Interviewer: What are the benefits of Astragalus Root extract?
Dr. Stern: Astragalus, like all of my nutrients in my Resilient formula, is a natural herb. I used the extract form to make sure I'm getting the most potent version.
Every herb has constituents that make it more potent. For example, turmeric has curcuminoids. You could do a turmeric powder that has a small amount of curcumin, and you're not gonna really see a great anti-inflammatory benefit.
That's why you could go buy a big jar of turmeric for $6, and these capsules you buy cost $50. It's because if you take all that turmeric and extract it to get all those curcuminoids, now you're gonna have a much more supercharged benefit for what you're taking in the first place.
The same thing with Astragalus. I use an extract in my Resilient formula to make sure I'm getting the most potent form to allow the herb to do what it's supposed to do.
And getting back to your question, Astragalus boosts the white blood cells, makes your body more effective at reducing illness.
And it works two ways. Number one, it helps support the white blood cells in your immune system to prevent or to help support you from getting sick. And number two, if you are already sick or have an infection, Astragalus helps support the system to help fight that infection.