Elderberry extract saves travellers from cold and flu

How many times, when you go on holiday, do you find yourself coming down with something just the minute you step off the plane? Nothing can ruin a vacation more than catching a cold or flu.

Now, a new study shows that these airline ailments don’t have to be a necessary part of your travel plans!

Most airplanes are nothing more than a germ cesspool – a metal tank that traps you with 300 coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and drooling people for an hour or more.

But according to the latest research, taking between 600 and 900 mg of elderberry extract daily for the days leading up to, during, and after your air travel has been shown to keep you healthy despite air travel.

And if you do end up getting sick, the elderberry extract can shorten the duration of your cold or flu by half – and even cut the number of symptoms in half, too!

Elderberries are absolutely loaded with antioxidants, but unfortunately the dark berries themselves aren’t commonly found at the grocery store or even the farmer’s market. And the foods they’re used in – fruit preserves, pastries, and even wine – are so full of sugar that they’ll probably do more harm than good.

Instead, look for elderberry extract at your local health food store, where it might be labeled with its scientific name, Sambucus. You can find it as a liquid concentrate, chewable gummies, and easy-to-swallow capsules – and it’s sometimes included as an ingredient in zinc lozenges.

While loading up on elderberry and even some vitamin C supplements prior to a trip may help, sleep can also be your best friend when it comes to fighting the common cold. So, be sure not to skip out on shuteye in the days before – or during – your trip.

And keep up the immune-boosting supplements even after you return home to stave off any infection from bugs you might’ve picked up on the plane trip back.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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Elderberry extracts may protect air travelers from colds and flu, nutraingredients-usa.com

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