Researchers have discovered proof that the pre-historic man used to harvest black Elderberry in Switzerland and Italy. Records have shown that Elderberry was used in Ancient Egypt for the preparation of medication.
Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine" called the Elderberry plant his "medicine chest" because of the variety of health issues it seemed to cure.
Today, the Elderberry is probably most famously used for the treatment of colds and flu and there is a collection of research evidence to prove its effectiveness.
While Elderberry may not prevent the flu, it may be an effective treatment option if you get hit with the virus. Research shows the use of Elderberry could shorten the duration of flu by about three to four days, along with lessening symptom severity if taken within the first 24 hours of having the flu.
Several studies have demonstrated that elder extract is highly effective in mitigating flu-like symptoms, specifically, the flavonoids in the Elderberry Extract bind to the H1N1 human influenza virus as well as the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
Along with being a supportive agent against the flu, Elderberry is well-known to fight against the cold, due to its vitamin A and C content. A recent research article found a significant reduction of cold duration and severity in air travels. Travelers using Elderberry starting 10 days before travel until four to five days after arriving overseas experienced, on average, a two-day shorter duration of the cold and also noticed a reduction in cold symptoms.
Elderberries are particularly rich in flavonoids, especially anthocyanins, which are responsible for their deep purple (almost black) coloring. These powerful antioxidants work to keep the immune system strong and resilient.
Research has shown that the anthocyanins in Elderberries boost the production of cytokines which play a very important role in the immune system's response to disease.
Regalabs Elderberry Gummies are packed with 100mg of Elderberry Fruit per serving!
They are tasty, sweet and a fun way to get your kids to take a dose of Elderberry Syrup. They are sweet, but not too sweet like some gummies on the market, and only have 3 grams of sugar per serving. They are also gelatin and gluten free.
Note: With 90 gummies per bottle you receive 45 servings instead of the usual 30.