Gaia- Black Elderberry- 60 Vegan Capsules
Elderflower has a distinct use from elderberry and is traditionally used to support healthy and effective innate immune responses, especially in the realm of regulating elevated body temperature. While the berries are one of the most popular modern herbal medicines, the widespread popularity of the berries is a relatively recent phenomena. Elderflower is a diaphoretic, meaning that it helps to open the pores, allow for sweating, and ‘releasing the exterior’, which can be helpful for those who have trouble mounting an efficient immune response.
Traditional uses of elderberries include normalizing the functions of the gastrointestinal tract, supporting a healthy body temperature and perspiration during an acute immune challenge, and as supporting the resilience of the body throughout the difficult winter months. The native Americans of the southwest used a different species of elder for similar purposes, in addition to using the berries and flowers as a diuretic.
Modern research is beginning to elucidate elder’s immune supporting mechanisms. Both elderflower and elderberry are rich in polyphenols, which have antioxidant activity. Oxidative stress is often produced during an immune response, and having sufficient antioxidant storage in the body may help to maintain the health and integrity of tissues. Elderberry and elderflower extracts have also been shown in-vitro to modulate cellular nitric oxide production and immune cells such as macrophages and their release of eicosanoids. In-vitro studies of elderberry extracts have demonstrated that elderberry agglutinins may bind to viral haemagglutinin protein, supporting healthy cells against viral invasion & propagation, while not being cytotoxic.
Each 2 capsule serving contains the equivalent of 10,112 mg fresh Black Elderberries, or 3,050 mg dried Black Elderberries.
Adults take 1 capsule 2 times daily between meals. For additional support take 2 capsules 2 times daily.
Acacia gum and capsule (vegetable cellulose).
Dairy, Gluten, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Yeast
Not to be used during pregnancy. If you have a medical condition or take medications, please consult with your doctor before using this product. Use only as directed on the label. Natural separation may occur. This does not affect product quality.