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 Lighthouse Nutraceuticals EPIC Cold Sense

Description

Lighthouse Nutraceuticals' EPIC Cold Sense is an innovative, all-natural formula designed to prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms. This unique supplement combines the medicinal properties of herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with the antioxidant power of vitamin C. Lighthouse Nutraceuticals has formulated a proprietary blend of three potent Chinese medicinal herbs, Scuttellaria baicalensis (huangqin), Lonicera japonica (jinyinjua) and Forsythia suspensa (lianqiao). These medicinal plants have been traditionally used in China for centuries to treat conditions associated with viral infection and inflammation.

An independent study, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology,
tested medicinal plants used in TCM for treating viral infections, including
Forsythia and Lonicera. The researchers found that most of the plants suppressed the influenza A viral cells by more than 50 percent. Forsythia was among the plants tested that showed the most promising property to inhibit viral cells.

Vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) is one of the most important vitamins to the human body. Since this water-soluble vitamin can't be produced in our bodies, it's considered an essential vitamin that can only be derived from dietary sources (mainly fruits and vegetables) and supplementation. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals (toxic molecules that cause damage to cells) associated with the development of degenerative diseases, heart disease, cancer and aging. Studies suggest that vitamin C supplementation can reduce the duration and symptoms of a cold.

Taking a supplement such as EPIC Cold Sense can boost your body's defenses against cold and flu infections and help relieve their symptoms.
Lighthouse Nutraceuticals' formula also contains zinc and inositol nicotinate (niacin), two well-known nutrients that support immunity and reduce the severity of colds.


Pros

Lighthouse Nutraceuticals' EPIC Cold Sense provides a convenient way to benefit from a potent blend of cold-and flu-relieving medicinal herbs, vitamin C, zinc and niacin. Independent studies suggest that the nutrients in Cold Sense can reduce the symptoms of colds and flu including stuffy nose, sneezing and sore throat as well as boost your immunity.

Studies have found that the nutrients in Cold Sense have numerous benefits including:

  • Prevents colds, flu and infections
  • Reduces the symptoms of colds and flu
  • Improves free radical defense
  • Boosts immune function

Cons

The safety of the herbs Forsythia, Lonicera and Scuttellaria during pregnancy and nursing is unknown and is not recommended during these times.

Large doses of vitamin C and zinc may produce a laxative effect and stomach upset in certain people.

Long-term zinc supplementation may result in copper deficiency. A multimineral supplement should be taken to help prevent mineral imbalances if zinc is taken for an extended period of time.

People with chronic renal failure and pregnant women should not take inositol.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in Cold Sense including:

  • Acetominophen
  • Antibiotics
  • Aspirin
  • Beta-blockers, ACE Inhibitors for high blood pressure
  • Cyclosproine
  • Diuretics, Loop
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydralazine
  • Lithium
  • Nitrate medications for heart disease
  • NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
  • Penicillamine
  • Tetracycline
  • Warfarin

Is it for you?

During the cold and flu season, consider taking Cold Sense for effective prevention and symptom relief. However, pregnant and nursing women and people with chronic renal failure should not take this supplement.

Dosage and Directions

At the first sign of cold or flu, take 2 capsules, 3 times daily. For maximum benefit, take for a full 7 days. Do not exceed recommended amount. Store in a cool, dry place.



EPIC Cold Sense Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 21
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Niacin (as inositol nicotinate) 14 mg 70%
Recalicin 400 mg *
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid & Ascorbyl Palmitate) 120 mg 200%
Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate) 15 mg 100%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established.
***Typical amino acid profile often based on 100g of protein


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