Products like Ambrotose Complex contain Arabinogalactan and other plant-derived polysaccharides (complex carbohydrates) which have immune stimulating properties.
Arabinogalactan is a naturally occurring carbohydrate found in most plant life, though it is most abundant in the larch tree (Larix sp.). It may increase natural killer (NK) cell and macrophage activity and inhibit bacteria from attaching to cells. Other ingredients sometimes included in these formulas include: aloe vera gel; astragalus root; maitake mushroom extract; bovine colostrum and whey extract.
Arabinogalactan Formulas are available as capsules and powder.