MAC/98alive™– Frequently Asked Questions:

Answer: 98alive™ is a unique combination of ninety-eight natural compounds found in the Melaleuca Alternifolia leaf that act in unison with one another to offer an array of therapeutic benefits never before encountered in a single product. 98alive™ is 100% natural – there are no added ingredients.
Answer: 98alive™ is a new treatment platform manufactured using bespoke equipment developed by Professor Max ReynoldsDirector of Griffith University’s Program for Australasia Botanical Medicine for Health (Ret). It is created by processing the oil extracted from the Melaleuca Alternifolia plant through a proprietary multi-phase refraction procedure during which novel compounds have been identified to produce a complex substance that is highly active against a wide range of viruses and other pathogens.
The advantages of this process are:

  1. Increased bioactivity & efficacy (in some cases over 200X)
  2. b. Toxicity decreased by 30% (when compared to the raw melaleuca oil)
Answer: It appears to be completely safe.

  1. Tests carried out independently by toxicologists in Australia and Indonesia have shown the safety of 98alive™ Immune System Strengthener for human topical (external) and internal use.
  2. It is approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as a listed medicine and is approved by the United States FDA for use in foods as an additive with no upper limit required.
Answer: None has been detected, but as with any product, there is always a chance that someone will develop an allergic reaction to 98alive™. If you use 98alive™ and start having symptoms typical of allergic reaction, please discontinue use and contact your health care provider.
Answer: 98alive™ is not recommended for infants under two years. Also, dosages should be limited for children between the ages of 2 and 7. For specific situations, please refer to the label on the product.
Answer: 98alive™ boosts the body’s immune system. As such, it may have a positive effect on preventing infections. For example, clinical studies proved that taking one 98alive™ capsule per day for 16 days in advance of exposure, prevents dengue fever.
Answer: The immune system is highly complex and important to our well-being. A strong and balanced immune system is required for health maintenance.

The immune system is composed of many interdependent cell types that collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal and viral infections, as well as from the growth of tumour cells.

Many of these cell types have specialized functions. The cells of the immune system can engulf bacteria, kill parasites or tumour cells, or kill virus infected cells. These cells often depend on the T-helper subset for activation signals in the form of secretions formally known as cytokines, lymphokines, or more specifically, interleukins.

A shift in cytokine balance can result in many serious disorders.

Answer: The results of a 2009/2010 study series on the effects of 98alive™ on selective cytokine induction and activation of immune cell populations in mice showed:

  1. 98alive™ helps promote immune response when administered in doses 200mg-800mg (body weight)
  2. 98alive™ increases production of selective acute immune phase response cytokines IL-1, IL-3 & IL-6, but not TNF alpha (inflammatory response).
  3. 98alive™ promotes significant increases in activation of immune ‘T’ cells, particularly CD3+, CD4 (helper cells), CD8+ (killer cells), CD11b, CD40+, and CD80+lymphocytes.
  4. Even the smallest dose of 98alive™ (200mg/kilo) in these trials promoted increased levels of F4/80 9up to 5 fold) and CD11b+ monocyte/macrophages in peripheral blood.
  5. 98alive™ does not inhibit LPS-induced immune response in vivo, but rather is able to promote these responses.
  6. 98alive™ shows greater capacity to promote established antigenic immune responses and hence, its mode of action is different from LPS/endotoxin.

The clinical research report was a critical element in the application for TGA license approval for the marketing and sale of 98alive™ as an immune boosting product.

Answer: In today’s regulatory environment, cures may be claimed only in regard to drugs, surgeries, radiation, and the human body itself. Therefore, 98alive™ Immune System Strengthener does not claim to cure any specific disease or condition. What it does, is to deliver biological tools to the body that the body can utilize to boost its own anti-microbial and healing function.
Answer: 98alive™ Immune System Strengthener does three main things.

  1. It helps the body in the battle against microorganisms by providing natural ingredients that act as tools for the body to fight infection. In this regard, it is a natural supplement like other herbs, vitamins, proteins, etc.

    However, unlike many other natural supplements, 98alive™’s abilities to help the body in the battle against disease causing microorganisms are laboratory proven.

  2. It also helps in the battle against free-radicals, with an ORAC rating of 1,850 units per gram, or 617 ORAC units per capsule. By fighting free-radicals, it helps the body in regard to quenching inflammatory processes.
  3. It is known to combat:
    • Viruses
    • Bacteria
    • Fungus
    • Mould
Answer: 98alive™ has been extensively researched in regard to helping the human body against diseases for which current treatments are proving ineffective, expensive and/or severely restrictive. These include:
  • All forms of influenza
  • Dengue fever
  • Specific cancers
  • Tuberculosis – particularly multi-drug resistant TB, and
  • HIV
With the available research, there is little doubt that 98alive™ Immune System Strengthener will be useful in bolstering the immune system’s capacity to deal with many other diseases. These applications will be explored progressively as resources and further research become available.
Answer: Referring back to the regulatory realities of today, 98alive™ Immune System Strengthener does not claim to cure HIV. It merely boosts the immune system and assists the body to better respond to HIV. It has no side effects and ought to be considered by anyone looking at options for dealing with HIV.
Answer: Again, referring back to the regulatory realities of today, 98alive™ Immune System Strengthener does not claim to cure the flu. It merely helps the body in the body’s own mission to kill all invaders.

Preliminary studies have shown that the ingredient in 98alive™ has been able to stop the growth of all virus types that cause influenza. So far, no flu virus has been found to be resistant to the way in which 98alive™ Immune System Strengthener helps the body. It appears that flu-type viruses cannot build up immunity to the combination of 98alive™ Immune System Strengthener and the body’s own immune system capabilities.

In spite of these studies, no claims for cure are being made. However, since there are no side-effects to its use it is recommended as a way to help your body deal with the flu.

Answer: Again, 98alive Immune System Strengthener is not currently an approved drug for influenza. Therefore, we are not going to claim that it will cure anything, let alone anything as fearful as the Avian Flu.

That said, 98alive™ has shown great promise in studies with the virus group which causes avian influenza and its possible derivatives. It is believed that if 98alive™ Immune System Strengthener is taken at the onset of clinical physical signs, 98alive™ will likely be able to help the body’s immune system to respond more effectively and reduce the time to stop the growth of this virus.

Since it has no side effects, it is definitely worth considering by anyone who might become exposed to these viruses. Further research will be done. Again, we do not claim it to be a cure.

Answer: No claims are being made that 98alive™ will cure Dengue fever. However, it is known that in three Clinical studies:

  1. Phase 1 (Human trials for safety)
  2. Phase 2 (70 patients determination dosage levels)
  3. Phase 3 (Double blind 530 patients)

The results clearly show that 98alive™ is both safe and efficacious. The studies provide clear and direct evidence of the effectiveness of the compound to treat all four types of Dengue virus in which it kills all 4 types within 2 to 3 days to a 96.6 level of efficiency without any side effects to the patient.

Additionally, reports show a marked increase in both CD4 (helper T cells) and CD8 (killer T cells) – increasing the levels of these immune T cells by an average of 64.4% from the original levels in the body – improving the fighting capacity of the body to defend and fight off disease.

In spite of these promising research results, no claims are being made that 98alive™ will cure anything. However, since there are no side-effects, one would have nothing to lose by taking 98alive™, and seeing if one’s immune system could be strengthened with it.

Answer: Again, no claims are being made that 98alive™ will cure anything. In research done so far, it has been observed that with the combination of capsule and supplementation, 98alive™ was able to help the body overcome and kill the bacteria which causes Tuberculosis.

In particular, it was shown to be successful in this regard with Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in all subjects tested. But, again, no cure is being claimed. However, one would have nothing to lose by trying 98alive™.

Answer: Obviously, we have to answer no. The exploration of 98alive™ in helping in terms of cancer prevention and recovery is in its very early stages. Individual case studies show significant promise for certain types of cancer. However, such tests are nowhere near enough data to proclaim a cure or benefit for the masses. Tests by the USA National Cancer Institute have been successful in live cell liners killing of:
  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Colon
  • Stomach
  • Leukaemia
  • Necroma
  • Ovarian
  • Renal
  • Prostate
Again, such positive study and laboratory outcomes are only indicators of a need for additional research. At least, 98alive™ can do no harm if taken supplementally and one’s hopes are not raised inordinately due to the preliminary success that has been observed. Since it cannot do any harm and might possible help, we recommend everyone consider it.
Answer: 98alive™ is available in multiple forms. Currently the predominant forms & uses are:
    • Capsules (150mg). Recommended uses: immune boost; all forms of influenza; all forms of Dengue fever; Tuberculosis; HIV; anti-inflammatory
    • Liquid form (concentration 10%). Uses: nebulisers; skin treatment
    • Massage/Pain relief oil .Recommended uses: physical relief from soft tissue injury; bruises & muscular trauma; eczema


    Answer: Yes … preliminary studies have shown that 98alive™ aids older dogs who suffer from arthritis and rheumatism by relieving pain and discomfort. Simply take one 150 mg 98alive™ Immune System Strengthener capsule and sprinkle content over the dog’s food once a day.

    Other studies are underway to observe if animals’ life quality can be improved by improving their immunity response.

    Answer: 98alive™ works as an expensive way to kill normal surface bacteria and viruses. It is suggested that a simple chlorine based sterilizer will also do the job at a much reduced cost.