(now available directly from Alpha Science Laboratories at www.alphasciencelabs.com)
Suggested dose for adults: 1 teaspoon 3 times daily in water or juice on an empty stomach or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Primary action: This formula combats viral immune challenges, especially colds and flu. For best results, it is generally recommended that Echinacea should be taken at the first appearance of cold symptoms and the liquid extract should be held in the mouth for as long as possible before swallowing in order to stimulate the lymphoid tissue present in the mouth.
This product is a 1:1extract (100g per 100mL) of Echinacea in a 100mL base of 15% ethanol and 85% distilled water. Although more care is needed for proper extraction, the lower than normal alcohol content preserves both the water-soluble polysaccharide and the alcohol soluble fractions. Using 15% alcohol during extraction allows most of the polysaccharide fraction to remain intact and active. Both fractions are important for the stimulation of the immune system. High alcohol content destroys the polysaccharide fraction.