Features and benefits
Low dose product for longer term use
Combines echinacea with antioxidant nutrients
How it works
Vitamin C provides relief of the symptoms of hay fever, relieves colds by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms such as coughs and sneezes. The antioxidant nutrients betacarotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc are all implicated in the immune response via a wide variety of mechanisms including cytokine production.
Echinacea has been extensively investigated and is known to have a variety of actions on the immune system, including elevation of serum white blood cell count (when numbers are low), promotion of non-specific T-cell activation (leading to a range of other activities including increased activity of natural killer cells and stimulating the release of interferon), enhancement of macrophage activity, as well as having antibacterial and antiviral properties.
This lower dose preparation is suitable for long term preventative use, however, for symptoms of acute infection, Blackmores Liquid Echinacea may provide more immediate relief.
Adults - Take one tablet three times daily after food, or as professionally prescribed
Children (under 12 years) - We recommend Blackmores Cold Defence For Kids
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have had renal calculi (kidney stones). Ascorbic acid may increase the risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate calculi.
Always read the label. Use only as directed.
May occasionally cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms.
Active Ingredients Per Tablet
Echinacea purpurea (Echinacea)
extract equivalent to dry whole plant 500 mg
Betacarotene 3 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 250 mg
(Pantothenic acid from Calcium pantothenate 28 mg) 25.6 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 13 mg
Vitamin E (d-alpha-Tocopheryl acid succinate 41.3 mg) 50 IU
Zinc amino acid chelate (equiv. to zinc 1.3 mg) 6.5 mg