Why Everyone’s Obsessed With Elderberry Gummies
If you like to keep a keen eye on health trends then you’ve probably come across elderberry gummies – but what exactly are they, do they have any health benefits and are they vegan-friendly?
What are elderberry gummies?
Elderberries have an ancient history in herbal and folk medicines across Europe, traditionally the elder tree (the same tree that’s responsible for elderflower cordial) was considered a Holy Tree; in fact, in the Medieval times it was believed to restore full health.
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In more recent years, elderberries are used to treat flu-like symptoms, boost the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Elderberry gummies benefits
Elderberries have a great vitamin C content – twice the amount of an orange! They’re full of antioxidants, in fact, more than blueberries as well as higher dietary fibre, polyphenols and flavonoids.
Because of these, studies have shown that elderberries are able to shorten the length (and severity) of flu symptoms, they’re thought to boost heart health, support the immune system and even have antidepressant properties.
Are elderberry gummies suitable for vegans?
Unfortunately, not all elderberry gummies are vegan-friendly as a lot of them include animal-derived gelatin for structure. However, it’s not all sad news: there are plenty of vegan options. Just make sure to ask for help in a pharmacy or read the ingredients labels thoroughly.
Recipe for vegan elderberry gummies
If you want to have a go at making your own plant-based elderberry gummies at home then here’s a recipe for you to try. This thorough guide and recipe from The Belly Rules The Mind has you covered!
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by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.