EITviral® is a totally vegetable and natural food supplement, designed and developed as part of the European SPIN project, funded by EITfood, for the
well functioning of the immune system against viral infections.

EIT VIRAL-TC is an innovative food supplement composed of a vegetable blend of a clove extract (Syzygium aromaticum, dried buds) titrated in eugenol, wheat germ extract (Triticum aestivum, seeds) naturally enriched in spermidine and vitamin D . This supplement was born from a European project, called SPIN, funded by the European Institute of Technology (EIT) – Food section, following a Call on strengthening the immune system as a further strategy to combat the ongoing SARS-Cov-2 pandemic.

Spermidin is a natural anti-inflammatory molecule capable of boosting the immune system. Studies carried out at the University of Bologna within the European SPIN project demonstrate a strong activity of Spermidin in reactivating the autophagic process in vitro, a system of innate immunity that serves to clean up cells infected with retroviruses. Strengthening the immune system is a fundamental strategy for defending the body from virus attacks, while waiting for the specific vaccine.


The component extracted from cloves is Eugenol which has strong properties of acting in the intestine, counteracting viral or bacterial forms with impaired intestine, as well as SARS-CoV-2. Eugenol has been used successfully in vitro as an antiviral agent against the Ebola virus and is one of the molecules that in silico studies have shown to effectively bind the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.

EIT-viral is produced in bottles of 60 gastro-resistant capsules (450mg)



EIT-viral Information Sheet