All about Flu
Influenza, commonly called Flu, is a viral infection that usually surfaces during the winter months. People can contract Flu many times because the viruses that cause Flu are able to mutate (change), making it difficult for our immune systems to keep up.
Flu is an airborne infection and is spread in tiny droplets when people sneeze or cough, but it can also be spread by other means, e.g. when the droplets are carried on hands.
Flu usually has a relatively rapid onset, unlike a cold which can occur more gradually and is generally milder and confined to the nose, throat and respiratory tract. Symptoms of Flu may include sudden high temperatures, blocked or running nose, Sore Throat, coughing, fatigue, muscle and joint pains, loss of appetite and sometimes even gastric symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.
Sometimes Flu can lead to secondary infections like Bronchitis, pneumonia, ear, tonsil and Throat Infections, croup and even heart and brain inflammation - although the latter is not common.
Some children can also develop febrile Convulsions (fits) as a result of the high fever. Although Flu is more common in children, serious complications are more frequent in the elderly, those with Diabetes, kidney, lung and chronic Heart Disease as well as those with compromised immune systems as in the case of AIDS/HIV infection.
How is Flu usually treated?
For many people, Flu may be a relatively mild illness and is best treated with bed-rest until the fever and other symptoms subside. This also helps to limit the spread of the infection to others.
Over the counter medicines like paracetamol, as well as various cough and cold products are often used to treat symptoms. However, many of these come with side effects.
It is also important to remember that all of the symptoms of Flu (e.g. coughing, sneezing and running nose) are nature’s way of trying to drive the Flu virus from the body and one should therefore take medicines like cough suppressants and decongestants with caution as they can prolong the illness and even make it worse in the long run.
Some doctors prescribe antibiotics for Flu infection. However, as Flu is a virus, antibiotics are not effective for Flu and only serve to further reduce immune strength. However, in some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed for secondary bacterial infections associated with the Flu. It is important to look after yourself when you have the Flu so that you do not develop secondary infections and can recover from the Flu more quickly.
Prevention is better than cure!
Flu vaccination is advisable for people at risk as well as those who work with people at high risk. The chances of contracting some types of Flu are also reduced by using antiviral drugs such as Amantidine.
While both the Flu vaccine and antiviral drugs can be effective, there are problems and side effects associated with both. Flu shots and oral vaccines can cause mild Flu-like symptoms (oral vaccines) and even severe allergic reactions and have also been associated with the development of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). Side effects of antiviral drugs can include nausea, loss of appetite and Concentration problems.
Many people, however, do not develop any side effects at all. It is always advisable to discuss Flu vaccination with your doctor as benefits need to be weighed up against disadvantages when making the choice of whether or not to be vaccinated.
Alternatives to the Flu Vaccine
Some people prefer not to use the conventional Flu vaccines for various reasons, while others are not able to do so due to Allergies or other conditions. Flu vaccines are prepared on chicken embryos and are therefore not safe for those with egg and chicken Allergies. People who previously developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome should also not be vaccinated.
From a naturopathic point of view, frequent vaccination can weaken Immune Functioning and ultimately lead to ill health and more serious illnesses. Whether or not you have yourself vaccinated, it is important to know that there are other choices which are equally effective without the side effects associated with conventional Flu vaccines.
What is OralFlu Protect?
OralFlu Protect is especially formulated to protect you against Flu infection safely and effectively. The remedy combines a homeopathic formulation of the current year’s Flu vaccine with a combination of Herbs well known to support Immune Functioning.
As a homeopathic preparation of the Flu virus vaccine, OralFlu Protect will stimulate the body�s immunity in a similar way, but without toxic side effects occurring because of crude virus being injected into the blood stream.
Taken at the start of the Flu season, OralFlu Protect will stimulate the body�s �vital force� which will in turn enhance the body�s immunity specifically to fight off the virus strain for the current year.
OralFlu Protect may be used prophylactically (preventatively) and will also assist with speedy recovery from symptoms associated with the Flu, including secondary infections such as Bronchitis and Pharyngitis.
Used as a prophylactic (preventative) it prepares the body�s Immune System to respond immediately after contamination by the Flu virus instead of the usual ten day window period needed for the body to produce antibodies specific for the current strain. It also aids with speedy recovery if already afflicted and assists in overcoming symptoms associated with the Flu. The other remedies making up the preparation are effective in treating secondary infection like Bronchitis and Pharyngitis (Sore Throat).
Use OralFlu Protect:
- As a natural and effective substitute for or in addition to conventional Flu vaccines
- To protect against all common current viral strains of Colds and Flu
- Stop the symptoms of Colds and Flu in their tracks
- Hasten recovery in the case of full blown cold and Flu infections
Safe for all ages, including during Pregnancy and Lactation
What are the Ingredients of OralFlu Protect?
OralFlu Protect contains the following ingredients in our unique herbal/homeopathic formula:
ICC (Reg. product): (Influenza Common Cold) This is the current year’s Flu vaccine in homeopathic formulation. As a homeopathic preparation of the Flu virus vaccine it stimulates the body�s immunity in a similar way, but without toxic side effects occurring because of crude virus being injected or absorbed into the blood stream. ICC contains Influenzinum and Baccillinum:
Influenzinum C30: This is a Homeopathic Medicine made from Flu viruses. Due to the method of manufacture, this remedy is very safe, is not associated with side effects generally linked to the orthodox vaccines and contains no molecular evidence of live virus. A proprietary preparation is produced each year using the Flu virus strains recommended by the World Health Organization for the year’s vaccine production.
Baccillinum C30: A homeopathic remedy used to treat respiratory problems such as respiratory congestion, Asthma, hacking coughs tuberculosis and pneumonia.
Echinacea purpurea: This well known and highly effective Herbal Remedy increases body resistance to infection by strengthening Immune Functioning and has a powerful Antiseptic and antiviral action.
Astragalus membranaceous: is a potent Chinese Herbal Remedy, also called ‘huang qi’, and has a variety of benefits as a convalescent and rejuvenating tonic. It is also useful in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Lactose (inactive ingredient)
OralFlu Protect contains no gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
How has OralFlu Protect helped others?
“I use this remedy for my whole family and recommend it to all of my friends. We use it at the beginning of the season and for a short while if any ‘Flu symptoms threaten to pop up. Since we have been using it my family rarely become ill during winter. ” Deborah B, UK
“My children used to get sick every year. They are in day care and it seems that every winter all the kids get sick with the Flu and it just keeps going round and round the school. With the Flu came the tonsils and the Ear Infections and the Bronchitis and it seemed as though we were living at the doctor and taking non-stop antibiotics which I hated. Since we began this product, there has not been one single cough, cold, Ear Infection, etc.. No more antibiotics and I have my healthy kids back!” Michele, CT
“Thank you for this wonderful alternative to the Flu shots and antibiotics!” Sheila B.
“My baby always developed Ear Infections with a cold or Flu and this has not happened even ONCE since I have been using the OralFlu Protect and FloraFlu at the first sign of a sniffle. Your products always live up to their promises and I LOVE your ASK US team!!!!! ” Daphne
How do I use OralFlu Protect?
OralFlu Protect comes in small pleasant tasting sucking tablets that may be dissolved or chewed in the mouth. For small children and babies, the tablets may be crushed and sprinkled on the tongue, or diluted in a little warm water.
Preventative: Dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue in a clean mouth 2 - 3 times daily for 5 - 7 days. Repeat after 12 weeks or immediately if exposed to infection.
Acute: Dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue every 30 minutes until symptoms subside. Thereafter 2 tablets three times daily for up to 7 days. For acute Flu infection, OralFlu Protect is best used together with FloraFlu for maximum effect and Faster Healing time.
For babies and very small children, OralFlu Protect may be used in 1/2 dose (one tablet) and crushed into a powder which is then sprinkled on the tongue.
How long until I see results?
When used prophylactically (preventatively), OralFlu Protect will immediately begin to offer protection against Flu infection. Used at the very first signs of Flu, OralFlu will almost immediately stop the symptoms in their tracks.
When treating a full blown Flu infection, it is recommended that OralFlu Protect be used together with FloraFlu to immediately begin to alleviate symptoms and easily cut recovery time in half.
Can OralFlu Protect be used along with the conventional Flu Vaccine?
OralFlu Protect can most definitely be used in conjunction with the conventional vaccine if preferred. It is also extremely useful to alleviate the side effects sometimes associated with the conventional vaccine.
How long does one bottle last?
One bottle of OralFlu Protect should be sufficient for one season’s usage, depending on frequency of use. Each bottle contains 150 tablets.
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