What Are Saponins?
Saponins are phytosterol compounds derived from natural plants growing wild in the high deserts of the American southwest and the mountains of northern Chili, known and used for food and medicine by native people for centuries. Saponins are present in small amounts in some foods, such as soybeans and peas.
The two major sources of saponins are Yucca schidigera, which grows in the arid Mexican desert country of Baja California, and Quillaja saponaria (soapbark tree), found in arid areas of Chili.
Saponins have detergent or surfactant properties because they contain both water-soluble and fat-soluble components. They consist of a fat-soluble nucleus, having either a steroid or triterpenoid structure, with one or more side chains of water-soluble carbohydrates (sugars). Yucca saponins have a steroid nucleus (steroidal saponins), while the quillaja saponins have a triterpenoid nucleus. Their ability to survive under adverse conditions makes them extremely valuable for human health.
Saponins have three unique features:
Imu-Stat is a Blend of Saponins With the Following Herbs:
- Saponins are "bile acid sequestrants". that have the ability to bind with cholesterol and pathogens entering the body forming molecules too large to be absorbed through the intestional wall. These cholesterol and pathogen molecules are then carried through the digestive system, forcing them to be eliminated.
- Saponin molecules are "nonsystemic", meaning they do all their work within the intestinal tract and do not enter the rest of the body. Therefore, damaging side effects which are characteristic of statin drugs to the liver and other vital organs, cannot take place.
- Saponins act favorably on flora organisms of the intestines, encouraging growth of friendly bacteria and decreasing harmful bacteria.
Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Red Clover Blossom, Licorice Roots, Slippery Elm Bark, Queen's Delight Root, Prickley Ash Bark, Turkey Rhubarb Root, Cat's Claw Root, Bladderwrack Herb.
Imu-Stat simply helps your body do what it was designed to do. Because your body is functioning more efficiently, you should notice a noticeable increase in your energy level within the first few weeks.
Burdock contains a number of compounds with known anti-cancer activity, including arctigenin, arctlin, beta-eudesmol, chlorogenic acid, inulin, lignin and trachelogenin. Scientific Studies on Burdock “Burdock Root contains proven anti-cancer compounds which have been shown in scientific studies to have marked anti-tumor activity.” (G. Dombardi 1970: Journal of Chemotherapy). Burdock is one of the most effective herbs for cleansing the blood without the side effect of nausea. (American Health & Herb, 1997. Burdock has inhibited tumors and destroyed fungal and bacteria cultures. Hungarian scientists reported “considerable anti-tumor activity in a purified fraction of burdock”.
Sheep Sorrel purifies the blood and is very high in antioxidants and is diuretic.
Red Clover Blossom contains genistein, an anti-cancer compound that prevents new blood vessels from forming within a tumor. Since tumors rely on new blood vessels to grow, genistein effectively starves the cancer.
Licorice Root contains polyphenois that have been shown to kill prostate and breast cancer tumors in a highly selective way that protects healthy cells; unlike chemotherapy which kills everything.
Slippery Elm Bark contains high levels of antioxidants, stimulates the immune system and contains beta-sitostertol and polysaccharide which have both shown anti-cancer activity.
Prickly Ash Bark stimulates circulation, relieves chronic pain, invigorates the stomach, spleen and intestines and fights infection.
Turkey Rhubarb Root has been shown to have anti-tumor activity, purges the body of bile, parasites and stagnate food by stimulating the1 gall duct to expel toxic waste matter. Rhubarb root has also been shown to improve digestion and increase the appetite, cleanses liver, spleen and colon. A natural diuretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, it has been used extensively to relieve constipation.
Cat’s Claw Bark contains a group of alkaloids that posses anti-cancer activity and stimulate the immune system.
Queen’s Delight Root has anti-neoplastic properties destroying and preventing the formation of tumor cells and halts the spread of cancer.
Bladderwrack Herb suppresses the growth of various cancer cells, boosts the immune system and renews strength and has been shown to reduce the incidence of breast cancer.
Please note these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any disease.