A remedy as old as time, elderberry is one of the most often and longest used medicinal plants in the world.
Prized by ancient Egyptians as a skincare formula and burn healer, and used by Native American tribes as a cure for rheumatism and fever, elderberry is still collected and used in European folk medicine to this very day.
We now know that the bark, leaves and raw berries of the elderberry tree can cause nasty stomach issues - in fact the bark of sambucus nigra has traditionally been used as a diuretic, a laxative and to induce vomiting.
Which is why elderberries are most commonly processed into safe, palatable supplements, such as this Sambucol black elderberry liquid, packed full of vitamin C and zinc for immune system support and to ease the symptoms of fatigue.
Suitable for vegetarians, this great tasting extra strength formula also contains Antivirin for immunity.
Black elderberry: packed with nutrients
A low-calorie berry full of friendly antioxidants, the elderberry is a good source of phenolic acids, potent compounds that can help reduce oxidative stress in the human body.
Oxidative stress happens when your body experiences an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants. Free radicals can be formed when the body is exposed to stressors such as smoke, poor diet, pollution and pesticides. Free radical damage can result in a variety of illnesses and cause premature aging.
Antioxidants such as those found in black elderberry liquid can help to combat oxidative stress, supporting good all-round health and immunity.
Sambucol elderberry liquid: a cold and flu warrior
Sambucol Extra Defence is manufactured using a uniquely effective process.
In fact, this manufacturing process means that Sambucol liquid is the only product currently on the market, that maintains the powerful properties of the elderberry’s innate Antivirin.
A good friend for your immune system, Antivirin coats viruses, limiting their ability to infect healthy cells and reducing their replication. This makes it easier for defensive white blood cells to remove the virus from the body.
With Sambucol ingredients, including powerful Antivirin, flu-busting vitamin C and zinc, on your side, your body has the tools it requires to help it to stand up to colds and flu.
So potent are the properties of elderberry, that research has shown that taking an elderberry syrup can improve symptoms of influenza up to four times faster.
When should I take Sambucol Extra Defence?
Any time your immune system needs a helping hand, reach for your bottle of elderberry extract.
During winter, when damp, cold weather is combined with warm centrally heated homes, giving colds and the flu their favourite spreading conditions, Sambucol Extra Defence can provide extra protection.
Take in advance or at the first signs of a cold to ward off the seasonal sniffles.
Sambucol products can also help see off back to school bugs, give your immunity to a helping hand when you are stressed and rundown before or after a big event and when you are travelling and exposed to a multitude of bugs in airports, on transport and in air conditioned public spaces.
Glucose Syrup, Black Elderberry Juice (Antivirin), Purified Water, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Natural Flavour: Raspberry, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Zinc Gluconate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Copper Sulphate, Betacarotene, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenate, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D).
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|Per 10ml Serving:|
Adults & Children over 12 years: 10-15ml (2-3 teaspoons daily).
Not suitable for children under 12 years.Do not exceed recommended intake.If under medical supervision, pregnant or likely to become pregnant, please seek medical advice before taking.
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Black elderberries come from the sambucus nigra, which is also known as the European elderberry.
Native to Europe, it is also grown in many other countries across the world. The sambucus is a flowering plant which belongs to the Adoxaceae family.
The tree has clusters of small flowers which are white or cream in colour which are called elderflowers. The berries are then found later in the year, in small black bunches.
Black elderberries are very tart to taste and must be cooked to be eaten. They can be used to make jams, juices, chutneys, pies and even wine!
The bark, flowers and berries of the sambucus tree have been used in traditional medicine in different cultures for centuries thanks to their healing properties. All of these elements of the plant contain antioxidants.
Black elderberry extract comes from the black elderberries found on the sambucus tree. The extract is a good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre and antioxidants.
Sambucol liquid contains black elderberry extract, along with extra vitamin C and zinc.
Black elderberry is packed full of antioxidants, which can help to protect the cells from oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is the damage caused by free radicals, which can lead to chronic illnesses and diseases in the long term if left untreated.
Elderberries are also high in vitamin C and dietary fibre, as well as being a good source of phenolic acids, anthocyanins and flavonoids.
Sambucol Extra Defence Black Elderberry Liquid 120ml also contains extra vitamin C and zinc, which helps to support the normal functioning of the immune system as well as supporting symptoms of tiredness and fatigue.
Black elderberries have a very tart taste and it cannot be eaten straight from the tree. Sugar is usually added to them and then they are cooked before eating.
They can be made into a number of different foods including jams, chutneys and added to pies.
Sambucol Extra Defence Black Elderberry Liquid 120ml is a great tasting liquid supplement.
Sambucol ingredients include black elderberry extract as well as added vitamin C and zinc.
Adults and children over 12 years old should take around 10-15ml, or two to three teaspoons of Sambucol Extra Defence Black Elderberry Liquid 120ml each day.
This will help maintain energy levels and support normal immune system function.
Yes Sambucol Extra Defence Black Elderberry Liquid 120ml is suitable for anyone who is following either a vegan or a vegetarian diet, as it does not contain any products which are derived from animals.
If you are pregnant, likely to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, then you should consult with a medical professional before you take Sambucol Black Elderberry Liquid.
You should also check with your doctor if you are under medical supervision or you are taking medication for an existing condition before you take Sambucol Elderberry Liquid.
An essential nutrient, vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is commonly found in fruit and vegetables. Supports the immune system and helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
One of the most often used zinc supplements, zinc gluconate is more easily absorbed than other types. It helps support immunity and healthy hair, skin and nails.