Elderberries are packed with antioxidants

Elderberry

The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. The berries and flowers are rich in anthocyanins, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C. The raw berries, bark and leaves are the plant are known to be poisonous and can cause stomach cramps. Elderberries are actually very tart and have to be cooked before being eaten. There are many types of elderberry tree and the most common type is Sambucus nigra or European Elderberry.

Elderberry flowers and berries help to support a healthy immune system. The elderberry tree has been used throughout history to treat coughs and colds and recently scientific studies have begun to reveal more about the health benefits of this high antioxidant plant.

They both contain high levels of anthocyanin. Anthocyanin’s are one of over 6,000 members of the flavonoid family of polyphenol phytochemicals. Anthocyanin’s are natural plant pigments that have a variety of beneficial effects on the body, including high antioxidant properties to support the immune system. Plants high in anthocyanin compounds are identified by the dark blue, purple and red colours, for example, açai berries, elderberries and blueberries. Other plants that are rich in anthocyanin are teas, wine, fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil and cocoa.

The berries and flowers also help the immune system to mount an optimal fever response to kill off pathogens that are susceptible to the heat. At a microscopic level, elderberry promotes a healthy immune response against viruses by increasing the number of inflammatory molecules called cytokinesStudies have revealed that consuming a diet rich in anthocyanin may help to strengthen the blood vessels, balance the immune system and combat inflammation12. The immune system is important in helping us to fight virus and disease. Discover how the immune system helps to protect us here.

The flowers and berries of the plant also help the immune system to mount an optimal fever response to kill off pathogens that are susceptible to the heat. At a microscopic level, elderberry promotes a healthy immune response against viruses by increasing the number of inflammatory molecules called cytokines.

Cytokines can cause local and systemic inflammation; encouraging immune cells to the area to help clear infection.

Anthocyanin’s may also be ingested through dietary supplements, such as anthocyanin-rich fruit extracts (Khoo et al., 2017).

Rejuvenated’s Immune Complex contains elderberry and a host of other ingredients to promote wellbeing and a healthy immune system.

Discover Immune Complex.

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey is the Founder of rejuvenated with over 40 years experience in the Health, beauty and nutrition.

She has been behind the creation of all the award-winning products at Rejuvenated and writes regularly for national press and lifestyle magazines. Kathryn is passionate about sharing information to support Rejuvenated customers in their health and wellness journeys.

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey is the Founder of rejuvenated with over 40 years experience in the Health, beauty and nutrition.

She has been behind the creation of all the award-winning products at Rejuvenated and writes regularly for national press and lifestyle magazines. Kathryn is passionate about sharing information to support Rejuvenated customers in their health and wellness journeys.

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