Not Your Average Echinacea
Echinacea is one of the most well-known and sought-after herbs for short-term immune support. Go to any supermarket or drugstore and you’ll see echinacea products lining the shelves. But as with all popular products, the differences between them can be vast as far as quality, purity and, most importantly, efficacy. All echinacea extracts are not created equal, and SuperPure® Echinacea is truly best-in-class.
Not One But Two Species
There are three species of echinacea with known health benefits: Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea purpurea, and Echinacea pallida. Angustifolia and purpurea are the most widely used, with pallida falling out of favor more and more due to its lower concentration of beneficial phytochemicals.
Most off-the-shelf echinacea products in the US are made only from Echinacea purpurea, and of those, most only use one extraction method or might not even be extracts at all. SuperPure® Echinacea, on the other hand, contains both Echinacea purpurea as well as Echinacea angustifolia. Not only that, we use three extraction methods for Echinacea purpurea – a CO2 extract of the root, an ethanol extract of the aerial (or above ground) parts, and a fresh-pressed juice extract from the aerial parts. We then add in a potent, supercritical CO2 extract from Echinacea angustifolia root to provide a truly exceptional, full range of this amazing herb’s immune 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! Each of the species, and the different plant parts used, contain distinct phytochemicals that support our immune system in different ways.
For example, the root of Echinacea purpurea is rich in alkylamides and echinacosides, compounds which help to foster immune balance and thereby 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 polysaccharides. These compounds provide potent support for a strong and ready immune defense.
The compounds found in Echinacea angustifolia compliment the benefits of purpurea. Like purpurea root, angustifolia root is rich in alkylamides and echinacosides, compounds which keep the immune system in balance for healthy immune resilience.
The bottom line is that our synergistic blend of partner plants and types of extracts provide a full spectrum of activity BOTH for healthy immune defense (by supporting immune preparation) and also for healthy recovery (by promoting balanced immune resolution). Plus, our extracts are highly concentrated and vastly more powerful than most off-the-shelf echinacea products. Every batch is thoroughly tested and standardized for potency to make sure you are getting exactly what you need to stay well.
Add to that our SuperPure® processing methods, which enshrine our zero tolerance for synthetic 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 not your average echinacea extract.