My Favorite Combination for Pathogen Exposure

If I feel like I’m getting sick the first thing I reach for is Anti-V. In fact, this herbal combination has become a go-to for staff members at the Oregon Natural Market, and a number-one recommendation for customers who are battling a cold or flu. If you’re feeling good but have been around people who are sick, you can use Anti-V as a daily tonic and take a dose of one dropperful twice a day to support a healthy immune response. If you feel something coming on you can use it as an acute aid and take one or two dropperfuls every two-three hours.

Anti-V is powerful, fast-acting immune support that is the ideal convergence of nature and science. Your body’s complex immune system enlists an elaborate army that’s on constant alert to support your health and vitality. But even the strongest army needs support, which is why Natural Factors formulated the potent herbal extract formula Anti-V to support your immune system. Anti-V is formulated using leading scientific research on herbs with proven track records for effectiveness and safety. Only the highest grade and purest form of herbal ingredients are used. The ingredients are then processed using proprietary extraction methods to produce a superior immunity supporting formula. The Anti-V formula combines five powerful herbs, including clinically proven Echinamide echinacea, that work synergistically to provide broad-spectrum immune system support.

Five botanicals in precise ratios equals one incredibly effective formula:

Echinamide is derived from organically grown Echinacea purpurea extract from Natural Factors Farms that meets the scientific rigor demanded of pharmaceuticals. It’s the culmination of eight years of immunological studies done by scientists at Factors R&D Technologies Ltd. in collaboration with researchers at leading universities around the world. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics concluded that the use of a standardized formulation of echinacea supports upper respiratory tract health. The key to the success of this study was the quality of the triple standardized echinacea. Other studies that produced inconclusive results most likely used lower quality non-standardized products. Echinamide is a full-spectrum liquid extract that’s been triple standardized for alkylamides, polysaccharides, and cichoric acid. These three key actives are responsible for echinacea’s strong immune supporting properties proven in clinical studies.

Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum), widely used by Native Americans and herbalists, has known properties to support healthy bronchial passages. Its aromatic resins help expel mucus from the lungs. It also helps cleanse the lungs and promote bronchial health.

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) has more than a 1,000-year history of use in China as a health supporting herb and food. It not only possesses similar immune supporting properties to echinacea, but also helps renew energy and vitality during and after the immune system has been stressed. Scientific evidence suggests astragalus may be one of the most important herbs for strengthening the immune system to promote overall good health and wellness.

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) has an auspicious reputation extending back thousands of years – in fact, it was rated number one on the list of “superior” herbs in ancient Chinese texts. “Superior” herbs support youth and longevity and can be taken daily with no side effects. Modern herbalists classify reishi as a tonic and adaptogen that helps strengthen and invigorate during times of stress. Well-known immune supporting herbs such as reishi and echinacea all contain polysaccharides, sugar molecules shown to have powerful effects on the immune system.

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is rich in glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhetinic acid, powerful compounds that support immune system function. Note that licorice extract does not raise blood pressure levels unless taken over 300 mg daily.

In my humble opinion, Natural Factors produces the highest quality nutritional supplements in the world. They operate with the highest level of integrity, honesty, transparency, and environmental stewardship of any company I’ve worked with. They are a family-run business that focuses on the success of independent natural food retailers instead of big corporate chains and online vendors.

  • Natural factors source the highest quality, safest raw materials from verified suppliers. Many of their herbal formulations use plants grown on their 1000-acre organic farm in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.
  • It’s important to know that your vitamins and supplements are safe and pure. Natural Factors is committed to meeting and often exceeding international quality requirements and strict pharmaceutical standards. Where no pharmacopeial standard exists, they use other recognized standards such as those developed by the Council for Responsible Nutrition, or the World Health Organization. Natural Factors always go the extra mile when it comes to your health.
  • All Natural Factors products are third-party tested by ISURA for 800 different contaminants, such as harmful pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, fungicides, herbicides, and much more. No other natural health company comes close to this level of investment in quality control. The ISURA seal of approval is your guarantee that their products are non-GMO, safe, pure, and potent.


Michael Chase, MS, NTP
Nutrition Science and Dietetics

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this post is for educational purposes only, and should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this information. Individuals should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The statements made in this informational document have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any product discussed is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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