Elderberry – What is it and how can it benefit you?
Elderberry – it sounds fun and fruity, but it can also be very good for you!
Elderberry is actually several different varieties of the Sambucus tree, with the most common of these trees being the European elderberry. Native to Europe, various parts of these elderberry trees have been used throughout history for medicinal purposes – and for yummy treats as well.
Historically, the flowers and leaves of the elderberry tree have been used for swelling, inflammation, pain relief, and to induce sweating. The bark of the same tree was used as a diuretic and laxative.
In folklore, the elderberries and their juice is used to treat the flue, infections, headaches, heart pain, nerve pain, and dental pain.
Today, there are many reported health benefits of elderberries. Not only do they taste good, but they are nutritious, may fight cold and flue symptoms, support heart health, and fight inflammation and infections.
A low-calorie food packed with antioxidants, elderberries have older nutritional benefits such as:
- Being high in Vitamin C.
- Being high in dietary fiber.
- Being rich in anthocyanin, a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
- Being a good source of phenolic acids, antioxidants that help reduce damage from street in the body.
- Having extracts that are shown to reduce the severity and length of the influenza.
- In addition to these, elderberries are high in antioxidants, may be good for heart health and have other health benefits as well.
These health benefits, while reported, have limited scientific evidence. Some of these include: helping fight cancer, fighting harmful bacteria, supporting the immune system, protecting against UV radiation, increasing urination, and having antidepressant properties.
Commercial uses of the elderberry comes in various forms including liquid, capsules, and even gummies.
NextGenRx offers our patients Elderberry Powered Drink Mix in individual, on-the-go packets – making a great addition to your daily vitamin regimen. With a formula that offers 12x the elderberry as the leading competitor, you can’t go wrong with this immune-boosting treat that even your kids will love!
With high quality ingredients, most children are approved by pharmacists to drink this Elderberry Powdered Drink Mix, but doses vary according to weight. Please contact our team for further instructions for children at 918-578-0031.
Our team at NextGenRx recommends one packet of elderberry drink mix per day to boost your immune system. If you feel sick, we recommend 2-6 packets per day.
The most important factor is that you consume elderberry extract on a daily basis, and the powdered drink mix is the easiest way to do that. It supports immune health while tasting great! It even contains no sugar, no gelatin, no high-fructose corn syrup, and no gluten.
If you’d like to get your daily dose of elderberry but you do not care for the powdered drinks, NextGenRx also offers E-Hist and Sinus Inhaler options for our patients.
The Elderberry E-Hist is a blend of antioxidants, botanicals, enzymes, and flavonoids combined to support the immune system. It has been known to promote thin mucus, and it clears the sinus and naval passages.
The Elderberry Sinus Inhalers are made of eucalyptus, peppermint oil, bergamot, frankincense, menthol, and camphor.
Pregnant and nursing mothers should contact their physician before use. We have many mothers who take and have taken our Elderberry Powered Drink Mix, as their physicians have approved them doing so. No prescription is necessary.
From the beginning, NextGenRx has prided ourselves in building a pharmacy with quality, individualized medicine for an affordable cost through eliminating the middle man. Our goal is to provide you, the patient, with a positive experience without dealing with insurance companies while also lowering the cost of medications.
With more than 30 years of experience in compounding, our staff works to solve patients’ health care problems through unique formulas not all pharmacies can offer. We aim to serve our patients with top-quality service, uncompromised quality, and affordable prices.
Contact us with all of your questions about our Elderberry options how we can help you by calling our team at 918-578-0031.