Triple synthesis! Now with sweeteners from the plant stevia!
Echinacea extra is a synergistic formula of Echinacea, vitamin C and zinc.
Echinacea extra is a formula consisting of the following nutrients:
- Echinacea, a well-known plant that is traditionally used all over the world especially during winter.
- Zinc, a trace element that contributes to the normal function of the immune system and to the protection of cells from oxidative stress *
- Vitamin C that contributes to the normal function of the immune system, as well as to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue*
*Official claims by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
A quick note on stevia
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is an herbal plant of the sunflower family (Asteraceae). From the leaves of the plant we obtain steviol glycosides, which are 200 to 300 more sweet than sugar. Stevia’s sweetness makes it a great sugar substitute of natural origin. Stevia leaves may be sweet enough, however they do not provide any calories as their glycosides cannot be absorbed by the human body. Nowadays, health and food safety organizations (EFSA, FDA), recognize stevia as safe for consumption.
EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS). Scientific Opinion on the safety of steviol glycosides for the proposed uses as a food additive. EFSA Journal 2010;8(4):1537.