Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence Supports healthy immune function. This product contains a potent combination of the immune supporting herbs with Andrographis, Siberian Ginseng, Turmeric and Echinacea as well as Vitamin A and Zinc. For the relief of symptoms of cough, cold and for immune system support. May help to relieve symptoms of the common cold including sore throat, runny nose, sinusitis, phlegm and persistent coughs, headaches and ear aches, when taken at the recommended odsage. Helps to improve immune system function. Take one tablet everyday to help maintain general wellbeing or two tablets everyday while you have a cold to help relieve symptoms. Clinicially studied 6 grams of andrographis per tablet! 30 tablets
RRP $35.90, healthy.co.nz price $28.50
May help to relieve symptoms of the common cold including sore throat, runny nose, sinusitis, phlegm and persistent coughs, headaches and ear aches. Helps to improve immune system function. Can be used as a preventative, as well as when you are unwell.
Adults: Take 1 tablet daily, with food, as a maintenance dose or as part of general immune support.
To reduce the severity and duration of a cold: Take 1 tablet twice daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.
This is what Ethical Nutrients have to say to us about Immune Defence Cough Cold Relief
Don't Catch Your Death Of Cold This Winter
The cooler months are upon us, and with that comes an influx of cold and flu viruses. Influenza and cold viruses prefer the dry, cool conditions of the winter months, when they are better able to survive and spread from one unfortunate person to the next. Short of staying indoors and isolating ourselves from others, there is not a lot we can do to avoid initial exposure to these viruses. We can, however, do a lot to minimise the ability of viruses to invade our body and replicate to a level where they make us sick. Enhancing our immune system to protect us against these invaders is the key.
The army within
Essentially, the immune system is our body's "Department of Defence". The immune system protects us from potentially harmful invaders by recognising and responding to them as a threat. When the immune system is functioning well, it acts like a powerful, well-regulated army. It consists of several highly specialised types of cells, much the same way an army is made up of many different specialty divisions.
Just like any other well-run army, our immune system requires good nutrition and adequate rest to function effectively. Deficiencies in certain nutrients, stress and lack of sleep can all compromise healthy immune function. The great news is that if our immune system is not functioning at an optimal level, we can support it with a few well chosen supplements.
Zinc is a crucial mineral for healthy immune activity and functions primarily in the development of white blood cells, which act to defend against viruses, bacteria and other harmful bugs. Vitamin C also plays a vital role in supporting immune health and has been proven to reduce the duration and severity of symptoms associated with the common cold.
Ethical Nutrients Mega Zinc is a highly concentrated, great tasting, raspberry flavoured powder that contains zinc, vitamin C and other nutritional cofactors to rapidly boost zinc levels and support normal, healthy immune function. Ethical Nutrients Zinc Fix may help to reduce the severity and duration of colds, providing symptomatic relief of allergies, and assisting in the management of upper respiratory tract infections.
Launching an attack...
If you do come across a nasty cold or flu virus this winter, Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence Cough Cold Relief can help fight off the infection. Combining the herbs Andrographis paniculata, Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng) and Echinacea purpurea along with the nutrients zinc and vitamin A, Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence Cough Cold Relief provides an effective formula to help your army eradicate the enemies.
Andrographis has a long history of use in both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat respiratory infections, fever and to support immune function. Echinacea enhances various aspects of the immune system, while Siberian ginseng increases resistance to stress and infection and aids in recovery. Zinc and vitamin A further support these actions to provide a comprehensive formula that may increase resistance to infection and accelerate recovery from many types of bacterial and viral illnesses.
70% of our immune system is actually in our gastrointestinal system - so it is very important to keep it healthy. Supplementing everyday with a medical strength probiotic such as Inner Health Plus will help maintain a healthy immune system. When it comes to children, Inner Health Immune Booster For Kids provides a safe, easy to administer formula that has been shown to reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections, and to reduce the duration of symptoms of these infections in children. Combining two strains of beneficial bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07, Inner Health Immune Booster For Kids, at just half a level metric teaspoon daily, helps to keep kids fighting fit.
Simple ways to keep your army strong
As well as the nutritional and herbal supplements discussed, there are some simple dietary and lifestyle tips you can follow to keep your army strong this winter.
* Over-processing of food has become common in the last century resulting in many packaged and fast foods that have little or no nutritional benefit and yet are high in sugar, fat and salt. In order to boost our immune system, it is important to reduce fatty, processed foods and eat lots of fruit and vegetables, wholegrains and foods containing essential fats (such as oily fish, nuts and seeds).
* De-stress! Enjoy plenty of rest and relaxation. Stress can actually reduce your resistance to infection.
* Exercise regularly. Regular exercise reduces inflammation and can support healthy immunity.
* Increase water intake to six to eight glasses per day. Water is essential for all aspects of good health.
* Supplement your diet with recommended nutrients and herbs to boost your immune function.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.
Each tablet contains: Extracts equivalents to: Andrographis paniculata herb top, dry (King of Bitters) 6.0 g, Eleutherococcus senticosus root & rhizome, dry (Siberian Ginseng) 2.0 g, Echinacea purpurea whole plant, dry 1.5 g, Curcuma longa, rhizome dry (BCM-95® Turmeric) 1.0 g, Zinc sulfate monohydrate 33 mg, equiv. elemental Zinc 12 mg, Retinyl acetate (Vit. A) 103.5 mcg, equiv. Vitamin A (300 IU), 90 mcg RE,. No added artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives. Free from gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, eggs, nuts, yeast and salt.
Keep out of reach of Children. Not to be used in children under two years of age. WARNING: When taken in excess of 3000 microgram retinol equivalents, vitamin A can cause birth defects. If you are pregnant, or considering becoming pregnant, do not take vitamin A supplements without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.