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January 13, 2017

Echinacea Premium Tops List After Testing for Active Component


In November 2014, independent tests of nine U.S. Echinacea tablet and capsule products showed that MediHerb Echinacea Premium tablets are higher in alkylamides (both 2-ene and 2,4-diene alkylamides), which are clinically proven active constituents. The testing was conducted by an independent analytical laboratory accredited by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Note that 2-ene alkylamides are only found in Echinacea angustifolia and are an important measure of quality.

MediHerb’s research has found that 2-ene alkylamides improve the bioavailability of 2,4-diene alkylamides in Echinacea purpurea.

This means that the alkylamides in MediHerb’s unique blend, Echinacea Premium, are available to the body, resulting in a better effect on the immune system. MediHerb’s Echinacea Premium formula is patented in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K. with a patent applied for in the U.S to protect this important finding.*

November 2014 Testing on 9 U.S. Echinacea Tablet and Capsule Products

MediHerb Echinacea products are labeled with their alkylamide content (both 2-ene and 2,4-diene alkylamides). The testing below reports the alkylamide content of MediHerb Echinacea Premium and nine other U.S. Echinacea products. Note that most of the other Echinacea products do not make claims of alkylamide content. Through research, MediHerb has determined alkylamides are important constituents of Echinacea.

Echinacea Chart
These tests were conducted by an independent analytical laboratory accredited by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Echinacea Chart

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