Blackmores Echinacea ACE & Zinc is traditionally used to relieve the symptoms of mild upper respiratory tract infection. The antioxidant vitamins C and E, betacarotene and zinc, also provide relief from the symptoms of colds and flu.
Vitamin C provides relief of the symptoms of hay fever, relieves colds by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms such as coughs and sneezes. The antioxidant nutrients betacarotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc are all implicated in the immune response via a wide variety of mechanisms including cytokine production. Echinacea has been extensively investigated and is known to have a variety of actions on the immune system, including elevation of serum white blood cell count (when numbers are low), promotion of non-specific T-cell activation (leading to a range of other activities including increased activity of natural killer cells and stimulating the release of interferon), enhancement of macrophage activity, as well as having antibacterial and antiviral properties. This lower dose preparation is suitable for long term preventative use, however, for symptoms of acute infection, Blackmores Liquid Echinacea may provide more immediate relief.
AUST L 92068
Active ingredients per tablet: Echinacea purpurea (Echinacea) extract equiv. to dry whole plant 200mg; Echinacea purpurea (Echinacea) whole plant powder 300mg, (total equiv. Echinacea purpurea 500mg); Betacarotene 3mg; Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 250mg; Vitamin B5 25.7mg; (Pantothenic acid from calcium pantothenate 28mg); Vitamin E 50IU, (d-alpha-tocopheryl acid succinate 41.3mg); Zinc amino acid chelate(equiv to zinc 1.3mg)6.5mg.
Adults:Take one tablet three times daily after food, or as professionally prescribed.
For children under 12 years: We recommend Blackmores Cold Defence for Kids.
If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.