DrFormulas Sambucus Elderberry Gummies with Zinc and Vitamin C, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, 60 Gummies
A common remedy in traditional folk medicines, elderberry may actually shorten the duration of the flu. In one study, 60 patients exhibiting flu-like symptoms were provided with a placebo syrup or 15 ml. of elderberry four times per day for five days. Symptoms were recorded based on a visual analogue scale. Results found that the patients taking elderberry had their symptoms relieved an average of four days earlier than those taking a placebo.This suggests that elderberry may be a safe and efficient treatment for relieving flu symptoms and reducing the duration of illness.
Zinc is an important mineral that plays an important role in supporting your natural immunities. A meta-analysis suggests that zinc may also be beneficial for cold and flu symptoms. The meta-analyses found that patients taking zinc had a mean common cold duration that was 33 percent shorter than in control groups. Studies also suggest that zinc intake may play an important role in the reproduction of and resistance to the influenza virus.
Vitamin C has been studied for many years as a possible treatment for colds, or as a way to help prevent colds. A meta-analysis found that vitamin C (1-6 g/day) decreased the duration of the cold episodes by 0.93 days.