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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. David 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 completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.

He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.

In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.

The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.



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