Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a large bush that is native to Europe and North America. The flowers, and berries have been used separately for many years to produce beverages, food colouring, and as a supportive botanical during ills and chills.
What are Elderberries?
The Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) bush has white flowers, that develop into dark blue/purple berries. Elderberries, and elderflower, have a long history of use as a supportive botanical during ills and chills. Some of the most well-researched forms of Elderberry are now trademarked due to the process used to extract and isolate key constituents within elderberries.
Benefits of an Elderberry supplement
Elderberry can be used to support the immune system in a variety of situations, when the body is challenged. Being high in anthocyanins, the antioxidants support naturally good energy levels and seasonal allergies.
When Elderberry is used during ills and chills season, it supports a normal, healthy recovery. Take elderberry at the first sign of a sniffle or tickly throat.
Elderberry has a pleasant taste, making it a perfect supplement for children during ills and chills.
Consider adding a Colostrum supplement to support the body’s immune response.
How to take an Elderberry supplement
Elderberry is available in many forms – tasty gummies, capsules, drops, syrups, lozenges, and invigorating effervescent tablets. The Viralex range includes a powder which can make a delicious hot or cool drink, just add soda water in summer for a delicious healthy berry fizzy, or hot water in winter for a nourishing immune tonic.
Taking an Immune Health Supplement can offer an extra layer of support, especially during the winter months when ills and chills are most common. Read some of our other great and Helpful Tips for Good Immune Health.