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Supplement information: ECHINACEA EXTRACT (CONEFLOWER)
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General description Plant extract that boosts immune system.
Found - Echinacea purpurea
- Echinacea angustifolia
Anti-aging role - immunostimulant
- protect against virus infections, especially against flu and common cold
- reduce symptoms of cold and flu
- prevent and reduce symptoms of Herpes symplex and zoster infection
- prevent cancer
- decrease bad influence of stress on immune system
- beneficial effect on urinary tract infections
Deficiency symptoms Not possible.
Therapeutic doses Not established.
Maximum safe level - time limit for using echinacea (dose about 100 mg/day) is 8 weeks without a brake (immunosupression)
- time limit for high doses (over 200 - 300 mg/day) is 2 weeks without a brake
- small doses (about 50 mg/day) can be used long-term
Side effects - rarely - skin rash
- people with ambrosia, aster and other plant allergies can develop an allergy when using echinacea supplements
Contraindications - progressive system diseases
- HIV infection and AIDS
- autoimmune diseases
- pregnancy, lactating
- children under 1 year of age
Interactions - immunosupressants
- caffeine
Composition formulas - mostly as combination with natural sources of vitamin C and other plant extracts