properties, specifically phytonutrient flavonoids called anthocyanins. While other deep blue, black or red berries also have anthocyanins, elderberries blow much of the competition away. They have nearly five times the amount found in blueberries and nearly 40 times the amount found in cranberries. Anthocyanins act as a natural antioxidant that supports the body’s cells from the potential damage caused by free-radicals. The net result is that immune systems are better prepared before a winter chill takes hold and better able to defend against one if it occurs.
While there are a few black elderberry formulas to choose from in New Zealand, it’s a good idea to look for those made from Sambucus Nigra (Black elderberry as opposed to red) and ideally the ones that have benefitted from extraction methods that better preserve their anthocyanin content. Sambucol® is a good option. In every Sambucol Original Liquid 120ml bottle you’ll find the equivalent of up to 1000 elderberries. Plenty of support for you and the whole family!