Nektium expands its portfolio of standardised botanical ingredients with Echinacea angustifolia. It´s an ingredient with historical use and scientific evidence for supporting the immune system and strengthening the body’s resistance to bacterial and viral diseases.

The ingredient is produced from Echinacea angustifolia roots and standardised to 4% echinacoside, the major polyphenol prevalent in the root.

“We have established a transparent supply chain with an accredited European raw material supplier, backed by our established ID testing to ensure the quality of our ingredient”, says Deborah Thoma, marketing manager at Nektium. “Since we manufacture the ingredient in our GMP-certified production plant on the Canary Islands, this is an ingredient 100% made in the EU.”

Whilst there are many products containing different Echinacea species, the ingredient provided by Nektium is a standalone product from Echinacea angustifolia – a herbal remedy that was traditionally used by Native Americans, primarily to treat upper respiratory tract infections and snake bites. Scientific research furthermore emphasises the immune-stimulating properties of Echinacea angustifolia as well as the applicability as anti-inflammatory.

Besides other ingredients such as Elderberry that are already established in the product portfolio, Echinacea angustifolia is the most recent addition of immunostimulant ingredients.