By nutritionist Caroline Zanelli
Immune-enhancing herbs and nutrients in ArmaForce help to provide relief from the symptoms of, and reduce the duration of, upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), including the common cold. There is a range of ArmaForce products available including those suitable during pregnancy or for use by children. A must for all home medicine cupboards to help relieve symptoms of the common cold or flu, any time of the year.
ArmaForce the ultimate immune booster, ArmaForce combines a blend of powerful herbs and nutrients which provide nutritional support for healthy immune function including:
Andrographis to help reduce the severity of cold symptoms including sore throats, catarrh, cough and fever; each tablet provides 62.5mg of andrographolide from a standardised extract.
Echinacea root and olive leaf to provide relief from URTIs, catarrh, sore throats and fever.
Vitamin C to reduce the severity and duration of colds as well as zinc which provides nutritional support for healthy cells and immune function.
ArmaForce Day and Night a unique and innovative approach to colds and flu, the different ‘day’ and ‘night’ herbs provide symptom relief during the day, and support for sleep and pain at night:
Andrographis reduces the symptoms associated with mild URTIs, including sore throat, a runny nose, headache, fatigue, cough and restless sleep associated with mild URTIs.
California poppy aids sleep andis used as an analgesic, according to traditional western herbal medicine (WHM) use.
Echinacea and elder lower are used in traditional WHM to reduce the symptoms of the common cold and flu.
Vitamin C and zinc help to maintain healthy immune function.
Olive leaf is traditionally used in WHM to relieve mild fever.
ArmaForce Pregnancy formulated to provide immune support during gestation, ArmaForce Pregnancy contains:
Standardised echinacea – a Category A medicine of which use in pregnancy does not indicate foetal risk in controlled studies in women. Echinacea is standardised to 1% cichoric acid which is one of the main active constituents of Echinacea purpurea root, traditionally used in western herbal medicine (WHM) to help relieve the symptoms associated with mild URTIs, including the common cold, when taken at the first sign of infection.
Vitamin C and zinc – requirements of both these nutrients increase during pregnancy and help support immunity.
Vitamin D which has been shown to help support a healthy immune system.
Lactoferrin, a glycoprotein that may help support immune function and boost immune cell activity.
ArmaForce Throat Relief for topical sore throat relief contains:
Sage used to relieve mild throat inflammation in WHM.
Licorice which has demulcent properties; relieving inflammation and soothing irritation of the mucous membranes in the mouth by forming a protective ilm. It also acts as an expectorant to help relieve coughs and bronchial phlegm (catarrh).
Echinacea to help relieve symptoms associated with URTIs.
Zinc gluconate, used topically in clinical trials on the pharynx, helps to support healthy immunity.
ArmaForce Cough Relief contains herbs and nutrients traditionally used to soothe and aid the symptomatic relief of cough for children and adults. A great tasting liquid for easy dosing for most ages. ArmaForce Cough Relief contains:
Thyme, traditionally used in WHM as an expectorant to help relive coughs and mild URTIs.
Ivy leaf to treat mild, persistent cough, used as an expectorant for productive cough.
Elecampane, an expectorant for mild persistent coughs traditionally used in WHM.
Marshmallow which has demulcent properties to help relieve irritation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa and associated cough.
ArmaForce for Juniors formulated to provide nutritional support for a normally healthy immune system in children, ArmaForce for Juniors is pleasant tasting and naturally sweetened with watermelon and berry fruit powders. ArmaForce For Juniors contains:
Elderberry used as a diaphoretic to support a healthy immune system and elderflower to aid in the symptomatic relief of common colds, including nasal catarrh and sinus congestion.
Vitamin A, a key nutrient necessary for the maintenance and integrity of mucosal barriers that comprise the immune system’s first-line of defence against minor infections of the respiratory tract.
Vitamin C which assists in modulating both innate and adaptive immunity through the stimulation of leukocytes and phagocytes