Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms

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Are  you travelling by air and coming down with something? Elderberry may help.

This study (full text here) of 312 passengers travelling by air received 2 capsules (600-900 mg of elderberry extract containing 90-135mg of anthocyanins) per day for a period before travel, then a slightly increased dose while travelling and after arrival for a few days. The group that had well-defined colds was small (9%). Most cold episodes occurred in the placebo group but the difference was not significant. The placebo group participants had a significantly longer duration of cold episode days (117 vs. 57) and the average symptom score over these days was also significantly higher (583 vs. 247). Another study looking at the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections found that, “symptoms were relieved on average 4 days earlier and use of rescue medication was significantly less in those receiving elderberry extract compared with placebo.” (full text here)

NDNR  PRE-FLIGHT HERBAL REGIMEN: ELDERBERRY

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