BEWARE!!! Anaphylactic reaction
I’ve taken this product with success a couple of times now. Everyone around is dropping with colds and flu’s so I popped one tablet last night.
Within 10 minutes I was violently sneezing followed by insane itching all over my body, red rash swollen legs feet hands face I took 2 phenergan tablets and called an ambulance as my airway was starting to feel tight! I’ve never in my life had a allergic reaction to anything very scary and expensive $435.00 in hospital excess
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Beware, this product may give you an allergic reaction
I apologize for copying and pasting another person's review, however this is what exactly happened to me.
I have taken Immune Defence for a couple years now whenever I felt a cold coming on and they have been awesome, until the last 2 times i have had a terrible skin reaction, starting with extremely itchy palms and soles of feet the first time and quickly took some Zyrtec antihistamine tablet which counter acted the effects. Then the second time thinking maybe it was something else that caused it, then it happened again, itchy feet and hands a...
Purchased in February 2019 for $25.00.
HAVEN’T HAD A SICK DAY IN YEARS
I saw this product on the shelf of our local pharmacy many years ago. I’m not into alternative medicines and/or vitamin supplements etc but I really liked the name ‘Immune Defence’ so I bought a bottle and I’ve never looked back. I haven’t had a sick day in many many years. I also haven’t had the flu injection since taking this product and no flu has hit me yet. I even called a doctor who appears weekly on a local radio station and asked his opinion and he agreed it is a great product. It is unfortunate that some claim they have had some type o...f reaction to the product but for those of us who don’t experience any negative effects, I swear by it. Although it is recommended to be taken daily, I only take them every second day. On the down side, the tablets are a bit expensive although they are constantly discounted at Chemist Warehouse Stores. The larger bottle of 60 tablets is far more economical than the bottle of 30 tablets. The tablets are also quite bitter. I emailed the company advising that the tablets would be much easier to take in capsule form which would eliminate the bitter taste. They responded naming the ingredient that causes the bitter taste but made no comment regarding producing the product in a capsule form. All in all I wouldn’t be without my Immune Defence.
Purchased in July 2019 for $25.00.
Worked wonders until......
I have taken Immune Defence during winter for a few years now and they have been awesome, until the last 2 times i have had a terrible skin reaction, starting with extremely itchy palms and soles of feet the first time and then the second time itchy feet and hands and a red hot itchy rash all over my body. I didnt think it was these that caused the reaction because i have taken them for a couple of years now. I have never been allergic to anything before, so was at logger heads to know what had caused it until i looked up to see if anyone had e...xperieced this. Very scary to think what reaction i might have had when taking the next one if i hadnt found these reviews. I thought it was something i had eaten. People should be warned when buying to know of the side effects that can happen, i recommend them to everyone which is a bit of a worry.
Warning! Severe Allergic reaction
About 15 mins after taking the tablet my temperature rose significantly, and I began sweating profusely. Both my palms became extremely itchy. I then started throwing up and diarrhoea followed, both happening simultaneously. I started to have severe cramping and felt like I was going to pass out. I honestly have never felt so awful in my life. There is little to no information about the possible side effects of this product and the potential anaphylaxis it can cause. Be very aware of the side effects!
Bought this after being led to believe these sorts of things are good for you. 2 shots of Adrenalin later and a day in hospital changed my mind. Im not saying its terrible stuff but be aware these types of drugs can potentially kill.
Im 37 years old. Healthy and lucky to be alive after taking the prescribed dosage. Just because its natural does not mean its safe for everyone. The doctors in the hospital told me they believe these types of products shouldn't be sold.
I struggled with colds on and off quite frequently and since taking my immune defence tablets about 6 months ago (1 a day if I remember) I haven't suffered with a cold since! If I ever feel a cold coming on, I'll start taking 2 a day until symptoms go away - it never eventuates into an actual cold though. On the downside, they taste disgusting! So once you get past the taste, texture and size of these things, they'll do wonders. Highly recommend :)
After 1 year of persistent and non stop mouth ulcers, I took this product to try to boost my immune system. It had the completely unexpected result of clearing up my painful mouth ulcers. It's been 2 months now (2 tabs of this a day with food) with no ulcers. Words can't express how thankful I am to this product and the makers of this product for taking away my painful mouth problems
Im a skeptic so no placebo
My mum first gave this to me and she's into all sorts of weird remedies so i was rather skeptical at best. Some recommendations for taking is after food in my opinion just because vitamin B can churn my stomach when empty otherwise no side affect. When taking this product don't wait until you are already I take when I first get any symptom like sore throat. Stops it in its tracks everytime.
slow to make a difference
Recently had the flu shot and have had since a cold this product was recommended by chemist and close friend well 4 day of taking 2 tablets per day sore throat gone, runny nose and cough still there it has stopped it getting worse but my cold has only improved slightly I am really disappointed as i have used a number of products from ethical nutrients and always been really happy until now
This is good stuff
I first started using this product because I fell sick from the flu quite often. I thought my immune system needed some supplements to cope. I started taking one every day (usually in the mornings) and my flu got better. After one month, I was feeling good and during last winter, I did not fall sick at all. I was quite happy with it.
I am on day 3 of a cold, I feel it has made a huge difference. I started taking it at the first signs, yesterday I couldn't get out of bed and was miserable. Today much better. I am up and still have symptoms but not as severe at all. I usually don't believe in these things but gave it a try as my high blood pressure means in cannot take cold relief medications. I have changed my mind now, I feel it really works.
Most effective remedy I have come across
Just recovering from a typical 7-10 day cold. It's been 5 days and I'm nearly back to healthy, definately reduced sinus blockage, and general feeling of malaise! Couldn't recommend this more. The dose of andrographis is 6g which is far far more than in any other andrographis preparation I've come across.
Questions & Answers
Where are ethical nutrients Immuzorb Immune Defence made/ produced not just packaged? The bottle does not identify country of manufacture.
I found this on the Net...
Ethical Nutrients is an Australian made, premium quality range of professional, natural medicines and health supplements, manufactured with the aim of helping people live happier, healthier lives.
Developed in Australia, our evidence based products contain ingredients of the highest quality, selected for their purity, efficacy and ability to provide maximum nutritional impact and minimal waste. Meticulously tested to the highest quality standards, you can feel confident knowing you are getting the most out of what you put into your body.
Ethical Nutrients is made in Brisbane, and always has been.
I’ve had a strong cough since taking this medication. Have there been any other reports?
Best to check with a pharmacist, it always helped with my cold and flu symptoms up until i had an alergic itch and rash reaction to it. I swore by it up until then. I just wanted people to be aware of reactions that can happen. I took it for many years before i had this reaction. Sorry i cant help.
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We would recommend to stop the product until the cough disappears and then to re-trial Immune Defence at a half dose. If the cough or alternatively a sensation occurs in the throat we would recommend to cease the product and return to the place of purchase to discuss the symptoms with the pharmacist or pharmacy assistant.
I can confirm that the ingredients within Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence are regularly tested for purity and potency and are confirmed as safe. In addition, all ingredients have shown benefit in both research and clinical settings. However, at times people can respond in a different way to herbal ingredients, due to individual body responses.
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