterial and antiviral properties of Cistus incanus reported in traditional herbal uses were later confirmed in scientific research.1

    In a scientific study, the clinical effects of Cistus extract were compared to green tea in individuals suffering from infections of the upper respiratory tract (URT), basically presenting a common cold or the flu. Daily supplementation with Cistus incanus extract for 7 days effectively reduced the duration and severity of subjective symptoms (pain, cough (frequency and intensity), sniffles and sputum) compared to green tea extract, for both individuals presenting viral and bacterial conditions of the URT.2

    These results were confirmed comparing the effects of Cistus extract with a placebo (a substance designed to have no therapeutic effect) intake, in which additionally the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein decreased noticeably and was mostly affected by Cistus intake.3

    A recent study suggests that Cistus extract targets viral envelope proteins which prevent the primary attachment of the virus to the host cells. This may explain why the pathogen is less virulent or able to reproduce itself, hereby reinforcing the immune system.1

    References

    1 Rebensburg S., et al. (2016). Potent in vitro antiviral activity of Cistus incanus extract against HIV and filoviruses targets viral envelope proteins. Sci. Rep., 6:20394. 
    2 Kalus U., et al. (2009). Cistus incanus (CYSTUS052) for treating patients with infection of the upper respiratory tract: A prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical study. Antivir. Res., 84(3): 267-271.
    3 Kalus U., et al. (2009). Effect of CYSTUS052 and green tea on subjective symptoms in patients with infection of upper respiratory tract. Phytother. Res., 24(1): 96-100.

What is Cistus incanus?

Cistus incanus are shrubs with high levels of polyphenols that help the body defend itself against attacks caused by pathogens such as viruses and bacteria.

Cistus Incanus

Therapeutic use

Cistus incanus is a plant present in Spain and on the circumference of the Mediterranean. The lack of water, sunshine and high temperatures are all difficult conditions found in the Mediterranean scrubland and maquis. These elements cause the plants that grow there to have high levels of polyphenols to protect themselves from aggression.

Polyphenols are a family of organic molecules with powerful antioxidant properties. They play an important protective role for plants from aggressions such as ultraviolet rays, fungi, diseases and harmful insects. These polyphenols are not only useful for plants but are also beneficial for our own health. It has been shown that Cistus incanus helps the body to defend itself against attacks caused by pathogens (such as viruses and bacteria). It is not a coincidence that it is now consumed in the form of food supplements around the world.

With a maximum height of 90cm (3 ft), the cistus or cysts are shrubs having leaves of elongated form and giving purple flowers of 5 petals. The name cistus was given to these plants by Joseph Pitton de Tournefort. It is quite close to the forms used in Greek antiquity (in ancient Greek cisthos). Native of the Mediterranean basin, easily found in the Mediterranean scrubland, the Cistus incanus was already employed during Antiquity by the Greeks and the Romans for medicinal and therapeutic purposes.

Traces of Ciste were found dating from the 4th century before our era. It was used mainly as an anti-hemorrhagic, purifying, tonic and to help heal wounds. Cistus incanus was used until the Middle Ages then fell into oblivion for unknown reasons. It was not until the end of the 20th century that the plant regained its popularity in Europe. Today, cistus is mostly known for its effectiveness against colds and flu. In 1999, Cistus incanus was declared "plant of the year" by the scientific institution Herba Historica.

Therapeutic use

Cistus incanus is a plant present in Spain and on the circumference of the Mediterranean. The lack of water, sunshine and high temperatures are all difficult conditions found in the Mediterranean scrubland and maquis. These elements cause the plants that grow there to have high levels of polyphenols to protect themselves from aggression.

Polyphenols are a family of organic molecules with powerful antioxidant properties. They play an important protective role for plants from aggressions such as ultraviolet rays, fungi, diseases and harmful insects. These polyphenols are not only useful for plants but are also beneficial for our own health. It has been shown that Cistus incanus helps the body to defend itself against attacks caused by pathogens (such as viruses and bacteria). It is not a coincidence that it is now consumed in the form of food supplements around the world.

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