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Natural Factors Echinamide Anti-Viral, 60 Softgels

This incredibly potent herbal formula from Natural Factors is used to stop a cold, flu or other virus in its tracks. It also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties to contribute to improved overall health and function.
Product Code: NF4700
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Our Price:$19.00
Size: 60 softgels
Description

Features

When your doctor tells you, “It’s a viral infection; antibiotics will have no effect.” that’s the time to turn to traditional remedies whose efficacy has been verified and improved upon by modern science.

Anti-Viral from Natural Factors contains ECHINAMIDE®, the only standardized extract of Echinacea purpurea shown in placebo-controlled clinical trials to reduce the duration and severity of upper respiratory infections. ECHINAMIDE is made from certified organic echinacea grown on Factors Farms in BC’s Okanagan Valley. It is manufactured using highly sophisticated, proprietary EnviroSimplex® processing, which preserves the key actives responsible for echinacea’s effectiveness. Three key active compounds are isolated, concentrated, combined in the ideal clinically proven ratio, and delivered in a base of the whole herb so that none of the minor actives are missing.

Herbal medicines are known to work best in combination. Anti-Viral contains a proprietary blend of ECHINAMIDE, lomatium, astragalus, reishi, and licorice. Modern science has confirmed that each of these herbs enhances the immune system’s response to viral infections.Anti-Viral stimulates the non-specific immune system to effectively fight every viral condition, from colds to herpes. It is available as a liquid tincture, or as an alcohol-free extract in a softgel.

Main features

  • Contains ECHINAMIDE, the only phytomedicinal containing standardized levels of Echinacea purpurea's key active compounds
  • Clinically tested, certified organic Canadian echinacea
  • Proprietary blend of ECHINAMIDE, lomatium, astragalus, reishi mushroom, and licorice
  • Easy-to-swallow softgels
 
How it works
A virus is a tiny strand of genetic material inside a protein shell. Because it is not a living cell, a virus needs a host to survive. When viruses invade an animal, they penetrate the host’s cells and use them to replicate. In the process,they damage or destroy the cells. The immune system recognizes these viruses as invaders and fights them.

Certain plants contain compounds that increase the immune system’s response. The active compounds in echinacea stimulate phagocytosis, the process by which white blood cells destroy foreign invaders, including bacteria and viruses. Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) enhances the activity of natural killer (NK) cells that rapidly respond to viral infection. Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum) contains compounds called furocoumarins that disrupt the ability of viruses to replicate. Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) inhibits viruses from attaching to and penetrating host cells. Beta-glucans derived from reishi enhance the function of many immune cells, including monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, neutrophils, and NK cells. Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) contains glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhetinic acid, with immune-stimulating and anti-inflammatory properties.

Astragalus, reishi, and licorice all induce production of interferon, a signalling protein that triggers the immune system to attack infected cells and interferes with the ability of viruses to replicate.

Ingredients

Each softgel contains:
Proprietary blend of: ECHINAMIDE® (Echinacea purpurea*),
lomatium (Lomatium dissectum),
astragalus (Astragalus membranaceous),
reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum),
licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra).
*Organically grown
 
Non-medicinal ingredients
Soybean oil, softgel (gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob), corn starch, lecithin, silica.

Dosage

For acute needs, 1 capsule every 2-3 hours. For regular immune support, 1 capsule 2 times daily, or as directed by a health practitioner.
 

Contraindications

  • Theoretically, echinacea may interfere with drugs that are purposely used to suppress the immune system such as cyclophosphamide, used in patients who have had organ transplants to prevent the immune system from rejecting the transplanted organ.
  • Echinacea should not be used by people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or human-immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Echinacea use may lead to stimulation of viral replication. Until more research is done, most experts recommend not using echinacea effects in HIV infection.
  • Allergic reactions have been reported in people who are allergic to other members of plants in the Compositae family (daisy, ragweed, marigolds, etc.)
  • People with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis should avoid long-term use of echinacea.

 

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