When we’re in the thick of cold and flu season, it’s a good idea to have as many tools in your symptom-fighting arsenal as possible. That’s why Natural Factors developed their Anti-V Formula, which can be used both preventively and acutely.
The Anti-V Formula combines five powerful herbs that together, work specifically to provide broad-spectrum immune system support. “The Anti-V Formula can be very successfully used as a preventive measure for immune health, and the most effective, gentle, and highly recommended method is to incorporate it into your hydration routine,” says Jan Slama, MSc, a research scientist and educator with ISURA (and a former scientist at Natural Factors).
“About 1–2 months prior to autumn when many people’s immune systems are compromised, add 1–8 drops (depending on your age and weight) of Anti-V into your water every day. Maintain this for 4–8 weeks. The result of this technique is a modest elevation of immune system function.”
For acute needs, he says, the Anti-V Formula can be also used at fairly high amounts to significantly speed up recovery time.
Here’s more about the five powerful ingredients that make up Anti-V.
Echinamide is derived from organically grown Echinacea purpurea (from Natural Factors Farms!) and has been standardized for alkylamides, polysaccharides and cichoric acid—three key actives that are responsible for echinacea’s strong immune-supporting properties proven in clinical studies.
Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum), widely used by Native Americans and herbalists, has known properties to support healthy bronchial passages. Its aromatic resins help expel mucus from the lungs and promote bronchial health.
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) not only possesses similar immune-supporting properties to echinacea, but also helps renew energy and vitality during and after the immune system has been stressed.
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) helps strengthen and invigorate during times of stress. Well known immune-supporting herbs such as reishi and echinacea all contain polysaccharides, sugar molecules shown to have powerful effects on the immune system.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is rich in glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhetinic acid, powerful compounds that support immune system function.