Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

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Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

The purple-black berries from the black elder plant, which is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, are known for their nutritional content and antioxidant power.1,2 They contain many active chemicals, including anthocyanins, which have been shown to support immune function, as well as A- and B-group vitamins, tocopherols, and vitamin C.2,3*


Properties and mechanism of action

Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid that have been shown in scientific studies to possess antioxidative and other properties that are believed to actively support the body’s immune system.4*

Scientific support

Elderberries have demonstrated immune supporting and promoting capabilities in laboratory studies.5,6* In a recent meta-analysis of clinical studies, supplementation with elderberry was found to significantly support the upper respiratory system.2*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.