What is COLD-FX® and how does it work?
Simply put, COLD-FX® prepares your internal defence system, to help you in the fight against cold and flu. Your immune system is composed of both the innate and adaptive immunity. The innate immunity is rapid and general, while the adaptive immunity is specific. 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, important for both the innate and adaptive immune response.
Whether you are looking for proactive efforts to prepare your immune system or reactive ways to fight the first signs of a cold, COLD-FX® has you covered.
How Does COLD-FX®Work?
A number of studies, including both laboratory experiments and clinical trials, have shown that COLD-FX® has an immune modulating effect which helps reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms.
How Can COLD-FX® Help Me?
Take COLD-FX®, COLD-FX® Chewable or COLD-FX® Extra Strength daily throughout the cold and flu season to:
- Help reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system.
- Help reduce overall symptoms of sore throat, fever, cough, headache, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, malaise, ear-aches and hoarseness.
- Provide further reduction of cold and flu symptoms when taken with a flu shot.
- Help increase production of certain types of cytokines that may signal and activate the immune system in high performing athletes.
Our COLD-FX® First Signs® portfolio (COLD-FX® First Signs® Capsules and First Signs® Daytime/Nighttime Combo Sachets) are natural health products that have been formulated to be taken at the first signs of a cold.
- COLD-FX® First Signs® Sachets have been formulated to be taken at first signs of a cold to help relieve cold symptoms and support immune maintenance
- COLD-FX® First Signs® Capsules combines four trusted ingredients that:
- Help to shorten the duration of the symptoms of cold and flu
- Help to relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (sore throat, fever, cough, headache, runny nose and fatigue); and
- Help reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system
Please refer to the chart below to find more information on our products, their recommended use and dosage:
How is COLD-FX® Different From Other Ginseng Products That Are on the Market?
Unlike other ginseng products, which are mostly comprised of Asian ginseng, the active ingredient in COLD-FX®, CVT-E002®, is uniquely derived from the roots of North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). It is an extract composed of polysaccharides that has a distinct chemical and biological profile and it has been shown in laboratory and clinical studies to have the immune modulating effect.
CVT-E002® is naturally sourced and tested by a proprietary (ChemBioPrint®) 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.
Each capsule/chewable tablet of COLD-FX® contains 200 mg (NPN 80002849, NPN 80069106) or 300 mg (NPN 80015586) of CVT-E002®.
CVT-E002® is also part of our COLD-FX® First Signs® products (NPN 80052846, NPN 80052049 & NPN 80052034), formulated to be taken at the first signs of a cold, so you can continue taking CVT-E002® daily and enjoy its benefits even when you are sick!
What is the Difference Between COLD-FX® and COLD-FX® Extra Strength?
COLD-FX® comes in a smaller capsule than COLD-FX® Extra Strength and it is also available in a chewable format. Each COLD-FX® capsule or chewable tablet contains 200 mg of CVT-E002®, the active ingredient in COLD-FX®. COLD-FX® Extra Strength is formulated to provide 50% more of the active ingredient CVT-E002® per capsule (300 mg) than COLD-FX® or COLD-FX® Chewable.
COLD-FX®, COLD-FX® Chewable and COLD-FX® Extra Strength are to be used by adults and children 12 years of age and older as daily and year-round protection against cold and flu symptoms. They are offered to allow you to choose the COLD-FX® product that best suits your needs. Always read and follow the label to be sure these products are right for you.
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.
Is There Research to Support the Effectiveness of COLD-FX®?
The science of COLD-FX® is backed by:
- 10+ years of clinical research
- 6 published randomized controlled trials
- 18+ published articles studying the effects of CVT-E002®
- 1,600+ subjects enrolled in clinical studies with CVT-E002®
What s CHEMBIOPRINT?
ChemBioPrint® stands for Chemical Biological Finger Printing, proprietary standardization technology used to ensure the quality of all ChemBioPrint® products. In the case of COLD-FX®, chemical finger printing confirms the chemical identity of the medicinal ingredient in COLD-FX®. Biological finger printing confirms the biological activity of CVT-E002® through a laboratory test protocol as a result, Bausch Health, Canada Inc.’s COLD-FX® undergoes vigorous testing to ensure that every batch has consistent chemical identity and biological activity.
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
What is the recommended dosage for COLD-FX®?
COLD-FX® (200 mg) has been shown to be effective in reducing the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system in adults.
Is COLD-FX® recommended for children under the age of 12?
Studies have not been conducted to assess the efficacy of COLD-FX® among children under the age of 12. Therefore, we do not recommend the use of this product for children in this age group.
Is COLD-FX® Recommended For Me?
COLD-FX®, COLD-FX® Chewable and COLD-FX® Extra Strength are recommended for children over 12 years of age and adults. Our COLD-FX® First Signsproduct line is designed for adults to take at the first signs of a cold. For more information on our products, their recommended use and dosage, please check our product summary chart and product labels.
Is COLD-FX® Gluten Free?
COLD-FX®, COLD-FX® Chewables and COLD-FX® Extra Strength are comprised of poly-furanosyl-pyranosyl-saccharides isolated from the roots of North American ginseng. This product does not contain gluten in its medicinal and non-medicinal ingredients. Please see allergen information for this product for more details.
What is the source of gelatin in the capsule?
The source of gelatin in the capsule for COLD-FX®, COLD-FX® Extra Strength and COLD-FX® First Signs® is bovine.
When should I take COLD-FX® to stave off cold and flu symptoms?
COLD-FX®, COLD-FX® Extra Strength and COLD-FX® Chewable should be taken twice daily, especially during the cold and flu season to help reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system.
With our patented extraction and production process and quality product testing, COLD-FX® helps optimize your immune system. Because a strong immune system is the best self defence.
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. Always be sure to read and follow the label to ensure this product is right for you.
COLD-FX® can help keep you at your best. Take COLD-FX® daily to help reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold & flu symptoms by boosting the immune system. Resistance starts here.
Can I take COLD-FX® is I am pregnant or nursing?
Clinical trials have not been specifically designed to include pregnant or nursing women in our COLD-FX® research. Therefore, we do not recommend the use of COLD-FX® if you are pregnant or nursing.
When Combined with a Flu Shot, Does COLD-FX® Provide Further Reduction of Cold and Flu Symptoms?
The flu shot is the single best defence against flu virus.2 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.3
Are there any side effects associated with COLD-FX®?cold fx side effects
Several laboratory and clinical trials have revealed COLD-FX®’s safety profile. Known and defined side effects were not found to be associated with COLD-FX® recommended daily intake in clinical trials with healthy adults and seniors, however, to be safe, individuals with serious medical conditions or taking prescription medications should always consult a healthcare practitioner prior to taking COLD-FX®.
Are there any cautions against taking COLD-FX®?
Individuals requiring anti-coagulant therapy such as warfarin should avoid use of COLD-FX®.
Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Not recommended for individuals with impaired liver or renal function.
Individuals with known allergies to ginseng should avoid use of COLD-FX®.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.