The Science Behind Black Elderberry
Elderberry has a long-standing history of medicinal use and immune support properties, and several scientific studies have outlined its antiviral effects and efficacy with ameliorating symptoms from respiratory viruses. However, stated conclusions from one recent clinical trial have been the catalyst for some conflicting information circulating in the media about whether black elderberry is an effective herbal ingredient.
To officially set the record straight and explain what the science really says about elderberry, Dr. Jessie Hawkins, an expert on the science of black elderberry and author of the recent independent meta-analysis, objectively navigates through the existing human studies and explains what the totality of the clinical research concludes about black elderberry.
The Heart of the Matter: Why Aronia Berry is a Must for Cardiovascular Health
In February, we’re reminded about the importance of cardiovascular health thanks to American Heart Month. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women, and related risk factors such as high blood pressure have been linked to more severe COVID-19 complications.
For those in search of a botanical solution, aronia berry has documented potential to support cardiovascular health. Daily supplementation with aronia berry for a 6-8 week period has a significant reduction effect on overall relevant risk factors of cardiovascular disease, including systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol, with stronger effects found among adults over the age of 50.
Meet our BerryDefense® Immune Blend
We’re boosting our immune support offerings with new BerryDefense® Immune Blend. The proprietary blend contains European black elderberry, with aronia and black currant highly-standardized extracts to support not only immune health, but also cardiovascular health, and even vision health.
Because high blood pressure is a risk factor for COVID-19 complications, and telecommuting for work and school creates added eye strain, the blend addresses a number of health concerns relevant to the pandemic.