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Echinacea is helpful for the immune system. and used for many other reasons. see below.
Code: S3870Brand: SolgarForm (e.g. capsules): Capsules
Nutritional Supplement Features:
Echinacea may be helpful in alleviating symptoms of:
Viral infections (e.g. colds, influenza, herpes, etc.)
Candida albicans infections
Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
Eczema, acne and other bacterially-related and/or inflammatory skin conditions
Nutritional Supplement Recommended Dosage:
As an herbal food supplement for adults, one (1) to three (3) Solgar Echinacea Vegetable Capsules daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Store out of reach of young children. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Although we take great care in what we say about products on this site, you should always read the manufacturer's label on the actual product carefully before taking supplements.
Contra-indicationsEchinacea is best avoided in those suffering with an auto-immune disease (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc.) It has been reported that in terms of immune boosting effects long term use at high doses may become less effective over time. This may warrant taking short breaks, or rotating the use of echinacea with other immune stimulents if the duration of treatment requires more than a few weeks in a row.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Each Solgar Echinacea vegetable capsule provides:Echinacea Herb Powdered Extract (4:1)265mgEchinacea herb Powder65mg
Encapsulated with this natural ingredient: magnesium stearate.
Vegetable capsule shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose.
More About Echinacea
A number of immuno-stimulatory compounds have been isolated from echinacea. Echinacea elevates white blood cell count and activity, enhances antibody activity, speeds migration of white blood cells to areas of infection, boosts interferon activity and inhibits hyaluronidase (an enzyme that allows pathogenic organisms to become more invasive).Anti-bacterial
Echinacea exerts a mild anti-bacterial effect on the body. For example, two compounds found in echinacea, echinacoside and caffeic acid, inhibit the growth of staphylococcus aureas, corynebacterium diptheria, and proteus vulgaris.Anti-viral
The various components of echinacea appear to block viral receptor sites on cell surfaces as well as having an inhibiting effect on hyaluronidase, which increases connective tissue permeability and allows the organism to become more invasive.Anti-fungal
Studies have shown that echinacea specifically enhances the ability of macrophages (white blood cells which 'eat' pathogens) to destroy fungal organisms such as candida albicans.Anti-inflammatory
Studies suggest that polysaccharides in echinacea exert anti-inflammatory activity, primarily due to what has been reported as a 'cortisone-like' effect.Wound healing
It has been reported that echinacea speeds up the healing of damaged tissue - an action that appears to be associated with an ability to promote connective tissue regeneration and the herb's anti-inflammatory properties.
This information is not intended to replace the personal recommendations of your own qualified healthcare professional
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