ChildLife First Defense: An Original ChildLife TM Formula First Defense is the most complete and effective natural broad spectrum anti-infective formulated supplement available for infants and children. ChildlifeTM has researched and hand-selected herbs and minerals that are known by naturopaths for their anti-bacterial, anti-viral and immune response stimulating properties.*
First Defense is completely safe and non-toxic for infants and children of all ages and may be used to support the immune system at the first sign of any acute symptom, e.g. cold, cough, flu, fever, sinusitis, sore throat or ear infection. It is also recommended for use at the first sign of any susceptibility to infection, e.g. increase in nasal mucus, changes in mood or energy level, as well as periodically to increase natural defense responses. A homeopathic Formula.
At the first sign of infection, cold, cough or flu.
For infants up to 1 year: 1/2 tsp. 3 x daily. For children 1-12 years: 1 tsp. 3 x daily. Shake bottle well before using.
Give directly or mix with juice or your child's favorite drink.
Serving Size: 1 Teaspoon
Servings Per Container: 24
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate: 2g <1%
Olive Leaf PE (olea europa) 80mg †
St. John's Wort Herb PE
(0.3% Hypericin) (Hypericum perforatum) 20mg †
Larch arabinogalactan 15mg †
Zinc gluconate 3mg 20%
Colloidal Silver 12ppm †
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
A suspension of like-charged microscopic particles in deionized water, has a long history of use in supporting the immune system. Silver is effective in supporting the immune systems fight against various infective organisms including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It has no adverse side effects and is completely non-toxic in pure micro-concentrations of 3-15 parts per million. Organisms cannot develop resistance to silver. Colloidal silver may stimulate phagocytosis, the process whereby immune cells directly attack, ingest and remove pathogens from both the blood and lymphatic fluids by activating kupfer cells and other phagocytic immune cells.
Olive Leaf Extract:
Is one of nature's strongest non-toxic herbal extracts and provides both anti-viral and anti-bacterial action. Research on one of its main active components, calcium elonolate, has found extremely potent virucidal and bactericidal effects, including effectiveness against several agents of the common cold. Clinical data suggests that Olive Leaf Extract is capable of directly inactivating viruses and preventing viral shedding, budding or reproduction by disrupting viral assembly at the cell membrane level. It is also able to directly penetrate infected host cells and inhibit viral replication. Additionally, Olive Leaf stimulates phagocytosis as described above.
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum):
Has historically been used in herbal and homeopathic medicine as a potent anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent. Current research and popular use also focuses on its use as a mood stabilizer and enhancer, as it apparently influences both dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitter pathways. These two qualities make St. Johns Wort an important ally in promoting healthy immune response and improving recovery time from all types of bacterial and viral infections.
Is a natural herbal extract derived from the Western Larch Tree (Larix occidentalis). Larch contains high concentrations of a type of natural polysaccharide called arabinogalactan, which initiates a wide-spread and profound action by enhancing and stimulating immune response, similar to but stronger than the effect of Echinacea or Astragalus. Specifically, Larch Arabinogalactan enhances the activity of the "natural killer" white blood cells and augments the release of immune factors interferon gamma, interleukin-1 beta and interleukin-6 beta.11 These immune factors regulate the body's responses against viruses, bacteria and parasites.
Is the essential mineral zinc chelated to gluconate. It has repeatedly proven to be the most effective form of zinc for reducing the severity of cold symptoms as well as dramatically improving recovery time for both mild and severe infections.12 A double blind study involving 146 people, including both adults and children, showed that cold sufferers receiving zinc gluconate completely recovered in an average of 3.9 days, while those receiving a placebo took 10.8 days to become symptom-free. Many of the subjects taking zinc became asymptomatic within hours and 1/5 of the zinc-treated patients fully recovered within one day.
Purified Water, Glycerine, Citric acid, Grapefruit seed extract, Stevia, Potassium sorbate, Gum Arabic