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Echinacea & Goldenseal Root
100 Tablets


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Individually, both Echinacea and Goldenseal are viewed as beneficial in supporting the body’s healthy overall immune function, protecting and soothing mucous membranes and enhancing its response to stress. When combined, a unique synergism occurs that makes this one of the most effective supplements available to promote optimal wellness. Though its been traditionally used to enhance immunity, recent studies have shown that the combination may also promote healthy digestion, soothe dry throats, wash bacteria from the urinary tract and support healthy skin.*

Echinacea herbal medicines are traditionally used for treatment of inflammatory and viral diseases such as cold, cough and upper respiratory infections. Recent studies show that they can also be used as antioxidants or free radical terminators to prevent cardiovascular disease, arthritis and aging. In fact, Echinacea has become one of the most widely used herbal medicines and dietary supplements in Europe, North America, and Australia.

The parts of Echinacea used in herbal medicines are the roots and aerial parts of three species: Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea. angustifolia and Echinacea pallida. The main active compounds of Echinacea are caffeic acid derivatives (phenolic compounds), alkamides and polysaccharides. Among caffeic acid derivatives, several components, such as caftaric acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, echinacoside and chichoric acid, are identified from Echinacea extracts. Chicoric acid is the major phenolic compound in E. purpurea, but minor in E. angustifolia and E. pallida. Echinacoside is the main phenolic compound in E. angustifolia and E. pallida, but only trace is found in E. purpurea.

Studies have shown that chichoric acid has immunostimulating effects, as well as antioxidant properties. Recently, it has been found to inhibit HIV-1 replication. Echinacoside does not contribute its immunostimulating activity, but it has antioxidant and cicatrizing activities.

The pharmacological activity of each Echinacea species appears to reflect the slight variation in the amount of active ingredients and their chemical profiles. All three species of Echinacea are found to have a protective effect on the free radical-induced degradation of collagen, which is probably due to its polyphenolic compounds. Extracts of E. purpurea roots have greater free radical scavenging capacity than those of E. pallida or E. angustifolia due to more amounts of phenolics constitute found in E. purpurea. E. purpurea is also well known to boost the immune system in prevention of common cold, flu and chronic respiratory infections because it is rich in cichoric acid.

Nutraceutical preparations of Echinacea are primarily based on the extracts or juices from their roots, leaves, stems and flowers. In herbals and supplements of Echinacea, the active ingredients in recommended therapeutic amounts depend upon the quality of plant material, preparation procedures, formulations and storage conditions. These active ingredients, especially phenolic acids, are mainly responsible for the pharmacological activities of Echinacea extracts and plant materials. Therefore, the profile of their content represents a useful fingerprint to define the identity and the quality of these products.

To ensure the quality of products, it is important to have reliable and practical analytical methods for the determination of phenolic acids in complex natural matrices. It is also a necessary step to clearly identify the different species of Echinacea to distinguish the efficacy of the different plants and their parts for a proper therapeutic usage.

Why Do People Use Goldenseal?
Goldenseal is a bitter that stimulates the secretion and flow of bile, and can also be used as an expectorant. It also has strong activity against a variety of bacteria, yeast, and fungi, such as E. Coli and Candida.

Goldenseal is used for infections of the mucus membranes, including the mouth, sinuses, throat, the intestines, stomach, urinary tract and vagina.

Goldenseal is used for the following conditions:

  • wound healing – goldenseal can be used as a topical anti-microbial to speed wound healing.
  • bladder infections
  • fungal infections of the skin – used topically
  • colds & flu
  • sinus and chest congestion – due to goldenseal’s expectorant and antimicrobial action.

 

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Servings Per Container: 50
 
Amount per Serving:
DV%
Total Carbohydrate
710 mg
Echinacea purpurea Root Powder
450 mg
Goldenseal Root Powder (Hydrastis canadensis)
450 mg
     

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.

Serving Size: 2 capsules

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 2 to 4 times a day.

Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule) and Stearic Acid.

Warnings: Continuous high level consumption of this product for more than 2 weeks of each month is not recommended.

Caution: Please discard the inedible freshness packet enclosed.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Natural color variations may occur in






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