Nature's Way Echinacea extract or the purple cone flower (Echinacea purpurea) is a plant originally from Norther America. By now, it is very well known in Europe too, due to its beneficial effect on the immune system and most particularly on the respiratory system.
The highest concentration of active ingredients is found in the root. The root contains a broad spectrum of active ingredients such as polysaccharides, alkylamides, and cichoric acid. Alkylamides are fat-soluble substances found in the root. These improve aspecific immunity by supporting the normal function of macrophages.
Polysacharides and cichoric acid are water-soluble substances that improve specific (adaptieve) immunity by supporting B-cells as well as the creation of interleukins and immunoglobulins.
The active substances of plants are well hidden inside cells. Plant cells are surrounded by tough and fibrous cellulose cell walls. This necessitates careful extraction to liberate the active ingredients from the plant cells so as they become available for the hun body. A herbal medicine that will solely contain the herb (not the extract) will be far less effective. .
The active ingredients from echinacea are both lipophilic and hydrophilic. This means it is important to select an extration method that isolates and extracts both types of components from the roots.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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- a dietary supplement is not a subsitute for a healthy diet ; do not exceed recommended dose
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Shake well before use. Can be added to food or liquids. The bottle comes with a pipette for optimal dosage.
adults: take 2ml three times a day or as recommended by a qualified health care consultant
children up to 12 years: take half the dosage for adults
intensive use: take 2ml every two hours for up to 48 hours to be followed by 2ml 3 times a day for 8-9 days.
Echinacea-extract (stalk, leaf and flower) 500mg† † = Recommended Daily Intake not established ingredients
active ingredient (echinacea-extract), filler (glycerine, sterilized water, ethyl alcohol) storage
store in refrigerator after opening
keep out of reach of young children
do not use when you are suffering from auto-immune disease. Not suited when you are sensitive to plants of the Asteracea family
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, egg, milk, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans