5 Health Benefits of Elderberry

5 Health Benefits of Elderberry

Elderberries are small, black-purple colored berries harvested from the indigenous Sambucus elder tree, also known as the European elderberry or black elder. The berries have been used for centuries to produce jams, wine, juice, and syrup. Elderberries are a powerhouse immune-boosting berry!

We use elderberry in our super berry immunity bar to provide the following benefits: 

  1. Prevent or fight cold and flu symptoms - Elderberries have antiviral properties that prevent or decrease the severity of infections including cold and flu symptoms.
  2. Reduce inflammation - Elderberries contain natural substances called flavonoids that are rich in antioxidants which help reduce swelling, fight inflammation.
  3. Heart health - Elderberries are rich in antioxidants which help reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of heart diseases.
  4. Reduce stress - Phytochemicals in elderberries have been linked to improve mood and relieve stress.
  5. Highly nutritious - One cup of elderberries contains a little over 100 calories, with 27 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fat, 10 grams of dietary fiber, and 52 milligrams of vitamin C — 87 percent of your recommended daily intake. 

The vast benefits of elderberries support the body's immune system which is why each of our immunity bars is packed with the equivalent of  2 elderberry gummies. In addition, each bar also contains 100% daily value of vitamin C and 1 billion CFUs of probiotics.