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Omega Alpha Echinacea 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 presently on the market. 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.
Indications: This formula is an ideal combination to stimulate the immune system and combat bacterial infection.* It is indicated for reducing inflammation of the digestive, respiratory and urinary tracts, fever, and stubborn colds and flu.* Can be used topically for fungal infections.*
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
OMEGA ALPHA ECHINACEA
Serving Size: 1 Tsp (5 mL)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
|Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)||100 g|
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Suggested Dosage: 1 teaspoon 3 times per day in water or juice on an empty stomach or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Other Ingredients: Grain Alcohol (Adult extract only) 15% and Distilled Water 85%.
Allergy Information: Contains Echinacea.
Warning: Echinacea is not recommended for individuals with HIV, autoimmune disorders (such as rheumatoid arthritis), tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, excess white cell count, or allergies to Echinacea. Shake well before use. Refrigerate after opening.