Grande Prairie Saskatoon Health Food Adviser – Kate Rhéaume-Bleue

Have you ever wondered why colds usually start with a dry, scratchy or sore throat? It’s because the viruses that cause colds and the flu are airborne: we breathe them in and they stick to the back of the throat. The virus particles then begin to secrete a chemical that breaks down the tissue in the throat so the pathogen can gain access to the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. By the time you feel the first tickle in your throat, the virus has already been attacking you for 24 hours. Now is the time to run, don’t walk, to your nearest bottle of ECHINAMIDE Anti-Viral formula!

This Anti-Viral formula contains the top five most effective herbs for viral conditions from colds and flus to cold sores, laryngitis and tonsillitis. Natural Factors ECHINAMIDE® is a name that identifies products containing a triple-standardized extract of E. Purpurea – the species of echinacea best known for immune support. ECHINAMIDE is the result of a patented extraction process that guarantees consistent levels of the three key actives in a base of the whole herb so that none of the minor actives are missing. In addition to ECHINAMIDE, Anti-Viral contains: astragalus, one of the most fundamental herbs in Chinese medicine, with immune-enhancing effects; lomatium, an antiviral used against respiratory infections, herpes and Epstein-Barr (mononucleosis); reishi, an immune supporting adaptogen; and licorice, which possesses anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer properties.

For acute viral infections take 1 mL of ECHINAMIDE Anti-Viral tincture or 1 softgel every 2 – 3 hours. For daily immune support throughout the cold and flu season, take 1 mL tincture or 1 softgel twice daily. Anti-Viral is also a great supportive therapy for anyone receiving flu shots or antibiotics.