What is Elderberry
Elderberry extract is an immune-boosting superfood! Produced by the flowering Sambucus nigra tree native to Europe and North America, elderberries are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and active antioxidant compounds.
Elderberries have a long history of use in traditional medicine for managing pain, soothing skin, and supporting immunity. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said to have used the elderberry plant to treat a wide range of health issues.
Benefits of Elderberry
- Rich in nutrients and active antioxidant compounds
- Provides powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and immune-stimulating properties
- Natural treatment for colds and flu
- Soothes allergies and relieves sinusitis
- Supports digestive function and efficient elimination
How it Works
OElderberry is a potent health tonic with a rich content of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, folate, calcium, and iron. It also contains powerful antioxidant compounds like carotenoids, flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, and phenolic acids. A group of polyphenols called anthocyanins are responsible for elderberry's vibrant color and have potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and immune-stimulating properties.
Elderberry extract is a favorite natural remedy for colds and flu, making it a must-have during the winter months and when traveling. Research suggests that flavonoid compounds in elderberry extract reduce infections by binding them to influenza viruses, preventing them from invading cells and replicating. Elderberry extract's antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties also make it fantastic for calming irritating allergies and painful sinusitis.
Consuming the powerful antioxidant compounds found in elderberry extract may slow down the effects of aging on your skin, brain, and eyes. These antioxidants scavenge unstable free radicals encountered daily from cellular metabolism, UV exposure, pollution, stress, intense exercise, illness, smoking, and poor diet. They help to reduce the risk of cell damage, chronic inflammation, and premature signs of aging.
Elderberry is also a great source of fiber necessary to support digestive function and promote healthy elimination. A 2010 study on people with chronic constipation found drinking herbal tea that included elderberry for 5 days resulted in improved bowel function.
Additionally, certain nutrients found in elderberry extract – like vitamin C, zinc, and carotenoids – play a key role in promoting youthful, glowing skin.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children, store in a cool, dry place.