Unlock the Benefits of Elderberry with Sambucol Immune Support

Unlock the Benefits of Elderberry with Sambucol Immune Support

In recent years, the elderberry fruit has gained popularity for its rich history in traditional medicine. They may be tiny berries but they’ve got big benefits! They are the storehouse of health-benefiting anthocyanin antioxidants- Anthocyanins have antioxidant properties, meaning that they fight damaging compounds called free radicals.[1]. Black elderberries have the highest levels of antioxidants among other elderberry varieties, giving them their incredible immune-supporting benefits.

Sambucol products, derived from its scientific name,  Sambucus nigra, stands out for its potent formulation designed to harness immune support. [2] Among the plethora of elderberry products available, let's delve into the benefits of elderberry and how Sambucol Immune Support can unlock its full potential.

Understanding the Power of Elderberry

Nutritional Composition

Elderberries are low calorie yet nutritious fruit, with 1 cup (145 grams) containing 106 calories, 26.7 grams of carbohydrate and less than 1 gram each of fat and protein.

In addition to that, Elderberries are known for being packed with antioxidants, being rich in:

  • Dietary Fiber:

Enhances gut health, reduces constipation and reduces the risk of chronic conditions. [3]

  • Potassium:

Essential for healthy nerve function. [4]

  • Vitamin A:

Maintains the body’s natural defenses and preserves eyesight. [6]

  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Optimal for brain health. [7]

  • Vitamin C:

Boosts immunity and reduces risk of chronic diseases. [8]

  • Calcium:

Critical for bone health and muscle activity. [9]

  • Iron:

Required for growth and development and reduces risk of anemia. 

Antioxidant Properties

Black elderberries are rich in antioxidants, particularly flavonoids such as quercetin and anthocyanins. Flavonoids are a form of chemical that possesses a number of medicinal benefits, including anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. These compounds have been studied for their potential health benefits, including their ability to fight oxidative stress and neutralize free rascals.

Immune-Boosting Effects

Elderberry extract has been shown to have antiviral properties as they are able to stimulate the production of cytokines, to regulate immune response. By promoting the production of cytokines, elderberries may help enhance the body's defense against infections. [11] The antiviral mechanism in elderberries may inhibit viral replication and prevent viruses from entering host cells, thereby reducing the severity and duration of respiratory infections. [12]

Sambucol: A Closer Look at Our Immune-Boosting Products

Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry Cough Relief 120ml

In syrup form, Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry Cough Relief syrup  provides fast relief for your little one’s cough.  With the combined power of black elderberry and ivy leaf, two of nature's best immunity-building defense against free radicals, this Sambucol product shortens the cycle of cold and flu, effectively treats chesty cough, relieves runny noses and boosts the immune system. Yummy and perfect for kids, the cough relief ingredients in Sambucol wards off the symptoms of cough and flu effectively!

Sambucol Black Elderberry Cold & Flu 250ml

With powerful antioxidant properties of over 2000 black elderberries, the Sambucol Black Elderberry Cold & Flu syrup is  ideal for adults if you are looking for a non-drowsy alternative to fight your cold and flu.         

Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry Immune Defence Gummies 50's

Specifically formulated for kids, Sambucol KIds Black Elderberry Immune Defence Gummies is an immune boosting candy that has a delightful burst of flavor in every nibble. With its robust antioxidant properties, each gummy is powered by Vitamin C and Zinc which provides great immune system support! Consistent intake has also been demonstrated to reduce the occurence of colds and flu. 

Sambucol Black Elderberry Cold & Flu 120ml

With the antioxidant properties of the black elderberry fruit, the Sambucol Black Elderberry Cold & Flu syrup helps provide protection against a variety of illnesses like fever, runny nose, and helps individuals to recover faster and also provide symptomatic relief by 30%.

Sambucol Black Elderberry Soothing Honey Lozenges 16's

Sambucol Black Elderberry Soothing Honey Lozenges combines Black Elderberry with Manuka honey to provide synergistic benefits for immune support. Manuka honey is renowned for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can further support immune function. This is especially helpful if you are taking it for cough relief! Its high viscosity will coat and soothe the throat, reducing the urge to cough. [14] This pack of lozenges is a convenient on-the-go immune support! With absolutely no artificial food colourings and with natural ingredients used, this is a remedy to keep you safe especially during the holiday season.

Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune Defence Everyday Immuno Forte 250ml

Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune Defence Everyday Immuno Forte syrup is fortified further with the potent anti-cold and flu effects of vitamin C and zinc. It's great tasting and is an effective immunity booster that keeps the family's immune system strong all year round!

Sambucol Black Elderberry Cold & Flu Forte Capsules 24's

Sambucol Black Elderberry Cold & Flu Forte is packed with antioxidant properties, with Vitamin C and Zinc, two of the most potent ingredients that halt the prevalence of runny nose and fever. Just like all other Sambucol products, these capsules provide effective immune system defense that reduces the risk of catching a flu bug. With the product’s main role to support overall immune health, It is known to be helpful in reducing the severity and duration of a flu.

Sambucol Black Elderberry Cold & Flu + Pain Relief Capsules 24's

Catching a flu bug and having a fever can take a toll on your body. You may experience body aches and other symptoms of a cold. It can be frustrating when you experience body aches and restlessness while recovering.

Sambucol Black Elderberry Cold & Flu + Pain Relief Capsules has just what you need to get the body aches and flu bugs away! Aside from Black Elderberry, it also contains natural ingredients  such as White Willow Bark,which  aids in relieving pain and mild fever. It also has California Poppy that helps to aid with sleep.

Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry Cold & Flu Relief Liquid 120ml

The powerful and great tasting Sambucol Kids Black Elderberry Cold & Flu Relief Liquid is packed with black elderberry, elderflower, honey, zinc and vitamin C that relieves children of cold and flu symptoms. It also contains honey and zinc, which have wonderful anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties.   

Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune Defence Lozenges with Vitamin C Zinc & Honey 20's

Need relief from an irritating sore throat? You might want to take a look at Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune Defence Lozenges with Vitamin C, ZInc and Honey. These delicious throat lozenges that you can conveniently bring along with you wherever you go! They contain powerful antioxidant properties of black elderberry with other natural ingredients such as Vitamin C and Zinc which adds on to strengthen the immune system further. Lastly, honey will soothe and coat the throat while possessing anti-inflammatory effects.  which will aid in ensuring a fast relief of symptoms and support the immune system. 


The various Sambucol products may differ in size, dosage form and extra ingredients. However, what they have in common is that they contain Black elderberries which are fantastic for supporting your immune health due to their naturally high levels of antioxidants.

Sambucol harnesses the power of black elderberries using a proprietary extraction process. Sambucol is the Original Black Elderberry supplement, providing powerful support for everyday immune health.[15]

If you are looking at how to kickstart your journey on strengthening your immune system, reach out to our friendly Pharmacists at Glovida-Rx. You can reach us via Whatsapp at +65 8101 5555 for a free Pharmacist consultation!


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