Studies are clear that elderberry has an inhibitory effect at all stages of a flu virus.
Elderberry is taken as a preventative to strengthen the immune system, and in higher doses if a virus is present.
The berry is nutrient dense, packed with vitamins and antioxidants, reduces inflammation and supports heart health.
A traditional remedy to support immunity.
Taking elderberry supplements may reduce upper respiratory symptoms caused by viral infections and help alleviate flu symptoms.
Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra), which has long been used to treat infections, is being researched for its effects on immune health.
In test-tube studies, elderberry extract demonstrates potent antibacterial and antiviral potential against bacterial pathogens responsible for upper respiratory tract infections and strains of the influenza virus.
What’s more, it has been shown to enhance immune system response and may help shorten the duration and severity of colds, as well as reduce symptoms related to viral infections