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Fermented Elderberry | Dr Mercola | 60 Capsules
Dr Mercola

Fermented Elderberry | Dr Mercola | 60 Capsules

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Revered throughout history, elderberry has recently soared in popularity, especially for seasonal health.

The fruit of the Sambucus, or European elder plant, European black elderberry contains unique polyphenol compounds, called anthocyananins, that offer broad immune support benefits along with extremely high-antioxidant activity properties.

Fermented Elderberry is a unique blend of two forms of organic elderberry for year-round immune support:

  • 500 mg Organic Fermented Whole-Fruit Elderberry Powder
  • 250 mg Organic Elderberry Extract, standardised with a minimum of 13% anthocyanins and a minimum phenol level of 17%

Because we use fermented whole-fruit elderberry powder in our formula, we’ve been able to reduce the sugar content to 1 gram of net carbs per one capsule dose – in stark contrast to some other high-sugar content elderberry supplements on the market today.

We also use a proprietary solvent-free process called Holistic Membrane Extraction™ (HME) to deliver an extract that represents the whole-fruit matrix with all of its immune-supporting phytonutrients.

Benefits

  • Support your cardiovascular health
  • Promote healthy cellular ageing
  • Support an already healthy inflammatory response
  • Promote a normal healthy stress response
  • Promote enhanced athletic performance, helping you to work out longer and harder
  • Contains two forms of European Black elderberry – Certified Organic Elderberry Extract and Organic Fermented Elderberry Powder – for increased potential benefits.
  • The fermentation process of our whole Elderberry powder enhances the formula’s bioavailability and reduces the sugar in the elderberries.
  • Antioxidant-rich Organic Elderberry Extract is standardised with a minimum of 13% anthocyanins and a minimum phenol level of 17%.

Additional Information

Around the world, traditions for health have been passed from generation to generation for many years.

Growing up, if you felt under the weather, your mother might have fixed you a steaming bowl of chicken soup. As an adult, you may reach for a cup of ginger tea for an upset stomach without thinking twice.

We’ve come to associate certain foods with specific qualities. One food in particular has held strong associations for immune health for centuries in Europe and North America.

Elderberries, the fruit of the Sambucus or European elder plant (not to be confused with the North American Elder tree), contain compounds and substances that powerfully support immune and respiratory health.

Native Americans and European herbalists have long used elderberries for their unique health-promoting qualities. Records of their use date back to medieval times. In 400 BC, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, referred to elderberry as “nature’s medicine chest”.

Vitamin C has enjoyed a long history as the go-to nutrient for immune support. While it remains the ‘grandfather’ of antioxidants, elderberry is quickly approaching equal status for immune health.

Research shows the European black elderberry offers broad immune support benefits along with extremely high-antioxidant activity.

Elderberries are widely respected because of their unique polyphenol compounds called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid or the natural pigments that give fruits and vegetables their colours. These pigments contain high concentrations of antioxidants.

Generally speaking, the brighter or deeper the colour, the higher the flavonoid concentration. Because of its deep, almost black colour, elderberry is “king”.

Elderberry contains:

  • Nearly four times the anthocyanins as other commonly consumed berries.
  • A unique anthocyanin profile including cyanidin-3-glucoside, cyanidin-3,5-diglucoside, cyanidin-3-sambubioside and syanidin-3-sambubioside-5-glucoside.
  • Important flavonoids like quercetin, delphinidin and catechins.

Research shows that a higher consumption of anthocyanins may be linked to an already healthy inflammatory response, optimal cardiovascular and cellular health, improvement in insulin resistance, restored glucose tolerance and lower body weight.

    It is believed that elderberry supports levels of cytokines – or proteins that act as messengers in your immune system that promote a sufficient and timely response.

    As much of your immune system is located in your gut, elderberry may support immune function by nourishing your gut’s microbiome.

    The anthocyanins in elderberry (especially cyanide-3-glucoside) are well known for their ability to eliminate reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can damage your cells’ mitochondria.

    By incorporating themselves into the outer membranes of your cells, these antioxidants protect your cells against the damaging effects of oxidative stress.

    Anthocyanins also have a profound effect on your cardiovascular health. The endothelial cells that line your vascular system play a crucial role in blood flow regulation and overall vascular tone.

    By promoting healthy normal blood flow to your organs and skin, anthocyanins support healthy organ function and help prevent premature cellular aging.

    Researchers also believe the anthocyanins in elderberry may support healthy HDL and LDL cholesterol levels already in the normal range.

    Anthocyanins are well absorbed, too, and can cross your blood-brain barrier to benefit your eyes and brain. One study with elderly women detected anthocyanins as bioavailable glycosides in both plasma and urine after just a single dose of a standardized elderberry extract.

    Elderberry for workouts?

    Taking European black elderberry before and after a workout may help:

    • Reduce the production of stress hormones
    • Protect your cells and tissues from free radical damage
    • Enhance your performance
    • Shorten your recovery time
    • Prevent premature cellular ageing
    • Reduce and delay lactic acid production

    High intensity exercise is stressful to the body and can lead to an increased production of free radicals and oxidative stress. Free radicals harm healthy cells by stealing their electrons.

    The antioxidants in elderberry function by donating electrons to free radicals, which helps reduce their levels.

    Reducing free radicals not only helps prevent damage, but also eases the soreness associated with exercise.

    Feeling less stress and discomfort after working out can help you train harder and more often.

    European black elderberry also contains magnesium, an important mineral that plays a role in nerve and muscle function, immune function, bone health and energy production. The unique combination of magnesium and antioxidants may result in less buildup of lactic acid during exercise that can also shorten recovery time.

    Fermenting plant substances

    Fermentation can change the nutritional makeup of a food by:

    • Helping pre-digest ingredients
    • Increasing levels of certain nutrients
    • Improving mineral bio-accessibility
    • Increasing bioavailability of antioxidants
    • Creating unique metabolites

    Fermentation could also reduce elderberry’s naturally occurring sugar.

    Each one capsule dose of our Fermented Elderberry contains:

    • 500 mg Organic Fermented Whole Fruit Elderberry Powder
    • 250 mg Organic Elderberry Extract, standardised with a minimum of 13% anthocyanins and a minimum phenol level of 17%
    • 1 gram of net carbs

    The elderberries are sourced from famous grape-growing regions of Austria. Grown in mineral and nutrient-rich soil, these elderberries contain high levels of flavonoids, making them perhaps the finest in the world.

    A unique way of processing the whole elderberry fruit is used to maximise its potential benefits. By using a proprietary solvent-free process called Holistic Membrane Extraction™ (HME), extracts can be delivered representing the whole fruit matrix with all of its immune-supporting phytonutrients.

    Suggested Use

    Adults, as a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily.

     

    DISCLAIMER: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information provided on this site is for educational purposes and should not be construed as medical advice.

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