The Source Naturals Wellness Formula has received a lot of attention as a winter supplement at the highest level. In this article, I’m going to examine what makes Wellness Formula and what some people had to say about it.
Wellness Formula is a combination of herbs, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals designed to get to the root cause of physical imbalances. Its goals are to boost the immune system, increase the body’s resistance to stress, provide antioxidants, and fight free radicals. Other goals include cleaning the mucous membranes, removing mucus from the upper respiratory tract and speeding up recovery. This is quite a long list.
Let’s start by taking a look at what makes up the Source Natural Wellness formula.
The main ingredients with their amount per serving and % Daily Value are as follows:
Vitamin A 5,000 IU 100% Zinc 23 mg 150% Vitamin C 1,290 mg 2,150% Selenium 60 mcg 90% Copper 300 mg 15%
Other notable ingredients include Garlic Clove (360 mg), Elderberry Extract (240 mg), Propolis (324 mg), Echinacea Root Extract (200 mg), Echinacea Pallida Root (142 mg), Horsehound Aerial Parts (100 mg), Bioflavonoids ( 84 mg), Astragalus Root Extract (54 mg), Goldenseal Root (45 mg), Pau d’arco Bark Extract (33 mg), Grape Seed Extract (15 mg), Ginger Root Extract (15 mg).
The Wellness Formula is a biologically-focused formula designed to bring harmony to the many interconnected systems that affect winter health. That’s how it works.
The first thing the Source Naturals Wellness formula does is boost the immune system. The immune system contains barriers that prevent foreign substances from entering your body, such as skin, mucus and the cough reflex. When these barriers fail, protection is provided by internal components. Vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc and astragalus all play an important role in boosting the immune system.
Another main goal of Wellness Formula is the cleansing of the mucous membranes. Our nasal passages, sinuses, pharynx and bronchi are protected by mucous membranes, moist layers of connective tissue that are the immune system’s first line of defense. Cleansing the mucous membranes is an important part of your immune system overwintering. Vitamin A is necessary for the secretion of mucin (a component of mucus) in the intestinal lining and for the integrity of connective tissue. Vitamin C, mullein, copper and zinc also support the integrity of vessels and membranes. Astragalus, Isatis, Garlic, Goldenseal, Oregon Grape, and Pau d’Arco are herbs that cleanse the mucous membranes.
As important as mucous membranes are for the immune system, too much mucus can be bad. Wellness Formula contains herbs like Mullein, Horsehound, Oregon Grape and Goldenseal to help the body clear excess mucus in the upper respiratory tract.
We are now aware that emotional and physiological stress significantly affects the immune system. The herb Astragalus supports the stress response.
In carrying out their immune functions, white blood cells generate free radicals, highly reactive molecules that can damage the very white blood cells that produce them. Vitamin C, a free radical scavenger, is concentrated in certain white blood cells, providing them with a built-in defense system. Source Naturals Wellness Formula contains a potent dose of vitamin C. Bioflavonoids act as co-factors that supplement vitamin C. An additional dose of antioxidant support is provided by Vitamin A, Copper, Selenium and Pau d’Arco.
It looks like everything is there. It looks like Wellness Formula should be a great disease fighting tool. It looks fantastic on paper. Let’s see what others have to say about it. I went to several websites that sell Wellness Formula and took a sample of their customer reviews. This poll I took was completely random and I did not discard any responses. The results were as follows:
Ratings were based on a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high). Out of a total of 20 customer reviews, 17 rated Wellness Formula with 5, 1 with 4, 1 with 2 and 1 with 1. The average rating was 4.6.
Some of the negative comments about Wellness Formula were:
- Be careful if you have allergies. One person mentioned that they were probably allergic to one of the herbs and experienced chest tightness and difficulty breathing after taking Wellness Formula. 2. The pills are quite large and smell and taste a bit bad. (Wellness Formula used to be large pills that had a slightly unpleasant smell, but now they come in medium-sized unflavored gelcaps, quite an improvement.) 3. It’s best taken with a meal.
Some of the positive comments were:
- Works well for colds such as viral infections. 2. Best taken at the first sign of imbalance. It has been mentioned several times that Wellness Formula, when taken at the very first sign of illness, will either stave off the illness, alleviate the symptoms, or shorten its duration. 3. Wellness Formula works well as a preventative in winter. It’s also a good idea to take Wellness Formula preventively when travelling. 4. There were many generally positive comments. Far more habituation than negative reactions.
All in all, Source Naturals Wellness Formula looks like a natural herbal defense complex that should be very effective. The ingredients consist of proven herbs, vitamins and minerals. Customer feedback was mostly very positive. When a bad cold or flu strikes, most of us become very unhappy. If there is a natural way to prevent such an illness or even reduce its symptoms or duration, most people would almost jump through hoops to find the solution. Source Naturals Wellness Formula could be the answer.
Thanks to Tom Thorne