Elderberry Strength with Zinc and Vitamin C
Elderberries have been recommended for their health benefits throughout history.
Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, called elderberries
“Nature’s Medicine Chest for the common people,” and from that point forward, it is noted in herbals and pharmacopeia.
Native Americans and European herbalists have long used elderberries for their supposed range of health benefits. These include boosting the immune system to help the body fight off colds, flu, and other respiratory infections.
Elderberries contain many vitamins and nutrients that can benefit people's health. One cup of elderberries contains 106 calories and 26.68 grams (g) of carbohydrate. A cup also contains the following vitamins and minerals:
- 870 mg of vitamin A
- 406 mg of potassium
- 52.2 mg of vitamin C
- 9 mg of folate
- 55 mg of calcium
- 2.32 mg of iron
Natural Immune Health Backed by Science & Research
Through years of extensive elderberry research, studies show that elderberry is good for you and your immune system. Our all-natural elderberry products are packed with vitamins, iron, potassium, as well as powerful antioxidants known as anthocyanins. Today’s health professionals are encouraging people to eat well, get plenty of sleep and exercise, and to boost their immune system with natural antivirals to stay as healthy as possible. Dr. Oz specifically recommends Vitamin D (from the sun if you can get it!), vitamin C, Zinc and elderberry as his top 4 essential supplements.
Everyone Promote Antioxidants
“Full of antioxidants” appears almost everywhere these days. Wine, chocolate, vegetables, and fruits all boast their antioxidant levels. But what are antioxidants? How do they help our bodies? What is all the hype really about?
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, antioxidant does not refer to an object but a chemical state. Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and proteins found in certain foods that have a specific atomic form to help combat free radicals (another common term).
ORAC Value of Elderberries
Elderberries have a high ORAC value, second only to Aronia Berries. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, which is the measurement of the free radical fighting strength of
an antioxidant. The higher the ORAC value, the more ability it has to reduce oxidative damage to the cells in your body.
Science has confirmed a role for elderberry in human health in cellular lab studies and in human clinical trials. Since 2012, 50-80 studies have been published annually on PubMed, the scientific journal repository organized by the National Institutes of Health, showing how this fruit mechanistically influences the immune system. Internet searches will take you to the latest information on elderberry and human immunity, as well.
Long story short! It is important to provide the human body with a balanced diet and
a healthy lifestyle. We believe Elderberry is a part of that formula to good health