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Metagenics Essential Defense® (formerly TCB 16)

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Metagenics Essential Defense® (formerly TCB 16)

First Response Immune Support*

Essential Defense® is a time-honored, traditional Chinese formula used to support healthy immune function after sudden changes in weather and with the change of seasons.*

  • Targets initial immune defense mechanisms with a traditional water extract of herbs used since 1200 A.D.*
  • Soothes the throat with licorice and platycodon.*
  • Delivers the warming properites of ginger.*
  • Immune health support enhanced with isatis.*

Product Information

Ingredient Amount Daily Value
A 5:1† proprietary extract of:
1000 mg 
Forsythia Fruit (Forsythia suspensa)
Japanese Honeysuckle Flower (Lonicera japonica)
Platycodon Root (Platycodon grandiflorum)    
Burdock Fruit (Arctium lappa)
Chinese Mint Leaf (Mentha haplocalyx)    
Chinese Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza uralensis)    
Fermented Soybean (Glycine max)
Schizonepeta Herb (Schizonepeta multifida)
Lophatherum Leaf (Lophatherum gracile)
Dyer's Woad Root (Isatis tinctoria)
Ginger Rhizome (Zingiber officinale)    

Serving Size: 2 Tablets

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable), silica, and coating (water, hypromellose, medium chain triglycerides, and hydroxypropylcellulose)

Directions: Take two tablets every half hour as needed or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Warning: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

Caution: If taking medication, please consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of the reach of children.

Contains: soy.

This product is Gluten Free and Vegetarian.

Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place.

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  1. Great Health Product

    Posted by M E. on 18th Mar 2011

    Essential Defense (formerly TCB 16) is a amazing immune health product by Metagenics

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