Benefits of Black Elderberry

This nutritional powerhouse is exactly what your immune system craves*

Black Elderberry

What Are Black Elderberries & What Benefits Do They Carry

These little berries offer some big benefits. Black elderberries are a great way to help support your immune system.* They’re a natural source of vitamins C, E, and A, and are packed with more free-radical-fighting antioxidants than cranberries, blueberries, and pomegranates.

Black elderberries are prized for their incredible health benefits, providing powerful immune support straight from nature.* It’s no wonder people have been using these immunity berries in folk remedies for thousands of years.

Why Black Elderberries are Nature’s Original Immune Support*

Elderberries have been used throughout the world as natural health remedies for centuries. Hippocrates, known as the Father of Medicine, called elderberries his “medicine chest” in 400 BCE. Other classical physicians have been putting these powerful berries to use in their own remedies since ancient times.

Elderberries grow throughout the world, but the European black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) has some of the highest levels of antioxidants, even among other elderberry varieties. These naturally occurring antioxidants are part of what gives black elderberries their incredible immune-supporting benefits.*

Why are antioxidants such a big deal when it comes to our health? They help fight free radicals that damage our bodies at a cellular level. Free radicals are produced when our bodies break down food and when we’re exposed to environmental toxins, like cigarette smoke and pollution. We can’t avoid them, but we can combat them. That’s where antioxidants come in.

Antioxidants help the body fight off free radicals. They can help bolster the immune system and defend against the damage caused by these invaders. We get antioxidants from the foods we eat and the supplements we take. Colorful fruits and vegetables, including black elderberries, are natural sources of antioxidants.

These free-radical-fighting superheroes are what give fruits and vegetables their distinct colors. Different fruits and vegetables contain different kinds of antioxidants. That’s why it’s so important to eat a diet with a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.

What Makes Black Elderberries so Special?

Black elderberries get their deep purple color from the antioxidants they contain: anthocyanins and flavonoids. They are types of polyphenols, the super important antioxidant found in grapes and red wine. What makes black elderberries so special is that they contain A LOT of polyphenols. That’s why people have been using black elderberries to make wines, tinctures, jams, and more for centuries!


Avoid Consuming Raw Elderberries

It’s important to know that raw elderberries are toxic. They must be properly heated to remove their toxic compounds before they can be consumed. Purchasing black elderberry syrups and supplements from reputable brands is important!

Anthocyanins and flavonoids not only help fight damaging free radicals, they have anti-inflammatory properties as well. Chronic inflammation is thought to be a leading cause of many diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Eating foods with anti-inflammatory compounds, like berries and other fruits and vegetables, can help counteract that inflammation and lead to better health and wellness.

Sambucol Uses The Best Elderberries To Create The Best Immune Supporting Products

European black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) contains some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants among the elderberry family due in part to their excellent growing conditions.

Sambucol only uses European black elderberry in all of our products. We harvest our berries from Central Europe, where they grow at just the right altitude to produce some of the best berries on earth.

Our berries are picked at peak ripeness and pressed using a proprietary method that helps preserve their potency. Our proprietary method means our elderberry syrups are closest to the fruit and closest to the original immune-supporting benefits of these superberries.*

Our extraction process is so strict, it actually lives up to stringent European fruit juice standards.

We care a lot about our berries. Our passion and attention to detail is turned into antioxidant-powered immune support in every Sambucol bottle.* Better berries means better immune support* for you and your family.

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Sambucol Makes Supporting Your Immune System Easy*

Supporting your immune system shouldn’t be hard. Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep are all great ways to naturally support your immunity. But to be honest, they’re not always realistic in our hectic lives.

Life gets messy. That’s where Sambucol comes in. We make it easy to support your immune system all year long with products you can take every day.* We take the natural immune-supporting benefits of black elderberry* and bottle them up just for you.

We have dozens of products to choose from for your entire family—from infants to kids to adults. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in our great lineup of immune-supporting* products:

  • The Original Black Elderberry Syrup: Our Original Syrup contains 3.8 grams of Sambucus nigra black elderberry per serving. Plus, it tastes great!
  • Best-selling Black Elderberry Gummies: Yummy gummy goodness in every bite! You only need one gummy per serving to get the benefits of black elderberry.*
  • Black Elderberry for Cold & Flu Relief: Sambucol's Black Elderberry Cold & Flu Relief Tablets offer fast, temporary relief from 6 cold & flu symptoms: nasal congestion, fever+chills, runny nose, sore throat, headache and cough.** Best when taken at the first sign of symptoms.
  • Black Elderberry for Kids: Sambucol makes syrups and gummies made just for kids.
  • All the Formats: Not into syrups? Don’t like the chewiness of gummies? No problem. We have, soft throat lozenges, black elderberry softgels, effervescent tablets and more! Get the immune-supporting benefits of black elderberry* in whatever form you like best.

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Nature’s Berries, Our Recipe, Your Immune Support*

Take control of your immune health with a delicious supplement that’s easy to incorporate into your daily wellness routine.* Shop Sambucol Black Elderberry now!

Black elderberries are fantastic for supporting your immune health due to their naturally high levels of antioxidants.* They contain powerful antioxidants like vitamins C, E, and A, and the pigment-producing anthocyanins and flavanols.

Antioxidants help fight free radicals in the body which, left unchecked, can cause damage to cells and weaken your immune system.

Sambucol harnesses the power of black elderberries using a proprietary extraction process. Sambucol is the Original Black Elderberry supplement, providing powerful support for everyday immune health.*


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