When should I take COLD-FX® to stave off cold and flu symptoms?

You don’t have time to be sick! COLD-FX®, COLD-FX® EXTRA and the new COLD-FX® Chewable should be taken twice daily for the entire cold and flu season to help reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system. As per the known cliché, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Always read and follow the label to be sure these products are right for you.

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 SignsTM as soon as you feel the onset of cold and flu symptoms to help shorten the duration and relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections, such as sore throat, fever, cough, headache, runny nose and fatigue.  Always read and follow the label to be sure these products are right for you. You can continue taking COLD-FX® 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.

What is COLD-FX® and how does it work?

immunityYour 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.1

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 SignsTM 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!

HOW CAN COLD-FX® HELP ME?

Take COLD-FX®, COLD-FX® Chewable or COLD-FX® EXTRA 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 SignsTM products (COLD-FX®First SignsTM Capsules, COLD-FX® First SignsTM Daytime/Nighttime Combo Sachets, COLD-FX® First SignsTM Nighttime Sachets) are natural health products that have been formulated to be taken at the first signs of a cold.

  • COLD-FX® First SignsTM 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 SignsTM Capsules combines four trusted ingredients that:
    1. Help to shorten the duration and relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (sore throat, fever, cough, headache, runny nose and fatigue)  &
    2. 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:

COLD-FX® Clinically Proven Formula
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Cold FX® First Signs
What is the difference between COLD-FX® and COLD-FX® EXTRA?

COLD-FX® comes in a smaller capsule than COLD-FX® EXTRA 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 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 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.

When combined with a flu shot, does COLD-FX® provide further reduction of cold and flu symptoms?

The flu shot is the single best defense 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

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®
Is COLD-FX® recommended for me?

COLD-FX®, COLD-FX® Chewable and COLD-FX® EXTRA are recommended for children over 12 years of age and adults. Our COLD-FX® First SignsTM product 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 page.

Is it safe to take COLD-FX® and are there any side effects?

COLD-FX® has been tested in over six clinical trials involving 1,600+ subjects to evaluate its safety and efficacy. In these clinical studies COLD-FX® has shown to be safe to use in its intended population. However, individuals with known allergies to ginseng, pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid use of COLD-FX® products. Furthermore, individuals with serious medical conditions or taking prescription medications should always consult a healthcare practitioner prior to taking COLD-FX®.

COLD-FX® products are not recommended for individuals with impaired liver or renal function.  Individuals requiring anti-coagulant therapy such as warfarin should avoid use of COLD-FX® products. For more information on our products, please refer to the respective product pages on our website.

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

[1]Predy GN, Goel V, Lovlin RE and Basu TK. Immune modulating effects of daily supplementation of COLD-fX (a proprietary extract of North American Ginseng) in healthy adults. J. Clin. Biochem. Nutri. 2006. 39, 162-167.
[2]Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm). Accessed February 19, 2016. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. 
[3]McElhaney JE, Simor AE, McNail S and Predy GN. 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 and Treat 2011; 2011:1-8.
[4]Canadian Healthcare Network. “2015 Counselling and Recommendations Survey.” Retrieved from: http://www.canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca/otc2015/pharmacists-physicians. Accessed on February 8, 2016.