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Andrographis Complex - FAQ

Thursday December 23, 2021

When should I take Viridian Nutrition’s Andrographis Complex? How long will it take for it to work? Is it suitable for vegans? Andrographis Complex contains a well-researched natural extract, for natural support during the winter.

Rupinder Dhanjal, Nutritional Advisor at Viridian Nutrition answers your questions in our friendly Andrographis Complex FAQ.

 

Viridian's Andrographis Complex 


What is Andrographis Complex?


Andrographis Complex is a combination of standardised Andrographis leaf extract, with vitamin C and zinc to provide support for the immune system. Andrographis paniculata is an annual herbaceous plant native to India and Sri Lanka with traditional use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. The active compound in Andrographis is ‘Andrographolide’ which is found mainly in the aerial parts of the plant.


How long will it take for the supplement to work?


Research suggests Andrographis Complex may be effective in 5-7 days for respiratory tract infections.


When during the day should I take Andrographis Complex?


Andrographis Complex can be taken at any time during the day; however, it is best taken with food for optimum absorption.


How long can I take Andrographis Complex for?


Andrographis Complex can be taken short term to target symptoms of viral infections, and it can also be taken as a preventative over winter months.


How is best to take the supplement?


Andrographis Complex is best taken with food to ensure an optimum absorption. It is not recommended to use the Andrographis Complex alongside any immune interacting medications. We recommend that you always check with a health care professional before using any food supplements, especially if you are on medication as they could interact.


Can I take too much?


Although research suggests this is a well-tolerated food supplement it is important to always stick to the dosage recommendations on the label. If you wish to exceed the dose stated, you may wish to discuss this with a healthcare professional.


Are there any chemicals in Andrographis Complex?


Viridian Nutrition has a commitment to providing food supplements that are free from chemicals, additives, artificial colourings and flavourings. Therefore, Andrographis Complex does not contain any chemicals. Like all other formulations in the Viridian range, Andrographis Complex contains 100% active ingredients, which are responsibly and sustainably sourced and follow our strict ethical criteria which includes no animal testing, GMO or palm oil.


Where does Viridian’s Andrographis Complex come from?


The natural Andrographis leaf extract is sustainably grown and harvested in India, in its native environment where the ideal climate helps to produce a high potency extract.


At what age can Andrographis Complex be taken?


Andrographis can be taken from 12+ years old. The dose for those aged 12 - 18 years old is one capsule daily, from 18 years old onwards two capsules can be taken.


How should I store the supplement?


Andrographis Complex should be stored in a cool dry place, away from sunlight or anything which may affect its temperature conditions such as the fridge or near a kettle.


Is it suitable for vegans?


Viridian Nutrition’s Andrographis Complex is 100% plant-based food supplement


Can I take the supplement during pregnancy?


Andrographis is not recommended during pregnancy or breast-feeding.


Author: Rupinder Dhanjal is a Nutritional Advisor at Viridian Nutrition. She holds a BSc in Nutrition and Health.



The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.


 

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