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Vitacost Echinacea -- 1200 mg per serving - 180 Capsules


Vitacost Echinacea
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Vitacost Echinacea -- 1200 mg per serving - 180 Capsules

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Vitacost Echinacea Description

  • Herbal immune system support.*


What is Echinacea?


Echinacea is a purple coneflower native to North America. Native Americans valued it for its medicinal properties and introduced it to European settlers. Today, three species are used for health support: Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea pallid and Echinacea purpurea (the most extensively used and studied).

 

What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Echinacea?

  • The German Commission E, World Health Organization (WHO), and the Canadian Natural Health Products Directorate have advocated use of echinacea for immune system support.*
  • Antioxidant and support for healthy white blood cell production.*
  • Promotes respiratory health.*

Vitacost® Echinacea is a targeted wellness solution - just for you.

  • Supplies 1,200 mg of Echinacea purpurea per two-capsule serving.
  • Contains 90 servings per bottle.
  • Incredible value compared to similar products on market.

Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

 

About Vitacost® Brand
The search is over. Vitacost® Brand supplements are focused on helping you create a strong foundation with simple, transparent formulas that support – and easily fit into – your daily life. Whether it’s Everyday Essentials you’re looking for or Targeted Wellness support, Vitacost® Brand supplements offer the high-quality solution you need at the value price you deserve. We continuously look for ways to improve technology, processes and ingredients, so you feel confident about what you’re putting in your body or giving to your family. And it’s all right here, at Vitacost.com®.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily with food, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59° - 86°F [15° - 30°C])

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Echinacea purpurea
(aerial)
1200 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide and microcrystalline cellulose.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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5 Tips for Using Herbal Supplements Safely

Chamomile. Siberian Ginseng. Echinacea. Reishi. The mere names of herbal supplements sound exotic and alluring. Otherwise known as botanicals, herbs—which can be found in both foods and supplements—differ from vitamins and minerals in that they can be used for health-supporting purposes, and generally support a particular area of health such as bones or the liver. The value herbal dietary supplements offer, coupled with a collective interest in turning away from synthetic products, has led to a surge in their popularity.

Herbal Dietary Supplements Scattered on Blue Tablecloth with Water Glass | Vitacost.com/blog

But just because something is natural and over-the-counter doesn’t mean it can’t cause a host of complications. Some herbal supplements may interact with other medications, rendering what is prescribed ineffective—even harmful. Others contain potentially toxic properties. Others still possess ingredients that are contraindicated in certain conditions. And who hasn’t at one time taken handfuls of herbal supplements hoping to reach some goal—whether it’s weight loss or radiant skin—only to be massively disappointed?

Save yourself the frustration—and a possibly hazardous reaction—by following these top 5 tips for using herbal remedies safely:

1. Do your homework.

It’s tempting to blindly follow trends and load up your shopping cart with every great-sounding supplement on the market. But you wouldn’t dive into a plate of food without having some inkling of what you’re eating, would you? The same holds true for herbal supplements—only far more so.

Hoping to naturally enhance your eyesight with bilberry? Or support hormone balance with black cohosh? Research wisely, gaining enough knowledge to understand the supplement’s potential benefits and its potential risks and side effects (an herbal guide like this is a good place to start). Or, better yet, consult with a trained herbalist or naturopathic physician, both of whom can steer you in the right direction and keep your safety their #1 concern. The investment in time and energy is a no-brainer; this is your health that’s at stake.

2. Check for a seal of approval.

Different brands offer different ingredients and concentrations. Once you know which natural herbs might be right for you, inspect their labels—carefully.

Chief among what you should be looking for is whether the herb is standardized—a method in which the herb is chemically tested to determine the potency of its active compounds. Additionally, check the label to ensure that the supplement meets the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP), which certifies that manufacturing processes are up to present standards and substantiates the product’s strength, quality, purity and identity while also screening for contaminants, deviations, mix-ups and other errors. Happen upon an ingredient that seems suspicious? Don’t hesitate to consult your doctor or herbalist. After all, when it comes to your health, it’s smarter to err on the side of overprotective.

3. Take your condition into account.

Herbal supplements might come from nature, but so do barley, hops, marijuana and poppies. In other words, consider your condition and general state of health before investing—let alone ingesting.

Pregnant or nursing? Get the low down on how herbal supplements might impact your child. Have a heart condition, or allergies? The same precautions apply as any other medicine. The more you know you know about herbal supplements and their impact on the body, the better equipped you’ll be to safeguard your well-being.

4. Understand how the herb may interact with other medications.

St. John’s Wort has long been used to naturally support a healthier mental state. But studies have shown that St. John’s Wort may have adverse consequences when mixed with other medications, from diminishing its own strength and making birth control less effective to causing other medications to become more toxic.

That is to say, herbal supplements are comprised of powerful components that, when mixed with other medications (as well as certain foods and alcohol), may interfere with the ways in which other chemicals are processed—intensifying the side effects of some meds while weakening the therapeutic benefits of others. Consult with your pharmacist or physician first, and heed their directions.

5. Know the source.

Recent reports reveal that some herbal supplements from other countries aren’t what they say they are, or have been grown with pesticides and other contaminants. Other imports may also contain potentially damaging levels of cadmium, lead, mercury and other heavy metals.

Given that the authenticity of your herbal supplements is vital to both its safety and efficacy, it’s imperative to know where your supplement was sourced. Is the manufacturer reputable? Does the herbal supplement come from the US? In what type of environment was it cultivated and processed? How and when?

Getting to the bottom of your herbal supplements will get you farther away from potential dangers and fraudulent claims—and closer to optimal health. Which, let’s face it, is where you were meant to be all along.

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