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European Elder (berry) and European Elder (flower)
Supports immune health*
Elderberries grow on European elder trees
A study published in Nutrients followed 312 intercontinental air travel passengers before, during, and after travel. Researchers found that cold episodes occurred in both groups after traveling, but that the duration and severity of the cold episodes were reduced compared to the placebo group.
It’s hypothesized that elderberries activate the body’s immune system by stimulating inflammatory cytokine production. They also contain anthocyanin, a flavinoid with antioxidant effects.
In fact, it’s likely that 25% of those following a typical western diet aren’t consuming enough. Source: Klevay, L. M. (2011). Is the Western diet adequate in copper? Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 25(4), 204–212.
Elderberry research is still in its infancy, but studies done thus far are promising. Elderberry supplementation may be useful in supporting a healthy immune system*, particularly during colder months.
The effect of Sambucol, a black elderberry-based, natural product, on the production of human cytokines: I. Inflammatory cytokines.
European Cytokine Network
Pilot Clinical Study on a Proprietary Elderberry Extract: Efficacy in Addressing Influenza Symptoms (Vol. 5).
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The excretion and biological antioxidant activity of elderberry antioxidants in healthy humans.
Food Research International
Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.
Randomized Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Elderberry Extract in the Treatment of Influenza A and B Virus Infections.
Journal of International Medical Research
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