Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lee | 2011-04-12


viralex liquid

Hi There I have an 18 month old daughter and ever since she started at a day care she has been sick almost every week. I bought a supplement from a health shop called Viralex liquid but it contains the folloIngredients: (per 5ml)
Herbal extracts equivalent to dry:
Olea europaea Leaf (Olive)
(Equiv. Oleuropein 16mg)

Astragalus membranaceus Root

Tabebuia avellanedae Bark (Pau D''Arco)

Other ingredients:
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Dried Yeast) (Providing Beta 1.3 Glucan)

Zinc Gluconate (Equiv. Zinc 500mcg)

In a base of New Zealand honey, glycerine, ginger, vanilla tincture, ethanol &  apple juice concentrate.

wing ingredients

my question of concern is the ethanol and apple juice concentrate, is it safe for children?

kind regards

Expert's Reply



I do not have any experience with the use of Viralex which is a New Zealand product. It appears to be widely recommended and used in New Zealand. I cannot find any information on whether it has been tested for safety in children. Apple concentrate is safe but ethanol is an alcohol. I do not know how much of the ethanol is present in this product and especially how much is contained by a single dose of Viralex Liquid.

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