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Nature’s Medicine Chest: Elderberry Drops + Vitamin C

by Dr. David Minkoff September 10, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

Nature’s Medicine Chest: Elderberry Drops + Vitamin C

Mother Nature’s Natural Solution to Boosting Immunity

Elderberry, also known as Sambucus nigra, has been used for centuries as a natural herbal remedy for those who fall ill.

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, referred to elderberry as “nature’s medicine chest,” and it has been noted as early as the 5th century BC as a medicinal tonic – forever cementing it as a staple in human nutrition.

But, it wasn’t until recently that we understood WHY it is so helpful to the body. And with this understanding came advanced methods of harnessing the incredible power of this medicinal plant.

And it all comes down to two simple things:

  • Chemical compounds that directly inhibit the spread and influence of viral infections
  • Nutrients that directly affect your immune system’s ability to coordinate an effective immune response to threats

When you combine the above with a healthy dose of vitamin C, there is no question that your body will thank you.

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Mortal Combat: Elderberry vs. Influenza

When you suffer from any strain of the flu, it feels like your body is engaged in a fight to the death against the virus. The fever, aches, restlessness, bad dreams, and everything else that comes can be summed up in two words: utter misery. 

Elderberry contains nutrients that are a secret weapon in this struggle: anthocyanins. In addition to numerous other health benefits (more on that later), these highly potent phytochemicals bind directly to receptors on influenza and other viruses, thereby inhibiting their spread and helping to kill them off.

One elderberry study was conducted during a flu outbreak in the 1990s with astonishing results:

  • Within 24 hours of taking an elderberry drops, 20% of the patients had significant improvements regarding their fever, aches, pains, and coughing.
  • Within 48 hours, it was up to 73% that saw improvement.
  • Within 72 hours, 90% of patients experienced significant improvement.

Only 16% of the group who didn’t take the elderberry solution felt any improvement within the first two days, and it took almost a week for the majority to start feeling improvements.

The results available from elderberry preparations are similar to those of antiviral medications, but with one major difference: no side effects.

The antiviral properties of elderberries have been demonstrated in numerous other studies over the last several decades, leaving there no question in anyone’s mind that elderberry is one of the most potent natural flu remedies in the world.

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Elderberry and Daily Health

In addition to being a potent weapon against the flu, elderberry offers countless other health benefits. The moniker “nature’s medicine chest” is, honestly, well deserved. In addition to the virus-fighting anthocyanins, elderberry contains a wide range of bioactive compounds, including:

  • Amino acids
  • Unsaturated fatty acids
  • Vitamins A and C
  • Minerals, such as calcium, iron, and potassium
  • Folate
  • Polyphenols (highly potent antioxidants)

After careful scientific study over the last several decades, the many health benefits elderberry brings to the table include:

  1. Enhanced cardiovascular health through modulated cholesterol levels and improved blood vessel formulation.*
  2. Improved vision through the inhibition of myopia (which causes nearsightedness) and decreased eye fatigue.*
  3. Enhanced brain health through improved memory and motor performances, thereby delaying and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative dysfunction.*
  4. Promotes weight loss and reduces the risk of diabetes through improved insulin production.*

It is also often used to treat countless medical conditions, including constipation, joint and muscle pain, headaches, kidney problems, neurodegenerative illnesses, skin conditions, stress, HIV, and AIDS.

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Elderberry and Your Immune System

Studies have shown that not only does elderberry directly fight against viruses, but it also enhances your immune system’s ability to launch a coordinated offensive against invaders. It does this by increasing and modulating your system’s ability to release cytokines – the signaling molecules that create targeted inflammation to kill off foreign invaders. This increase in cytokine production speeds up and improves your immune system’s rapid response to unwanted antigens that have entered your blood.

In other words, elderberry enhances the immune system response of anyone – whether they are healthy, have any illness, or have the flu.

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How Vitamin C Supports Your Health

Vitamin C has been known for decades as a critical component of human health, and specifically for immune health. It is known as an essential vitamin, which means your body cannot synthesize it, and it must come from outside sources.

As you probably know, oxidative stress is a condition in which free radicals have “gone wild” and are out of balance with the level of antioxidants in your blood. Oxidative stress is a precursor to countless severe medical conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular illness

Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants that helps reduce and avoid oxidative stress. Those who consume Vitamin C daily have seen up to a 30% boost in blood antioxidant levels – a more significant improvement than almost any other antioxidant supplement.

Some further benefits of Vitamin C include:

  • Critical for the proper functioning of white blood cells*
  • Helps manage high blood pressure*
  • Can help lower your risk of heart disease*
  • Protects your memory and brain health as you age*

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The Perfect Immune Support Drops

BodyHealth's Elderberry + Vitamin C Immune Support Drops

Drawing from decades of scientific research and experience as both a clinical physician and athlete, Dr. David Minkoff combined the health benefits of elderberry with those of vitamin C to create the perfect immune-support drops.

Because it isn’t just “elderberry” or “vitamin C” – it’s the quality, ratio, and potency of the ingredients that make a difference.

And BodyHealth’s Elderberry + Vitamin C Immune Support Drops is formulated for optimal bioavailability and efficacy in the body for next-level immune support.

This supplement gives your body exactly what it needs in the right proportions for daily support – and it can be used either proactively (as a daily supplement to avoid illness) or reactively (to reduce the symptoms and longevity of illness).

It has ZERO sugar, is keto-friendly, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and is produced in accordance with GMP regulations. You can be confident this product will give you all the good with none of the bad.

Try BodyHealth’s Elderberry + Vitamin C Immune Support Drops today!

 

References:

  1. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190423133644.htm
  2. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2019.01207/full
  3. https://www.israel21c.org/study-shows-israeli-elderberry-extract-effective-against-avian-flu/
  4. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/h5n1-people.htm
  5. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2019.01207/full
  6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11399518/
  7. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324863
  8. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-benefits
Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995. In 1997, his interest in alternative and complementary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which has become one of the foremost alternative medicine clinics in the U.S. His search to find a source of the highest quality nutritional supplements led him to establish BodyHealth in 2000, a resource that could provide doctors with the best possible supplementation and education for their patients. Today, the BodyHealth products are used by hundreds of practitioners and individual consumers who seek all-natural wellness and detoxification supplements with a demonstrated high level of quality and effectiveness. In addition to their use by patients looking to heal disease, the BodyHealth products are also used by sports enthusiasts interested in achieving and maintaining optimal performance. As a 42-time Ironman triathlon finisher, (including 8 appearances at the Ironman World Championships) Dr. Minkoff has first-hand experience to help athletes achieve optimum conditioning. His expertise in protein synthesis, detoxification, and nutrition allow them to run, swim, and bike faster and longer. Today, Dr. Minkoff is an alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, tv and radio show guest. He also authors two weekly newsletters, the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter and the Optimum Health Report.



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