French Roast, Medium Ground Organic Coffee
About the Bean: 100% arabica beans grown at a high elevation in Nicaragua, which results in a more complex flavor. Medium caffeine level.
Tasting Notes: Mild acidity and rich but smooth flavor with delicious citrus/fruity notes.
Are you ready to go to battle with the many un-seeable enemies that abound around us every day? What's easier than priming your body while relaxing as you enjoy a hot (or cold) cup of pumped up coffee. Make it a part of your daily ritual- it's the smartest way to start the day.
Immunity Blend contains organic coffee and a proprietary blend of ingredients that provide essential nutrients that play an important role in immune response.
|Ingredient||per 12oz bag|
|Blood Orange Extract||735mg|
Preparation: Brew however you typically brew coffee. We suggest using 1-2 tbsp (1/3-1/2oz) ground coffee per 8oz water. Brew stronger if you prefer. All ingredients are safe to enjoy as many cups as you like** This coffee is ground medium. If you prefer to use a finer grind it can be ground in any coffee grinder system.
Supplement Information: All of our supplements come from accredited sources and are third party tested.
Elderberry is gaining notice in the health field because of its immune boosting benefits. A couple of double blind placebo studies show that elderberry consumption drastically increases certain cytokines. These cytokines basically signal immune cells, such as Macrophages and T-cells, which aid in combating unwanted microbes.
L-Lysine is classified as an essential amino acid. This simply means that it can not be synthesized in the body and must be obtained in the diet. L-lysine's role in immune function is a little unique and indirect, but very important. Viruses need L-Arginine, an amino acid, to replicate and proliferate in the body. L-lysine inhibits the viruses access to L-arginine and therefore impedes the viruses ability to replicate. It's easier to think of L-lysine as an L-arginine blocker, helping to keep viruses from getting a foothold in your body.
Blood Orange Extract
The citrus undertones in Immunity Blend are from the orange extract. This extract also provides Vitamin C. It is common knowledge that vitamin C is good for your immune system, but most people do not know the role it plays. Not only is vitamin C a great antioxidant but it also accumulates in our immune mediated cells, such as neutrophils. Here it promotes phagocytosis and generates ROS, or reactive oxygen species, promoting the killing of microbial invaders.
Zinc is an essential mineral that plays hundreds of roles in our bodies. It's role in immunity is important in that it contributes to both innate immunity, such as neutrophils and Natural killer cells, as well as adaptive immunity, such as T and B lymphocytes. Research shows that taking zinc can shorten durations of colds.
L- Theanine is the main ingredient in our Cognition Blend due to its focus amplifying effects. This amino acid not only amplifies beneficial non excitatory neurotransmitters, namely GABA, dopamine and serotonin, but also plays a role in immune regulation. Studies show that L- Theanine increases innate immunity by regulating Th1/Th2 cytokines. Basically L -Theanine beefs up your front line attackers against foreign invaders.
Check out our Ingredients Page to learn more and to see peer reviewed reference articles.
Enjoy your reading over a cup of Smart Owl Coffee in one of our signature blends.
DRINK SMART, THINK SMART!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
**It is suggested to consult your physician if you have any conditions that you are unsure may be contraindicated