The immune system plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing. It is the body’s defence system which is made up of specialised organs, cells and tissues that all work together to destroy foreign invaders. These foreign invaders include viruses, bacteria, fungi and other microbes which trigger an immune response in the body.
There are also lifestyle factors that can increase our susceptibility:
- Being tired or stressed – emotionally or physically
- An unhealthy diet or nutrient deficiencies
- Living or working in crowded conditions and children in day care and school
- Intensive physical activity
Black elderberry (Sambuccus nigra) has been used in traditional herbal practice for centuries and has a unique mechanism of action to support the immune system. Black elderberries are also rich in unique compounds called flavonoids which are naturally occurring antioxidants. Flavonoids support the immune system to fight foreign invaders and neutralise the harmful effects of free radicals.
What are elderberries?
Black Elderberries are the small, round fruit of the elder tree (Sambucus) found throughout Europe, North America and Asia. The flowers are pale cream or white and are known as elderflowers while the berries themselves are deep blue, almost black. It’s this colour that hints at why they’re such an important addition to our winter wellness routine.
Why elderberries provide powerful support both before and after attack.
The reason black elderberries are able to provide so much immune support is due to their unusually high antioxidant
Sambucol® has formulated a range of Black Elderberry products for the whole family:
Sambucol® Original Liquid, the original Black Elderberry extract, provides strong immune system support to help the entire family stay healthy through every season. Sambucol® Black Elderberry extract conveniently arms you with some of the best protection nature has to offer.
Sambucol® Kids Liquid Immunity is specially formulated with black elderberry, elderflower, honey, zinc and vitamin C, and supports a robust immune system to ensure kids stay healthy throughout the year. For kids aged 2-10 to provide the immune support they need!
Sambucol® Immune Activator supports your body’s first line of defence. It combines Sambucol® black elderberry with vitamin C and zinc, a powerful synergistic combination to support the body’s natural immune response and healthy recovery from seasonal ills.
Sambucol® Throat Lozenges with honey combine antioxidant rich black elderberries, vitamin C and zinc to help soothe the throat, support the immune system and general health and wellbeing.
Sambucol® Black Elderberry Effervescent Tablets are a great way to help you recover from seasonal ills. A delicious way to support your immune system with a powerful combination of black elderberry, vitamin C and zinc
Keep you and your family well and make Sambucol Black Elderberry your natural choice this winter.