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ChildLife EssentialsImmune Support Kit

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First Defense - Vitamin C - Echinacea

First Defense 4 fluid ounce bottle
First Defense is a unique ChildLife formula. We have researched and hand-selected herbs and minerals known for their direct and effective immune response properties. First Defense is completely safe for children of all ages and can be used either short or long term to increase natural defense responses.
Vitamin C 4 fluid ounce bottle
Well-known as a primary anti-oxidant, Vitamin C also promotes healthy immune functions. Daily use may help to maintain and improve overall health. Vitamin C may provide protection against acute infection and help to reduce susceptibility to recurrent colds, flu’s and allergies.
Echinacea 1 fluid ounce bottle
Echinacea is known and respected as a primary immune stimulating and strengthening herb. It encourages the production and release of the body’s own white blood cells. Periodic use throughout the year may provide extra protection, and use at full suggested dosages for intensive use.

References (Echinacea)

1. Barrett B, M.D., Ph.D. Echinacea for Upper Respiratory Infection: An Assessment of Randomized Trials. HNR; Vol 7, No 3; pgs 211-217; Fall, 2000

2. Bauer R. and Wagner H. Echinacea Species as Potential Immunostimulatory Drugs. Economic and Medicinal Plant Research 5;243-321, 1991

3. Burick J, et al. Medical Attributes of Echinacea spp. Coneflowers Wilkes University; July, 1997.

4. Melchart D, et al. Results of Five Randomized Studies on the Immunomodulatory Activity of Preparations of Echinacea. J Alt Comp Med. 1995;1(2):145-160

5. Tyler V. Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic. use of Phytomedicinals. Binghamton, NY: Pharmaceutical Products Press; 1994

References (First Defense):

1. Olive Leaf extract  Micol V., Caturla N., et al. The olive leaf extract exhibits antiviral activity against viral haemorrhagic septicaemia rhabdovirus (VHSV). Antiviral Res. 2005 Jun;66(2-3):129-36.

2. Walker, M, MD, Olive Leaf: Nature's Most Powerful Antibiotic, 1998.

3. Walker M, Olive Leaf Extract: The New Oral Treatment to Counteract Most Types of Pathological Organisms. Explorel. Vol. 7, No 4. 1996.

4. Bisignano G. et al. On the In-vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Olerupein and Hydroxytrysol. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 1999. 55:pp. 971-74.

5. St Johns Wort  Extracts from St. Johns Wort and their anti-microbial activity. P. Res, 2004

6. Hudson,JB et al, Antiviral Activites of Hypericum. Antiviral Res 15:101-12, 1991.

7. De Smet PA. Herbal remedies. St. Johns Wort New England Journal of Medicine. 2002;347(25):20462056.

8. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckman J, eds. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission on St. Johns Wort E Monographs. Newton, MA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000:359366.

9. Colloidal Silver Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Colloidal silver. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Accessed on December 11, 2006.

10. Canty,LM, Baranowski,Z, Colloidal Silver: The Antibiotic Alternative The Colloid Research Foundation,1994.

11. Powell, J, "Our mightiest germ fighter," Science Digest, 59-60, 1978.

12. Farber, MP., The Silver Micro Bullet. Prof Physicians Health Serv, Inc. Houston, 1995.

13. A.B.G. Lansdown, Silver I: its antibacterial properties and mechanism of action. Journal of Wound Care, Vol. 11, Iss. 4, 01 Apr 2002, pp 125 - 130

14. Larch Arabinogalactan   Currier NL, Lejtenyi D, Miller SC. Effect over time of in-vivo administration of the polysaccharide arabinogalactan on immune and hemopoietic cell lineages in murine spleen and bone marrow. Phytomedicine. 2003 Mar;10(2-3):145-53

15. Larch arabinogalactan. Altern Med Rev. 2000 Oct;5(5):463-6

16. Kelly GS. Larch arabinogalactan: clinical relevance of a novel immune-enhancing polysaccharide.: Altern Med Rev. 1999 Apr;4(2):96-103

17. Hauer J, Anderer FA. Mechanism of stimulation of human natural killer cytotoxicity by arabinogalactan from Larix occidentalis. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 1993;36(4):237-44

18. Zinc gluconate 

Hulisz D. Efficacy of zinc against common cold viruses: an overview. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2004 Sep-Oct;44(5):594-603.

19. Sazawal S, Jalla S, Mazumder S, Sinha A, Black RE, Bhan MK. Effect of zinc supplementation on cell-mediated immunity and lymphocyte subsets in preschool children. Indian Pediatr. 1997 Jul;34(7):589-97

20. Mossad SB, Macknin ML, Medendorp SV, Mason P. Zinc gluconate lozenges for treating the common cold. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Ann Intern Med. 1996 Jul 15;125(2):81-8

21. Vitamin C  H . Hemil„ Vitamin C supplementation and common cold symptoms: factors affecting the magnitude of the benefit.Med Hypothesis. 1999. Vol. 52 , Iss. 2 , Pg. 171 - 178

22. Douglas RM, Hemil„ H, Chalker E, Treacy B. Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD000980

23. Sasazuki S, Sasaki S, Tsubono Y, Okubo S, Hayashi M, Tsugane S. Effect of vitamin C on common cold: randomized controlled trial. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jan;60(1):9-17

24. Hemil„ H. Vitamin C supplementation and respiratory infections: a systematic review. Mil Med. 2004 Nov;169(11):920-5

25. Hemil„ H, Louhiala P. Vitamin C for preventing and treating pneumonia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jan 24;(1):CD005532

References (Vitamin C):

1. Immune response and Vitamin C: Hartel C, Puzik A, Gopel W, Temming P, Bucsky P, Schultz C. Immunomodulatory effect of vitamin C on intracytoplasmic cytokine production in neonatal cord blood cells. Neonatology. 2007;91(1):54-60.

2. H„rtel C, Strunk T, Bucsky P, Schultz C. Effects of vitamin C on intracytoplasmic cytokine production in human whole blood monocytes and lymphocytes. Cytokine. 2004 Aug 21-Sep 7;27(4-5):101-6.

3. Bsoul SA, Terezhalmy GT. Vitamin C in health and disease. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2004 May 15;5(2):1-13.

4. Wintergerst ES, Maggini S, Hornig DH. Immune-enhancing role of vitamin C and zinc and effect on clinical conditions. Ann Nutr Metab. 2006;50(2):85-94

First Defense 4 fluid ounce bottle
Serving Size One Teaspoon
Calories 8
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Olive Leaf Extract (olea europea) 80mg
St John's Wort (hypericum perforatum) (leaf & Flowers) 20 mg
Larch arabinogalactan (arix occidentalis) 15mg
Zinc (gluconate) 3mg
Silver (colloidal) 12ppm
Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerine, Citric acid, Grapefruit seed extract, Stevia, Potassium sorbate, Gum Arabic
Vitamin C 4 fluid ounce bottle
Ingredients per teaspoon (5 ml):
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 250 mg (417% USRDA).
Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Fructose, Glycerin, Potassium Bicarbonate, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan, Natural Orange. 
Echinacea 1 fluid ounce bottle
Echinacea augustifolia (organic)
Echinacea purpurea (organic)
Standardized extract of .6 mg per ml.
Other ingredients: vegetable glycerine, distilled water & natural orange flavor
First Defense
Infants 6 months to 1 yr: 1/2 Teaspoon 3x daily
Children 1-12 yrs: 1 Teaspoon 3x daily
Give directly or mix with juice or your child's favorite drink.
Shake well before using.
Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
Vitamin C
Infants up to 1 year 1/2 teaspoon daily
Children 1 to 12 years 1-2 teaspoons daily
Shake well before use.
Can be mixed with juice or your child’s favorite drink.  
At the first sign of susceptibility: For infants up to 1 year: 5 drops, 3 times daily For children 1 to 12 years: 10 drops, 3 times daily.
The Immune Support Kit includes
Vitamin C: 4 fluid ounces bottle
Echinacea: (Orange Flavor) 1 fluid ounces bottle
First Defense: 4 fluid ounces bottle

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