Help boost your immune system and fight off infections by adding Echinacea to your daily routine. Echinacea helps support healthy white blood cell counts to help against colds. But Echinacea is also known to help with upper respiratory tract health. Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia) preparations are widely used herbal medicines for the treatment of the common cold. Echinacea plants are loaded with plant compounds that function as antioxidants that help defend your cells against oxidative stress.
The first Echinacea purpurea extract is standardized to Chicoric acid and polyphenols that are not very soluble in water and it isn’t easily absorbed by the body. Chicoric acid makes our immune cells more efficient in attacking intruders. In vivo en vitro studies have shown that chicoric acid promotes phagocytosis, which is the process where white blood cells and lymphocytes attack and destroy pathogens. Chicoric acid increases the production of interferon, immunoglobulin and other chemicals important for the immune system. Studies have indicated that chicoric acid can inhibit the penetration of viruses in cells. Most Echinacea products do not contain much of this compound. In order to effectively utilize echinacea products, Hi-Techs' proprietary Cyclosome® delivery system dramatically improves bioavailability so you don't have to consume grams of Echinacea to achieve results.
The second Echinacea purpurea extract is a CO2 extract standardized to alkylamides, which can further enhance antioxidant activity. Alkamides can renew worn-out antioxidants and help new antioxidants better reach molecules that are prone to oxidative stress. A number of studies have shown that alkamides are involved in the immunomodulatory properties of Echinacea extracts. This immune active alkamides are rapidly destroyed by the liver, however with the Cyclosome® delivery system they are able to survive the “first pass” through the liver. This will enable your body to strengthen its immune system to fight off colds. In fact, a review of 14 studies found that taking echinacea may lower the risk of developing colds by more than 50% and shorten the duration of colds by one and a half days!
The last Echinacea purpurea extract is standardized to Echinacosides. Echinacoside, a natural phenylethanoid glycoside found to possess numerous pharmacologically benefits for human health, especially the neuroprotective, immune and cardiovascular effects. These included the identification of active metabolites as having poor bioavailability in its natural form. By using our Cyclosome® delivery system we have reversed the poor pharmacokinetics and increased its therapeutic uses. Hi-Tech’s Echinacea extract is a hi-potency and unique formulation that combines, echinacea angustifolia root, and Echinacea purpurea. This formula is the only product on the market utilizing our cutting-edge Cyclosome® Technology to ensure that all the active ingredients are utilized in an efficient manner to support your immune system and help with the common cold.
Directions: Take 1 tablet 1-4 times per day as needed.