Melcalin® BENVOG

Pack: 60 tablets
Net Weight: 72.00 g

Melcalin BenVog is a food supplement containing linden and star anise for the wellbeing of nose and throat and elderflower that helps to give relief to the upper respiratory tract and to stimulate the body’s natural defences.

Description:

Melcalin BenVog tablets are indicated for calming cough, sore throat, hoarseness problems, when a cooling, lowering or alteration of voice is in place.
Melcalin BenVog contains extracts of linden 1,2 and elder3,4,5 associated with star anise6,7,8,9 and fennel oils 10,11,12,13 which are plants which, with their antimicrobial properties and soothing, give relief to the upper respiratory tract; the addition of honey makes it a very pleasant product, and assists these effects with its antiseptic14,15,16,17,18 and immune-stimulating properties19,20,21,22,23.

Nutritional info:

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Ingredients:

  • Thickener: arabic gum, sucrose, water,
  • Linden (Tilia cordata Mill., flowers) fluid extract,
  • honey,
  • glucose syrup,
  • humectant: sorbitol, elderberry (Sambucus Nigra L., flowers) fluid extract,
  • Star Anise (Illicium verum Hook.f, fruit) oil,
  • fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill., fruit) oil,
  • medium chain triglycerides,
  • honey aroma.

Indications:

  • Dry cough,
  • Sore throat,
  • Nose and throat wellbeing,
  • Hoarseness and voice changes,
  • Stimulation of the immune system.

Method of administration:

suck one tablet several times a day.

Storage instructions:

Store cool and dry place, away from heat or direct sunlight. The expiry date indicated refers to the product correctly stored in its undamaged package.

Important information:

Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and should be taken within a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Keep out of sight and reach of children under 3 years of age. Dispose of container in accordance with regulation.

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