HELIXIA® Kids Natural Defense® is formulated with pleuran, a naturally sourced beta-glucan, which helps prevent and reduce the incidence of recurrent upper respiratory tract infections due to its ability to regulate the immune system.

Therapeutic Class:

Cough expectorant




120 mL bottle with an enclosed measuring cup


Active ingredients: Pleuran (beta-1,3/1,6-D-glucan)

Other ingredients: Citric acid, D-fructose, potassium sorbate, water, vitamin C


Helps prevent and reduce the frequency of recurrent upper respiratory tract infections in children, such as common colds, sore throats, and ear infections (otitis).

Dosage (Children ages 3 to 10):
  • Age 0- 2years: Consult a healthcare professional
  • Children 3 to 5 years old: weighing 15 kg (33 lbs) take 3 mL (2/3 tsp.), on an empty stomach, once daily in the morning
  • Children 6 to 8 years old : weighing 25 kg (55 lbs) take 5 mL (1tsp.), on an empty stomach, once daily in the morning
  • Children 9 to 10 years old: weighing 37.5 kg (82 lbs) take 7.5mL (1& 1/2 tsp.), on an empty stomach, once daily in the morning

Give your child 1 mL per 11 lb. (5 kg) of body weight.

Directions of use:

Start administering HELIXIA® Kids Natural Defense® in the fall, before the peak winter months, and administer it daily over a 3- to 6-month period.

Warnings and Precautions:
  • Do not use it if your child is allergic to mushrooms or to any of the other ingredients in this product.
  • Consult a healthcare professional prior to use in children younger than 3 years of age.
  • Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if your child has an autoimmune disorder or is under immunosuppressive treatment.
  • Children with organ transplants must not take this product.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
  • Do not use it after the expiry date.
Side Effects:

There are no known side effects. Consult a healthcare professional if your child has any side effects from taking this product.

Recommended Storage Conditions:
  • Store in a dry place at room temperature.
  • Protect from humidity, freezing, and direct sunlight.
  • After opening, the bottle should be properly closed and stored in the refrigerator at 2 °C to 8 °C.
  • Use within 3 months after opening.

For more information, visit www.helixia.com.

HELIXIA® KIDS NATURAL DEFENSE® is a registered trademark of Pharmascience Inc. / IMUNOGLUKAN® is a registered trademark of PLEURAN, s.r.o., Slovakia

These products may not be suitable for everyone. Read the labels and follow the directions of use.

For additional information, contact us at 1-877-595-2293 or by email at customercare@norwellcanada.ca.

This website is intended for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to substitute for professional medical advice, to contradict medical advice given, or to provide medical care of any kind.

To be sure this product is suitable for you, always read and follow the label. As with any medication, speak to your doctor before using.