Elderberry

 

Elderberry (Sambucus)

Superfruit & Medicinal Herb

This antioxidant-rich superberry is a medicinal herb that can be used to both prevent illnesses and aid in recovery. Its stimulating effects on the immune system and its antiviral properties made this a must-include ingredient for our Protect bars.

As our resident herbalist explains, “Viruses need cells to travel into in order to survive. Elderberry stops the virus’ ability to enter cells and, as a result, stops it from replicating. It also calls for your white blood cells to trap the virus and move it into the lymphatic system, where it’s swept away.”

It also contains high levels of vitamin C, dietary fiber and antioxidants (phenolic acids, flavonols and anthocyanins).

We found 3808 studies on elderberries. Research suggests it may: 

  • Support the immune system
  • Improve cold and flu symptoms
  • Reduce the length and intensity of influenza
  • Be good for heart health
  • Have anti-cancer effects
  • Have anti-inflammatory effects
  • Have anti-diabetes effects
  • Help decrease harmful bacteria
  • Support heart health
  • Have some antidepressant properties

You’ll find 300 mg. of elderberries in our Protect bar.

Learn about our other star ingredients in the Yoe Guide to Adaptogens, Herbs & Superfoods.

 

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