Features and benefits
- Features astragalus, traditionally used in Chinese medicine to help improve immune system function, reduce the frequency of common colds, increase vitality and help the body adapt to stress
- Contains Siberian ginseng, which is traditionally used to relieve fatigue and aid recovery after illness in Western herbal medicine
- Contains a total of eight traditional Chinese herbs including reishi mushroom, codonopsis, schisandra, ligustrum, Chinese licorice and white atractylodes
- Also available as Fusion Astra 8 Immune Tonic tablets – and check out Fusion Kids’ Astra 8 Immune Shield too
How it works
Adults in Australia may catch between two to four colds a year.1 While most will recover from the mild symptoms of the common cold virus within a few days, sometimes convalescing can take a week or longer.1,2
Astragalus: traditionally used to improve immune system function to fight illness
Fusion Health Astra 8 Immune Tonic contains astragalus, which is considered one of the most important immune tonics in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), where it’s used to support the immune system to fight illness to help reduce the frequency the common cold.
Siberian ginseng: traditionally used to aid recovery from illness
Astragalus is combined with Siberian ginseng, which is traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to assist with recovering from illness during convalescence.
Feeling run down?
In addition to its immune system-supporting properties, astragalus is traditionally taken in TCM to enhance vitality, while helping the body to adapt to stress.
Similarly, Siberian ginseng supports the body’s healthy stress responses, while at the same time relieving fatigue, based on its traditional use in Western herbal medicine.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
1. Health Direct. Last updated April 2020 and accessed August 2020 from https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/colds
2. Victoria State Government. Last updated June 2011 and accessed August 2020 from betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/cold