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Echinacea-C Contains Both Purpurea and Angustifolia Roots
The Native Americans used purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea
, to strengthen theimmune system and for general well-being. Early settlers soon adopted the plant as ahome remedy. Cultivated purple coneflower is usually Echinacea purpurea
, althoughEchinacea angustifolia
is considered more potent by some herbal practitioners.
Echinacea's immune system effects have been studied for almost 70 years, but only now,with recent advances in immunology, have scientists begun to uncover the mechanismsfor echinacea's effectiveness.†
How Echinacea-C Keeps You Healthy
Echinacea helps white blood cells engulf microscopic invaders
Echinacea supports the immune system, specifically non-specific cellular immunity, byhelping various types of white blood cells in phagocytosis, the process by which they
engulf, destroy, and mop up unwanted organisms or defective host cells. Echinacea
stimulates an increase in the sheer numbers of neutrophils, the body's prime engulfingwhite blood cell. It also increases the phagocytic activity of macrophages,polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes, and natural killer cells.†
Echinacea may stimulate redness, swelling, and increased body
temperature–powerful weapons against microscopic invaders
In the laboratory, echinacea has been shown to stimulate the release of powerful
immune controllers called cytokines, substances that initiate and control many aspects
of the immune response, including redness, swelling, and increased body temperature.
These are important tools that the body uses to do away with microscopic invaders.
Redness and swelling carry blood outside the blood vessels into tissues where themicroscopic invaders reside. Increased body temperature makes the body inhospitableto the microscopic invaders.†
In the face of microscopic invaders, echinacea maintains normal
connective tissue by inhibiting hyaluronidase
One of the tools used by microscopic intruders in their attack on the body is the release
of the enzyme hyaluronidase, which breaks connective tissue, or collagen. In this way,
the microscopic invaders clear a path for further intrusion into the body. Thepolysaccharides in echinacea are believed to inhibit hyaluronidase.†
Recent studies suggest that echinacea is a safe seasonal protector
The value of echinacea as a seasonal protector has been controversial, primarily becausegood studies were lacking. Now, however, scientifically-rigorous, double-blind,placebo-controlled studies published in prestigious European medical journals seem to
support echinacea's protective effect.†
Vitamin C maintains normal immune function in the face of physical
and environmental stress
As a key antioxidant and a participant in many body reactions, vitamin C is needed tomaintain immune function. It protects leukocytes against their own poisons emitted intheir immune functioning.†
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† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What Makes Echinacea-C Unique
Whole Food Philosophy
Unique Product Attributes
Dr. Lee challenged common scientificbeliefs by choosing a holistic approach
This is a vegetarian product
of providing nutrients through wholefoods. His goal was to provide
Contains vitamins and minerals to support immune system health
• It is formulated with vital nutrients from a wide variety of food sources
nature–in a whole food state where he
• It contains acerola powder, rose hip powder, and buckwheat juice and seed, which
believed their natural potency andefficacy would be realized. Dr. Lee
contains calcium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, many of the B
believed that when nutrients remain
complex vitamins and the vitamin P complex
intact and are not split from their
• The vitamin P complex, a bioflavonoid, is essential for the proper absorption and
natural associated synergists–known
use of the vitamin C complex, as well as helping to maintain capillary and
markedly enhanced over syntheticnutrients. Following this philosophy,
even a small amount of a whole foodconcentrate will offer enhanced
Upon harvesting, nutrient-rich plants are immediately washed and promptly processed
nutritional support, compared to a
synthetic or fractionated vitamin.
Therefore, one should examine the
Exclusive low-temperature, high-vacuum drying technique
• Preserves the enzymatic vitality and nutritional potential of ingredients
looking at the quantities of individualnutrients on product labels.
Not disassociated into isolated components
• The nutrients in Echinacea-C are processed to remain intact, complete nutritional
Proprietary Blend: Acerola (berry), rose hips,
dried buckwheat juice, and buckwheat (seed).
Other Ingredients: Honey and calcium
Degreed microbiologists and chemists in our on-site laboratories constantly
conduct bacterial and analytical tests on raw materials, product batches, and
Suggested Use: One tablet per meal, or as
Caution: Not to be used during pregnancy and
• Ensures consistent quality and safety
lactation unless otherwise directed by a healthcare professional. Contraindicated in known
Vitamin and mineral analyses validate product content and specifications
allergy to plants of the daisy family.
• Assures high-quality essential nutrients are delivered
Sold to health care professionals.
Studies on nutrients generally use large doses and these studies, some of which are cited below, are the basis for much of the
Melchart D., Linde K., et al. 1995. Results of Five Randomized Studies on the Immonomodulatory Activity of Preparations of Echinacea. J Altern
information we provide you in this publication about whole food ingredients. See the supplement facts for Echinacea-C™.
Bauer R. 1996. Echinacea Drugs – Effects and Active Ingredients. Z Arztl Fortbild
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Peters E.M. 1997. Immunology and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Int J Sports Med
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Bauer R.,Wagner H. 1991. Econ Med Plant Res 5: 253-321.
Peters-Futre E.M. 1997. Vitamin C, Neutrophil Function, and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Risk in Distance Runners: The Missing Link. Exerc
Bukovsky M., Kostalova D., Magnusova R., et al. 1993. Immunomedulatory Activity of Ethanol-Water Extracts From the Aerial Parts of the Plants.
Scaglione F. 1995. Efficacy in the Treatment of the Common Cold of a Preparation Containing an Echinacea Extract. Int J of Immunotherapy
Burger R.A., Torres A.R., et al. 1997. Echinacea-Induced Cytokine Production By Human Macrophages. Int J Immunopharmacol
Dorsch W. 1996. Clinical Application of Extracts of Echinacea Purpurea or Echinacea Pallida. Critical Evaluation of Controlled Clinical Studies.
Schmidt K. 1997. Interaction of Antioxidative Micronutrinets With Host Defense Mechanisms,A Critical Review. Int J Vitam Nutr Res
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Hemila H. 1996. Vitamin C and Common Cold Incidence: A Review of Studies with Subjects Under Heavy Physical Stress. Int J Sports Med
Schoneberger D. 1992. Immunologie 8: 2-12.
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Melchart D., Linde K. 1994. Phytomedicine
Healthy Subjects and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Patients. Immunopharmacology
Wagner V., et al. 1985. Left Subclavian Artery Trauma: In Situ Vs. Rib Interspace Mobilization for Primary Anastomosis. Arzneim Forsch
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