Children catch an average of 6 to 10 colds or flu every year, most often leading to antibiotic prescriptions. For the last decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been advocating for a reduction in antibiotic use due to its connection to the obvious advance of antimicrobial resistance.
Their increased susceptibility is due to the immaturity of their immune system and its ability to fight the numerous virus strains. Plus, they don’t have the same reflexes as adults when it comes to hygiene.
Research clearly shows that Echinacea purpurea helps rid children of cold and flu symptoms faster and reduces the risk of recurrence. Taken preventively, it can strengthen your little one’s immune systems and help avert colds or flu by over 50%.
It is important to note that not all echinaceas are the same. Freshness makes the difference.
Products made from fresh, organic Echinacea purpurea are clinically proven to be 3 times more effective than products made with dry plant extracts. Echinaforce® is backed by over 25 proprietary clinical trials and has been proven safe to take daily up to four months.
A.Vogel’s Echinaforce® Junior comes in tasty chewables that make it easier to get your kids to take, as they taste like candy. And parents don’t need to worry as there is no added sugar. The sweet orange flavour comes from a natural source and is “tooth friendly”.
NEW RESEARCH SHOWS ECHINAFORCE JUNIOR FIGHTS COLDS & FLU AND REDUCES THE NEED FOR ANTIBIOTICS BY 76%
When your child is sick and screaming with pain in the middle of the night, you want to fix it – fast. A recent study presented in May 2018 at the University Hospital in Zurich, has garnered ground breaking results that may pave the way for a reduced antibiotic future.
The clinical trial, involving 203 children aged 4 to 12, is the first of its kind in history. The results demonstrated that A.Vogel Echinaforce® Junior, derived from fresh, organic Echinacea purpurea, was effective in preventing respiratory infections and reducing the risk of complications (such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia) by 65%. More significantly, Echinaforce® Junior reduced the need for antibiotics in children by 76%.
What else can be done?
Teach your children to wash their hands thoroughly and try to convince them to do so on a regular basis!!!!
It’s important to drink plenty of water, rather than juice. Make sure your kids get sufficient rest when tired. Reduce their intake of refined sugar as it can suppress their immune system, making it less effective.
Bächler A, Feldhaus S, Lang G, Klein P, Suter A, Schoop R. Dose-dependency of Echinacea in the treatment of acute common colds in children 4 – 12 years. Société Suisse de Pédiatrie (SSP, Poster), 24th May, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Ogal M, Klein P, Schoop R. Echinacea for the Prevention of Respiratory Tract Infections in Children 4 – 12 years: A Randomized, Blind and Controlled Study. Sociéte Suisse de Pédiatrie (SSP, Poster), 24th May, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Safety and Efficacy Profile of Echinaforce® for long-term prevention of colds and flu Jawad M1), Klein P2), Eccles R1) Common Cold Centre and Healthcare, Cardiff University, United Kingdom