Elderberry Extract, Powder and Concentrate
Elderberry extracts, powders, and concentrates can add a powerful punch of immune support and healthy flavonoids to dietary supplements as well as functional foods and beverages. In addition to being a natural colorant, elderberry nutraceuticals are widely recognized for clinically substantiated immune-supporting properties and as a potent source of phytonutrients.
- Using European Black Elderberries (Sambucus nigra) for immune support goes back centuries—finally, science has confirmed this
- Studies have suggested that actives present in elderberry can interfere with viruses attaching and replicating
- Human clinical trials show that elderberry extract can mitigate flu symptoms’ length and severity
- A large-scale clinical trial of ElderCraft® extract showed improvement in long-haul airplane passengers’ cold symptoms
- Meta-analysis concluded that elderberry extracts effectively reduce symptom severity and duration of colds and flu
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Artemis offers wholesale European Black Elderberry extracts, powders and concentrates that are ideal for a variety of applications including functional foods and beverages and dietary supplements, and as natural colorants. They are suitable for use in gummies, capsules, tablets, drink mixes, cosmetics, baked goods and more.
European Black Elderberry Extracts
ElderCraft® 3.2% Liquid Extract*
ElderCraft® 4% Extract Powder*
ElderCraft® 7% Extract Powder*
ElderCraft® 10% Extract Powder*
Spray-dried European black elderberry extract standardized to a minimum anthocyanin content of 10% via a proprietary membrane extraction process which enriches active compounds without harsh chemical solvents.
ElderCraft® 14% Extract Powder*
European Black Elderberry Powders & Concentrates
Elderberry Juice Concentrate (65° Brix)
Conventional & Organic
Elderberry Juice Powder 5:1
Conventional & Organic
European Black Elderberry Scientific Studies
Elderberry’s historical role in the treatment of colds and flu has stimulated much research interest. In a clinical trial conducted by Israeli scientists (Zakay-Rones et al., 1995), elderberry was administered to influenza-infected patients. Elderberry treatment resulted in reduced severity and longevity of flu symptoms. Also, research out of Germany (Krawitz et al., 2011) reported that Artemis’ elderberry extract inhibits the growth of influenza A and B viruses and bacteria associated with upper respiratory tract infections in humans. Artemis’ standardized elderberry extracts have been shown, in vitro, to possess additional antiviral activity, most notably against replication of HSV-1, HSV-2, and HCMV viruses. De Benito et al. (1998) isolated ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIP) in elderberries as well. RIPs may serve as a potential immunotoxin and can be used both as an antiviral and an antitumor agent. In studies by Blumenthal et al. (pending publication) it was shown that Artemis’ elderberry extracts enhance the immune system through increased levels of T cells, B cells, and IFN and IL-2 cytokines, resulting in an increased resistance to viral infection that was even more pronounced in older animals. This work also suggested that elderberry’s effect on enhancing the immune response may involve activation of genes that produce IL-2 and IFN and can act directly on viruses to inhibit their ability to replicate.
A 2016 study by Tiralongo et al. evaluated ElderCraft® European black elderberry extract on 312 long-haul flight passengers. The elderberry supplementation resulted in reduced symptom severity and duration from cold illnesses. A 2019 meta-analysis by Hawkins et al. evaluated the totality of clinical data on the observed immune benefits of elderberry and concluded that “supplementation with a standardized elderberry extract is signiﬁcantly eﬀective at reducing the total duration and severity of upper respiratory symptoms, as compared to a placebo group.”