The winter season brings many wonderful things: twinkling lights, delicious seasonal drinks, ice skating rinks, but it also brings a greater number of cold and flu cases. Many people are looking for ways to support their immunity before catching a cold, and that’s where elderberry comes in.
Elderberry is a dark purple berry that derives from the Elder tree and has been used for generations as a natural aid. It’s traditionally been a popular ingredient in immune support supplements because it is thought to have a positive effect on boosting immunity. Elderberry is full of vitamins and antioxidants, which may be the reason why so many swear by this natural home remedy.
The Potential Benefits of Elderberry
Traditionally elderberry is believed to many possible health benefits including:
- Increasing antioxidants in the body, which may help maintain youthful skin;
- Supporting healthy digestion and metabolism;
- Supporting the immune system.
What Nutrients are Found in Elderberries?
There are numerous elderberry benefits, which come from its rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, a range of B-vitamins like folate, calcium, and 10.2 grams of fiber per cup.
The daily suggested intake of fiber helps with bowel function, which helps maintain healthy blood cholesterol, while vitamins A and C support your immune system. B-vitamins help with a range of functions, from proper hormone production to supporting healthy energy levels.
Antioxidants are also found in elderberries, which target free radicals in your body. Free radicals can become dangerous if they reach high levels. Antioxidants help balance out these levels.
Supporting Your Immune System
It’s important to maintain a consistently healthy immune system, especially during cold and flu season. If getting the necessary nutrients into your daily meals becomes too time-consuming or difficult to manage, taking supplements may help. KAL Defender C™ is a comprehensive vitamin C formula designed to offer nutritional support. Enhanced with GP Elderberry, it works to support your immune system, especially during the winter season when a little extra help can go a long way.
Looking to help your little ones too? Help them feel energized and healthy with KAL Jurassic Elderberry™ Gummy, which bottles the power of vitamin C, Elderberry, and Zinc to help give immune system support, all in a delicious, easy-to-consume gummy.
Time seems to slip quickly during the winter season, which can look like having little time to plan nutritious, affordable meals. Make sure to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. And if you need a little immune support this season, try vitamin C and elderberry which may help when taken with a healthy diet.