The berries and flowers of elderberries are a not-so-secret ingredient for maximizing your health and vitality. Elderberry does it all: it’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins to boost your immune system as soon as nasty cold and flu symptoms start to appear, helps tame inflammation, protects your heart and even helps you feel calmer when stress is piling on. Not sure where to start? Here are some of the best elderberry products to test out and see what fits your needs.
Nature’s Way Sambucus Elderberry Gummies
Made to ensure maximum potency. Amazon
Don’t let a cold or flu slow you down, and enjoy the “fun” of taking this supplement—who doesn’t like a sweet treat? These gummies are made from full-spectrum black elderberry extract that taste great while working hard on immune support. They have no artificial colors or flavors, are gluten-free, and are free from other common allergens.
Organic Elderberry Syrup (Extra Strength) Liquid Extract
A serving size is 30 drops, and it’s safe for everyday use. Amazon
Liquid extracts are a great secret weapon, as you can drop them into a smoothie to enhance the flavor while letting them work their magic against inflammation, infections and more. This syrup comes in blueberry and raspberry flavors that are not only highly absorbable but also quick acting. It’s organic, non GMO, vegan, rich in antioxidants and safe for kids to take too. Sneak it into their morning yogurt and they’ll never know what made it taste so great—while feeling great too!
USDA Certified Organic Elderberries
Available in an 8 ounce or 16 ounce package. Amazon
If you’re up for the challenge—and fun—of making your own elderberry products while still reaping all the benefits, you need a bag of dried ones. They’re completely natural and great for making elderberry juice, syrup, jam, pies and even—wait for it—elderberry wine. Just boil the dried berries with sugar and the possibilities are endless, delicious and good for your body.