Concurrent research has identified very positive immune-stimulating properties with the Nerium oleander plant. Research has confirmed that Nerium extracts have been "shown to stimulate the immune system by stimulation of the function and capability of specific subsets of mononuclear cells" and specifically stimulates T and B lymphocytes, the cell-mediated and the humoral mediated immune systems.
Thus, NBI research is now expanding to the positive modulation of the immune properties of the Nerium oleander plant. Research of an identified immune target, for determining "immunocompetence" in individuals, is expected to open a new arena for product development. This provides NBI with the opportunity to develop for the consumer natural botanical nutraceutical (immune supplement) healthcare products.