Erin Stokes, Naturopathic Doctor, MegaFood Medical Director | June 2021
What is my “go to” herb for immune support?
As both a student and practitioner of herbal medicine for over 20 years, it’s admittedly hard to pick favorites in the plant world. Yet, when it comes to supporting immune health, I have a clear favorite: Elderberry.
A glance at the history of elderberry reveals I’m not alone in my love for this incredible plant. Elderberry has been widely used in Europe for hundreds of years to support optimal immune health,* and Hippocrates himself referred to elderberry as his “medicine chest.”
Elderberry’s dark purple berries are a source of anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid also found in other deeply pigmented fruits such as blueberries, raspberries and bilberries. It appears to be the berries that hold the power for this plant, particularly when it comes to supporting immune health.*
Delicious immune support for the whole family*
One of the best characteristics of elderberry is that it is safe for children, when taken at the right potency for the right age. Our Elderberry Zinc Immune Support* Syrup uniquely pairs elderberry with zinc - another immune-support favorite - in one tasty syrup! And this convenient liquid supplement was formulated for adults and children over the age of 4.*
One serving delivers elderberry and 100% of the Daily Value for zinc (11 mg) along with aronia berry for additional nourishment. Bonus: as a parent, you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to get your son or daughter to take this every day. It tastes good!
Immune support that’s just for the grown-ups
Our Elderberry Immune Support* Gummies, formulated for adults, is a delicious way to support your immune system throughout the year.* Like our immune support syrup, these grown-up gummies feature the dynamic duo, elderberry and zinc. And because these gummies are made the MegaFood way, they don’t have artificial flavors, and they contain organic wild blueberries and organic ginger, which are a natural sources of phytonutrients.* Just two of these naturally good gummies gives your immune system a juicy boost.*
When you desire a little extra support turn to Immune Defense* for a powerful blend of elderberry and botanicals like echinacea and andrographis. This adults-only formula is intended to be taken three times a day, for up to five days – your immune system will thank you for the support.*