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Astragalus Complex Review – 8 Essential Things to Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Overview | Nutrition Info | Claims | Precautions | Cost | Directions | Verdict

The therapeutic effects of Astragalus Complex target the immune function and the emotional balance of the patients. Particularly, Standard Process, the manufacturing company, advertises the formula to help enhance immune system function, maintain feelings of well-being, assist the body during convalescence, facilitate the body’s normal response to occasional stress and encourages a healthy response to environmental stress.

Standard Process is a company headquartered in the U.S. which claims to be committed to improving the quality of life by providing safe, most effective, highest quality dietary supplements. Since 1929 when the company was founded, Standard Process has extended its business and currently manufactures and sells over 300 herbal products, dietary supplements and veterinary formulas.

Astragalus Complex is contraindicated for people with known allergy to plants of the daisy family, pregnant and lactating women, those with an acute infection or fever.


1) Quick Overview

Astragalus Complex is a combination of Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng), Echinacea and Astragalus.Eleuthero, also known as Siberian Ginseng is known for its powerful adaptogenic and antioxidant properties. Evidence shows that Eleuthero helps boost concentration and focus in a natural way. It is also effective in enhancing immunity and athletic performance, being successfully used by athletes.

Eleuthero shows promising results in assisting with stress symptoms and anxiety disorders symptoms including panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder. However, evidence to support its effectiveness in these benefit areas is mixed or inconclusive. The plant may cause insomnia and is not recommended for people with uncontrolled high blood pressure. The Eleuthero component in each tablet of Astragalus Complex is standardized to contain 600 mcg of eleutheroside E, ensuring optimal strength and quality.

Echinacea is commonly prescribed to support the immune function or to treat common cold and more severe infections such as urinary tract infections, herpes or Candida. Echinacea is one of the most popular herbal remedies in America today. Several studies, although sometimes contradictory, show Echinacea may have pain relieving properties, antioxidant effects and may reduce inflammation.

Astragalus has been traditionally used to build stamina and endurance. It is considered an adaptogenic plant, meaning it helps the body’s response to stress. There is evidence that it works to support the immune system, prevent colds, lower blood pressure and protect the liver. Astragalus also contains antioxidants and hence works to protect cells against damage caused by free radicals. Because it may make the immune system more active, it should not be consumed by people suffering from an autoimmune disease.

Nutrition Info

2) Ingredients of Astragalus Complex

Astragalus Complex includes the following ingredients: Astragalus root 4:1 extract from Astragalus Membranaceus root 850 mg, Echinacea root 6:1 extract from Echinacea purpurea root, Eleuthero root 10:1 extract from Eleutherococcus senticosus root 750 mg containing syringaresinol diglucosides as Eleutheroside E 600 mcg, Cellulose, calcium acid phosphate, silica, sodium starch glycollate, maltodextrin, hypromellose, and magnesium stearate.

3) Does Astragalus Complex Work and it is Safe?

By being a combination between Echinacea, Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng) and Astragalus, this product relies on the antioxidant and adaptogenic qualities of its components. Research showed that Eleuthero manifests its positive effects by boosting focus and concentration in a radical way. Moreover, it is effective for athletic performance and immunity enhancement. Due to this feature, it has been utilized in natural remedies for people who desire an improvement in their athletic of amateur sportive performances.

Because Eleuthero also assists with anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic attacks, as well as with stress symptoms, it represents an alternative to medication for those who suffer from these conditions. However, this herb may cause insomnia, and it is usually not recommended for people that have an uncontrolled high pressure. The manufacturer states that the concentration of Eleuthero in Astragalus Complex is standardized at 600 mcg of eleutheroside E, which ensures the optimal quality and strength.

On the other hand, Echinacea is an herbal extract that is commonly prescribed for boosting the immune system or treating the common cold. In some cases, it had a positive effect on more severe infections like Candida, herpes, and tract infections. However, further research is required to establish the benefits related to these areas.

Side-effects of the product’s usage can manifest in people with known allergies due to plants from the daisy family, pregnant or lactating women as well as those suffering from fever or acute infections.

There are also some studies, although most of the times contradictory that show the antioxidant effects and relieving qualities of this extract.

There are online testimonials about Astragalus Complex. What is being reported includes the following:

  • Although I was skeptical at first, I haven’t caught a cold since I’ve started using this product

  • I don’t like its taste, and I forget to take it sometimes, but overall I have to say that my headaches loosened a little


4) What Astragalus Complex Does?

  • This is a natural, herbal formulation
  • Superior quality and organically grown Echinacea
  • research generally supports the main benefits of the formula’s core ingredients


5) Precautions of Astragalus Complex Use

  • No consumer reviews posted online are available
  • The formula is expensive (approximately $30 for a minimum of 15 days’ supply when maximum daily dose is used
  • The manufacturer issues some safety warnings regarding the formula


6) How Much Does Astragalus Complex Cost?

Found for purchase either on manufacturer website or other online or offline retailers, Astragalus Complex comes in the form of bottles that contain either 30 or 60 capsules. Due to the daily recommended intake, a bottle is usually sufficient for either a month or two of treatment. Although the price may vary from retailer to retailer, in comparison with other similar remedies is regarded as affordable. The manufacturer website doesn’t have an international shipment policy, nor does it offer free samples. By purchasing from the proper retailer, people may take advantage of some minor discounts or promotions that are usually changed from month to month.


7) Astragalus Complex Directions

The manufacturer recommends taking 1 tablet 2 – 4 times daily. Certain precautions and safety concerns are issued by the manufacturer. There are no reviews posted online for the formula.


8) Our Final Take On Astragalus Complex

Astragalus Complex is an herbal formulation which is mainly designed to benefit the immune system and the emotional balance of its patients. The three core ingredients support these benefits being themselves scientifically tested for mood management and immune system support. While there are no consumer reviews to support the extent of the formula’s effectiveness, we are inclined to believe it is efficient by looking at the ingredients list and considering the excellent reputation of the manufacturer.

Still, for safety (to avoid unwanted adverse effects, worsening of underlying conditions or potential drug interactions), we advise our readers to consult a professional healthcare provider.

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Mary S. Bergeron

Well.. this product hasn’t really helped me in any way. I still feel like I have no control on my emotions and my headaches started to appear more often.

Michelle D. Woods

I’ve only used this product for two days, but I have to say it really works! I feel less stressed and I can do my normal activities in a better mood.

Belinda Dickerson

So thankful to have gotten Astragalas Complete when I had the most terrible throat infection. It saved and my family during the fall and winter months. Relieved the pain and helped enduce the breaking up of phlem. So grateful, will not be caught without it in my medicine cabinet ever again.