The Benefits of Elderberry: Here's the Scoop!

Elderberry has been gaining popularity and buzzing the internet, especially during cold and flu season. Interestingly enough, Elderberry is not something new. People have used elderberry for its health benefits for hundreds of years.  It is often referred to as "Nature's Tamiflu" - but the benefits don't stop there. There is a reason Elderberry Boost is becoming a staple in everyone's home.

Benefits of Elderberry Boost: 

1. Elderberry can boost the immune system.

Elderberry is high in vitamin C which is crucial for the immune system. Elderberry also contains polyphenols which help stimulate the body's immune response. (1).

2. Elderberry can shorten the length of your cold.

 A 2016 clinical trial found elderberry to be an effective remedy for curing the common cold. In addition to boosting the immune system, elderberry also has anti-viral properties.

Results of the trial showed that participants who were sick had less severe symptoms than those who did not take elderberry. Researchers found that “Within 48 hours of treatment, nearly 90% of the elderberry extract treated patients were either symptom free or had only mild symptoms."

3. Elderberry is a natural remedy for the flu.

Elderberry acts to boost the immune system and helps the body get rid of infections and heal more quickly.

A study documented by the Journal of International Medical Research, showed that when elderberry extract is used within 48 hours of the onset of the influenza A or B virus, it shortens the duration of flu symptoms by an average of four days.

4. Elderberry can lower blood sugar levels.

Elderberry contains compounds that stimulate insulin release and the uptake of sugar in muscles. This may help those with diabetes or anyone who needs helps with regulating their blood sugar. Read more about elderberry and insulin levels here.

5. Elderberry can help relieve a sore throat and provides sinus relief.

The same antioxidants and cold-fighting properties of elderberry also help relieve a sore throat. Packed with Vitamin C, as well as other immune boosting components, elderberry will boost the immune system and fight the infection fast.

7. Elderberry can lower blood pressure.

A 2012 study showed that elderberry extract could lower blood pressure. The antioxidants, such as polyphenols found in elderberry, lower blood pressure by reducing oxidative stress. Elderberry also lowers uric acid in the bloodstream. Both oxidative stress and uric acid have been found to be a main cause of high blood pressure.

8. Elderberry can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

A study published in 2014 in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that elderberry produces a molecule called anthocyanidins. Anthocyanidins have been shown to have a positive effect on heart health and help reduce heart disease.

9. Elderberry can help with inflammation.

Research has shown that elderberry may be effective in reducing inflammation and help reduce pain. 

Where to buy Elderberry Syrup

Not all elderberry syrup is created equal. In fact, many store bought elderberry products contain a high amount of added sugars and thickeners, which actually helps feed bacteria's and viruses. To maximize the numerous health benefits of elderberry, it is highly beneficial to find a product that does not contain added sugars or preservatives.

Elderberry Boost is an all natural product that only contains high quality organic ingredients. No sugars or artificial ingredients!

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*Although elderberry has been shown to have multiple benefits, we recommend speaking with your doctor about your personal needs. Use herbs in moderation and watch for allergic reactions. If you are taking any other medication, are suffering from a medical condition, and/or are at all concerned about any of the advice or ingredients, consult your doctor before taking the herbs. 

 

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