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ViralX Formula

Other Ingredients: Natural Vegetable Capsules. This product may contain one or more of the following: Calcium Silicate, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose and Silicon Dioxide. Betatene® is a registered trademark of Cognis B.V. TRAACS is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc.

SUGGESTED USE: 1-2 capsules as needed or as recommended by your health care professional. Not to exceed 2 capsules every hour.

Formulated to be free of allergens derived from: Gluten, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.

Caution: Vitamin A is fat soluble, allowing doses to build-up to potentially toxic levels over time. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Consult physician before use. Do not consume this product if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult your physician for further information. As with all dietary supplements, some individuals may not tolerate or may be allergic to the ingredients used. Please read the ingredient panel carefully prior to ingestion. Cease taking this product and consult your physician if you have negative reactions upon ingestion.

Contraindication, Adverse or Other Reactions: Those who are pregnant or nursing should not take ViralX Formula.

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Vitamin A

    • Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin also known as retinol. Most people are familiar with vitamin A’s role in preventing night blindness.
    • Vitamin A is a stimulator for the thymus and plays a large role in maintaining the function of the immune system.
    • Vitamin A boosts white blood cell function and increases antibody response. (Reference 1)

Vitamin C

    • Vitamin C improves antimicrobial and natural killer cell activities. (Reference 2) It enhances overall immune functions.
    • The effectiveness of high doses of Vitamin C intravenously against cancer has been shown by researchers of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. (Reference 3)
    • In another study 168 volunteers were randomized to receive a placebo or vitamin C tablets daily over a 60-day time frame between November and February. The group that received the vitamin C had fewer colds, fewer days challenged virally, and a shorter duration of severe symptoms. Volunteers in the vitamin C group were less likely to get a cold and recovered faster. (Reference 4)

Pantothenic Acid

    • Pantothenic acid is an essential nutrient to humans. Also known as vitamin B5, pantothenic acid is the chief precursor to coenzyme A (CoA). CoA plays a large role in a variety of metabolic processes.
    • Pantothenic acid plays a significant role in the production of circulation antibodies. A deficiency in pantothenic acid has demonstrated a reduction in the production of antibody forming cells. (Reference 5)

Zinc

    • Zinc is important to immune health. Zinc deficiency can result in immune dysfunction and an increased risk of infection; however, the mechanism of zinc on the immune system is not fully known. (Reference 6)
    • Zinc deficiency results in decreased peripheral T-lymphocyte counts, depressed T helper lymphocyte function, decreased NK cell activity, decreased macrophage function and decreased antibody production. (Reference 6)

L-Lysine

    • L-lysine is an essential immune boosting amino acid. L-lysine is best known for its ability to prevent and lessen the time of cold sores.
    • To determine the impact of fortification of wheat flour with lysine on health indicators, 88 families in China were investigated. Half of the families (a mother, father, and one child) were given 3 g of lysine per kilogram of flour for three months. Those given the fortified flour showed improved immune function over those who did not receive the fortified flour. (Reference 7)

Echinacea Purpurea

    • Echinacea is an immune-enhancing botanical.
    • Echinacea has been used traditionally as an immune stimulant with antiviral and antibacterial activities.
    • The ability of Echinacea purpurea along with Astragalus membranaceus and Glycyrrhiza glabra to activate immune cells in humans was assessed. Echinacea was taken for 7 days. The results showed that Echinacea tincture stimulated immune cells, the activation took place within 24 hours of supplementation and continued for at least 7 days. (Reference 8)

Pau D’Arco

    • Pau D’Arco is used in traditional Brazilian medicine and in other parts of the world for its medicinal properties. The quinones have been found as its most active and important elements. Historically the tree’s inner bark was used as an immune tonic. It was also prescribed for its antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
    • Pau D’Arco was the focus of a study looking at the potential antimicrobial activity against multi-resistant bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus strains were susceptible to extracts of Pau D’Arco. (Reference 9)



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(2) Wintergerst ES, Maggini S, Hornig DH. Immune-enhancing role of vitamin C and zinc and effect on clinical conditions. Ann Nutr Metab. 2006;50(2):85-94.

(3) Chen Q, Espey MG, Krishna MC, Mitchell JB, Corpe CP, Buettner GR, Shacter E, Levine M. Pharmacologic ascorbic acid concentrations selectively kill cancer cells: action as a pro-drug to deliver hydrogen peroxide to tissues. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Sep 20;102(38):13604-9. Epub 2005 Sep 12.

(4) Van Straten M, Josling P. Preventing the common cold with a vitamin C supplement: a double-blind, placebo-controlled survey. Adv Ther. 2002;19(3):151-9.

(5) Axelrod AE. Role of B vitamins in the immune response. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1981;135:93-106.

(6) PDR Health. Zinc. [http://www.pdrhealth.com]

(7) Zhao W, Zhai F, Zhang D, An Y, Liu Y, He Y, Ge K, Scrimshaw NS. Lysine-fortified wheat flour improves the nutritional and immunological status of wheat-eating families in northern China. Food Nutr Bull. 2004;25(2):123-9.

(8) Brush J, et al. The effect of Echinacea purpurea, Astragalus membranaceus, and Glycyrrhiza glabra on CD69 expression and immune cell activation in
humans. Phytother Res. 2006;June 28.

(9) Machado TB, et al. In vitro activity of Brazilian medicinal plants, naturally occurring
naphthoquinones and their analogues, against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2003;21(3):279-84.