Elderberry extract protects against travel-related viral infections

Travelling is one of the best teachers in life, but it can also make you vulnerable to infections. Taking elderberry extract may help slash any illnesses you catch while traveling in half and it can help lessen the number and severity of symptoms, too.

And if you are a regular traveller then you know as well as I do that the last thing you want to do when you get to your destination is recover from whatever you caught on the way.

Studies have shown that there’s something that acts as an armour against those air travel ailments…

It’s elderberry!

But according to 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.

And if you do end up getting sick, elderberry extract’s a powerful antiviral properties can shorten the duration of your cold or flu by half. It can even cut the number of symptoms in half, too!

That means you could be sick for a full three days or LESS – but you need to start taking it before the full onset of the illness.

Elderberries are absolutely loaded with antioxidants, but unfortunately the dark berries themselves aren’t commonly found in supermarkets 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 (which are great for boosting immunity, too).

You could also find it as a tea blend as well – and, as you know, there’s really no downside to drinking tea!

Any kind of travel – by plane, train, car or bus – can take its toll and compromise your immunity.

While loading up on elderberry and even some vitamin C supplements before you travel could boost your chances of avoiding any unwanted bugs. In addition, sleep can be your best friend when it comes to fighting the common cold. So, be sure to get enough shuteye before and during your trip.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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Sources:

Elderberry extracts may protect air travelers from colds and flu, nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Elderberry-extracts-may-protect-air-travelers-from-colds-and-flu

11 Immunity-Boosting Foods You Need to Fight Off the Flu, rd.com/health/wellness/immune-boosting-foods/

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