Elderberry – A Simple Way To Boost Our Immune System

Elderberries are the fruit of the Sambucus tree, the most common one being Sambucus nigra, growing in small black or bluish-black bunches and are just another example of nature’s way of providing natural medicines. These powerful little berries have been utilized for hundreds of years due to the numerous reported health benefits.

As a matter of fact, many in the natural health world and even the research world feel that the high amount of antioxidants and vitamins in the elderberries contribute to its ability to fight the flu virus, support the immune system during times of stress and relieve our body from symptoms of the common cold.

Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections.

Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

Here are some of the nutritional benefits of Elderberries:

  • High in vitamin C, containing approximately 6–35 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of berries

  • High in dietary fiber, containing approximately 7 grams of fiber per 100 grams of berries

  • Great source of phenols, which are powerful antioxidants that help reduce the damage to our bodies from oxidative stress

  • A phenomenal source of flavonoids, which are also powerful antioxidants!

  • Loaded with anthocyanins that give Elderberry its characteristic dark black-purple color and deliver antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits

Because of these great nutritional qualities, even though there isn’t a ton of scientific studies on elderberry, many in the natural health world have written about and also mentioned that elderberry may also help our bodies deal with the below:

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Reduce feelings of stress and have anti-depressant properties

  • help protect your heart

  • pain relief

  • Support healing of soft tissue sprains and strains

  • anti-microbial

  • laxative and diuretic

  • Support and promote detoxification systems of body

  • Improve wound healing

  • Improve Skin Health and treat acne – may also protect our skin against UV radiation

  • Ease pain of sunburn

  • Cancer inhibiting properties

  • Urinary tract health

Again and as always, since your Immune System is your first line of defense against sickness, disease and infection just make sure to do your own due diligence when making the decision to support your health and boost your immune system.  There are so many incredible and non-toxic natural approaches for you to utilize, Elderberry is just one more to potentially add to your arsenal!

Make it a Healthy Day!!

Dr. Cadwell

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P.S.S  As always, if you have any questions on good, whole food, live source supplementation without added excipients or toxic tag-a-longs to boost your immune system or improve your health and wellness then please call!  We are happy to help and I’m happy to connect with you via phone or online consult to discuss your specific needs and or health questions!


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