Our Standardized Cistanche utilizes powerful plant extracts to promote longevity and provide support against immune senescence.
Scientists have discovered that the echinacoside compound found in Cistanche plant extract stimulates the development of naive T cells and leads to a lower amount of memory T cells, thereby creating a more balanced immune response. Cistanche also increases natural killer (NK) cell activity-resulting in a 15% life span increase in animal research.
A 12-week human study of a dietary supplement containing standardized Cistanche resulted in impressive gains in immune factors after supplementation. Subjects had significant improvements, including an 11.7% increase in natural killer (NK) cell activity and a 20.2% improvement in the ratio of CD4 to CD8 cells. An increased CD4/CD8 ratio is indicative of healthy, youthful immune function.
For those seeking the effects of Cistanche only, Life Extension has created a standalone Standardised Cistanche that contains the same echinacosides as in the Immune Senescence Protection Formula.