Flavonoids Providing Bacterial and Viral Resistance
Echinacea has been linked to many health benefits, such as reduced inflammation and improved immunity which lends itself perfectly to the virus and bacterial infection fight. The plant source from which Echinacea is derived is chalk full of compounds called alkamides. This novel compound improves antioxidant activity by renewing depleted antioxidants and helping them better reach molecules that are prone to oxidative stress. Some of these antioxidants are flavonoids, chicoric and rosmarinic acid which further enhance the immune support provided as a whole echinacea. Studies also have linked echinacea and their compounds to health benefits such as anti-inflammatory behavior and improved stability in blood sugar levels.