A remedy as old as time, elderberry is one of the most often and longest used medicinal plants in the world.
Prized by ancient Egyptians as a skincare formula and burn healer, and used by Native American tribes as a cure for rheumatism and fever, elderberry is still collected and used in European folk medicine to this very day.
We now know that the bark, leaves and raw berries of the elderberry tree can cause nasty stomach issues - in fact the bark of sambucus nigra has traditionally been used as a diuretic, a laxative and to induce vomiting.
Which is why elderberries are most commonly processed into safe, palatable supplements, such as this Sambucol black elderberry liquid, packed full of vitamin C and zinc for immune system support and to ease the symptoms of fatigue.
Suitable for vegetarians, this great tasting extra strength formula also contains Antivirin for immunity.
Black elderberry: packed with nutrients
A low-calorie berry full of friendly antioxidants, the elderberry is a good source of phenolic acids, potent compounds that can help reduce oxidative stress in the human body.
Oxidative stress happens when your body experiences an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants. Free radicals can be formed when the body is exposed to stressors such as smoke, poor diet, pollution and pesticides. Free radical damage can result in a variety of illnesses and cause premature aging.
Antioxidants such as those found in black elderberry liquid can help to combat oxidative stress, supporting good all-round health and immunity.
Sambucol elderberry liquid: a cold and flu warrior
Sambucol Extra Defence is manufactured using a uniquely effective process.
In fact, this manufacturing process means that Sambucol liquid is the only product currently on the market, that maintains the powerful properties of the elderberry’s innate Antivirin.
A good friend for your immune system, Antivirin coats viruses, limiting their ability to infect healthy cells and reducing their replication. This makes it easier for defensive white blood cells to remove the virus from the body.
With Sambucol ingredients, including powerful Antivirin, flu-busting vitamin C and zinc, on your side, your body has the tools it requires to help it to stand up to colds and flu.
So potent are the properties of elderberry, that research has shown that taking an elderberry syrup can improve symptoms of influenza up to four times faster.
When should I take Sambucol Extra Defence?
Any time your immune system needs a helping hand, reach for your bottle of elderberry extract.
During winter, when damp, cold weather is combined with warm centrally heated homes, giving colds and the flu their favourite spreading conditions, Sambucol Extra Defence can provide extra protection.
Take in advance or at the first signs of a cold to ward off the seasonal sniffles.
Sambucol products can also help see off back to school bugs, give your immunity to a helping hand when you are stressed and rundown before or after a big event and when you are travelling and exposed to a multitude of bugs in airports, on transport and in air conditioned public spaces.