Salinex ProTect creates a protective layer in the nasal cavity that helps to reduce the spreading and proliferation of the common cold virus. It provides symptomatic relief for nasal congestion and runny nose in cases of upper respiratory tract infections. Plus, Salinex ProTect helps to reduce the duration of cold symptoms by reducing the viral load in nasal secretions.
• Helps to moisten dry nasal mucosa.
• Helps in the early treatment of the common cold and viral infections of the upper respiratory tract.
• Helps reduce duration of cold symptoms when used at the onset of symptoms.
Medicinal Ingredients (per dose unit): Iota-Carrageenan 1.2 mg, Sodium chloride 0.5%
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Water
If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health care practitioner. For hygienic reasons and to avoid transmission of pathogens one spray bottle should be used by one and the same person only. Keep out of the reach of children! If nasal burning, nasal irritation, or nausea occurs, discontinue use. Do not use if you have a known hypersensitivity.
Adults and children (4 years and above): 1 spray 1-3 time(s) per day. To moisten dry nasal mucosa: spray one dose 1-3 time(s) per day into each nostril. Upper respiratory tract infection management: 1 spray 3 times per day into each nostril at the first sign of a cold.
Children 1-4 years of age: 1 spray 1-3 time(s) per day into each nostril. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Contraindications: Do not use if you have a known hypersensitivity to carrageenan.
When is the best time to use Salinex ProTect®?
Colds are more easily transmitted in confined space such as an airplane and other vehicles for public transportation. Back-to-school in September and the holiday season are also occasions that favour the transmission of cold viruses as contact with others increases. You can use Salinex ProTect® to protect your upper respiratory tract from the spreading and proliferation of cold viruses at the first sign of a cold.
Does Salinex ProTect® really prevent colds?
No product can prevent colds. However, it has been clinically proven that Salinex ProTect® protects the nasal passages to help reduce the spreading and proliferation of cold viruses. Recently introduced in Canada, it is one of the few products on the market for which clinical trials have demonstrated effectiveness, by creating a protective layer in the nasal cavity. This protection stems from the presence of carrageenan in the composition of Salinex ProTect®. A study conducted in Austria in 2010 showed that a nasal spray containing carrageenan – a derivative of red algae – helps slow down the virus replication process. Salinex ProTect® is the first nasal spray in Canada containing carrageenan. Since September 2013, Canadian consumers are able to benefit from this breakthrough in the fight against seasonal colds.
Will regular use of Salinex® or Salinex ProTect® harm my health, irritate my nasal passages or cause an addiction?
Salinex® Daily Care products are available in seawater and saline solutions. They are gentle, non-irritating and do not cause addiction. Salinex® products are suitable for pregnant women and do not contain any prohibited substances for use in drugs. Salinex ProTect® is a sterile solution that contains a protective ingredient, iota carrageenan, a natural gelling agent derived from red seaweed. Iota carrageenan is one of the first effective substances found to combat the cold virus. An Austrian company carried out studies in 2010 showing that its nasal spray, containing carrageenan, was effective as a treatment against the common cold virus.