Deep breathing must be a central aspect of any longevity program. Qi, the life energy that animates our bodies and minds, is generated to a very large extent by the lungs. The ability to efficiently extract energy from the air we breathe is fundamental to achieving radiant health, and this ability to extract Qi from the air is dependent upon a well balanced immune system. If the immune system is out of balance because of an inability to handle irritants in the environment, breathing is impaired and Qi production will be limited. Irritants are omnipresent in the real world, and it is imperative that we maintain a healthy immune system - one that is self-regulating and neither overly reactive nor under-reactive. Tonic herbs, especially adaptogenic herbs, can be very effective in helping maintain this healthy dynamic balance. PerillaClear is a tonic formulation designed for people who live in polluted, dusty, smoky, pollen dense, or otherwise irritating environments - and for people who have already developed respiratory allergies and who desire to do what they can to strengthen the regulatory functions associated with their immune systems. The number of people with respiratory allergies is increasing every year. Allergic rhinitis alone affects at least 10-15% of the U.S. population. Genetic, environmental, and immunological factors all play a role in whether a person remains free from or develops allergies. These three macro-factors are hugely impacted by our diet, which includes the tonic herbs we consume. The biomolecules in the foods and herbs we consume are messengers from the environment that directly and indirectly impact what our genes do and how the immune system performs. Our immune system is an intricately tuned masterpiece, capable of adapting to a nearly infinite number of variables in the environment. However, it is not possible for the immune system to adapt to all challenges perfectly, especially if the nutritional factors in our diet are not sufficient to nurture accurate responses.
If our immune system is not sufficiently prepared for a microbial invasion, we will experience infection and inflammation - and if the body is incapable of overcoming the invasion, we will become seriously ill. Allergies are an abnormal, excessive immune reaction of the body to allergens such as dust, pollen, foods, drugs, cosmetics, smoke, chemical pollutants, pets, animal fur, feathers, animal excretions, micro-organisms, insect stings, textiles and dyes. Generally, in the case of allergic individuals, an allergen stimulates the over-production of allergen-specific IgE antibodies. This results in the release of abnormal amounts of mediators such as histamine, leukotrienes, etc. The mediators induce local inflammation and cause various immediate or chronic symptoms. These mediators will dilate blood vessels, increase the permeability of small blood vessels, stimulate nerve endings, stimulate the secretion of mucus in airways, and/or constrict bronchial airways.
Adaptogenic herbs have been shown to have the ability to adjust the immune system. They tend to regulate immune response because they have a bi-directional activity in the body, stimulating immune response when it needs stimulating and suppressing over-reaction when that is necessary. Continuous consumption of certain adaptogenic herbs has been shown to have this kind of long term regulatory ability. For this reason, PerillaClear, Dragon Herbs premium tonic formulation designed to fortify the balanced healthy functions of the immune system, while addressing the need to buffer the over-reactive mechanisms that may develop in many individuals, is fundamentally a powerful adaptogenic formula, with a slight accent on strengthening the ability of the immune system to resist over-reacting to irritants in the environment. It contains five of the most powerful adaptogenic herbs in the world. Reishi mushroom, Astragalus root, Ashwaganda root, Cordyceps, and Panax ginseng have all been shown to have powerful bi-directional effects on the immune system. These herbs effectively minimize the over-reactive response by re-regulating the immune system so that a balanced response is possible.
Perilla Seed Oil Powder
If we wish to live long, we must reduce the amount and degree of chronic inflammation in the body. Allergies result in chronic inflammation. It is imperative that we do whatever we can naturally to adjust our immune responses so that allergic reactions are replaced with normal healthy reactions. So in addition to providing this kind of adaptogenic support to the immune system (which is in turn tied to many other systems in the body, including very importantly the stress-response system), PerillaClear includes a potent herbal "immune regulator", Perilla Seed Extract. Perilla seed oil has more the 55% a-linolenic (alpha-linolenic) acid, an important omega-3 fatty acid. Perilla Seed Extract contains phenolic compounds that have shown a strong inhibitory effect against allergic mediators that is stronger than that of other flavonoids such as quercetin and catechin. Our diet plays a key role in the development of allergies. Daily intake of omega-6 fatty acids, contained in meat or plant oils such as safflower oil, are accumulated in the body as arachidonic acid which is converted to allergic mediators. These are best reduced and largely replaced with omega-3 fatty acids. Our diet can play a critical role in nurturing the immune system in a positive manner, that is, in such a way that allergies are much less likely to occur, by fostering a balanced immune system.
Perilla Seed Extract has been shown to help with allergic symptoms. This product has anti-allergic activity and also anti-inflammatory activity because of strong 5-lipxygenase (5-LO) and histamine release inhibitory activity. Arachidonic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid) is released from cell membranes upon stimulation and converted to prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Leukotrienes induce allergic hyper-reactivity. Perilla seed extract (very rich in a-linolenic acid, an important omega-3 fatty acid) inhibits the production of leukotrienes. Human studies have shown that serum IgE levels are suppressed by administration of Perilla Seed Extract, and allergic rhinitis and hay fever were significantly improved in humans. These studies were considered preliminary, but they are illustrative.*
Adaptogenic, tonifies Qi, regulates immune functions, dispels heat and dampness, clears the mind
Who can use it?
Those who experience allergic symptoms and wish to regulate immune function accordingly
Specifications: 60 Capsules 470 mg each
Perilla seed, Ashwaganda root, Cordyceps mycelium, Chinese Ginseng root, Duanwood Reishi fruiting body
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservative or chemical modifications; gluten free.), rice powder.
Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional
Remember Ron Teeguarden's "First Rule of Tonic Herbalism", summed up in a single word - Compliance. If you don't take the herbs, they won't work.
*These statements have not been evaluated by FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
**Keep out of reach of children. Should you have a pre-existing medical condition, please consult your doctor before using these products. Pregnant women should exercise caution when taking herbal supplements. Please consult your doctors.