PROPERTIES OF THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN PRAECELL®
PraeCell® is a food supplement with plant extracts to support your immune system. PraeCell® contains (per capsule) vitamin C (90 mg or 113% RI), vitamin D (5 mcg or 100% RI), zinc (5 mg or 50% RI), fermented soy, beta glucan & lycopene (RI = Reference Intake).
The soybeans that are used to make PraeCell® are cultivated in an altitude of 1,600 meters and mature for an additional two months to ensure that their high nutritional value is maintained and guaranteed. The soy extract used in PraeCell® goes through a unique attended fermentation procedure that ensures it is used in its optimal bioavailable form. Soybeans contain components including isoflavones as well as protease inhibitors, saponines, and more. These substances are considered “phytonutrients”.
Organic acerola extract
Acerola originates in South- and Central America and is also known as the “West Indian cherry.” It is a red fruit with a sour taste that is extremely rich in natural vitamin C. Vitamin C is not naturally produced by the body and needs to be regularly supplied to the body through nutritious food intake.
Organic acerola provides more vitamin C than a lemon, and its organic extract differs greatly from synthetically produced ascorbic acid or vitamin C supplements as it contains many other natural plant substances that simultaneously aid the body’s function.
Vitamin C supports the following processes:
+ Normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels
+ Normal energy-yielding metabolism
+ Normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage and bones
+ A balanced nervous system
Vitamin D is an important nutrient for our bones. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) contributes to normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus and contributes to normal blood calcium levels. Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones.
Vitamin D is crucial to the differentiation and maturation of cells, including the T-cell in the immune system. The body or organism produces less vitamin D with age. This, in addition to older people generally being exposed to less natural sunlight, means that increasing attention needs to be paid to ensure sufficient vitamin D intake.
It is also important to take sufficient vitamin D during menopause, as a low bone mineral density is often observed during this period. Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.
The major functions of vitamin D include:
+ Support of bone health
+ Support of the immune system
Vitamin K is a liposoluble vitamin that contributes to normal blood clotting and to the maintenance of normal bones.
Scientists from Heidelberg observed nearly 25,000 participants between the ages of 35 and 64 years over a period of 10 years and found that a high intake of vitamin K2 decreased the risk of early death (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).
Vitamin K aids to:
+ Support of bone health
+ Support of normal blood clotting
Zinc is one of the essential trace elements. It plays a key role in metabolizing carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
Zinc has also a role in the process of cell division and contributes to normal DNA synthesis and supports the normal function of the immune system as well as normal testosterone levels in the blood.
Zinc also contributes to normal fertility and reproduction.
Because zinc is not stored in the body, it needs to be supplied to the body on a regular basis.
+ contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism
+ supports the normal macronutrient (fats, carbohydrates and proteins) metabolism
+ contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
+ supports the normal function of the immune system
+ plays a role in the cell division process