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Children could have 3-8 cold infections a year, and adults 2-4 colds annually.5a

2 in 3 children between 6 months and 2 years of age are not eating food that supports their rapidly growing bodies.6a

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is critical for a strong immune system and overall wellbeing, but sometimes we may need some support when the system becomes strained.  When our immune systems are compromised, we are more prone to infections such as colds and flu, and it is even harder to fight these infections.6a,7a,b,c

We know that vitamins and minerals are crucial for a healthy immune system but as we find the cells representing almost 70% of our entire immune system in our gut, this seems to be a very important place to start. 9a

ViralGuard’s combination of ingredients supports a healthy immune system through maintaining the immune system, antioxidant activity, and assisting to reduce cold and flu symptoms. 4a

Immunity from plants

B-Glucan occurs naturally in various plants, but also as a part of the cell walls of bacteria and fungi. 11a B-Glucan activates the immune system and increases the body’s immune defense. 11b,c,d

Pelargonium and Elderberry are plant extracts that has proven to improve cold symptoms and help to reduce the time absent from work or school.12a,b,13a,b

Echinacea has been clinically studied over the past 50 years and has proven to effectively stimulate the immune system 14a,b

Propolis contains flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants and play an important role in the maintenance of a healthy immunity15a

Immunity from gut bacteria

Our gut is the home of many beneficial bacteria, that interact with our immune cells to make sure that our immune system matures and functions correctly.  The bacteria’s effect on the immunity continues during our lifetime and has a significant impact on whole-body health. 10a,b An imbalance of beneficial bacteria and pathogenic bacteria or a loss of good gut bacteria, however, leads to reduced immunity.10c

Immunity from Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins play a significant role in building immunity, and these include vitamins A,C,D,E,B6,B12 and folate.  Together with the trace elements selenium, zinc, and iron they contribute to the body’s natural defences on three levels by supporting physical barriers (skin/mucosa), cellular immunity and anti-body production.16a 

 

Selecting a product to boost immunity

When selecting a product to support you and your family’s immunity, look for a brand that harnesses all the support that is offered to us by nature, and utilise it to build a strong immune system and ensure overall wellbeing.

Viralguard tablets

  • Contains a combination of probiotics, B-Glucan, Echinacea, Elderberry, and various vitamins and minerals.
  • The combination of ingredients supports a healthy immune system through balancing the gut bacteria, antioxidant activity, and assists in reducing cold and flu symptoms.

Viralguard fizzi chew

  • Contains a combination of probiotics, Elderberry, Propolis and various vitamins and minerals.
  • The combination of ingredients supports a healthy immune system through balancing the gut bacteria, antioxidant activity, and assists in reducing cold and flu symptoms.

Viralguard throat spray

  • Contains Elderberry, Pelargonium and Peppermint extracts and zinc.
  • Assist in the protection of the body by targeting the sensitive membrane deep in the oral cavity and throat, where the first signs of cold and flu symptoms appear.
  • Its soothing, protecting action provides a feeling of relief to sore and irritated throats.

Viralguard Syrup

  • Contains a combination of Echinacea, Elderberry, Propolis and various vitamins and minerals, including various B vitamins, zinc and iron.
  • The combination of ingredients supports a healthy immune system, antioxidant activity, and assists in reducing cold and flu symptoms.

Based on a survey of 6 000 Home Tester Club members in February 2019, ViralGuard was ranked the number one brand for protection from colds and flu in South Africa

Medical References

  1. ViralGuard Tablets information leaflet.
  2. ViralGuard Fizzi Chews information leaflet.
  3. ViralGuard Throat Spray information leaflet.
  4. ViralGuard Junior Syrup information leaflet.
  5. Meneghetti A. Upper Respiratory Tract infection, Medscape (online) 21 June 2018. Available from https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/302460-print.
  6. Poor diets damanging children’s health worldwide, warns UNICEF, UNICEF MEDIA HOME (online)
  7. Fletcher J, how to stay healthy with a weak immune system. MedicalNews Today (online). Available from https://www.unicef.org/southafrica/media_22345
  8. Winkler P, de Vrese M, Laue Ch.Schrezenmeir J. Effect of a dietary supplement containing probiotic bacteria plus vitamins and minerals on common cold infections and cellular immune parameters.
  9. Vighi G, Marcucci F, Sensi L, et al. Allergy and the gastrointestinal system.  Clinical and Experimental Immunology 2008
  10. Kelly D, Conway S, Aminov R. Commensal gut bacteria: mechanisms of immune modulation.
  11. Akramiene D, Kondrotas A, et al. Effects of B-glucans on the immune system
  12. Patrick G, Hickner J. This obscure herb works for the common cold. The Journal of Family Practice 2008
  13. Flos Sambuci. WHO Monographs Volume 2 (Internet)
  14. Radix Echinaceae. WHO Monographs 1
  15. Wagh VD. Propolis: A Wonder Bees Product and its Pharmacological Potentials. Advances in Pharmacological Sciences
  16. Maginni S, Wintergerst ES, Beveridge S, Hornig DH, 
  17. HTC. Immune booster research report 2019
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