This has been a tough year for my family. We have had to cope with some pretty high stress issues the last 6 or 8 months and the stress has definitely taken a toll on all of us. Every member of my family has succumbed to illness more than once this winter and heading into spring we are still trying to rebuild our weakened immune systems. So it was with great pleasure that I agreed to try SmartMune this month.
SmartMune is an all-natural nutritional supplement that works to prime your immune system. How does it do that? Well…here’s the technical explanation from SmartMune:
Once swallowed, immune cells in the gastrointestinal tract take up Wellmune WGP®, the only ingredient in SmartMune, and transport it to immune organs throughout the body. While in the immune organs, immune cells called macrophages digest Wellmune WGP® into smaller fragments and slowly release them over a number of days. The fragments bind to neutrophils, via complement receptor 3 (CR3), which are the most abundant immune cells in the body. In fact, neutrophils account for 60-70% of all immune cells.
With Wellmune WGP®, the neutrophils are now primed for activity. Unlike other immune health ingredients, Wellmune WGP® enhances immune function without over stimulating the immune system, which may be harmful.
Here’s my not-at-all-technical-because-I’m-not-scientific explanation: When I take these, my gut digests them into particles that travel through my body. Then these wicked cool immune cells digest the Wellmune into smaller pieces that get sent out into my system over the next few days. Then those little pieces find some even more wicked cool immune cells to hang onto and then when my body needs to fight infection, the neutrothingies with the Wellmune hanger-on-ers rush to the infected site to protect the body and kick some evil infection boot-ay! That’s how I broke it down for my 12 yr old son. Who reminded me that he is 12, not 3 and that he is capable of having an intelligent conversation about immune boosters. Point taken, my young padawan.
SmartMune has spent over $300 million dollars on development and research and has worked with several major university and government institutions to evaluate its efficacy in humans under various physical and psychological stress situations. The results found that SmartMune was more than twice as effective as MCG-3, AHCC, mushroom beta glucans and Echinacea.
Things I like about SmartMune:
- no known drug or supplement interactions that negatively impact SmartMune.
- 60-Day Money Back Guarantee
- safe to consume daily
- free of any genetically modified organisms
So here’s what I can tell you in no uncertain terms about my experience with SmartMune: I am feeling better since I started taking it almost 2 weeks ago. The feelings of being run down and tired have started to dissipate and I don’t seem to have as much “brain fog” or tension as I have been experiencing the last few months. I haven’t changed my routine or my diet since I started taking SmartMune, so it’s pretty easy to attribute my improvements to the supplement. I can’t wait to see how much better I feel after another month of using this “Intelligent Immune System Support!”
SmartMune also has a kid-friendly version of this immune booster called SmartMune for Kids. I was glad to hear that it is safe for my boys and will be adding it to their daily routine quickly so we can all get back on our feet and functioning at full speed again.
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I received a bottle of SmartMune to help facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing writer, Geri Chase. Geri is mom to 2 hilarious boys and wife to an insanely funny husband, all of whom like to remind her that the fact that she is a girl does not give her immunity from their testosterone induced humor. While she pretends not to be amused, she secretly laughs herself silly over their antics and frequently blogs about life and family friendly products over at I Am Boymom.