Bioceuticals Armaforce 30 Tablets
This product is a cult favourite in the Australian wellness community, and for good reason. Taking Armaforce as a preventative measure against cold and flu or at the first niggle of a cold can dramatically reduce the severity of symptoms, speed up recovery time or prevent a cold or flu developing at all.
Andrographis paniculata (andrographis) has been shown to reduce the severity of common cold symptoms, such as sore throat, upper respiratory catarrh, bronchial cough and fever. This herb contains an active constituent called andrographolides which is believed to be largely responsible for its benefits. Andrographolides amounting to 60mg per day have been shown to improve symptoms of the common cold and reduce recovery time. Preventing colds may be achieved with 10mg andrographolides, which may increase resistance to colds.
Echinacea purpurea (echinacea) has traditionally been used to support immune function and provide relief of upper respiratory catarrh, sore throat and feverish conditions. Chicoric acid, found in echinacea, increases phagocytic activity in vivo after oral administration.
Olea europaea (olive leaf) is used in traditional western herbal medicine for respiratory ailments such as cough and sore throat. Its primary active constituent is oleuropein. When hydrolysed by plasma enzymes, oleuropein is broken down to D-elenolic acid (calcium elenolate) which enters infected cells to strengthen immune defence.
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is highly effective in reducing the severity and duration of colds. Ascorbic acid enhances neutrophil activity and, by reducing plasma histamine levels, dampens the histamine response, thereby reducing symptoms of runny nose and watery eyes.
Zinc is the structural component of a wide variety of proteins, cell membranes, neuropeptides and hormone receptors. It inhibits the release of histamine from basophils, and is necessary for the healthy production of lymphocytes.
NOTE FROM THE SKIN NATUROPATH:
While this product is primarily used for immune support, it also offers wonderful benefits for skin health. Vitamin C and zinc both have essential roles in collagen production, wound healing and antioxidant activity. Echinacea can also play a role in healing acne, boils, psoriasis and other skin conditions, and vitamin C can be highly beneficial to eczema sufferers due to its effect on histamine.
Echinacea is generally considered safe, however should be avoided by people with a known allergy to other plants in the Compositae family. If you take other medications, have preexisting medical conditions or are unsure whether this product is right for you, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing.
Each tablet contains:
Herbal extracts standardised equiv. to dry:
Andrographis paniculata (andrographis) leaf 2.5g equiv. to andrographolide 62.5mg
Olea europaea (olive) leaf 750mg equiv. to oleuropein 30mg
Herbal extract equiv. to dry: Echinacea purpurea (echinacea) root 750mg
Nutrients: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 250mg
Zinc (as amino acid chelate) 5mg
Adults: Take 1-2 tablets daily for immune support or to encourage prevention of cold and flu. In the event of falling unwell, take 1-2 tablets twice daily to reduce symptom severity and speed recovery.
Not to be used in children under 2 years of age without medical advice. If coughing or other cold and flu-like symptoms persist, contact your healthcare practitioner.
Andrographis is not recommended during pregnancy due to a lack of safety data. If you are pregnant and require immune support, please email email@example.com to special order Armaforce Pregnancy, or a similar suitable product.
Vitamin supplements and herbal medicines should not replace a balanced diet, and are not an alternative to sensible hygiene and lifestyle practices.
Always read the label. Use only as directed.