Goldenseal Plus (60 Capsules)
Supports Healthy Immune Function
Goldenseal is used to decrease irritation of the mucous membranes — commonly used in the second stage of a cold or flu (Clement-Kruzel et al., 2008).
Although not as potent as prescription antibiotics, berberine (the active compound) exhibits a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity (Amin, Subbaiah & Abbasi, 1969). It has also shown activity against protozoa and fungi (Kaneda et al., 1991). Berberine has also been shown to activate macrophages (Kumazawa et al., 1984).
In vitro, Clement-Kruzel, et al. have shown that goldenseal extracts can inhibit production of TNF-a, IL-6, IL-10 and IL-12 from LPS-stimulated macrophage cells. (Clement-Kruzel et al., 2008). Berberine has also been shown to inhibit production of PGE2 and nitric oxide from stimulated macrophage cells (Lee, 2003). These studies indicate that goldenseal is a useful soothing agent and that traditional use during and following mucosal infections may be validated.
1 - 2 capsules 2 - 4 times daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
If pregnant, consult your physician before taking it.
For resolution of mild irritation and associated phlegm following upper respiratory infections.
Hong Kong Compliance
Ingredients: Goldthread Root Extract, Goldenseal Root Extract, Gelatin Capsule, Ascorbyl Palmitate (E304), and Silica (E551).
SVE No.: 10-015545
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