Echinacea is one of the most well-known, respected and sought-after herbs for immediate and short-term immune support. As a matter of fact, according to a report from the American Botanical Council, echinacea ranked in the very top of best-selling herbs in the US market in 2017.
Go to any supermarket, health food store, or pharmacy and you’ll see echinacea products lining the shelves. But as with all popular products, the differences between them can be vast in terms of quality, purity, potency, and most importantly, efficacy. All echinacea extracts are not created equal, and SuperPure® Echinacea is truly best-in-class and stands head and shoulders above the crowd.
Not One But Two Species
While there are several species of echinacea, Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea, are the most researched and effective, due to their unique and high concentrations of immune supporting phytochemicals.
Most off-the-shelf echinacea products in the US are made with only one of these types of echinacea, and most of those only use one extraction method or are not even extracts at all. SuperPure Echinacea, on the other hand, contains both Echinacea purpurea as well as Echinacea angustifolia.
Not only that, we use three SuperPure extraction methods – a CO2 extract of the root, and both an ethanol extract and fresh-pressed juice of the aerial (above ground) parts. We then add in organic, whole Echinacea angustifolia root to provide a truly exceptional and complete range of this amazing herb’s immune-boosting benefits.
Why It Matters
Why do we go through all the trouble to combine different species and extraction methods? Because it makes for a superior, effective end product for you!
Each of the species and the different plant parts used contain distinct phytochemicals that support our immune system in different ways. For example, the roots of both Echinacea purpurea and angustifolia are rich in alkylamides and echinacosides, the incredible compounds which help to balance the inflammatory response during an illness to support a strong, healthy recovery.
Meanwhile, the ethanol extract and fresh-pressed juice of the aerial parts of the plant are rich in cichoric acid, polyphenols, and polysacchardies. These fast-acting compounds sound the bugle and call your immune army into formation, stimulating the immune system to respond to threats.
Full Spectrum Makes All the Difference
The bottom line is that our synergistic blend of dual species and multiple types of extracts provide a completely unique and full spectrum of activity BOTH for healthy immune activation (by improving the way your immune system responds) and also for healthy recovery support (by addressing the inflammation response that makes you feel lousy).
Plus, our extracts are highly concentrated and vastly more powerful than your run-of-the-mill echinacea products. Every batch is thoroughly tested and standardized for potency to make sure you are getting exactly what we’ve promised for optimal efficacy.
Add to that our SuperPure processing methods, which enshrine our zero tolerance for additives or chemical solvents, plus the fact that SuperPure Echinacea is certified organic, vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and meets our strict standards for quality and purity – and you can see why this is extract.