PRAVIRAL immune support frequently asked questions

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PRAVIRAL immune support® FAQ:

What is PRAVIRAL immune support®?

PRAVIRAL immune support® is a soluble nutritional supplement containing seven carefully selected ingredients scientifically proven to support the immune system – your body’s first line of defence against viral and bacterial infection. It contains a delicate balance of seven ingredients that combine to deliver natural and effective immune support for you and your family.

Does it work?

Our formulation only contains natural and proven immune support ingredients supported by significant and well-researched scientific evidence in support of their efficacy.

How do I take PRAVIRAL immune support®?

PRAVIRAL immune support® fits conveniently into your daily routine. Simply mix a sachet into your favourite hot or cold beverage and drink at any time of the day. However, we do recommend that morning is the optimum time to take our immune support formulation as this is when the gut is most receptive to the absorption of one of the key ingredients, Oligofructose, a soluble fibre derived from the chicory root.

What are ‘nutraceuticals’?

The term ‘nutraceuticals’ is relatively new and defines products that contain targeted ingredients considered to provide targeted and proven health benefits.

What are the ingredients in PRAVIRAL immune support®?

PRAVIRAL immune support® contains the following 7 key ingredients at these specific levels with a 2g dosage:

  • Colostrum Bovine800mg
  • 1-3 / 1-6 Beta Glucan – 100mg
  • Oligofructose – 1069mg
  • Vitamin A (Retinol) – 0.8mg
  • Vitamin D3 – 0.125mg (5000 IU)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) 2mg
  • Zinc Bisglycinate – 5mg
Why use PRAVIRAL immune support®?

Your immune system is central to your health and wellbeing.

The stronger your immune system, the better your body can combat bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Maintaining a healthy immune system has never been more important.

PRAVIRAL immune support® is formulated with high quality, effective immune supporting ingredients backed by extensive clinical studies.

Adding PRAVIRAL immune support® to the healthcare regime of your whole family will significantly increase your intake of these important immune promoting ingredients.

What sets apart the formulation in PRAVIRAL immune support® from other products on the market?

PRAVIRAL immune support® differs greatly from other immune health products on the market. Its complex immune formulation delivers seven key multi-directional immune health ingredients all at highly effective doses.

PRAVIRAL immune support® has been formulated to ensure maximum bioavailability, aid and prime the body’s production of its immune arsenal, and regulate its response.

What sets apart the formulation in PRAVIRAL immune support® from other products on the market?

PRAVIRAL immune support® differs greatly from other immune health products on the market. Its complex immune formulation delivers seven key multi-directional immune health ingredients all at highly effective doses.

PRAVIRAL immune support® has been formulated to ensure maximum bioavailability, aid and prime the body’s production of its immune arsenal, and regulate its response.

Is there anything else like PRAVIRAL immune support® available? What characterises those products?

There are many immune support supplements available on the market and each of the ingredients in the PRAVIRAL immune support® formulation can be purchased separately from other food supplement companies. However, PRAVIRAL immune support® is the only product on the market globally to combine this specific blend of seven superstar ingredients in a single, soluble supplement.

Why not just take individual vitamins?

A well-balanced diet is important for supporting the normal functioning of the immune system, and many nutrients influence the body’s ability to fight infection. However, there is no individual nutrient, food or supplement that will boost immunity so it’s important to combine key immune health ingredients and add these to your daily diet.

The immune system is a complex network of cells and chemical compounds that help defend the body against infections, and a number of different nutrients are involved in supporting our immune system to work normally.

Every micronutrient plays a different role in our immune system – so it’s important not to make a hero of just one.

In choosing to supplement with a blend of vitamins, supplements and nutrients, selecting the right ingredients, ingredient quality, ingredient density and most bioavailable forms can be challenging.

PRAVIRAL immune support® is formulatedto only contain the highest quality, highly bioavailable ingredients – all backed by significant scientific evidence to deliver their benefits in supporting our immune health.

Why can’t I just sit in the sunshine?

Sunshine plays a specific role in the synthesis of Vitamin D3 in the human body. Whilst increased exposure to sunlight will increase the amount of Vitamin D3 in your system, Vitamin D3 is only one of a multitude of nutrients critical to the effective functioning of your immune system. It’s worth noting that significantly increased exposure to sunshine also comes with an increase in the risk of contracting skin cancer.

Why are the seven ingredients in PRAVIRAL immune support® good at supporting my immune system?

PRAVIRAL immune support® differs greatly from other immune health products on the market. Its complex immune formulation delivers seven key immune health ingredients all at highly effective dosages.

PRAVIRAL immune support® has been formulated to ensure maximum bioavailability, aid and prime the body’s production of its immune arsenal, and regulate its response. The immune system is central to our health and well-being, as it affects every other part of the human body. The stronger your immune system, the better your body can cope with harmful pathogens.

The functions of our ingredients tick all the right ‘immune support’ boxes and break down as follows:

  1. Colostrum Bovine
    Colostrum is breast fluid produced by all mammals before breast milk is released and is thought to be the first immunity conferred from mother to child. Colostrum contains a high level of micronutrients: antibodies, prebiotics, probiotics and growth factors as well as vitamins and minerals all in the most bioavailable form:
    • Lactoferrin – a protein involved in our body’s immune response to infections including those caused by bacteria and viruses
    • Antibodies – these proteins, also known as immunoglobulins, are used by your immune system to fight bacteria and viruses. Bovine colostrum is rich in antibodies IgA, IgG and IgM.
  2. 1-3 / 1-6 Yeast Beta Glucan
    1-3 / 1-6 Yeast Beta-Glucan is shown to have an immune-modulating effect in the body by ‘priming’ our immune system against foreign challenges.

    PRAVIRAL immune support® uses 1-3 / 1-6 Beta Glucanextracted from Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. This type of beta glucan is an active ingredient also found in various mushrooms such as Shitake, Reishi, Chaga, Agricus and confers their immune properties.

  3. Oligofructose
    Oligofructose is a soluble fibre derived from the Chicory root.Oligofructose is a natural prebiotic fibre which is shown to help mineral absorption and benefit the health of the large intestine. A healthy digestive system is directly linked to positive immune health.

    Nutritionally classed as fibre, Oligofructose can also be used to replace sugar in a food with the added health benefit of being safe for diabetics.

  4. Vitamin D3
    Vitamin D3 is the biologically active form of the vitamin, found in our bodies and in animals.When sunlight hits your skin, a reactive process converts cholesterol into Vitamin D3.

    Vitamin D3 is known to enhance the function of your body’s immune cells including T-cells and macrophages; essential in the body’s fight against pathogens. It also plays an importantrole in controlling the body’s immune response to inflammation.

    Most Vitamin D3 is derived from sheep’s wool, however PRAVIRAL immune support® uses a vegan grade derived from microalgae.

    It’s important to be aware that studies have shown that Vitamin D3, not D2, maintains levels of Vitamin D in our body even over the winter months.

  5. Zinc Bisglycinate
    Zinc is a critical nutrient required for the development and function of immune cells in the body.

    A deficiency of zinc can lead to a weakened immune system. Although there are many forms of Zinc not all are the same and bioavailability is key. Zinc Bisglycinate is one of the best forms of zinc available as it is bonded to a protein (in this case glycine) which allows it to be taken up by the body more effectively.

    New research also suggests that zinc helps control infections by gently modulating the body’s immune response to avoid out of control inflammation.

  6. Vitamin A (Retinol)
    Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin involved in the development of the immune system. It contributes to the formation of white blood cells and helps regulate your immune response.

    Vitamin A is shown to play an important role in maintaining immune tolerance across the whole gut lining. An intolerant immune system can trigger a variety of issues in the body and the gut is where many people first start to experience the symptoms of immune intolerance.

  7. Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
    Vitamin B9, commonly known as Folic Acid, is a water-soluble vitamin needed to createwhite blood cells.

    Vitamin B9 is also involved in governing immune responses and has shown potential to improve immune health in the elderly. A single sachet of PRAVIRAL immune support® contains your daily recommended dosage of Vitamin B9, more than you’ll find in one full cup of broccoli.

What is the difference between probiotic and prebiotic?

Probiotics are naturally occurring ‘friendly-bacteria’ that affect the gut microbiota when ingested.

Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that pass intact through the upper part of the gut and stimulate the growth and activity of our own friendly bacteria.

Are there any risks associated with taking PRAVIRAL immune support®?

Vitamin D3 supplements should be avoided if undergoing kidney dialysis treatment.

As it’s a dairy extract, Colostrum should be avoided by those with milk allergies. However, as Colostrum contains almost no lactose, those with a lactose intolerance are fine to consume the product.

As with all food supplements, you should always consult your medical professional before use.

What happens if I take more than the recommended daily amount?

PRAVIRAL immune support® has been formulated to deliver the recommended daily allowance of each ingredient as indicated by scientific studies and the levels are well within tolerable upper limits. However, we recommend that as with all food supplements the dosage advice of a single 2g sachet per day is followed.

Is PRAVIRAL immune support® vegetarian - and / or vegan-friendly?

PRAVIRAL immune support® is all-natural and, in containing bovine colostrum, is vegetarian-friendly.

Can I take PRAVIRAL immune support® if I’m pregnant?

If you are pregnant or nursing you should consult your healthcare practitioner before consuming any dietary supplement.

Is PRAVIRAL immune support® formulation suitable for my whole family?

Our immune support formulation has been developed for adults. Whilst the ingredient levels are tolerable for children, we recommend it is only given to children over the age of 8 years and above and at half the adult dose. This equates to 1g and is half a sachet per day

What proof do you have that PRAVIRAL immune support® works?

The PRAVIRAL immune support® formulation is based upon significant scientific study and research into the selected ingredients, a list of the studies referenced during product development follows;

Ingredient

Link to paper

Colostrum

  1. Bovine colostrum as a biologic in clinical medicine: A review – Part II: Clinical studies
    International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics · June 2008
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AuLvsy7wiwRgSyGRifYSQihywoRP21ut

  2. Clinical applications of bovine colostrum therapy: a systematic review
    Nutrition Reviews® Vol. 72(4):237–254
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kGcSZD8XblAQp8MqbI9DtbUxOhnQTiDt
  3. Bovine colostrum modulates immune activation cascades in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells in vitro
    The New Microbiologica: official journal of the Italian Society for Medical Virology (SIVIM) · April 2010
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=14apgZPOzMAH26O1MYfJiPu8vQDURcdcS
  4. Effect of Bovine Colostrum Supplementation on Respiratory Tract Mucosal Defenses in Swimmers
    International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism · June 2010
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1USV8iFw8Rf5PGm3qVb0MoJYpZN_2KVfd
  5. Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on immune variables in highly trained cyclists
    J Appl Physiol 102: 1113–1122, 2007.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NB0_CyM-C_7g8_lFaZb-XVaTbXTK2R40/view?usp=sharing
  6. Human colostrum oligosaccharides modulate major immunologic pathways of immature human intestine
    Nature: Volume 7, Number 6 – November 2014
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FQKToiU4ohrCm3wlMED9JwUMOEPqomiR
  7. IGF-I, IgA, and IgG responses to bovine colostrum supplementation during training
    J Appl Physiol 93: 732–739, 2002.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LoLbx7cN8-zaPROXALGZaJaaiLkmpAtu
  8. Modulation of human humoral immune response through orally administered bovine colostrum
    FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology 31 (2001) 93-96
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oVm8drqdJHul3ajVENHHefcXbAyxdg5v
  9. The isolation and properties of the immune proteins of bovine milk and colostrum and their role in immunity: a review
    EMIL L. SMITH – University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1K39lEM-rsZyArGX2seDShOlBURTBBEK_

Beta Glucan

  1. Dietary modulation of immune function by β-glucans
    Physiology & Behavior 94 (2008) 276–284
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LYfB-nHanU4T7oScf6p7jc968GWIXMQf
  2. Anthrax-Protective Effects of Yeast Beta 1,3 Glucans
    Medscape General Medicine 5(1), 2003
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UBnnGmWBTcYorXEc_5Ufi4blT-ANhRsC
  3. Baker’s yeast b-glucan supplementation increases monocytes and cytokines post-exercise: implications for infection risk?
    British Journal of Nutrition (2013), 109, 478–486
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-5F_AU2cvkt2GcfJnShioVHO-hNaWAsA
  4. Baker’s Yeast Beta-Glucan Supplement Reduces Upper Respiratory Symptoms and Improves Mood State in Stressed Women
    Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 31:4, 295-300
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NQhl9Ufqdb7vHW74WtjenHunzWelQo2P
  5. Clinical trials of yeast-derived β-(1,3) glucan in children: effects on innate immunity
    doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2305-5839.2014.02.01 – Feb 08
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1y8oR4wdbpbjewb9HYtBfvJidVaycuAJF
  6. Immune modulation by non-digestible and nonabsorbable beta-1,3/1,6-glucan
    Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, 26:1, 27824 – May 2015
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1abhq5CMZxkryezc3rLx2Yh23HuBKdV-5
  7. Immune-modulatory effects of Yeast Beta-1,3 / 1,6 D-glucan
    Stier et al. Nutrition Journal 2014, 13:38
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fVK3-RVVspQosnjMA_hGtttgNBumsdSl
  8. A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Nutritional Study Using an Insoluble Yeast Beta-Glucan to Improve the Immune Defense System
    Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2012
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-6opNuAv0Djomd8hQt2VChNe0r7by7XH
  9. Purification of Soluble Beta-Glucan with Immune-enhancing Activity from the Cell Wall of Yeast
    Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 65 (4) – November 2000
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mgnHsjL58ZZFrvYGcB1p0ViHaGc_zVJo

Oligofructose

  1. Innate and adaptive immune effects of chicory root dietary fibers
    University of Groningen – 2015
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QgeJKviw_Z7wW8KeUHhqR7LFqapPFROV
  2. Interactions between Dietary Chicory, Gut Microbiota and Immune Responses
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Uppsala – 2013
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uByE78_kI6VcDl13LXbTOMqIj3syhBAU
  3. Inulin and Oligofructose in Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    J. Nutr. 137: 2572S–2575S, 2007
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PRdBNLBc9zPtz4bEHc71aoVzMi6dJYvT
  4. Inulin, oligofructose and immunomodulation
    British Journal of Nutrition (2005), 93, Suppl. 1, S49–S55
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pFZnTaJXxVU44PPCWNhUawyH4QwW7Wjn
  5. Inulin, Oligofructose and Intestinal Function
    J. Nutr. 129: 1431S–1433S, 1999
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h1Z84UDete5XkairdCDFzJLQXD-t4oC9
  6. Pediatric Applications of Inulin and Oligofructose
    J. Nutr. 137: 2585S–2589S, 2007
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QtBFCvx7b0_5Lq4Gg361n–SzQtZLOz3
  7. Prebiotic Inulin Enriched with Oligofructose in Combination with the Probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium lactis Modulates Intestinal Immune Functions in Rats
    American Society for Nutritional Sciences. 2003
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Oq8x7404elBnUd18cvzDJeqRPm29mAye
  8. Prebiotic dietary fibres and the immune system
    Agro Food Industry Hi Tech · May 2008
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OZsaSI8MCehMSeimyG8gUObFRA0ki9Qt
  9. Significance of Inulin Fructans in the Human Diet
    Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety – Vol 14, 2015
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pSDlKJLZOVpNGSwyvkI62FwMQUo2Q0nn
  10. The bifidogenic effect of inulin and oligofructose and its consequences for gut health
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2009) 63, 1277–1289
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LSjpTlmpmEt88apvaOJp2txpLcYD6ykj

Vitamin A
(Retinol)

  1. Potentiation of Mitogen-induced Human T-Lymphocyte Activation by Retinolic Acid
    CANCER RESEARCH 45, 4128-4131, September 1985]
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lIdePRb9gIXu7ChxF1zLzCam2LzAfCYl
  2. The Role of Vitamin A and Related Retinoids in Immune Function
    Nutrition Reviews, Vol. 56, No. 1
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xVhDeMH8VIu1IHOHIKAhM3eUSCvED4of
  3. Vitamin A Levels and Immunity in Humans
    Clinical And Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, May 2002
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=10_bLfyK8vduzFRSZFZFklohacdju10tP

Zinc Bisglycinate

  1. Immune-Enhancing Role of Vitamin C and Zinc and Effect on Clinical Conditions
    Ann Nutr Metab 2006;50:85–94
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yD2UQPDAf9Ppm3vzyqkoJEsy6g6vbClJ
  2. Zinc: dietary intake and impact of supplementation on immune function in elderly
    AGE (2013) 35:839–860
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=14LF1cIcpet6qlctk3ERJspFsAf7LN1j1
  3. Zinc in Human Health: Effect of Zinc on Immune Cells
    Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2008
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Wv3U7ho1dQwIUJ-OlxncRfoJWznudhbu

Vitamin D

  1. The vitamin D–antimicrobial peptide pathway and its role in protection against infection
    Future Microbiol. 2009 November ; 4: 1151.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aivuy4qxDKpxz1QOgd29_rGc2rVNjLjz
  2. Vitamin D and inflammatory diseases
    Journal of Inflammation Research – May 2014
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_jfTMyLfJ3OnzG6zRtiXubSBAKZh5cKT
  3. Vitamin D and Influenza
    Adv. Nutr. 3: 517–525, 2012
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1y9hHyEvcKhrhpSe9A8JfeNkfHHUspR4w
  4. Vitamin D and molecular actions on the immune system: modulation of innate and autoimmunity
    J Mol Med (Berl). 2010 May ; 88(5): 441–450
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GnsN0Xink5K6M3gCKBhetg81J8fKfxTV
  5. Vitamin D and mucosal immune function
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2010 November
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=114beO_hxq09xYKPKDGduSiJQUmaNz_sF
  6. Vitamin D and the antiviral state
    J Clin Virol. 2011 March
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=18kOqNVQ3bpk2_DvSZqVb2lfUAduoLs0n
  7. Vitamin D and the Immune System
    J Investig Med. 2011 August
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SwuULpgKBFV8CUUcka_-XIcWMihLHb5C
  8. The role of vitamin D3 & vitamin B9 (Folic acid) in immune system
    International Journal of Epidemiologic Research, 2016; 3(1): 69-85
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ncNoy4L5dnQ_92nKYPLEO7cU_aEPVvM9

Vitamin B9
(Folic Acid)

  1. Folic Acid Supplementation and Pregnancy: More Than Just Neural Tube Defect Prevention
    Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2011
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Quzjd2zOwy8Cte674cx5i8FeRNAgL2sj
  2. Nutritional components regulate the gut immune system and its association with intestinal immune disease development
    Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2013
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C-adixd2_oPX5AjMEDREV0dHOmU2Yd93
  3. Selected vitamins and trace elements support immune function by strengthening epithelial barriers and cellular and humoral immune responses
    British Journal of Nutrition (2007), 98, Suppl. 1, S29–S35
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=17FD5I3WLB6F3GmG1-VXRtDpKtTonTRGg
  4. The effects of vitamin B on the immune/cytokine network and their involvement in depression
    Maturitas 96 (2017) 58–71
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=195n8CTuIyuYzXPye_4kxnOcCF_lYkqB7
  5. The role of vitamin D3 & vitamin B9 (Folic acid) in immune system
    International Journal of Epidemiologic Research, 2016; 3(1): 69-85
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ncNoy4L5dnQ_92nKYPLEO7cU_aEPVvM9
  6. Vitamin-mediated regulation of intestinal immunity
    Frontiers in Immunology, July 2013
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fmoswWeYPLwKu_wHPYjsBVSTiBa_4C7u
PRAVIRAL immune support® seems expensive compared to some other supplements on the market. What am I getting for my money?

Our product delivers value in three main areas;

  1. The specific combination of seven ingredients in our formula is unique to PRAVIRAL immune support® as it delivers 7 immune support ingredients in a single formulation.
  2. We only use the highest available grades of ingredient sourced from the most reputable ingredients supply company in Europe…so you can have complete confidence.
  3. Our sachet format is incredibly easy to use. Simply add a single sachet dose to your favourite hot or cold beverage once per day.
Why trust PRAVIRAL immune support®?

Our formulation is compliant with food standards regulations in the UK, Europe, USA, and Asia and produced under pharmaceutical approved conditions.

As a company, we only formulate with functional ingredients that have solid, human-trialled science to support specific health claims. From skin health to immune support, our focus is on developing natural products that you can have complete confidence in their proven effectiveness.

Works With Water has a development and market expansion partnership with global ingredients specialists Nutraceuticals Group Europe. This global expertise and presence allows the development of highly effective nutritional products that are approved for use throughout Europe, US and Asia.

Should you have any other questions you can contact us here.

PRAVIRAL immune support frequently asked questions

PRAVIRAL immune support box face on

PRAVIRAL immune support® FAQ:

What is PRAVIRAL immune support®?

PRAVIRAL immune support® is a soluble nutritional supplement containing seven carefully selected ingredients scientifically proven to support the immune system – your body’s first line of defence against viral and bacterial infection. It contains a delicate balance of seven ingredients that combine to deliver natural and effective immune support for you and your family.

Does it work?

Our formulation only contains natural and proven immune support ingredients supported by significant and well-researched scientific evidence in support of their efficacy.

How do I take PRAVIRAL immune support®?

PRAVIRAL immune support® fits conveniently into your daily routine. Simply mix a sachet into your favourite hot or cold beverage and drink at any time of the day. However, we do recommend that morning is the optimum time to take our immune support formulation as this is when the gut is most receptive to the absorption of one of the key ingredients, Oligofructose, a soluble fibre derived from the chicory root.

What are ‘nutraceuticals’?

The term ‘nutraceuticals’ is relatively new and defines products that contain targeted ingredients considered to provide targeted and proven health benefits.

What are the ingredients in PRAVIRAL immune support®?

PRAVIRAL immune support® contains the following 7 key ingredients at these specific levels with a 2g dosage:

  • Colostrum Bovine800mg
  • 1-3 / 1-6 Beta Glucan – 100mg
  • Oligofructose – 1069mg
  • Vitamin A (Retinol) – 0.8mg
  • Vitamin D3 – 0.125mg (5000 IU)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) 2mg
  • Zinc Bisglycinate – 5mg
Why use PRAVIRAL immune support®?

Your immune system is central to your health and wellbeing.

The stronger your immune system, the better your body can combat bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Maintaining a healthy immune system has never been more important.

PRAVIRAL immune support® is formulated with high quality, effective immune supporting ingredients backed by extensive clinical studies.

Adding PRAVIRAL immune support® to the healthcare regime of your whole family will significantly increase your intake of these important immune promoting ingredients.

What sets apart the formulation in PRAVIRAL immune support® from other products on the market?

PRAVIRAL immune support® differs greatly from other immune health products on the market. Its complex immune formulation delivers seven key multi-directional immune health ingredients all at highly effective doses.

PRAVIRAL immune support® has been formulated to ensure maximum bioavailability, aid and prime the body’s production of its immune arsenal, and regulate its response.

What sets apart the formulation in PRAVIRAL immune support® from other products on the market?

PRAVIRAL immune support® differs greatly from other immune health products on the market. Its complex immune formulation delivers seven key multi-directional immune health ingredients all at highly effective doses.

PRAVIRAL immune support® has been formulated to ensure maximum bioavailability, aid and prime the body’s production of its immune arsenal, and regulate its response.

Is there anything else like PRAVIRAL immune support® available? What characterises those products?

There are many immune support supplements available on the market and each of the ingredients in the PRAVIRAL immune support® formulation can be purchased separately from other food supplement companies. However, PRAVIRAL immune support® is the only product on the market globally to combine this specific blend of seven superstar ingredients in a single, soluble supplement.

Why not just take individual vitamins?

A well-balanced diet is important for supporting the normal functioning of the immune system, and many nutrients influence the body’s ability to fight infection. However, there is no individual nutrient, food or supplement that will boost immunity so it’s important to combine key immune health ingredients and add these to your daily diet.

The immune system is a complex network of cells and chemical compounds that help defend the body against infections, and a number of different nutrients are involved in supporting our immune system to work normally.

Every micronutrient plays a different role in our immune system – so it’s important not to make a hero of just one.

In choosing to supplement with a blend of vitamins, supplements and nutrients, selecting the right ingredients, ingredient quality, ingredient density and most bioavailable forms can be challenging.

PRAVIRAL immune support® is formulatedto only contain the highest quality, highly bioavailable ingredients – all backed by significant scientific evidence to deliver their benefits in supporting our immune health.

Why can’t I just sit in the sunshine?

Sunshine plays a specific role in the synthesis of Vitamin D3 in the human body. Whilst increased exposure to sunlight will increase the amount of Vitamin D3 in your system, Vitamin D3 is only one of a multitude of nutrients critical to the effective functioning of your immune system. It’s worth noting that significantly increased exposure to sunshine also comes with an increase in the risk of contracting skin cancer.

Why are the seven ingredients in PRAVIRAL immune support® good at supporting my immune system?

PRAVIRAL immune support® differs greatly from other immune health products on the market. Its complex immune formulation delivers seven key immune health ingredients all at highly effective dosages.

PRAVIRAL immune support® has been formulated to ensure maximum bioavailability, aid and prime the body’s production of its immune arsenal, and regulate its response. The immune system is central to our health and well-being, as it affects every other part of the human body. The stronger your immune system, the better your body can cope with harmful pathogens.

The functions of our ingredients tick all the right ‘immune support’ boxes and break down as follows:

  1. Colostrum Bovine
    Colostrum is breast fluid produced by all mammals before breast milk is released and is thought to be the first immunity conferred from mother to child. Colostrum contains a high level of micronutrients: antibodies, prebiotics, probiotics and growth factors as well as vitamins and minerals all in the most bioavailable form:
    • Lactoferrin – a protein involved in our body’s immune response to infections including those caused by bacteria and viruses
    • Antibodies – these proteins, also known as immunoglobulins, are used by your immune system to fight bacteria and viruses. Bovine colostrum is rich in antibodies IgA, IgG and IgM.
  2. 1-3 / 1-6 Yeast Beta Glucan
    1-3 / 1-6 Yeast Beta-Glucan is shown to have an immune-modulating effect in the body by ‘priming’ our immune system against foreign challenges.

    PRAVIRAL immune support® uses 1-3 / 1-6 Beta Glucanextracted from Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. This type of beta glucan is an active ingredient also found in various mushrooms such as Shitake, Reishi, Chaga, Agricus and confers their immune properties.

  3. Oligofructose
    Oligofructose is a soluble fibre derived from the Chicory root.Oligofructose is a natural prebiotic fibre which is shown to help mineral absorption and benefit the health of the large intestine. A healthy digestive system is directly linked to positive immune health.

    Nutritionally classed as fibre, Oligofructose can also be used to replace sugar in a food with the added health benefit of being safe for diabetics.

  4. Vitamin D3
    Vitamin D3 is the biologically active form of the vitamin, found in our bodies and in animals.When sunlight hits your skin, a reactive process converts cholesterol into Vitamin D3.

    Vitamin D3 is known to enhance the function of your body’s immune cells including T-cells and macrophages; essential in the body’s fight against pathogens. It also plays an importantrole in controlling the body’s immune response to inflammation.

    Most Vitamin D3 is derived from sheep’s wool, however PRAVIRAL immune support® uses a vegan grade derived from microalgae.

    It’s important to be aware that studies have shown that Vitamin D3, not D2, maintains levels of Vitamin D in our body even over the winter months.

  5. Zinc Bisglycinate
    Zinc is a critical nutrient required for the development and function of immune cells in the body.

    A deficiency of zinc can lead to a weakened immune system. Although there are many forms of Zinc not all are the same and bioavailability is key. Zinc Bisglycinate is one of the best forms of zinc available as it is bonded to a protein (in this case glycine) which allows it to be taken up by the body more effectively.

    New research also suggests that zinc helps control infections by gently modulating the body’s immune response to avoid out of control inflammation.

  6. Vitamin A (Retinol)
    Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin involved in the development of the immune system. It contributes to the formation of white blood cells and helps regulate your immune response.

    Vitamin A is shown to play an important role in maintaining immune tolerance across the whole gut lining. An intolerant immune system can trigger a variety of issues in the body and the gut is where many people first start to experience the symptoms of immune intolerance.

  7. Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
    Vitamin B9, commonly known as Folic Acid, is a water-soluble vitamin needed to createwhite blood cells.

    Vitamin B9 is also involved in governing immune responses and has shown potential to improve immune health in the elderly. A single sachet of PRAVIRAL immune support® contains your daily recommended dosage of Vitamin B9, more than you’ll find in one full cup of broccoli.

What is the difference between probiotic and prebiotic?

Probiotics are naturally occurring ‘friendly-bacteria’ that affect the gut microbiota when ingested.

Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that pass intact through the upper part of the gut and stimulate the growth and activity of our own friendly bacteria.

Are there any risks associated with taking PRAVIRAL immune support®?

Vitamin D3 supplements should be avoided if undergoing kidney dialysis treatment.

As it’s a dairy extract, Colostrum should be avoided by those with milk allergies. However, as Colostrum contains almost no lactose, those with a lactose intolerance are fine to consume the product.

As with all food supplements, you should always consult your medical professional before use.

What happens if I take more than the recommended daily amount?

PRAVIRAL immune support® has been formulated to deliver the recommended daily allowance of each ingredient as indicated by scientific studies and the levels are well within tolerable upper limits. However, we recommend that as with all food supplements the dosage advice of a single 2g sachet per day is followed.

Is PRAVIRAL immune support® vegetarian - and / or vegan-friendly?

PRAVIRAL immune support® is all-natural and, in containing bovine colostrum, is vegetarian-friendly.

Can I take PRAVIRAL immune support® if I’m pregnant?

If you are pregnant or nursing you should consult your healthcare practitioner before consuming any dietary supplement.

Is PRAVIRAL immune support® formulation suitable for my whole family?

Our immune support formulation has been developed for adults. Whilst the ingredient levels are tolerable for children, we recommend it is only given to children over the age of 8 years and above and at half the adult dose. This equates to 1g and is half a sachet per day

What proof do you have that PRAVIRAL immune support® works?

The PRAVIRAL immune support® formulation is based upon significant scientific study and research into the selected ingredients, a list of the studies referenced during product development follows;

Ingredient

Link to paper

Colostrum

  1. Bovine colostrum as a biologic in clinical medicine: A review – Part II: Clinical studies
    International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics · June 2008
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AuLvsy7wiwRgSyGRifYSQihywoRP21ut

  2. Clinical applications of bovine colostrum therapy: a systematic review
    Nutrition Reviews® Vol. 72(4):237–254
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kGcSZD8XblAQp8MqbI9DtbUxOhnQTiDt
  3. Bovine colostrum modulates immune activation cascades in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells in vitro
    The New Microbiologica: official journal of the Italian Society for Medical Virology (SIVIM) · April 2010
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=14apgZPOzMAH26O1MYfJiPu8vQDURcdcS
  4. Effect of Bovine Colostrum Supplementation on Respiratory Tract Mucosal Defenses in Swimmers
    International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism · June 2010
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1USV8iFw8Rf5PGm3qVb0MoJYpZN_2KVfd
  5. Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on immune variables in highly trained cyclists
    J Appl Physiol 102: 1113–1122, 2007.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NB0_CyM-C_7g8_lFaZb-XVaTbXTK2R40/view?usp=sharing
  6. Human colostrum oligosaccharides modulate major immunologic pathways of immature human intestine
    Nature: Volume 7, Number 6 – November 2014
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FQKToiU4ohrCm3wlMED9JwUMOEPqomiR
  7. IGF-I, IgA, and IgG responses to bovine colostrum supplementation during training
    J Appl Physiol 93: 732–739, 2002.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LoLbx7cN8-zaPROXALGZaJaaiLkmpAtu
  8. Modulation of human humoral immune response through orally administered bovine colostrum
    FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology 31 (2001) 93-96
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oVm8drqdJHul3ajVENHHefcXbAyxdg5v
  9. The isolation and properties of the immune proteins of bovine milk and colostrum and their role in immunity: a review
    EMIL L. SMITH – University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1K39lEM-rsZyArGX2seDShOlBURTBBEK_

Beta Glucan

  1. Dietary modulation of immune function by β-glucans
    Physiology & Behavior 94 (2008) 276–284
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LYfB-nHanU4T7oScf6p7jc968GWIXMQf
  2. Anthrax-Protective Effects of Yeast Beta 1,3 Glucans
    Medscape General Medicine 5(1), 2003
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UBnnGmWBTcYorXEc_5Ufi4blT-ANhRsC
  3. Baker’s yeast b-glucan supplementation increases monocytes and cytokines post-exercise: implications for infection risk?
    British Journal of Nutrition (2013), 109, 478–486
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-5F_AU2cvkt2GcfJnShioVHO-hNaWAsA
  4. Baker’s Yeast Beta-Glucan Supplement Reduces Upper Respiratory Symptoms and Improves Mood State in Stressed Women
    Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 31:4, 295-300
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NQhl9Ufqdb7vHW74WtjenHunzWelQo2P
  5. Clinical trials of yeast-derived β-(1,3) glucan in children: effects on innate immunity
    doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2305-5839.2014.02.01 – Feb 08
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1y8oR4wdbpbjewb9HYtBfvJidVaycuAJF
  6. Immune modulation by non-digestible and nonabsorbable beta-1,3/1,6-glucan
    Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, 26:1, 27824 – May 2015
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1abhq5CMZxkryezc3rLx2Yh23HuBKdV-5
  7. Immune-modulatory effects of Yeast Beta-1,3 / 1,6 D-glucan
    Stier et al. Nutrition Journal 2014, 13:38
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fVK3-RVVspQosnjMA_hGtttgNBumsdSl
  8. A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Nutritional Study Using an Insoluble Yeast Beta-Glucan to Improve the Immune Defense System
    Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2012
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-6opNuAv0Djomd8hQt2VChNe0r7by7XH
  9. Purification of Soluble Beta-Glucan with Immune-enhancing Activity from the Cell Wall of Yeast
    Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 65 (4) – November 2000
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mgnHsjL58ZZFrvYGcB1p0ViHaGc_zVJo

Oligofructose

  1. Innate and adaptive immune effects of chicory root dietary fibers
    University of Groningen – 2015
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QgeJKviw_Z7wW8KeUHhqR7LFqapPFROV
  2. Interactions between Dietary Chicory, Gut Microbiota and Immune Responses
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Uppsala – 2013
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uByE78_kI6VcDl13LXbTOMqIj3syhBAU
  3. Inulin and Oligofructose in Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    J. Nutr. 137: 2572S–2575S, 2007
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PRdBNLBc9zPtz4bEHc71aoVzMi6dJYvT
  4. Inulin, oligofructose and immunomodulation
    British Journal of Nutrition (2005), 93, Suppl. 1, S49–S55
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pFZnTaJXxVU44PPCWNhUawyH4QwW7Wjn
  5. Inulin, Oligofructose and Intestinal Function
    J. Nutr. 129: 1431S–1433S, 1999
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h1Z84UDete5XkairdCDFzJLQXD-t4oC9
  6. Pediatric Applications of Inulin and Oligofructose
    J. Nutr. 137: 2585S–2589S, 2007
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QtBFCvx7b0_5Lq4Gg361n–SzQtZLOz3
  7. Prebiotic Inulin Enriched with Oligofructose in Combination with the Probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium lactis Modulates Intestinal Immune Functions in Rats
    American Society for Nutritional Sciences. 2003
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Oq8x7404elBnUd18cvzDJeqRPm29mAye
  8. Prebiotic dietary fibres and the immune system
    Agro Food Industry Hi Tech · May 2008
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OZsaSI8MCehMSeimyG8gUObFRA0ki9Qt
  9. Significance of Inulin Fructans in the Human Diet
    Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety – Vol 14, 2015
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pSDlKJLZOVpNGSwyvkI62FwMQUo2Q0nn
  10. The bifidogenic effect of inulin and oligofructose and its consequences for gut health
    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2009) 63, 1277–1289
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LSjpTlmpmEt88apvaOJp2txpLcYD6ykj

Vitamin A
(Retinol)

  1. Potentiation of Mitogen-induced Human T-Lymphocyte Activation by Retinolic Acid
    CANCER RESEARCH 45, 4128-4131, September 1985]
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lIdePRb9gIXu7ChxF1zLzCam2LzAfCYl
  2. The Role of Vitamin A and Related Retinoids in Immune Function
    Nutrition Reviews, Vol. 56, No. 1
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xVhDeMH8VIu1IHOHIKAhM3eUSCvED4of
  3. Vitamin A Levels and Immunity in Humans
    Clinical And Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, May 2002
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=10_bLfyK8vduzFRSZFZFklohacdju10tP

Zinc Bisglycinate

  1. Immune-Enhancing Role of Vitamin C and Zinc and Effect on Clinical Conditions
    Ann Nutr Metab 2006;50:85–94
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yD2UQPDAf9Ppm3vzyqkoJEsy6g6vbClJ
  2. Zinc: dietary intake and impact of supplementation on immune function in elderly
    AGE (2013) 35:839–860
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=14LF1cIcpet6qlctk3ERJspFsAf7LN1j1
  3. Zinc in Human Health: Effect of Zinc on Immune Cells
    Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2008
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Wv3U7ho1dQwIUJ-OlxncRfoJWznudhbu

Vitamin D

  1. The vitamin D–antimicrobial peptide pathway and its role in protection against infection
    Future Microbiol. 2009 November ; 4: 1151.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aivuy4qxDKpxz1QOgd29_rGc2rVNjLjz
  2. Vitamin D and inflammatory diseases
    Journal of Inflammation Research – May 2014
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_jfTMyLfJ3OnzG6zRtiXubSBAKZh5cKT
  3. Vitamin D and Influenza
    Adv. Nutr. 3: 517–525, 2012
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1y9hHyEvcKhrhpSe9A8JfeNkfHHUspR4w
  4. Vitamin D and molecular actions on the immune system: modulation of innate and autoimmunity
    J Mol Med (Berl). 2010 May ; 88(5): 441–450
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GnsN0Xink5K6M3gCKBhetg81J8fKfxTV
  5. Vitamin D and mucosal immune function
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2010 November
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=114beO_hxq09xYKPKDGduSiJQUmaNz_sF
  6. Vitamin D and the antiviral state
    J Clin Virol. 2011 March
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=18kOqNVQ3bpk2_DvSZqVb2lfUAduoLs0n
  7. Vitamin D and the Immune System
    J Investig Med. 2011 August
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SwuULpgKBFV8CUUcka_-XIcWMihLHb5C
  8. The role of vitamin D3 & vitamin B9 (Folic acid) in immune system
    International Journal of Epidemiologic Research, 2016; 3(1): 69-85
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ncNoy4L5dnQ_92nKYPLEO7cU_aEPVvM9

Vitamin B9
(Folic Acid)

  1. Folic Acid Supplementation and Pregnancy: More Than Just Neural Tube Defect Prevention
    Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2011
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Quzjd2zOwy8Cte674cx5i8FeRNAgL2sj
  2. Nutritional components regulate the gut immune system and its association with intestinal immune disease development
    Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2013
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C-adixd2_oPX5AjMEDREV0dHOmU2Yd93
  3. Selected vitamins and trace elements support immune function by strengthening epithelial barriers and cellular and humoral immune responses
    British Journal of Nutrition (2007), 98, Suppl. 1, S29–S35
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=17FD5I3WLB6F3GmG1-VXRtDpKtTonTRGg
  4. The effects of vitamin B on the immune/cytokine network and their involvement in depression
    Maturitas 96 (2017) 58–71
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=195n8CTuIyuYzXPye_4kxnOcCF_lYkqB7
  5. The role of vitamin D3 & vitamin B9 (Folic acid) in immune system
    International Journal of Epidemiologic Research, 2016; 3(1): 69-85
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ncNoy4L5dnQ_92nKYPLEO7cU_aEPVvM9
  6. Vitamin-mediated regulation of intestinal immunity
    Frontiers in Immunology, July 2013
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fmoswWeYPLwKu_wHPYjsBVSTiBa_4C7u
PRAVIRAL immune support® seems expensive compared to some other supplements on the market. What am I getting for my money?

Our product delivers value in three main areas;

  1. The specific combination of seven ingredients in our formula is unique to PRAVIRAL immune support® as it delivers 7 immune support ingredients in a single formulation.
  2. We only use the highest available grades of ingredient sourced from the most reputable ingredients supply company in Europe…so you can have complete confidence.
  3. Our sachet format is incredibly easy to use. Simply add a single sachet dose to your favourite hot or cold beverage once per day.
Why trust PRAVIRAL immune support®?

Our formulation is compliant with food standards regulations in the UK, Europe, USA, and Asia and produced under pharmaceutical approved conditions.

As a company, we only formulate with functional ingredients that have solid, human-trialled science to support specific health claims. From skin health to immune support, our focus is on developing natural products that you can have complete confidence in their proven effectiveness.

Works With Water has a development and market expansion partnership with global ingredients specialists Nutraceuticals Group Europe. This global expertise and presence allows the development of highly effective nutritional products that are approved for use throughout Europe, US and Asia.

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