Vital Four™

2oz.

BioPure

This product cannot ship to Germany.  Synergistic blend of Echinacea, Goldenseal, Myrrh & Oregon Grape Root

$40.00

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A synergistic blend of Echinacea, Goldenseal, Myrrh, and Oregon Grape Root. Vital Four narrows BioPure’s Viressence tincture down to four ingredients, chosen to support the immune system and normal blood sugar metabolism.

Research & More Information

Echinacea and Goldenseal are both well known for supporting the immune system. Goldenseal contains berberine, an important alkaloid which has been getting a lot of attention lately for its potential health benefits.

Oregon Grape Root comes from an evergreen shrub native to the American Northwest. Like Goldenseal, one of the constituent alkaloids in Oregon Grape Root is berberine, and because Goldenseal is becoming harder to find due to overharvesting, Oregon Grape Root is coming into demand for its berberine content. The herb is classified as “bitter” and has been traditionally used to support digestion along with intestinal and urinary health, and as a liver and gall bladder tonic. Oregon Grape Root also supports skin health.

Myrrh is one of history’s oldest and most important resins, being used for a wide variety of medicinal and spiritual purposes. Like Oregon Grape Root, Myrrh is classified as “bitter” and is believed to have antiseptic astringent qualities, useful in supporting digestion, blood circulation, respiratory health and the immune system.

References

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Min-Sun Kim, Gi-Sang Bae, Kyoung-Chel Park, Bon Soon Koo, Byung-Jin Kim, Hye-Jin Lee, Sang-Wan Seo, Yong Kook Shin, Won-Seok Jung, Jung-Hee Cho, Youn-Chul Kim, Tae-Hyeon Kim, Ho-Joon Song, and Sung-Joo Park. Myrrh Inhibits LPS-Induced Inflammatory Response and Protects from Cecal Ligation and Puncture-Induced Sepsis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012: 278718.