Natranix is an alcohol-free, great-tasting syrup formulated to support respiratory health and the immune system during seasonal challenges. The formula includes botanicals echinacea, thyme, sage, elderberry and anise.
For centuries, humans have looked to natural and herbal remedies for respiratory support and immune system support. At the top of that list you will find echinacea, elderberry, Thyme, and Sage. Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, coneflower and American coneflower, was used by Native Americans of the Great Plains as a traditional medicine, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Your respiratory system is the network of organs and tissues that help you breathe. This system helps your body absorb oxygen from the air so your organs can work. It also cleans waste gases, such as carbon dioxide, from your blood. Common problems include allergies, diseases or infections.
What does the respiratory system do?
The respiratory system has many functions. Besides helping you inhale (breathe in) and exhale (breathe out), it:
- Allows you to talk and to smell.
- Warms air to match your body temperature and moisturizes it to the humidity level your body needs.
- Delivers oxygen to the cells in your body.
- Removes waste gases, including carbon dioxide, from the body when you exhale.
- Protects your airways from harmful substances and irritants.
- Supports Respiratory Health
- Provides Immune Support During Seasonal Challenges
Overview The human immune system is a complex network of millions of immune cells, which act together to protect the body from constant exposure to outside invaders. Most of the time, the immune system does a great job of keeping people healthy, but during certain times of the year, the immune system may require additional support. Studies have shown key ingredients in Natranix to be especially supportive to the immune system, as they include compounds that support respiratory health and normal mucus production, offering immediate support for children and adult immune challenges.
Echinacea† Research has shown echinacea to be beneficial for various aspects of respiratory health, including balancing microbial activity and cytokines.1 A review of placebo-controlled randomized trials of echinacea found benefits for early stage upper respiratory tract support.2 An herbal compound containing Echinacea angustifolia was found to enhance respiratory health by 77% among children, over a one month period.3 Another research group found an echinacea product offered dual action for microbial balance in the respiratory tract and helped maintain normal inflammatory balance.4
Thyme† Thyme has a long history of use in natural medicine in connection with chest and respiratory support. The health supporting effects of Thymol, its primary volatile oil, are well- documented. Thyme and its extracts have been found to relax respiratory muscles 5 and to possess microbial-balancing properties.6,7 Thyme has also been shown to help increase the transport of mucus by cilia (minute, hair-like structures in the lungs that help expel mucus out of the lungs).8
Elderberry† Elderberry has been used for centuries to support respiratory health. Elderberry fruit preparations have been shown to provide antioxidant support and microbial balancing effects in vitro,9 and has been shown to have balancing effects across a broad range of microbial organisms.10 One randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study done in Norway, investigated the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry syrup among 60 patients aged 18-54 years, with upper respiratory symptoms for 48 hours or less. They received 15 ml of elderberry or placebo syrup four times a day for five days, and symptoms were recorded using a visual analogue scale. Elderberry boosted immune function and calmed respiratory challenges on an average of four days earlier than the placebo group.11
Sage† Sage or (Salvia officinalis) is approved by the German Commission E for external use in supporting the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat.12,13
Directions 1 teaspoon (5 mL) 3 times per day or as recommended by your health care professional. Not recommended for children under 1 year old.
Botanical products may cause mild stomach upset or an allergic reaction. Move dose closer to meals or cease product if symptoms persist.
Does Not Contain Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
Cautions If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.
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- Barrett B, Vohmann M, Calabrese C. Echinacea for upper respiratory infection. J Fam Pract. 1999 Aug;48(8):628-35.
- Minetti AM, Forti S, Tassone G, Torretta S, Pignataro L. Efficacy of complex herbal compound of Echinacea angustifolia (Imoviral® Junior) in recurrent upper respiratory tract infections during pediatric age: preliminary results. Minerva Pediatr. 2011 Jun;63(3):177-82.
- Sharma SM, Anderson M, Schoop SR, Hudson JB. Bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties of a standardized Echinacea extract (Echinaforce): dual actions against respiratory bacteria. Phytomedicine 2010 Jul;17(8- 9):563-8. Epub 2009 Dec 29.
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