Description Usage Supplement Facts Seagate Olive Leaf THROAT Spray 1 fl oz (30 ml) Unflavored For the temporary relief of cold, mouth and throat irritations. Suggested uses: For prevention during the winter season, use twice daily For an active sore throat, spray every 2-3 hours For travel, use during airplane flights and where you may come into contact with sick travelers, use the spray frequently Seagate Olive Leaf Throat Spray homeopathic medicine provides safe treatment of mouth and throat ailments. This product is formulated and manufactured utilizing only natural ingredients in accordance with strict FDA pharmaceutical standards to ensure safety and purity. Seagate combines three natural antimicrobial ingredients to wash away harmful bacteria, molds, fungi, and other mouth and throat irritants: Olive Leaf Extract: Seagate hand-selects, harvests, and processes their own olive leaves each winter when they have their maximum potency and antioxidant levels. Seagate Olive Leaf Extract has been recognized by doctors and other health care professionals as a leading alternative antimicrobial therapy, without the side-effects of antibiotics. Baptisia (Baptisia tinctoria): has long been recognized as a homeopathic remedy because of its antiseptic properties. Its principal applications have been for mouth, throat and tonsil infections, inflammation and sore throat. Xylitol is a natural therapeutic sweetner, derived from plants and vegetables, recognized for its antimicrobial properties. Unlike sugar, Xylitol is composed of five carbon atoms which have limited metabolism and absorption by the body, and by most bacteria inhabiting the mouth. Xylitol functions by raising the pH of the mouth, which prohibits the growth of a variety of bacteria. Natural antimicrobial products derived from plant sources such as this homeopathic remedy are proving to be potent preventatives and treatments, without the side-effects of modern pharmaceutical drugs and are less susceptible to potency loss as a result of mutation by bacteria strains. The plants utilized by Seagate have been part of our food supply for thousands of years and will not destroy the natural bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract. History: The olive tree has been used as a source of food, fuel, and natural medicine by ancient cultures. The Egyptians even used olive leaves as part of their formula for preserving the mummies of their pharaohs. Ancient cultures have used the olive leaf for brewing teas for the treatment of colds and other discomforts. During the early 1800’s, European doctors were brewing teas from olive leaves to treat their malaria patients. As recently as the 1960’s, the Upjohn Company experimented with isolating and extracting individual chemicals from the olive leaf, which they successfully used in their in-vitro testing of a wide range of viruses. The benefits experienced by both the ancient and modernscientists are derived from the naturally occurring phytochemicals provided by Nature that naturally help to protect the olive tree from insects and bacteria. Lab Testing: Since this product does not use any chemical preservatives, Seagate has been performing independent laboratory testing to verify its stability and antimicrobial properties. Simple time-aging tests are normally used to check bacterial and fungal growth in the liquid over an elapsed time period. However, a more rigorous test was used employing the introduction of live bacteria colonies every week into the product. Preliminary lab results indicate that the product not only is extremely stable, but also immediately killed off all bacteria introduced. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggested Use Hold close to mouth. Spray 2-3 times into throat. Repeat 1-4 times per day as needed. (There are approx. 200 sprays/1 oz. bottle) This product may cause temporary discomfort such as mild burning and stinging in mouth and throat. For your safety there is a full body seal over bottle printed "sealed for your protection". Do not use if seal is broken or missing. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving size: 1 sprayServings per container: Approx. 200 Ingredients Amount %DV Active Ingredients: Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria) 4X HPUS † * % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.† Daily Value not established. Inactive Ingredients: Olive leaf extract, USP purified water, vegetable glycerin, xylitol.