Elderberries - deep purple berries with an array of researched health benefits.

They are a rich source of antioxidants, fibre, vitamin C, vitamin A, anthocyanins and flavonoids. In addition, elderberries are an excellent anti-inflammatory agent that have shown to provide relief to those who suffer with common symptoms associated with allergies.
Photo below: Viridian’s organic elderberries are grown in Austria.

Elderberries - deep purple berries with an array of researched health benefits.

Scientific evidence suggests elderberries have proven to be useful by improving the function of mucous membranes. Elderberries contain high levels of vitamin C which have shown to act as a natural antihistamine, reducing the amount of histamine the body produces in response to an allergen. In a study, high dosage vitamin C reduced the severity of symptoms in patients with allergy-related respiration. (1)

Organic supplements can provide the nutritional benefit of organic whole food. Organically grown produce, (which avoids the use of pesticides and other chemicals) is more resistant to microbial and pest damage through the naturally occurring unique plant compounds. The use of carefully selected partner plants in organic growing can also help to repel pests. These two attributes enhance the nutritional quality of organic produce.

If you are considering organic supplements, make sure you look for the Soil Association logo on the label. The Soil Association is the gold standard in organic certification. Viridian Nutrition provides the highest range of Soil Association certified nutritional supplements and oils.

There is a number of certified organic supplements out there. Below are two wonderful certified organic supplements containing elderberries.

Flu Fighting Organic Elderberry Extract

The immune boosting elderberry elixir features superior quality Organic Elderberry Extract combined with Vitamin C rich Brazilian acerola cherries which contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Image below: Flu Fighting Organic Elderberry Extract by Viridian

Echinacea & Elderberry Tonic

The product provides natural nutritional support for the body’s immunity, especially during the cold and flu season. The tonic is bottled in the UK on the farm using elderberries coming from Austria, Hungary and Ukraine. and is useful as food supplements offering support for various body systems.

Sourse: 2 Vollbracht, C., Raithel, M., Krick, B., Kraft, K., Hagel, A. (2018) Intravenous vitamin C in the treatment of allergies: an interim subgroup analysis of a long-term observational study. Journal of International Medical Research. 46, (9)

Images and information courtesy of Viridian Nutrition and Herbfarmacy.

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