Elderberry 101: Immune & Health
One hot ingredient that everyone has probably heard of the last couple of years during cold and flu season has been elderberry. This fruit is dark purple in color and is loaded with helpful antioxidants. The problem is, there's a bunch of noise surrounding elderberry but when you ask someone what it does, you get a deer in headlights stare back at you.
In this article, we’re going to lay out some of the benefits associated with elderberry and how it can help improve your overall health and immunity. And more importantly… why you should consider using it as part of your immune system support.
Note: Do not go out and consume raw elderberries. They can be toxic and poisonous, and should you consume the wrong part of the plant, it could lead to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is advised that you always consult with your doctor before adding new supplements to your regimen to ensure they will not interact with anything else you could be taking.
6 Ways Elderberry Can Help Keep You Healthy
Loaded with Nutrients
When you look at elderberry, this delicious fruit is slammed with helpful nutrients to keep you healthy and your immune system functioning optimally. Elderberry is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, phenolic acids, flavonols, and anthocyanins.
It’s no secret that antioxidants do our body a world of good. Their main role is to help fight the negative effects of free radicals that can run rampant throughout our body, causing oxidative stress and damaging our healthy cells and even DNA. Elderberry can come to the rescue and thanks to its potent antioxidant properties, can help rid the body of harmful free radicals.
Contains Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Inflammation is the body's response to an irritant. This could be due to pathogens or even something as simple as damage to a muscle. The downside is that inflammation inside the body cannot always be seen or even initially felt. In an effort to help reduce swelling and the pain that can accompany the damage, elderberry can be used.
Alleviates Respiratory Conditions
When feeling under the weather, it’s common to have some sort of respiratory issue. Symptoms can range from coughing, to wheezing, congestion, and everything in-between. Researchers have found that those who took elderberry supplements were able to reduce their supper-respiratory symptoms faster than those who did not take elderberry.
Improve Cold and Flu Symptoms
Should you find yourself suffering from a cold or the flu, elderberry can help improve your symptoms as well as having the ability to help you get over the illness faster than not using elderberry. A study looked at individuals who used elderberry after having flu-like symptoms and found that their symptoms improved four days fasterthan those who did not supplement with elderberry at all.
A Great Preventative Supplement
How many times have you flown on a plane and after your trip, you came down with some sort of sickness? It happens to more people than you would think. Put yourself in a cramped plane with a bunch of people sneezing and coughing and it’s no wonder people are catching something. A study from 2016 found that individuals who supplemented with elderberry both before and after their flights were 50% less likely to get sickwhen compared to those who didn’t take this powerful fruit supplement.
Stay Protected and Fight Off Common Viruses
Are you looking to boost your immune system and stay protect 365 days a year so you can help ward off viruses and illnesses? If so, Immunology Daily Immune is the perfect addition to your supplement regimen.
Immunology Daily Immune utilizes a high-potency elderberry extract, clinically-tested probiotics, along with key vitamins, minerals, and cell-protecting antioxidants to aid in keeping your immune system functioning optimally. A simple and convenient twice-a-day formula helps keep you protected from harmful pathogens so you can go on with your day, sniffle and sneeze-free.