Effect of CVT-E002 (COLD-fX) versus a ginsenoside extract on systemic and gut-associated immune function.

@article{Biondo2008EffectOC,
  title={Effect of CVT-E002 (COLD-fX) versus a ginsenoside extract on systemic and gut-associated immune function.},
  author={Patricia D. Biondo and Susan Goruk and Megan R. Ruth and Erin M O'Connell and Catherine J Field},
  journal={International immunopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 8},
  pages={1134-42}
}
CVT-E002 (sold commercially as COLD-fX) is a patented, polysaccharide-rich extract of North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) with purported beneficial effects on influenza and the common cold, although its mechanism of action is largely unknown. This study was conducted to determine the effects of feeding CVT-E002 versus a ginsenoside-containing extract on systemic and gut-associated immune function. For 7 days, male weanling Sprague-Dawley rats (n=10/group) were fed one of four diets… CONTINUE READING
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