What's the deal with Elderberries?

Why is everyone in nutrition talking about elderberries lately? If you’re like most of my friends, the only place you’ve ever heard of elderberries is in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and you may be wondering what all the hype is about. 

health benefits of elderberries

So want to get in on the secret?

It all starts with antioxidants. 

Antioxidants offer a powerful boost to the immune system, helping to fight invading germs and keep you healthy. Black elderberries have some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants among all the berries and provide potent immune support to help your body stay healthy. 

What exactly is Elderberry? Elderberry refers to several different varieties of the Sambucus tree, which is a flowering plant belonging to the Adoxaceae family. The most common type is Sambucus nigra (we use Sambucus Nigra in mixZen), also known as the European elderberry or black elder. This tree is native to Europe, though it is widely grown in many other parts of the world as well. The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system.

mixZen contains 500 mg of black elderberry, is scientifically tested and a great-tasting way to help support your immune system year-round. Plus, the supplement is taken as a liquid, meaning that your body can actually absorb, and use, the nutrients.