Engystol & Gripp-Heel: The Natural Immune Booster

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I am often asked “is there a natural way to avoid getting sick during cold and flu season?” Happily, my response is “yes!”  There are many effective natural treatments to avoid contracting the cold/flu as well as treating cold/flu symptoms. I want to focus on two therapies specifically: Engystol and Gripp Heel. These are homeopathic preparations that come in either injectable or tablet form and have been successfully used for the treatment and prevention of colds and flu for over 35 years.

The combination of Engystol & Gripp-Heel is effective at boosting immune system response when taken prophylactically via monthly injections or oral ingestion. These proven and effective therapies treat a variety of respiratory viruses and post viral syndromes. According to a study published in the Journal of Immune Based Therapies and Vaccines, Gripp-Heel and Engystol demonstrated an ability to inhibit the replication of a variety of respiratory viruses including: herpes simplex virus, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, influenza A, rhinovirus and coxsackievirus. Both medications boost immune response by stimulating type 1 interferon (IFN). Type 1 IFN is a cytokine released by the cells which functions to limit viral replication at initial infection before other humoral or cellular immune mechanisms become functional.

Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, this combination has been shown to decrease length of illness and symptom severity when taken if ill. In observational studies, Engystol showed reliable therapeutic effectiveness, diminished clinical symptoms and elicited quicker recovery time. Similar studies have demonstrated that Gripp-Heel is as effective as antitussives or NSAIDs for the symptomatic treatment of mild viral infections.  Moreover, many over the counter and/or prescription medications, intended to make one more comfortable during a bout of the cold/flu, have unwanted side-effects or are not recommended for certain patient populations such as pregnant or nursing mothers.  Gripp-Heel and Engystol are valued for their excellent tolerability and lack of unwanted side effects, making these a viable treatment for even delicate patient populations like pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, elderly and the immune-compromised.  Furthermore, Gripp-Heel and Engystol have no known drug interactions allowing for the combined use of  Gripp-Heel and Engystol with other natural or conventional immuno-stimulating therapies.

In conclusion, if you are searching for a natural, safe, effective and side effect free way to keep you and your family healthy this cold and flu season, look no further than Engystol and Gripp-Heel! If you have questions or want more information, feel free to ask any of the physicians at Arizona Natural Medicine during your next appointment.

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