How does elderberry boost our immune system?
While the weather is unseasonably warm here in the Midwest (it is 60 degrees right now!!), flu season is still in full swing and this year's strain is powerful. Even if you got the flu shot, you're at risk!
I personally do not get flu shots but I'm doing all that I can to keep my immune system strong. As someone with a compromised immune system, it is very important for me to use all the natural remedies I can to boost my body's resilience. Elderberry Syrup is my go to to ward off sickness!
Elderberries have been used for centuries to fight the flu and support overall immune health. You can enjoy the benefits of elderberries in a syrup or tea. I prefer the syrup because it tastes the best! Elderberry syrup combines the berries of Sambucus nigra with water, cinnamon, ginger, clove and honey to create an immune boosting elixir that can be taken daily to prevent illness. Not only does elderberry help prevent you from getting sick, there have been multiple clinical trials showing elderberry ability to shorten the length of time we suffer from cold or flu symptoms.
How does Elderberry boost our immune system?
Elderberry works to strengthen our immune system and help us fight infections. However, evidence suggests that black elderberry can boost our immune system in three ways:
Elderberry can increase and regulate cytokines in our immune systems. Cytokines are a group of proteins secreted by cells of the immune system that act as chemical messengers.
Antioxidants in black elderberry help fend off pathogens and allergens.
Black elderberry displays anti-viral propties. Experiments have suggested that chemical compounds in elderberries can block infection by directly inhibiting viral infection. Laboratory studies have demonstrated that elderberry can inhibit both the influenza virus A, B, and the herpes simplex virus.
Studies have shown Using Elderberry syrup during the active stage of colds and flu, to minimize distress, appears to support immune function and offers a natural, safe, and effective option. The use of Elderberry as part of a daily wellness plan during cold and flu season for immune support. There have been no adverse side effects reported by using Elderberry.
If you're trying to avoid the flu this season, try taking a dose of elderberry syrup daily to boost your immunity or if already down with the sickness, take a dose every few hours until symptoms disappear . In my experience, elderberry has helped me fend off the cold for the last several years and helps me beat a cold within 72 hours.
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Stay Boosted Friends!