Echinacea extract 60 capsules - organic extract from Echinacea purpurea | discontinued
Vitals Echinacea extract or the purple cone flower (Echinacea purpurea) is a plant originally from Northern 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.
Unique extraction method
The PhytoPrevent extraction method is very much suited to result in a high quality extract. Typical for this patented method is how a solvent is used that uses water and alcohol in varying concentrations, resulting on extraction of both the hydrophilic and lipophilic components that make this such a powerful herbal medicine.
It is important to isolate as much as possible from the original root because there is still so little iknown about how the various components actually work and it is most likely the ingredients work synergistically.
Another advantage of this unique PhytoPrevent product is how only organically grown echinacea is used. The final product is free of alcohol, and freeze-dried so they are not exposed to high temperatures during the production process. PhytoPrevent herbal extracts are produced in Europe according to a patented extraction method, preserving as many of the beneficial properties of the plant as possible.
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take 1 or 2 capsules with ample water or as recommended by a qualified health care consultant
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
Echinacea-extract 136 mg†
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
do not use when you are suffering from auto-immune disease. Not suited when you are sensitive to plants of the Asteracea family
active ingredient (echinacea extract), filler (acacia fiber, rapeseed oil), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
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