How Elderberry Extract within Fine’s Immune Booster Gummies may Boost your Health

How Elderberry Extract within Fine’s Immune Booster Gummies may Boost your Health

Sambucus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. The various species are commonly called elder or elderberry. The genus was previously placed in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae, but was reclassified as Adoxaceae due to genetic and morphological comparisons to plants in the genus Adoxa.

European elder fruit is a berry-like drupe, native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western- and Central Asia with a long history of traditional use among herbalists in Europe as documented since ancient times in the writings of Hippocrates, Dioscorides, and Pliny the Elder. Elder berries have been used for making preserves, wines, winter cordials, and for “adulterating,” i.e., adding flavor and color to other wines. Recently, dietary supplements and other natural health products containing extracts, juices or syrups of European elder berry have become popular worldwide as remedies for improving cold and flu symptoms, marketed primarily through natural food stores alongside other popular herbal remedies used for treatment or prevention of upper respiratory tract infections and other symptoms associated with cold and flu. Elder berries taste sweet and sourish with a characteristic aroma. Fresh fruit is more or less spherical/round.

 

Possible Health Benefits

  • 1. May Boost the Immune System
  • A research study entitled “The effect of Sambucol, a black elderberry-based, natural product, on the production of human cytokines: I. Inflammatory cytokines” published in the European Cytokine Network concluded:

    • We conclude from this study that, in addition to its antiviral properties, Sambucol Elderberry Extract and its formulations activate the healthy immune system by increasing inflammatory cytokine production.

    • Sambucol might therefore be beneficial to the immune system activation and in the inflammatory process in healthy individuals or in patients with various diseases.

    • Sambucol could also have an immunoprotective or immunostimulatory effect when administered to cancer or AIDS patients, in conjunction with chemotherapeutic or other treatments.

    • In view of the increasing popularity of botanical supplements, such studies and investigations in vitro, in vivo and in clinical trials need to be developed”.

    2. May Improve Cold Symptoms

    A recent clinical trial (2016) entitled “Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial” published in Nutrients concluded:

    • Although the occurrence of the common cold for this trial in travellers was low overall, a significant effect of elderberry on cold duration and cold associated symptoms was detected.

    • Travellers using elderberry from 10 days before travel until 4–5 days after arriving overseas on average experienced a 2-day shorter duration of the cold and also noticed a reduction in cold symptoms.

    • Physical health may stabilise during air travel due to elderberry, but further studies are needed to confirm this.

    • No elderberry effect was observed on mental health of the participants.

    • The incidence of adverse events was low overall and no adverse effects could be directly attributed to elderberry.

    • Based on these results it seems worthwhile to undertake more clinical research with high quality elderberry preparations to better understand beneficial health implications of this nutritional traditional medicine

    3. May Improve Influenza Infections

    A clinical study (2004) entitled “Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections” published in The Journal of International Medical Research concluded “ Elderberry extract seems to offer an efficient, safe and cost-effective treatment for influenza. These findings need to be confirmed in a larger study”.

    A research study (2011) entitled “Inhibitory activity of a standardized elderberry liquid extract against clinically-relevant human respiratory bacterial pathogens and influenza A and B viruses” published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine concluded “Rubini elderberry liquid extract is active against human pathogenic bacteria as well as influenza viruses, both being clinically import groups of pathogens for which new and alternative therapeutic approaches are needed. In addition, bacterial super-infection during ongoing influenza virus infections complicates the situation for the patient. It would therefore be useful to simultaneously target both foes. The activities shown by the elderberry liquid extract suggest that additional and alternative approaches to influenza infections might be provided by natural products”.

    A research study (1995) entitled “Inhibition of several strains of influenza virus in vitro and reduction of symptoms by an elderberry extract (Sambucus nigra L.) during an outbreak of influenza B Panama” published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine concluded “No satisfactory medication to cure influenza type A and B is available. Considering the efficacy of the extract in vitro on all strains of influenza virus tested, the clinical results, its low cost, and absence of side-effects, this preparation could offer a possibility for safe treatment for influenza A and B”.

  • 4. May Improve Diabetes Mellitus

  • A recent study (2017) entitled “Effect of Elderberry (Sambucus nigra L.) Extract Supplementation in STZ-Induced Diabetic Rats Fed with a High-Fat Diet” published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences concluded “In conclusion, elderberries are a potential source of bioactive compounds for formulations to be used as co-adjuvants in diabetes management”.

  • 5. May Improve Inflammatory Disorders

  • A research study (2015) entitled “Black elderberry extract attenuates inflammation and metabolic dysfunction in diet-induced obese mice” published in The British Journal of Nutrition concluded “These results suggest that BEE may have improved some metabolic disturbances present in this mouse model of obesity by lowering serum TAG, inflammatory markers and insulin resistance”.

    Elderberry extract is one of the active ingredients included in Fine’s Immune Booster for Adults. This product is a balanced, safe and an effective natural supplement which may provide various health benefits including:

    • Enhancing the immune system

    • Preventing damage of free radicals

    • Maintaining a healthy vision

    • Maintaining healthy skin and bone

    • Accelerating healing of wounds

    • Maintaining healthy blood vessels

    • Enhances dietary calcium, iron and phosphorous absorption

    • Maintaining healthy muscles

    • Promoting red blood cell formation

    • Promoting a healthy circulatory system

    • Maintaining healthy digestion and tissue growth


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