Earlier this year, I was introduced to a “new to Canada” remedy for cold and flu symptoms – Sambucol Canada.
Sambucol is the original extract from a fruit called black elderberry. Black elderberries originate in Europe and North America, however it is cautioned that you do not consume the black elderberry raw, rather stick to the extracts in sambucol elderberry syrup. Elderberries are full of antioxidants that help keep immune systems strong.
My introduction to Sambucol was the first time I learned about elderberry syrup and the antioxidant properties that black elderberry has. I had done some sniffing around online in the past about elderberry and the benefits of use for treatment and had found it listed under assistance with weight-loss, cold, flu, fever, burns, bladder and urinary tract infections and to combat inflammation to name a few. It’s been used in many cultures around the world for hundreds of years.
The Science Behind Sambucol
According to the Sambucol.ca website:
Studies have shown that elderberries are unusually rich in the phytochemicals known as flavonoids. Among all fruits, elderberries are the most concentrated source of anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids that act as powerful antioxidants to maintain the immune system and protect the body’s cells from harm. These anthocyanins are found in the purple pigment of black elderberries. Research has shown that the anthocyanins in black elderberry can boost the production of cytokines, the proteins that act as messengers within the immune system, and thereby help boost your body’s immunity to fight off viruses.
With the holiday season coming up and our annual vacation with friends to the Caribbean in January, I don’t want to take any chances with my kids going down sick. Especially since I was already caught earlier this year in my own parenting fail of being unprepared on the road with my kids. I’m now stocked up with Sambucol cold and flu products for both the kids and myself to help ensure that we recover twice as fast on the off chance that we pick up a flu strain other than what is being vaccinated against or we catch a cold from too much sweaty, outdoor play or kissing relatives at Christmas.
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Disclaimer – Yes, I did receive complimentary product of Sambucol Cold and Flu to test and sample and attempt to keep my kids and I well through this cold and flu season!
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