Elderberry supplements are the talk of the town these days, but tracking down the perfect supplement for you can prove to be quite the task. Luckily, we’re here to help! Just call us your supplement fairy godmother.
Whether you’re a longtime fan of elderberry supplements and are looking to switch it up or are just starting to get into them, we can help walk you through finding the perfect supplements for you.
What is Elderberry?
Let’s take it back to science class for a second to get the lowdown on what exactly elderberry is. (But don’t worry -- we’re not going to quiz you on how well you can memorize these stats!)
Elderberry supplements are sourced from the fruit or flowers of elderberry plants (talk about Mother Nature providing for us, right?). These supplements are frequently used to support immune health and immune function to help keep your whole body in tip top shape. Impressive, we know.
Buckle up, because things are about to get a little scientific. Let’s get to the bottom of why exactly elderberries are a popular supplement choice. Elderberries contain natural substances that are called flavonoids. These substances seem to aid in reducing swelling, fighting inflammation, and supporting your immune system.
Elderberry supplements themselves are derived from the fruit or flowers of the plant. This has been used for years for medicinal reasons. In fact, its usage dates all the way back to 400 BC. The “Father of Medicine” Hippocrates even referred to the elder tree as his “medicine chest.”
Today, elderberry is renowned for several properties and has enjoyed success as an excellent way to support a variety of bodily functions. If you’re wondering what some of the possible benefits of taking elderberry supplements are, consider that it can have a beneficial impact on:
- Immune system health and function
- Taming inflammation in the body
- Reduce feelings of stress
- Help you protect the heart
- Ease cold or even flu symptoms
If you’re wondering how elderberries get this all done, you’re in good company! In fact, elderberries are known for being packed with both antioxidants and vitamins. These ultimately can prove helpful when you’re looking to enhance your wellbeing.
Why Is It Important To Take Your Supplements?
Your supplements are important to include in your wellness routine for a variety of reasons, but elderberry supplements definitely stick out as a super special one.
Elderberry supplements are extremely well-rounded. And by that we mean that they work to support a variety of different conditions in one tiny, compact supplement. That’s why taking yours is so important; you’re getting a whole host of benefits in just one bite!
Cosmos Vita’s Supportive Elderberry, Zinc, and Vitamin C gummies pack all the naturally protective powers of elderberry alongside the fierce healing benefits of zinc. Elderberry is said to prevent and support cold and flu symptoms, naturally relieve stress, and act as a heart-healthy anti-inflammatory tool. Supportive also offers 100 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C, protecting your body on multiple fronts all without animal products, gluten, or artificial flavors, dyes, and preservatives.
Supplements were designed to help bridge what’s known as the nutritional gap, so if there’s something that you’re lacking in your diet or that you need more of, a supplement can help you get there.
Doing this helps ensure that you’re consuming the correct nutrients to support your body. In addition, supplements are an excellent addition to a wellness routine because they’re highly customizable. You can choose which ones target what you need and forgo the ones that do not.
What are the Risks of Elderberry Supplements?
Before you take any kind of dietary supplement, you should set aside some time to research if you fall into a category of people who might not be a great fit for it. This ensures that you’re only having the correct supplements for you and you don’t erroneously add something into your diet that’s not going to be impactful in a positive way.
First, we should note that you should never under any circumstance eat the elderberry fruit, flower, or leaves itself. Why? Because there are parts of the plant itself that can actually be toxic to human beings, that’s why! For that reason, you should just stick with the supplements (which are gummy AND delicious, for the record!) and avoid the actual plant.
In addition to this, if you’re pregnant or nursing, you should avoid taking this supplement -- and consult your doctor before you consider taking any supplement in general. This is simply because there hasn’t been enough research conducted regarding the interaction of elderberry and pregnancy. If you’re on any medications, definitely ask your doctor before you use these supplements, too!
Where Can You Buy Elderberry Supplements?
It’s easy enough to go to a holistic health foods store and find an elderberry supplement on the shelves. That being said, do you really know what’s going into that supplement?
Cosmos Vita’s Supportive Elderberry, Zinc, and Vitamin C gummies are vegan, gluten-free, and transparently sourced, so you know you’re getting a supplement without any artificial flavors, dyers, colors, or preservatives.
Our Supportive gummies truly are out of this world. They harness the power of elderberry, one of nature’s most healing plants—a heart-healthy natural stress reliever with anti-inflammatory properties. We combine elderberry with 100 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C and immune-boosting zinc. And did we mention Cosmos Vita’s gummy vitamins are completely GMO-free?
Gummy vitamins aren’t just one of the types of vitamins we manufacture. They’re all we create. We specialize in crafting delicious, dye-free, healthy gummies that taste like a treat and treat your body great, too.
What Does GMO-Free Mean?
We want to dive into one differentiating factor of Cosmos Vita’s gummy vitamins in a little more detail. You’ve probably heard the term GMO-free before but might be a little blurry about what that means, or why it’s important. We’re here to answer that question for you!
First, let’s establish what a GMO is. GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. This means that the ingredient, plant, animal, or microorganism did not occur naturally in nature. Instead, it means that it was manufactured in a laboratory setting. This usually includes the usage of genetic engineering or even traditional cross breeding methods (depending on the product).
GMOs infiltrate a ton of the products that we consume every single day. That being said, there’s a movement to learn more about what these products are and what they do exactly. Many people are specifically concerned about the implications that consuming GMO foods can have on health. That’s why some people are opting to lean towards GMO-free foods or products. This means that the products were not created in a lab but are instead naturally occurring.
Cosmos Vita is committed to creating gummies with only the highest quality ingredients. That’s why we’ve opted to make products that are GMO-Free. Give them a try -- they taste great, and you don’t have to lose sleep at night over the GMO dilemma!
Elderberry supplements are gaining quite the rapport in the wellness world, and with good reason. These supplements can be used to support the body in a variety of ways. That’s why they’re so popular; there’s something for everyone.
As always, if you have a pre-existing illness or condition, you should reach out to your doctor before you have a supplement to make sure they’re conducive with your condition. That being said, taking supplements overall is extremely important. They can be used to fill nutritional gaps that would be difficult to close otherwise.
You can buy elderberry supplements in many health food stores, but you won’t necessarily know as much about the company that makes them, or what goes into these supplements. That’s why Cosmos Vita is unique. We’re transparent, upfront, and we only use the highest quality ingredients. We’re proud to share that our gummy vitamins are GMO and dye free. If you’re vegan? Never fear! Our gummies are vegan friendly.
Taking control of your health and wellness doesn’t have to be taxing or extremely difficult. In fact, it’s possible to have fun with it -- and we think you should. Join Cosmos Vita as we share our out of this world gummies with the planet. Your body will thank you later!