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ArmaForce

Standardised Andrographis and Olive Leaf with Echinacea

The ultimate immune booster, with a blend of powerful herbs and nutrients to target symptoms of the common cold and mild upper respiratory tract infections.

ArmaForce is a comprehensive formula combining the herbal and nutritional ingredients andrographis, echinacea, olive leaf, vitamin C and zinc. It has been scientifically formulated to provide relief of symptoms and decrease the duration of upper respiratory tract infections and colds. ArmaForce supplies nutritional support for healthy immune function.

Serving Type: Tablet
Available in Sizes: 60 tablets 120 tablets Dosage: Adults:  Take 1-2 tablets twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

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Product Features

  • Each tablet provides 62.5mg andrographolides from a standardised extract of andographis to help support healthy immune function and provide relief from the symptoms of the common cold.
  • Andrographis, echinacea root and olive leaf are traditionally used to provide relief of symptoms of mild upper respiratory catarrh, sore throat and feverish conditions.
  • Vitamin C and zinc provide nutritional support for healthy immune function.

Ingredients

Herbal extracts equiv. to dry:
Andrographis paniculata andrographis 2.5g
equiv. to andrographolide62.5mg
Olea europaea olive 750mg
equiv. to oleuropein30mg
Echinacea purpurea echinacea 750mg
Nutrients:
Ascorbic acid vitamin C 250mg
Zinc as amino acid chelate 5mg

Warning

  • Not to be used in children under 2 years of age without medical advice.
  • If coughing persists consult your healthcare practitioner.
  • If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
  • Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
  • Always read the label. Use only as directed.

Evidence

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[3] Andrographis; Olive. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database 2014. Viewed 20 May 2014, www.naturaldatabase.com
[4] Thamlikitkul V, Dechatiwongse T, Theerapong S, et al. Efficacy of Andrographis paniculata (Nees) for pharyngotonsillitis in adults. J Med Assoc Thai 1991;74(10):437-442.
[5] Caceres DD, Hancke JL, Burgos RA, et al. Use of visual analogue scale measurements (VAS) to assess the effectiveness of standardized Andrographis paniculata extract SHA-10 in reducing the symptoms of common cold: a randomized double blind-placebo study. Phytomedicine 1999;6(4):217-223.
[6] Mills S, Bone K. Principles and practice of phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.
[7] Coon JT, Ernst E. Andrographis paniculata in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections: a systematic review of safety and efficacy. Planta Med 2004;70(4):293-298.
[8] Bradley P. British herbal compendium: a handbook of scientific information on widely used plant drugs. Bournemouth: British Herbal Medicine Association, 2006.
[9] Roxas M, Jurenka J. Colds and influenza: a review of diagnosis and conventional, botanical, and nutritional considerations. Altern Med Rev 2007;12(1):25-48.
[10] Bone K. A clinical guide to blending liquid herbs. St Louis: Churchill Livingstone, 2003.
[11] Douglas RM, Hemila H, Chalker E, et al. Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD000980.
[12] Johnston CS, Martin LJ, Cai X. Antihistamine effect of supplemental ascorbic acid and neutrophil chemotaxis. J Am Coll Nutr 1992;11(2):172-176.
[13] Shils ME, Shike M, Ross AC, et al (Eds). Modern nutrition in health and disease, 10th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.
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