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Omega Alpha Echinacea & Goldenseal Product Information
Echinacea, commonly referred to as the purple coneflower, is a perennial plant native to the midwestern parts of North America. Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustofolia are the two sub-species that are most often used therapeutically. Some of the most potent immune stimulating compounds found in Echinacea are called polysaccharides. They are found both in the root and aerial portions with the highest concentration in the root portion of the plant.
However, polysaccharides are very easily destroyed by the high alcohol concentrations found in many of the echinacea products. Even alcohol-free products (in a glycerine base) are usually first pre-extracted with alcohol or some other organic solvent (e.g. hexane) which destroys the polysaccharides leaving little or none of the original polysaccharides in the product. The reason that many manufacturers use alcohol as an extractant is because there are also some other immune stimulating compounds which are not water soluble and hence would not normally be extracted out.
OMEGA ALPHA ECHINACEA & GOLDENSEAL
Serving Size: 1 mL
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
|Echinacea purpurea Extract 1:1 (Purple Coneflower Leaf & Root)||1000 mg|
|Hydrastis canadensis Extract 1:5 (Goldenseal Rhizome)||200 mg|
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Duration of Use: May be used up to 10-21 days.
Recommended Dose for Adults: Take 1 mL three times per day. Can be mixed with juice or water. Shake well before use.
Other Ingredients: Purified water and Ethanol.
Allergy Information: Contains no dairy, yeast, corn, wheat or gluten. This product is made from all natural ingredients so there may be batch differences in colour and taste.
Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have rheumatoid arthritis, auto-immune disorders, progressive systemic disease, blood pressure, kidney disorder; taking any other medication such as immunosuppressants, sedative drugs and/or barbiturates. Consumption with medications and/or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Do not use if security seal is broken. Refrigerate after opening. Store away from children.