Symptoms of the common cold typically start with a sore throat, followed by a blocked and runny nose, sneezing and coughing. The sore throat generally disappears quickly, but more often than not, the nasal mucous becomes thicker and harder to discharge over time. Symptoms can occur as soon as 10-12 hours after becoming infected. Usually, the severity of the symptoms increases rapidly and peaks within 2-3 days. For most people, symptoms start to improve after that time frame and most are better after 7-10 days.
Microgenics Immune Support contains a combination of herbs that have been used for centuries in traditional western herbal medicine to help reduce the severity of the symptoms of the common cold.
Zinc supports a healthy immune system
Zinc is important in the maintenance of a healthy immune system. It has been shown that a temporary increase in zinc concentration in and around the nasal cavity stops the virus from binding to the cells and disrupts infection2.
There is also evidence that shows that zinc can inhibit the replication of viruses3 and may shorten the duration of symptoms of the common cold4.
Olive Leaf Extract can help to reduce mild fever Traditionally, olive leaf has been used to help relieve mild fever5. It also has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties and can thus support the immune system6,7.
Research suggests that olive leaf extract can be beneficial to reduce the incidence of colds and lower respiratory tract infections, because it can stop the viruses that cause the common cold and the flu from replicating. Anecdotal reports indicate olive leaf extract taken at the onset of cold or flu symptoms can help prevent or shorten the duration of the common cold8.
Garlic has a long traditional use of supporting the immune system during colds. Scientific research has shown that garlic preparations can significantly reduce the incidence of colds and speed up recovery. Participants in a study took only 1.5 days to recover from their cold if they took a garlic supplement for 12 weeks, compared to the average 5 days people usually take to get over a cold9. Additional research shows that supplementing with Garlic for 12 weeks can help reduce the incidence of developing a second cold by around 50%10.
Echinacea is a well-known herbal supplement for the prevention and treatment of colds. It has been used for centuries to support the immune system. Modern scientific research has proven that Echinacea purpurea is effective for treatment of upper respiratory tract infections, such as the ones seen in the common cold.11,12
Echinacea can halve the risk of recurrent respiratory infections in individuals with higher susceptibility or higher stress levels, and can be effective to improve a sore throat13.
Pau D’arco contains an antioxidant called quercetin. Quercetin is a powerful antiviral and can inhibit the virus from infecting cells and stop it from replicating in already infected cells14. Pau D’arco also contains lapachol, which has been found to be a strong antiviral in several research papers15.
▪ Contains 7 ingredients to support the immune system
▪ May help reduce the duration and frequency of symptoms of the common cold
APPROVED LABEL CLAIM
Microgenics Immune Support contains Zinc which supports immune health and healthy immune system function. It also contains Olive leaf which is traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine to relieve mild fever.
üüZinc supports immune health and healthy immune system function
üüOlive leaf has been traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine to relieve mild fever
INGREDIENTS (per capsule)
Herbal extracts equivalent to:
Olea europaea (Olive) dry leaf 2.5g (2,500mg)
Equiv. to Oleuropein 50mg
Allium sativum (Garlic) fresh bulb 500mg
Echinacea purpurea (Echinacea) dry herb top 1g (1,000mg)
Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) fresh fruit 200g
Handroanthus impetiginosus (Pau D’arco) dry stem bark 200mg
Thyme oil 2mg
Zinc gluconate 35mg
Equiv. to Zinc 5mg
CONTAINS NO ADDED
Wheat, gluten, yeast, dairy products, egg, artificial flavours, preservatives or sweeteners.
Store below 30°C, away from children. Take in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet.
Adults, take 1 capsule twice daily, with meals, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Not to be used in children under 5 years.
Vitamins and minerals can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. If symptoms persist seek the advice of a healthcare professional. Always read the label. Take only as directed. Do not use if tamper evidence seal is missing, torn or broken. Contains sulfites Not suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
If taking prescription medication or if in doubt consult your healthcare professional.
▪ May help reduce the duration of the common cold
▪ May help reduce the frequency of the common cold