This extra value twin pack contains Colsor Oral Spray and 30g Colsor Cream to aid the body's normal immune function in fighting viral conditions like cold sores (herpes). Use in conjunction with Lysine & Olive leaf extra for ultimate results.
Cold Sores: helps fight the herpes virus.
Use 2 sprays directly into the mouth at 10-15 minute intervals for up to 6 doses, then 3 times a day as required. Apply cream liberally to affected areas at hourly intervals.
Homoeopathy is a unique system of medicine that aims to promote good health by using micro-doses of medicament which work to stimulate the body's own defence system. Homoeopathy is a non-drug therapy that is based on the principle of 'like cures like'. Homeopathic remedies have no side effects, are gentle enough to be used by all the family and can be used with any other forms of medication. Cold sores are the result of a recurrent viral infection by the virus herpes simplex. Colds sores represent the infection targeting the skin or mucous membranes, mainly occurring about the mouth, lips, genitals or eye. The incubation period is 2-12 days and averages 6-7 days. Outbreaks may follow minor infections, trauma, stress (emotional, dietary and environmental) and sun exposure. Chronic, persistent herpes infections are seen in immuno-suppressed individuals. There are a number of foods which should be avoided, or at least limited as dietary choices, or the nutritional status of the individual will have significant implications, by acting as triggers, which lower the immune system bringing on an attack. A diet rich in the amino acid arginine and low in lysine has been shown to contribute to a herpes infection. Arginine is required by the virus to make its viral proteins. Lysine, an amino acid, has the ability to fight the infection and regulate the uptake of arginine from the diet. Therefore supplementation with lysine, while restricting your diet of foods high in arginine is considered essential. Food that contain high amounts of the amino acid Arginine have been found to be a trigger for most people who suffer with Herpes. These include Chocolate, peanuts, seeds, cereal grains - but particularly wheat, gelatine, carob & raisins. If you suffer with reoccurring outbreaks, you should consider eliminating these foods from your diet completely. Supporting the immune system is essential. This can be done by taking antioxidant vitamins and minerals. The most important are vitamin C with Bioflavonoids. Supplementation has shown potential in reducing the severity of the infection as well as preventing a recurring infection. Research has found that people with a history of recurrent herpes simplex are often iron-deficient. Another important mineral for the immune system is Zinc. The amino acid Lysine actually suppress the symptoms of cold sores. Studies have showed that once supplementation of lysine stopped, the cold sores returned within 1 to 4 weeks. The amount of lysine needed as a preventative for cold sores varies, depending on the persons diet and their overall nutrient balance between arginine and lysine, as well as biochemical individuality. Generally a maintenance dosage of 500mg twice daily is suggested for prevention, increasing to as much as 2000 - 3000 mg three to four times daily if the onset of symptoms such as the "tingling" or itching are noticed. In this case, remain at the higher dosage for at least four days, even if the symptoms subside. Two specific herbs have emerged for their ability to attack the herpes virus itself. Olive leaf extract is a specific antiviral herb, and an excellent choice for helping to fight against the family of herpes viruses. As well as this, the herbs Echinacea or Cats Claw may also help, as these stimulate the immune system. Liquid extracts are better for fast absorption, at the maximum recommended dosage. A fatty acid named lauric acid is effective against enveloped viruses (herpes, CMV etc). These are all available from Ideal Health. Astraforte is a deep immune tonic containing the 3 herbs Astragalus, Reishi and Privet. These herbs are traditionally used in conditions of profound immune deficiencies. They increase the production of white blood cells and strengthen the bodies immune response and vital force. They have an energy boosting action. Formulas incorporating Astragalus are used in China in conjunction with radiotherapy and chemotherapy in cancer patients. This formula has been traditionally used as a liver tonic in hepatitis, for chronic fatigue syndrome, repetitive cold, flu and viral infections, debilitated immune function, post infection recovery, bronchial coughs, for nervous debility, sleeplessness and anxiety. Solanum Nigrum, an ointment by Greenridge, is excellent for cold sores. Using this will help with pain and helps to heal the lesion much faster. I have found this to be one of the most effective ointments for treating cold sores. We have also found excellent results using Herpylin cream. This product contains Allantoin, a compound derived from comfrey, as well as Melissa or Lemon balm. Both of these ingredients have been shown to offer a softening property, and can help to greatly reduce the severity of a cold sore, especially when applied at the first tingling or itching of a cold sore. Cold Sore Relief is also perfect for dry, chapped lips. Many Women can experience an outbreak of cold sores close to menstruation. We recommend increasing immune modulating herbs and nutrients around one week prior to menstruation. Alternatively a course of Olive leaf may be necessary if recurring infections are a problem around period time. Important factors in treating Cold Sores: Avoid all chocolate, peanuts and almonds. These foods have a high arginine content. Reduce stress and avoid excessive exposure to the sun. Supplement with vitamin C,E, bioflavonoids, zinc, selenium and lysine. Consider Olive leaf extract or lauricidin for relief of recurring infections. Strengthen your immune system using a selection of the immune modulating herbs as outlined above. Include a wide range of fruits and vegetables, as well as yoghurt and other soured products.
Colsor contains homoeopathic potencies of Bovista 8c, Croton Tig 12c, Graphites 12c and Rhus Tox 12c 30c. Colsor Cream contains the tinctures Hydrastis, Plantago, Rhus Tox and Stellaria in a light, paraben-free, non-greasy cream base.
Keep out of reach of Children. All cold sores are highly contagious. Scrupulous hygiene is essential for helping to prevent transmitting to other parts of the body to other people.