A. Vogel Echinaforce® Forte (750mg) is a higher strength echinacea tablet compared to A. Vogel's original 250mg echinacea tablets. It is made from the same herbal extract of freshly harvested, organically grown Echinacea purpurea. Echinaforce® Forte helps fight symptoms of colds & Flu by strengthening your immune system.
Echinaforce® Echinacea tablets are a traditional herbal remedy used for the symptomatic relief of colds, influenza type infections and similar upper respiratory tract conditions. Echinacea is a plant native to America but is now cultivated extensively in Europe. The plants which go into this product are cultivated organically in Switzerland at the A. Vogal herb farms. Up to 10 species of Echinacea have been identified, but only three (E. purpurea, E. angustifolia and E. pallida) are used medicinally. Echinacea purpurea is considered to be the one which has been most widely researched and this is the species we use. This echinacea is produced using extracts of freshly harvested, organically grown Echinacea purpurea herb and root, picked fresh and used within 24 hours of harvest. The benefit of using freshly harvested herbs has been demonstrated in research - extracts produced from fresh plants contain almost 3 times as many active substances compared with those obtained from equivalent amounts of dried herb*. *Tobler M et al: Characteristics of whole fresh plant extracts. Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur GanzheitMedizin, 1994
- Helps fight the misery of colds and flu
- Relieves cold and flu symptoms by strengthening the immune system
- Made from Echinacea purpurea
- Tincture from fresh Echinacea
Directions: As a food supplement, Adults, elderly and children over 12 years: Two tablets, 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional. This remedy is for oral use only. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Taking too much (overdose) is unlikely to be harmful. Not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age. Start at first signs of common cold. Do not use it for more than 10 days. If symptoms worsen during the use of the product or persist for more than 10 days, a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner should be consulted.
Do not use if you are allergic to products containing Echinacea. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
1 tablet contains 380 mg of extract (as dry extract) from fresh Echinacea purpurea (L) Moench herb (1:7.5-14.6) and 20 mg of extract (as dry extract) from fresh Echinacea purpurea (L) Moench root (1:7.1-12.5). Extraction solvent: ethanol 65% v/v. The other ingredients used for the tablet are potato starch, magnesium stearate and lactose.
What are the benefits of Echinaforce®?
These Echinacea drops and tablets may be used to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and flu, helping the body fight these and other similar infections of the upper respiratory tract.
How does it work?
It works by strengthening the body's immune system.
Are summer colds different from ordinary common colds experienced during the winter?
No, these are similar infections and although they may give rise to different symptoms they will behave and respond to treatment in the same way.
How do I know if I have the flu?
It can sometimes be difficult to tell. Flu (or influenza) produces similar symptoms to the common cold but these are usually more severe. In addition, you may experience fever, sweats and muscle aches.
Can I take Echinaforce® if I've had the flu jab or vaccination?
There are no contraindications to the use of Echinacea tablets either before or after the flu vaccination.
What is a head cold?
There really is no proper definition for the term 'head cold'. It is a commonly used expression usually indicating that symptoms, such as a blocked nose or sore throat, are confined to the head.
I have glaucoma and can’t take some cold and flu remedies because they contain antihistamines. Can I use Echinaforce®?
Yes. There are no contraindications with Echinaforce® for people with glaucoma.
Will Echinaforce® affect my blood pressure? It is high and I have been told not to use some cold and flu remedies.
There are no known problems for people with high blood pressure taking Echinaforce®, which is an extract of freshly harvested Echinacea purpurea.
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