VacciShield was created by Catherine Clinton ND. As an expectant mother Dr. Clinton became concerned about vaccinating her son when a family member experienced an adverse reaction after vaccination.
She dug through the research, trying to find the best way to prepare her little one for vaccines. Dr. Clinton found all kinds of nutrients that will help a body prepare for and process a vaccine. Soon she made a nutritional plan for her son during vaccination, trying to be as comprehensive as possible. Her patients and mommy friends who were planning on vaccinating also wanted support during vaccinations so they used this new nutritional plan. They reported good results, but complained that it was difficult, confusing and expensive to get everything separately, and asked if there wasn’t some product with all these nutrients together. VacciShield, is designed for infants and children to help support healthy brain, immune, gastrointestinal and detoxification function during vaccinations while at the same time boosting the body's immune response to vaccination.*
VacciShield is a well balanced supplement with each ingredient playing a special and important role in the health of little ones during vaccination. VacciShield contains: L-Glutamine, Probiotics, Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Selenium, Vitamin E, Choline and Inositol.
L-Glutamine is an amino acid found in breast milk and plays an important role in several metabolic processes. L-Glutamine is an important precursor to the major detoxification enzyme, glutathione. L-Glutamine fuels the cells that line the gastrointestinal tract, helping to maintain a healthy digestive tract. Recent studies in 2005 and 2007 showed that L-Glutamine improved intestinal barrier function in children ages 2 months to 6 years old.
2005 Journal of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Nutrition study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15625423
2007 Journal of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Nutrition study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17325559
2010 Journal of Critical Care study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20371167
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that line the gastrointestinal tract. They help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy digestive tract. The probiotics in VacciShield were specifically chosen for their effectiveness and tolerance in infants and children. Certain strains of probiotics can produce a form of lactic acid that is not metabolized by infants and small children which can irritate young digestive tracts. The probiotics in VacciShield were chosen based on scientific literature documenting their safety for infants and children as well as their ability to support immune, gastrointestinal and detoxification function in infants and children. In 2010, research demonstrated that probiotics increased the immune response in infants to vaccination.
2011 Int J Sports Exerc Metab www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21411836
2010 Vaccine study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20105426
2005 European Journal of Nutrition study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15578195
2010 PLos One Journal study http://journals.lww.com/jpgn/Fulltext/1998/09000/Use_of_Probiotics_in_Childhood_Gastrointestinal.11.aspx?WT.mc_id=HPxADx20100319xMP
2010 Gut Microbes study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20672012
2009 European Journal of Nutrition study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19448966
Zinc has been shown in research to support brain, immune, detoxification and gastrointestinal function in a growing child. Zinc is an essential mineral that is necessary in hundreds of metabolic processes. Zinc helps maintain a healthy immune system as well as healthy growth and development. Research in 2009 highlighted zinc's ability to enhance infants immune response to vaccination as measured through immune titers.
2009 Vaccine study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19837094
2007 John Hopkins study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16600672
2010 Biofactors study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20333753
2009 The Journal of Leukocyte Biology study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19056665
2010 The Oxford Journal of International Immunology study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20688495
Vitamin C has been shown in clinical research to support brain, immune, detoxification and gastrointestinal function in a growing child. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radical damage. Vitamin C is also necessary to hundreds of metabolic processes. Research out of Australia suggests Vitamin C’s ability to decrease the side effects of vaccination.
2007 The British Journal of Nutrition study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17922955
2006 European Journal of Clinical Nutrition study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20221587
2009 Chemical Research in Toxicology study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19326901
Vitamin D3 has hormone like actions by binding to DNA receptors and promoting cell growth. Research highlights the vital role Vitamin D3 plays in maintaining healthy immune, brain, gastrointestinal and detoxification function. Recent research shows how vitamin D3 assists in the immune response to vaccination.
2009 The Journal of Immunology study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19299729
2008 Vaccine study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18178294
2010 Cell Microbiology study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19500914
2009 Cell Host Microbe study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17123563
2006 Science study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20566739
Selenium has been shown to be a necessary component of detoxification pathways as well as immune function. Selenium is an important precursor to the major detox enzyme glutathione peroxidase. Research with selenium and the polio vaccine shows how important selenium is to the handling of vaccines and immune function.
2010 Free Radical Research study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20478284
2010 Pediatric Allergy Immunology study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20140724
2003 Alternative Medicine Review study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20584751
2004 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=polio%20vaccine%20selenium
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps decrease the damage inflicted by free radicals in the body. There is also research demonstrating vitamin E’s ability to support healthy immune and brain function. Recent research in 2011 demonstrates how vitamin E increases the immune response to the tetanus vaccine.
2010 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20633109
2011 European Journal of Clinical Nutrition study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20490610
2010 Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20455324
Choline and Inositol work together as primary sources of a healthy cell membrane. They help enhance brain development in infants and children.
2010 Journal of the American Dietetic Association study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20656095
2010 The Journal of Nutrition study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20392884
2009 Epidemiology study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18356755
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.