Echinacea is considered to be one of the most potent and effective natural supplements in the entire world. The supplement is especially popular during cold and flu seasons, as it has been found to provide countless benefits when it comes to providing protection from these very ailments. Read the full product description for more information.
What is Echinacea?
Echinacea is an all-natural herbal ingredient that is actually derived from Echinacea flowers, which grow naturally in the wild in Canada and in certain parts of the US. This floral ingredient has actually been used for medicinal purposes for several hundred years, and it’s easy to understand why when you truly get an idea of just how powerful its healing properties are. Echinacea flowers can vary in species as there are nine separate species currently flowering in the wild, and although very similar in terms of healing properties, in appearance, many of them do differ from one another. No part of the Echinacea plant goes to waste when it comes to health properties, as the roots, leaves, stems, and flower petals themselves, are all used to make various health supplements and products. The most potent and commonly used form of the Echinacea plant however, is the Echinacea Purpurea, which gets its name as it has slightly purple petals on the flower itself.
How does it work?
Echinacea is primarily used to help relieve the symptoms common colds and strains of the flu, but it can also provide many other general health and well-being benefits simultaneously. Experts have found that Echinacea contains compounds which have been proven to help alleviate congestion in the nasal passageway, thereby enhancing a person’s ability to breathe clearly when affected by a cold or a similar condition causing congestion. Many of the effects caused by Echinacea are very similar to a natural anti-histamine, making it a great supplement to take during allergy-season.
What are the benefits of using Echinacea Supplements?
Some of the primary benefits associated with Echinacea supplements include the following:
Protection from colds and flu
One of the main benefits provided via Echinacea is that it provides a great deal of protection from cold and flu viruses. Whilst in younger people, colds and flu viruses are just unpleasant, in older people, and in people with weak immune systems, they can potentially be more severe.
Another great benefit of Echinacea is the fact that it has been proven to improve a person’s immune system. Echinacea helps to promote the production of new white blood cells, which the body uses to help fight off illness and infection. The more white blood cells that a person has, the stronger their immune system will become.
How and when should it be consumed?
Health Canada Recommended Dose (capsules):Adults: 1 Capsule(s) 1 - 2 time(s) per day. Take at the first sign of infection.
What can it be stacked with?
Echinacea is a supplement designed to promote health and wellness, so it can be stacked with supplements that are also designed to provide the same benefits. Ideally you may wish to stack it with vitamin C supplements with added zinc, omega 3 fatty acid supplements, glucosamine, and multi-vitamin supplements.
Ingredients Per Capsule
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, Root) ..................................................... 500 mg
Potential side effects
As with all supplements, always consult your doctor before using any new products, and discontinue usage if you experience any adverse side effects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this supplement. Although rare, some users have experienced the following side effects, especially when the recommended daily dosage has been exceeded. Potential side effects include:
- Mild nausea
- Stomach discomfort
- Dizzy spells
Caution: Not intended for children, pregnant, or breastfeeding women. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have health conditions. Store in a cool dry place away from children. Do not use if seal is broken.
Allergy Statement: This product is made in a facility that handles milk products, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.
Disclaimer: The above description does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by Health Canada, CFIA, or FDA. Please consult a properly licensed medical professional before consuming nutritional supplements. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.
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