Why Elderberry?

Elderberries have been used as a natural health remedy around the world for centuries. We source the European Black elderberry (Sambucus Nigra) because it holds some of the highest antioxidant levels in the world. They are a great source of vitamins C, E, and A and support your immune system at a high level! 
Why are antioxidants a big deal when it comes to our health and wellness? Antioxidants actually help fight off free radicals in the body that cause cellular damage. Free radicals sadly can't be avoided as they are caused by things like stress and environmental toxins. Since we can't avoid free radicals, we need antioxidants! 
Antioxidants help equip the immune system with tools to defend against the damage caused by free radicals. We receive antioxidants from the foods we eat and the supplements we take. Ripe and colorful fruits and vegetables are a fantastic source of antioxidants along with European Black elderberries.
Not only do the antioxidants from elderberries help with free radical damage, but they have anti-inflammatory properties as well! Chronic inflammation is thought to be a leading cause of many diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Eating foods with anti-inflammatory components, like berries and other fruits and vegetables, can help counteract that inflammation and lead to better health and wellness.
In conclusion, you can see why we chose to create these power packed and delicious elderberry tonics for you and your family! For the ingredients of Mama Merrill's and their benefits, please see each product's individual listing.