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Echinacea Supplements Review

Reviewed and edited by Tod Cooperman, M.D. Tod Cooperman, M.D.
 Initial Posting: 2/28/16  Last Update: 3/14/20 
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Make Sure Your Echinacea Supplement Contains What You Expect -- and Nothing You Don't

Alphabetical list of echinacea supplement brands compared in this review
A. Vogel Echinaforce Nature's Bounty Echinacea Rexall Echinacea
ChildLife Echinacea Nature's Sunshine Echinacea Rite Aid Echinacea
Gaia Herbs Echinacea Supreme Nature's Way Echinacea Purpurea Herb Spring Valley [Walmart] Echinacea
GNC Herbal Plus Echinacea Planetary Herbals Echinacea Glycerite Swanson Superior Herbs Echinacea
LifeExtension Echinacea Extract Puritan's Pride Echinacea V [Vitamin World] Echinacea
L'il Critters Immune C Plus Zinc and Echinacea    
A. Vogel Echinaforce ChildLife Echinacea Gaia Herbs Echinacea Supreme GNC Herbal Plus Echinacea LifeExtension Echinacea Extract L'il Critters Immune C Plus Zinc and Echinacea Nature's Bounty Echinacea Nature's Sunshine Echinacea Nature's Way Echinacea Purpurea Herb Planetary Herbals Echinacea Glycerite Rexall Echinacea Rite Aid Echinacea Spring Valley [Walmart] Echinacea Swanson Superior Herbs Echinacea
Make sure the echinacea supplement you take passed our tests and is right for you!
Isn't your health worth it?
Some forms of Echinacea help prevent colds and cold-symptoms, but with so many different types Echinacea marketed, how do you know which one to choose? In this report, explains which types of Echinacea have the most clinical evidence, what to look for on labels, how to use Echinacea, and, based on's laboratory testing, which supplements are of best quality.
During our testing, we discovered one Echinacea product which was contaminated with lead and two products which don't seem to provide the amounts of Echinacea expected from their labels. We also reveal that one product doesn't even disclose how much Echinacea it contains — a violation of FDA rules.
Fortunately, we identified a number of quality products which provide the type and dose of Echinacea most likely to work.
In this comprehensive review of Echinacea supplements, you'll get test results and quality ratings for 14 Echinacea supplements (including four that passed testing in our voluntary Quality Certification Program) and information about two additional Echinacea supplements similar to another which passed testing. You'll learn:
    • Which Echinacea supplements passed or failed testing
    • What to look for on labels: Echinacea species (such as E. purpurea and E. angustifolia), plant parts (such as aerial and root), forms (extracts and herb powders) and dosage
    • Cost comparisons and which products offer the best value
    • The evidence for other ingredients, like goldenseal, elderberry and zinc, which are often combined with Echinacea
    • Concerns, cautions and side effects with echinacea 

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