NasalGuard Cold and Flu Block is a drug free gel that helps to reduce the chance of you getting sick from cold and flu viruses. Spread a small amount around your nose and it forms an invisible barrier to trap and block airborne viruses.
Whenever the children head back to school after the holidays it usually brings with it a plague of germs. Not a September leaves without some germ being shared between friends and quite often our new back to school routine is upset with sick children and time off school. I hate getting ill with cold and flu symptoms as I am so busy and my daughter has a delicate chest which requires her to use an inhaler when she is poorly. You can understand therefore why I am very keen to avoid coughs and colds so when I was offered the chance to review NasalGuard's Cold and Flu Block I jumped at the chance.
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This little tube promises miracles - it is a drug free gel which claims to reduce your chances of catching the cold and flu virus. The science behind this is a little above my head but essentially the gel is positively charged so repels the negatively charged viruses. Because it is drug free it is suitable for children and pregnant and nursing mothers. Having spent a LOT of the last 15 years either pregnant or breastfeeding it is great to find something that is suitable to use in this phase of life. Unlike antiviral nasal sprays it contains no harsh chemicals or drugs which makes it preferable to me as it is more natural.
How to apply NasalGuard Cold and Flu Block
The cold blocker gel comes in a little tube, is scentless and a little bit goes a long way. It isn't sticky and doesn't leave any residue so even my youngest child was happy to put it on every day before school. You just apply a thin layer of the topical flu block around your nose and upper lip, literally 10 seconds and you are done.
Does NasalGuard Cold and Flu Block work?
Now I can't honestly say if this product worked, but I can truthfully say that we haven't caught any colds or flu since we have been using it, and as I said, September is the time we usually do so I am happy that it has been effective. The reviews on Amazon are positive too which is a great sign.
The ionically charged gel attracts small cold and virus particles which are then trapped on the sticky gel and essentially deactivated preventing them from entering your body. Tests showed that it captured 4 x as many airbourne particles as a placebo product.
At £11.99 a tube in Boots Nasal Guard topical gel it isn't cheap but it does contain 150 applications so enough to last the winter so you might consider it worth it as a precaution. The company make no claims as to whether the product is effective against Covid-19 but it might well be worth using it as an added protection during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Also available is the NasalGuard Airborne Particle Blocker which is great for people with allergies as it prevents the offending particles from entering the nose and causing a reaction. This version is available in unscented and scented varieties and can be used for many different allergies including pet dander and dust mites.
Up to 150 applications.
There is no best before or use by date for NasalGuard Cold and Flu Block. It will keep indefinitely.
The RRP is £11.99 but it is usually on offer on Amazon.
The ingredients are listed as: DI Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyquats, Lipomulse Luxe, Quaternized Wheat, Menthol, Preservatives, Other Cosmetic Grade Ingredients (according to their packaging in the UK, 2020)
NasalGuard is suitable for any age group, including young children.
It is available in many pharmacies such as Boots and also online via Amazon.