What's It For?
Used to assist in the treatment of mild upper respiratory tract infections. Contains the antioxidant vitamins C and E, betacarotene and zinc, to fight the symptoms of colds and flu.
Active Ingredients Per Tablet:
Echinacea purpurea (Echinacea) extract
equivalent to dry whole plant 500 mg
Betacarotene (natural source) 3 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 250 mg
Calcium pantothenate 28 mg
equivalent to Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 25.2 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 13 mg
Vitamin E (d-alpha-Tocopheryl acid succinate 41.3 mg) 50 IU
Zinc amino acid chelate 6.5 mg
equivalent to elemental zinc 1.3 mg.
Special Features and Benefits:
Low dose product for longer term use.
Combines echinacea with antioxidant nutrients.
Mode of Action:
Vitamin C provides relief of the symptoms of hay fever, relieves colds by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms such as coughs and sneezes. The antioxidant nutrients betacarotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc are all implicated in the immune response via a wide variety of mechanisms including cytokine production.
Echinacea has been extensively investigated and is known to have a variety of actions on the immune system, including elevation of serum white blood cell count (when numbers are low), promotion of non-specific T-cell activation (leading to a range of other activities including increased activity of natural killer cells and stimulating the release of interferon), enhancement of macrophage activity, as well as having antibacterial and antiviral properties.
This lower dose preparation is suitable for long term preventative use, however, for symptoms of acute infection, Blackmores Liquid Echinacea may provide more immediate relief.
Contraindications and Cautions:
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have had renal calculi (kidney stones). Ascorbic acid may increase the risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate calculi.
Always read the label. Use only as directed.
May occasionally cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms.
If taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics separate doses by at least 2 hours. Zinc may decrease the absorption and efficacy of these medications.
A red-brown, medium oval shaped tablet with opaque coating.
Adults - Take one tablet three times daily after food, or as professionally prescribed.
Children (under 12 years) - We recommend Blackmores For Kids Cold Defence.
Garlix - provides temporary relief of the symptoms of colds, flu and infection of the upper respiratory tract.
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Express Post is available for orders under 500g at a cost of $11.95 and between 501g – 3kg for $19.95. If your order qualifies for Express Post, this will be offered at checkout.
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