As Malaysia Movement Control Order (MCO) enter Phase 4. Many people will start to venture outside as they return to work. Are you thinking is Covid-19 pandemic over? Is it the right time? This question has put many Malaysian in dilemma.
In the absent of drug and vaccine to combat Covid-19 virus, you are left with practical preventive measures such as practice proper hygiene, practice social distancing and boost your immune system. After all, your immune system is one of the most effective forms of defense against viral infections.
One of the best remedies to boost immunity and combat virus is elderberry. Elderberry is well-known to boost immunity against viruses especially cold and flu viruses. It is essential in the fight against cold and flu viruses happening now.
The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, once called elderberry as his great “medicine chest”, due to its amazing healing ability. Hippocrates died in 370BC which was more than two thousand years ago. Yet, elderberry’s popularity never waned with recent studies indicating it boost the immune system1 and effective against different strains of viruses such as H1N1, H5N12, Influenza A and B3.
Elderberry continues to rank among the top natural herbs with anti-viral properties. Its anti-viral properties are clinically proven in various studies 2,3. If you are already suffering from cold and flu, it can speed-up recovery and reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms4. You can suffer less with elderberry!
Not only does elderberry comes to your rescue in times of cold and flu, but it helps to boost your immunity against pathogens and bacteria1. Elderberry stimulates the body to fight viruses more effectively by enhancing cytokine production. Cytokines are signaling proteins that mediate and regulate various bodily functions such as immunity and inflammation. Studies indicates the cytokines production is higher using black elderberry compared to other herbal remedy.
Covid-19 pandemic is not yet behind us. The battle continues and do not let your guard down. Protect yourself and your family by boosting immune system via elderberry. Be proactive by adding elderberry into your lives. It protects you and your family.
But beware, not all elderberry products are equal. Majority of clinical studies uses a specific black elderberry extract under the brand name Sambucol®. Sambucol® is developed by scientist, recommended by experts and trusted by parents. It is produced using a unique formulation and extraction process which preserves and maximizes the naturally occurring health benefits flavonoids (naturally occurring antioxidants) of black elderberry. Other products are produced differently and may not have similar therapeutic effects of Sambucol®.
As Covid-19 pandemic continues to grip our lives, keep yourself and your family safe by practicing good hygiene, social distancing and adding Sambucol® into your life. Sambucol® – the little black elderberry that packs a punch.
- Barak V, Halperin T, Kalickman I. (2001). The effect of Sambucol black elderberry, a natural product based on the production of human cytokines: I. Inflammatory cytokines. European Cytokine Network. 12 (2): 290-6.
- Balasingam S, Lamkin R, Safirman D, Mumcuoglu M, Oxford JS. (2006). Neutralizing activity of Sambucol® against avian NIBRG-14 (H5N1) influenza virus. In IV International Conference on Influenza, Preventing the Pandemic, Bird Flu Vaccines. London; 23–24. June.
- Zakay-Rones Z, Thom E, Wollan T, et. al. (2004). Randomized Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Elderberry Extract in the Treatment of Influenza A and B Virus Infections. The Journal of International Medical Research. 32: 132-140.
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- Sambucol® liquid formulation to reduce the duration and severity of the common cold symptoms in adults. PHA-Sam15 Clinical Trial Report V.4 (Final).