COLD-FX® active ingredient, CVT-E002®, helps reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system.

Our immune system protects us from any foreign organisms such as viruses, bacteria, and more. The immune system has two major parts:

Your Immune System

1.

Innate:

The innate part of our immune system is the non-specific, first line of defence against infections. The innate immune response works within minutes to hours of infection.

2.

Adaptive:

The adaptive portion of our immune system is the “trained” part. When our body is exposed to a virus or bacteria, it remembers the encounter and develops specific cells and molecules that will rapidly fight off the same foreign agents when we encounter them again. This is also how vaccinations work.

How does COLD-FX® prepare your immune system?

CVT-E002®, the active ingredient in COLD-FX®, has been demonstrated in clinical studies to increase the proportion of natural killer cells and T-helper cells(1). These cells play an important role in both the innate and adaptive immune response.

 

Natural Killer (NK) cells play a major role in the innate immune response. These cells are “soldiers” of our immune “army” that can identify host cells that have been infected by a foreign organism (virus, bacteria, etc.) and fight against them. For example, when a cell is infected by a flu virus, NK cells will recognize the cell that has been compromised and initiate the destruction of this “rogue” cell.

 

T-helper cells (T-cells) are one of the most important cells in the adaptive immune response. These cells are crucial in achieving a regulated and effective immune response to foreign organisms or infected host cells.

COLD-FX® and the Flu Shot

The flu is caused by the influenza virus, which has many different strains that change year to year(2).

The cold is caused by a different group of viruses, the most common one being rhinovirus(3).

How Does the Flu Shot Work?

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the flu by stimulating our immune system to produce specific molecules, called antibodies, which provide protection against infection. Each year the flu vaccine is created with the influenza virus strains that research indicates will be the most common strain during the upcoming season.

The effectiveness of the flu shot is dependent on the successful prediction of the influenza strain that will be active that year. Studies show influenza vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by about 50% to 60% each year (4).

However, this effectiveness may vary from year to year. For example, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, the 2014-2015 flu shot was about 19% effective in preventing medical visits against all influenza across all age groups(5).

What Makes COLD-FX® Unique?

COLD-FX® helps reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system. CVT-E002® is the clinically proven medicinal ingredient in COLD-FX®. It is obtained using a proprietary and standardized extraction technology. Every lot of CVT-E002® is tested using ChemBioPrint® (Chemical and Biological Finger Printing) technology.

ChemBioPrint® was developed with the contribution of a world class team of scientists and international academic and research collaborators, to ensure consistent chemical identity and biological activity of herbal extracts and therefore, consistency and quality of the COLD-FX® products.

Every lot of CVT-E002® is rigorously tested before encapsulation. Its biological activity is confirmed with proprietary ChemBioPrint® technology to measure its efforts of the number of lymphocytes (immune system cells) using specially designed tests.

COLD-FX® Compliments the Flu Shot

The flu shot is the single best defence against flu virus(6). The flu shot gives our immune system a head start in the fight against flu season. When taken with a flu shot, COLD-FX® further reduces the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms. A clinical study, evaluating the effectiveness of COLD-FX® in influenza-vaccinated adults (65+), showed COLD-FX® provides further reduction of cold and flu symptoms when taken with a flu shot(7).

How Much COLD-FX® Should I Take and When?

To be sure these products are right for you, always read and follow your COLD-FX® product label.

It contains important information on dosing, recommended use, cautions, warnings and contraindications.

 

COLD-FX® (200 mg) Capsules or Chewable Tablet(8):

Children 12 years of age and older: Take 1 capsule 2 times daily.

Adults: Take 1-2 capsules 2 times daily, up to 9 capsules/chewable tablets per day.

COLD-FX® (300 mg) Capsules(9):

Children 12 years of age and older: Take 1 capsule 2 times daily.

Adults: Take 1 capsule 2 times daily, up to 6 capsules per day.

  • Citations

    [1] Predy GN et al. Immune Modulating Effects of Daily Supplementation of COLD-FX (a Proprietary Extract of North American Ginseng) in Healthy Adults. J. Clin. Biochem. Nutr., 39, 162-167, November 2006.
    [2] Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety. “Common Cold.” Retrieved from: https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/common_cold.html . Assessed February 9, 2016.
    [3] Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm . Accessed February 8, 2016.
    [4] Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6421a5.htm . Accessed February 8, 2016.
    [5] Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm . Accessed February 19, 2016.
    [6] McElhaney JE, Simor AE, McNeil S et al. Efficacy and safety of CVT-E002 ® , a proprietary extract of panax quinquefolius in the prevention of respiratory infections in influenza-vaccinated community-dwelling adults: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial. Influenza Res Treat 2011;2011:1-8.

You Ask

We Answer

Have clinical trials been conducted to support its efficacy and safety?

Have clinical trials been conducted to support its efficacy and safety?

To date, over six clinical trials have been carried out on COLD-FX®. COLD-FX® has been found to be effective in reducing the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting  the immune System. . It can be used for the duration of the cold and flu season.

Do Health Care Professionals Recommend COLD-FX®?

Do Health Care Professionals Recommend COLD-FX®?

COLD-FX® is the #1 Pharmacist & Doctor Recommended Natural Cold Remedy Brand  in Canada for the past 11 years.4

I’m already sick! Is it too late to take COLD-FX®?

I’m already sick! Is it too late to take COLD-FX®?

Scratchy throat? Sniffles or runny nose? Slight body aches? Low-grade fever? You don’t have time to be sidelined and couched. Take COLD-FX® First Signs® as soon as you feel the on-set of cold and flu symptoms to help shorten the duration of cold and flu.  It also helps relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections, such as sore throat, fever, cough, headache, runny nose and fatigue[1]. Always be sure to read and follow the label to ensure this product is right for you.

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