What is Biovanta?
Biovanta is a breakthrough new treatment for cold, cough and sore throat
. Unlike leading OTC products on the market, Biovanta works by targeting the upper respiratory inflammation
that causes the symptoms.
Where is Biovanta sold and how much does it cost?
Biovanta is sold in most drug stores in the U.S., including Walgreens and CVS, and on Amazon. The recommended retail price is $15.99 per package but retailers set their own prices so you may find prices vary from location to location.
What is in Biovanta?
The active ingredient in Biovanta is ultra-low dose acetylsalicylic acid
(commonly known as aspirin), but at a very small dosage (6 mg) compared to even baby aspirin, which contains 81mg. Our aspirin is derived from plants using a proprietary technology. Biovanta also contains lactoferrin
, which are powerful anti-inflammatory
molecules naturally present in mucus, and added to help bolster your body’s natural immunity. Click here for a full list of our ingredients.
How is aspirin beneficial in such a small dose? And why is it not beneficial in larger doses?
Aspirin can lower prostaglandin
levels (a measure of inflammation
) but at too high a dose it can disrupt the body’s balance. We found, there is a small therapeutic
window in which aspirin is anti-inflammatory
: 6 mg per dose. Below this level, the drug would not have a significant affect and above it, it becomes inflammatory. For comparison, a baby aspirin contains 81 mg. Aspirin is known to damage the stomach lining in higher doses. This is probably why it also damages the respiratory lining in higher doses.
How does Biovanta work differently than other OTC Cough/Cold/Sore Throat products?
Upper respiratory infection that causes cough and sore throat
is caused by inflammation
of the pharynx, the area between your tonsils and your voice box. When respiratory viruses infect the pharynx, they inflame the area. The active ingredients of most leading cough, cold and sore throat
products may mask symptoms for a short period of time, but actually worsen inflammation
and may therefore exacerbate and prolong the illness. Biovanta is the only cough, cold and sore throat
product that safely and effectively addresses the upper respiratory inflammation
that causes cold symptoms.
How can Biovanta be labeled “Made From 100% Natural Ingredients” if it’s an OTC drug?
Biovanta is neither a synthetic drug nor a homeopathic
remedy; instead it’s an OTC DRUG made from 100% NATURAL ingredients. Essentially, this means that while the ingredients used in Biovanta are all isolated or derived from 100% natural sources, they are also accepted under the FDA OTC Drug Review as safe and effective for their designated label.
How is Biovanta taken?
Biovanta comes in two forms: as an innovative dual-chamber, dual-action spray and lozenges in lemon & honey and tart cherry flavors.
Biovanta Dual-Action Spray is specifically designed to deliver the medication in spray form so that it can be applied directly at the source for maximum impact on inflammation
Biovanta Lozenges are sugar-free and have a potent anti-inflammatory
effect over an extended period of time, as the lozenges dissolve in the mouth.
Why does the Biovanta spray require assembly?
The Biovanta spray was designed as an innovative, dual-chamber dispenser with a nozzle on each end separating two solutions that work in combination to deliver maximum potency, while keeping all ingredients in active form. Before using, a separate powder packet containing the acetylsalicylic acid
is mixed into the solution to activate the product. This separation is necessary because, as a natural product, it contains minimal preservatives. The activation and separation also optimize efficacy. Once activated, the product should be used within 90 days.
Does Biovanta contain alcohol?
The Biovanta lozenges do not contain alcohol. The Biovanta spray contains alcohol, but a minimal amount and only from natural sources. Alcohol is produced naturally in many food products.
Does Biovanta contain sugar?
No. All Biovanta products are sugar-free. The lozenges contain isomalt, a plant-based sweetener.
Do your products contain wheat or gluten?
Biovanta does not contain wheat or gluten products.
Do your products contain shellfish?
Biovanta does not contain shelfish.
Do your products contain dairy or eggs?
Yes, Biovanta contains lactoferrin
isolated from milk and isolated from egg whites.
Is Biovanta safe to use past its expiration date?
While Biovanta may still be effective past its tested shelf life we do not advise using it after its expiration date.
Is Biovanta tested on animals?
No. We have intentionally avoided any animal testing. Applied Biological Laboratories is committed to conservation and we strive to minimize our negative impact on the environment.