Top Seven Reasons to Keep This Berry on Tap for Flu Season

Written by Alex Reid
Posted December 10, 2019

Dear Reader,

Avoid crowds. Keep your hands clean. Load up on vitamin C.

Flu season is here...

And it’s time to take some preventative action!

As you stock up your flu-fighting arsenal, there’s one powerful berry you should add to the top of your shopping list.

It's a tart, deep-purple fruit that grows on the Sambucus tree.

It's native to Europe, but folks have used it for centuries across the world for its incredible medicinal properties.

As we are in the thick of flu season, I strongly recommend that you keep this berry on tap.

It’s called "elderberry." And here are seven noteworthy reasons to keep it around.

1. Helps Protect Against Flu Viruses. Did you know that even with a flu shot, you aren’t fully protected against the flu? Whether or not you get vaccinated, you should use elderberries for an extra layer of protection from the flu.

Lab tests show that elderberries bind to influenza A and B viruses and block their ability to enter cells and multiply.

2. Reduces Inflammation. Inflammation is a natural defense mechanism the body uses to fight off pathogens. However, too much inflammation for too long can cause a lot of trouble in the body. Chronic inflammation can lead to disease and fatigue. 

The flu virus causes inflammation in the body, which leads to fevers, chills, and exhaustion. Elderberries have natural anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce excessive inflammation due to influenza.

3. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals. One of the best ways you can prevent and fight off the flu virus is to get plenty of vitamins and minerals. If you have nutrient deficiencies, your body will be far more susceptible to catching the flu.

Elderberries are rich in vitamins and minerals, which can help supply your body with the nutrients it needs to fight off colds and flu. It’s a particularly good source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and zinc.

4. Packed Full of Antioxidants. When your body’s balance of free radicles and antioxidants is off, it causes oxidative stress. In turn, this can make your body susceptible to bacterial and viral infections like the flu. 

Elderberries are packed full of powerful antioxidants like phenolics, flavonoids, and anthocyanins. They can help restore a healthy balance of antioxidants and prevent free radical damage.

5. Reduces Flu Symptoms. The influenza virus can cause some pain, stiffness, headaches, congestion, and swelling. When you start feeling these symptoms, try using elderberries. Research shows that they can help reduce the severity of flu symptoms.

One study suggests that just four elderberry lozenges a day can help reduce flu-related headaches, muscle pains, fevers, and nasal congestion. Another study of 312 travelers also shows that elderberries can reduce symptoms of the common cold significantly when compared to a placebo.

6. Speeds Up Recovery. In addition to reducing the severity of cold and flu symptoms, elderberries can also cut down the duration of these symptoms, especially in times of stress and anxiety. 

Taking elderberry extract for five days can help speed up the recovery of influenza A and B viruses by four days! The sooner you start using elderberries, the better the results.

7. Supports the Immune System. If you find yourself getting sick often, you may need an immune system boost. Elderberries are the perfect tool for the job.

Lab tests reveal that elderberries stimulate the production of white blood cells, which enhances your body’s overall immune function. At the same time, it can also keep your immune system from becoming overactive and attacking your body’s healthy tissue.

To your health,

Alex Reid Signature
Alex Reid
President, Clear Health Now

P.S. Elderberries are not safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women.


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