Yerba Prima Echinace® Extra Strength is made with Echinacea purpurea juice extract for the strongest Echinacea benefits. Echinacea purpurea juice is approved by the German Commission E for immune health support. This is an alcohol-free formula with the convenience of the capsule dosage form. In addition to the Echinacea extract, it contains the assimilation boosting nutrient Bioperine® black pepper extract.
Echinacea helps support normal immune function. Clinical studies have shown the strongest benefits for boosting the immune function on a short-term basis. However, other research indicates benefits for school children and others taking Echinacea purpurea herb juice on a daily basis to maintain good health.
American Indians were the first people to recognize the benefits of Echinacea, and numerous tribes used the species that grew in their regions. In fact, Echinacea was one of the most used medicinal plants by Native Americans in the Midwest.
The leaves and roots were used as a tea, placed directly on the tooth for toothaches and applied topically to the skin. The most common uses were for immune system related problems, just as we use Echinacea today. The Cheyenne used a tea of leaves and roots for sore throats. The Kiowa chewed the roots and swallowed the juice for coughs and sore throats. Comanche also used Echinacea for colds and sore throats. In addition, Echinacea earned the name Snakeroot because several tribes found it helpful for treating snakebites.
Echinacea extracts were widely used by the U.S. medical profession during the late 1800’s. It fell into disfavor with the introduction of synthetic drugs in the early 1900’s. Then German researchers discovered Echinacea in the 1930’s and began to popularize its use in Europe. Most of the clinical research with Echinacea over the past 50 years has been done in Europe, and millions of Europeans now use Echinacea for immune support.
Echinace Extra Strength provides maximum absorption. Our Extra Strength formulas are made with concentrated herbal extracts, which are assimilated more completely than common powdered herbs. Bioavailability of our Extra Strength herbs is further boosted by the addition of a patented black pepper extract, Bioperine®. As part of our Extra Strength formulas, it actually increases the amount of herb crossing the intestinal lining into the bloodstream. What this means to you is greater absorption, which equals greater benefits.
Convenience and Great Value
Our Extra Strength formulas give the convenience of taking one capsule per day for normal use. This makes it easy to use them consistently for their full benefits. Many products that need to be taken several times a day are not used with proper regularity, resulting in a loss of benefits. In addition, our Extra Strength herbs are a great value. A bottle of Extra Strength herbs may last two, or even three times as long as regular strength herbs with only a small increase in price. The greater absorption provided by our Extra Strength formulas adds even more to the value.
ADULTS AND CHILDREN OVER 12: Normal use: 1 capsule daily, up to 8 weeks, followed by a 2 week break. Short term use up to two weeks: 1 capsule twice a day. CHILDREN 6 – 12: Mix 1/4 to 1/2 of contents of capsule per serving with food.
Store at room temperature. Keep lid tightly closed to protect from humidity.
CAUTION: Do not take capsules if you have difficulty in swallowing. If you are taking medication or are under a doctor’s care, consult a health professional before use.
Serving Size 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
Each Capsule Contains
Concentrated Echinacea Blend 305 mg*
Echinacea purpurea herb juice extract (Commission E standard)
E. angustifolia root extract
E. purpurea root extract
*Daily Value not established
Other ingredients: BioPerine® black pepper extract, cellulose, USP Kosher gelatin capsule.
BioPerine® is a trademark of Sabinsa Corporation.