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A.Vogel Echinaforce Echinacea.

A.Vogel Echinaforce Echinacea.
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Echinaforce® is a licensed traditional herbal remedy for colds and flu. It helps the body fight the symptoms of these infections by supporting the immune system, helping to maintain the body's resistance.

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Code:  BF30317
Brand:  A Vogel
Form (e.g. capsules):  Tincture

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A.Vogel Echinaforce (Echinacea)

Immune System Health Supplement

Using Echinacea in Pregnancy or when breast feeding
There is no evidence to suggest that using any Echinacea product during pregnancy or breastfeeding will be harmful to the unborn or new-born child.However, only a few scientific studies have been done on the use of Echinacea during pregnancy or breastfeeding & because of this, the UK Department of Health considers that the benefits of using Echinacea in these situations areout weighed by the risks & does not recommend the use of Echinacea drops or tablets in pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Echinaforce Echinacea Side Effects
Do not use Echinaforce drops or tablets if you are:
  • Allergic to products containing Echinacea
  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
You should also be aware that Echinaforce Echinacea drops, like all herbal tinctures, contains ethanol(alcohol). Each dose of tincture contains up to 350mg of ethanol, equivalent to8.8ml of beer (less than a tablespoon) or 3.7ml of wine(less than a teaspoon).If you suffer from alcoholism, the alcohol content of Echinaforce Echinaceadrops may be harmful. If you are in a high-risk group(e.g. patients with liver disease or epilepsy) you should consider the alcohol content before taking this product.

Echinacea Frequently Asked Questions

What are the health benefits of Echinaforce Echinacea?
Echinaforce Echinacea drops & tablets may be used to relieve the symptoms of the common cold & flu, helping the body fight these & other similarinfections of the upper respiratory tract.

How does it work?
Echinaforce works by strengthening the body's immune system; the benefit of this is that the body is able to fight infections better.

Are summer colds different from ordinary common colds experienced during the winter?
No, these are similar infections. However, summer colds may give rise to more symptoms relating to the throat (irritated, sore or tickly throat) because of the prevalence of air-conditioning. Nevertheless, summer & winter colds behave in the same way & there are no differences seen with the benefits of using Echinaforce Echinacea.

How do I know if I have the flu?
It can sometimes be difficult to tell. Flu (or influenza) produces similar symptoms to the common cold but these are usually more severe. In addition, you may experience fever, sweats & muscle aches.

Can I take Echinaforce if I've had the flu jab or vaccination?
There are no contraindications to the use of Echinaforce Echinacea drops or tablets either before or after the flu vaccination.

What about swine flu, bird flu & any other new flu infections that mayc ome our way during the winter?
Swine flu, avian flu (bird flu) & other variants of flu are all infections caused by the influenza virus. Echinaforce will help strengthen the immune system & relieve the symptoms of these infections in the same way it does with other flu infections or the common cold.

What is a head cold?
There really is no proper definition for the term 'head cold'. It is a commonly used expression usually indicating that symptoms, such as a blocked nose or sore throat, are confined to the head.

Can I take Echinacea when pregnant or breastfeeding?
The use of Echinacea during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding is not recommended in the UK. If you wish to take Echinaforce in these situations, it is recommended that you consult a doctor or other healthcare professional.

Although there is no evidence that use of Echinacea by pregnant or breast feeding women will be harmful, only a few studies have been performed to demonstrate that it is safe to do so. In the absence of this evidence, the UK Department of Health takes the view that the benefits of using Echinacea in pregnancy or breast feeding are outweighed by the risks.

The Fresh Echinacea Story
Echinaforce is unique as it is made from freshly harvested Echinacea plants.

Vogel's founder, Alfred Vogel, was a well-known naturopath & herbalist who lived in Switzerland. At his clinic in Teufen, Vogel found that patients responded better to herbal remedies made from fresh plant material. This led him to pioneer the concept of fresh herb extraction a technique we still use today to make our herbal remedies.

Black Elk & Vogel
In the early 1950s, on a visit to South Dakota, Alfred Vogel received a gift ofEchinacea seeds from Sioux medicine man, Ben Black Elk. These were brought backto Teufen where the first crop of Echinacea plants were carefully nurtured&used to create Vogel's first batch of Echinacea tincture, which he called Echinaforce.

Today, all the plants used to make Echinaforce drops & tablets are descended from the seeds Black Elk gifted to Alfred Vogel. During each autumn,Vogel harvest seeds from three year-old Echinacea plants, which are used to produce the seedlings for the following spring.

The benefits of using Fresh Echinacea
Alfred Vogel's belief that the use of freshly harvested herbs produced better herbal remedies was based on his clinical experience. Today, knowledge from thelatest scientific studies helps us understand why this is so.

Research shows us that extracts produced from freshly harvested Echinacea contains up to three times more active substances, such as alkylamides, than equivalent amounts of dried plant material.*

* Study: M. Tobler et al: Characteristics of whole fresh plant extracts. SchweizerischeZeitschrift fur GanzheitMedizin, 1994r in their own dreams until the age of 3 or 4
 


 

1 ml of oral liquid contains the tinctures of:

Fresh Echinacea herb 860 mg (Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench) (1:7.5- 14.6). Extraction solvent: ethanol 65% v/v Fresh Echinacea root 45 mg (Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench) (1:7.1- 12.5). Extraction solvent: ethanol 65% v/v 1 ml of Echinaforce is equivalent to 25 oral drops. The other ingredients used for the liquid are ethanol

These remedies are for oral use only. For external use, please see our page on Echinacea cream. 

Dosage of Echinaforce® drops:

Adults, elderly and children over 12 years: 15 drops (0.6ml) of tincture in a small amount of water, 2 to 3 times daily.

Dosage of Echinaforce® tablets:

Adults, elderly and children over 12 years: Two tablets, 2 to 3 times daily.

These remedies are for oral use only. For external use, please see our page on Echinacea cream. 

  • About the A.Vogel health brand:

  • Effective natural remedies and medicinal products made from freshly harvested plants.
  • Healthy food products and dietary supplements made from organic raw materials.
  • Reliable information on all issues relating to natural health – through emails, our web pages and books.
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What A. Vogel health supplements Offer

A Vogel develop and produce remedies made from plant extracts (phyto-products) and herbal medicinal products made using fresh plants and distribute these internationally. They offer clear, reliable information on health issues.  

A. Vogel health supplements - Quality/ Ecology

Natural, eco-friendly cultivation is at the heart of their business. They use fresh plants and take a particular interest in environmental issues. 

Customers respond to the quality of the products and appreciate being kept up-to-date with the latest information on health matters.

A. Vogel health supplements - Collaborators/ Ethics

They are totally committed to carrying on the work of Alfred Vogel and are delighted that they can do so. They agree with the objectives of their partners and encourage them to take responsibility. They are in favour of systematically maintaining and protecting health and encourage both personal and professional development. They act with honesty and integrity.

A Vogel Independence

Economic success guarantees their commercial independence, and our continuing development.

The uniqueness of A Vogel herbs

The herbs used to produce A.Vogel fresh herb tinctures and fresh herb tincture tablets are grown using a strict organic protocol, mainly in the fertile conditions of Roggwil, Switzerland. This allows the company to exert complete control over the cultivation of plants - from the time of planting through to harvesting. All the company's products are manufactured under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) protocols and control. Stringent quality control tests and checks are carried out throughout all the stages of growth and manufacture.

Seeds are collected each autumn to create the new stock of spring seedlings. These are planted out by hand in our organic fields where the Swiss climate is ideal for cultivating strong healthy plants.


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