Echinacea Purpurea 88 mg 90 Capsules
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Give your immune system a lift with Jamieson Vitamins Echinacea Purpurea 350 mg (90 capsules). Echinacea is an herb (related to the daisy) that is used to help fight infections, such as those associated with the common cold, flu and other upper respiratory infections.
Echinacea has the following health benefits:
- limits the duration and severity of sore throats and eye and ear infections
- helps provide relief for tonsillitis, inflamed gums, and mucus problems
- reduces the symptoms of some allergies
- promotes the healing of skin wounds (e.g. canker sores, cuts, scrapes, boils, and eczema)
- functions as an antibiotic and anti-fungal
- stimulates the immune system
- helps prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms
As a preventative, Jamieson Echinacea may reduce the chances of getting a cold by up to 58% by helping lift your immune system. This immune stimulation is due to the combining actions of polysaccharides, alkylamides, and cichoric acid.
- Polysaccharides are non-digestible fibres (carbohydrates), classified as a pre-biotic, that are said to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.
- Alkylamides are organic compounds that help modulate immune response.
- Cichoric acid is an organic compound with antioxidant capabilities.
At the first sign of infection, adults take 1 Jamieson Echinacea capsule 3 times daily.
Jamieson Echinacea with Purpurea contains the following ingredients:
No salt, sugar, starch, gluten or lactose.
- Echinacea Purpurea (4:1) root extract 87.5 mg (equivalent to 350 mg of dried root)
- vegetable magnesiumstearate
- Do not take echinacea if using immune-suppressants (i.e. corticosteroids, cyclosporin).
- None known when taken as directed.
- Other herbs such as goldenseal and medicinal mushrooms also enhance the immune system. These can be used along with echinacea (or during periods of rest off of echinacea) to help maximize the effect of this herbal remedy.
Warnings and Precautions:
- Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen; prior to use if you have a progressive systemic disease such as tuberculosis, leukosis, collagenosis, or multiple sclerosis; or if taking immunosuppressants.
Toxicity, Adverse Warnings and Side Effects:
- Adverse reactions to echinacea are rare. However, high doses can cause nausea or dizziness. If you experience any difficulty breathing or develop a skin rash, discontinue use and contact a physician.