n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Natural treatments for improved immune system Resin

Volume 38, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



Native Americans used arabinogalactan-rich gum resin from the larch tree to improve gut and immune health. ResistAid, available locally through Hexachem, is a long and highly-branched polysaccharide composed of arabinose and galactose units in the approximate ratio of 6:1. ResistAid is extracted via a water-based, solvent-free extraction process with all by-products sold off into existing markets. In Minnesota, in the US, the Eastern larch tree grows in abundance and more of the trees are lost to natural causes than are utilised for the harvesting of natural ingredients.

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