Quantum Health Elderberry Extract (60 caps)

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Quantum Health Elderberry Extract capsules are convenient, powerful and are standardized to guarantee 5% total flavinoids. Use daily to help the body build a strong defense and continue as needed.* Loaded with bioflavinoids and other key phytochemicals, Elderberry has become one of the most popular therapeutic herbs.
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Elderberry

Elderberry
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Common Cold and Sore Throat
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Elderberry has shown antiviral activity and may benefit some people with common colds. Elder flowers are a traditional remedy for helping to break fevers and promote sweating during a cold. (more)
Influenza
Dose: Adults: 4 Tbsp daily of a syrup containing 38% elderberry extract; children: half a dose (2 Tbsp)
Supplementing with elderberry may help speed recovery. (more)
Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Elderberry is both immune supportive and antimicrobial. (more)
Inflammation
Dose: Refer to label instructions
(more)
Common Cold and Sore Throat
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Elderberry has shown antiviral activity and thus may be useful for some people with common colds. Elder flowers are a traditional remedy for helping to break fevers and promote sweating during a cold.1, 2 In a double-blind trial, administration of an elderberry extract decreased the number of days with cold symptoms by 52% and decreased average symptom severity by 58%, compared with a placebo, in people travelling on intercontinental flights. The amount used was 600 to 900 mg per day of an extract standardized to contain 22% polyphenols and 15% anthocyanins. Treatment was begun ten days prior to the flight and was continued for four to five days after arrival at the destination.3

References

1. Murray MT. The Healing Power of Herbs. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1995.

2. Bradley PR, ed. British Herbal Compendium, Vol. 1. Bournemouth, Dorset, UK: British Herbal Medicine Association, 1992.

3. Tiralongo E, Wee SS, Lea RA. Elderberry supplementation reduces cold duration and symptoms in air-travellers: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Nutrients 2016;8:E182.

Influenza
Dose: Adults: 4 Tbsp daily of a syrup containing 38% elderberry extract; children: half a dose (2 Tbsp)  

The effect of a syrup made from the berries of the black elderberry on influenza has been studied in a small double-blind trial.1 People receiving an elderberry extract (four tablespoons per day for adults, two tablespoons per day for children) appeared to recover faster than did those receiving a placebo.

References

1. Zakay-Rones Z, Varsano N, Zlotnik M, et al. Inhibition of several strains of influenza virus in vitro and reduction of symptoms by an elderberry extract (Sambucus nigra L.) during an outbreak of influenza B Panama. J Alt Compl Med 1995;1:361-9.

Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Herbs that support a person’s immune system in the fight against microbes and directly attack microbes include the following: barberry, echinacea, elderberry, goldenseal, licorice, Oregon grape, osha, and wild indigo.1, 2

References

1. Murray MT. The Healing Power of Herbs. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1995.

2. Bradley PR, ed. British Herbal Compendium, Vol. 1. Bournemouth, Dorset, UK: British Herbal Medicine Association, 1992.

Inflammation
Dose: Refer to label instructions Animal studies have shown the flowers to have anti-inflammatory properties.1 These actions have not been verified in human clinical trials.
References

1. Mascolo N, Autore G, Capasso G, et al. Biological screening of Italian medicinal plants for anti-inflammatory activity. Phytother Res 1987;1:28-31.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Numerous species of elder or elderberry grow in Europe and North America. Only those with blue/black berries are medicinal. The flowers and berries are both used. Species with red berries are not medicinal.

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