Nature's Sunshine Elderberry Defense is a product designed to support a healthy immune system. It contains a blend of elderberry extract, echinacea root, olive leaf and royal jelly. Elderberry is a shrub found in the warmer regions of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. There are numerous species with the most common being Sambucus nigra which is the type found in this product. Elderberry is packed with natural volatile oils, anthocyanins and fruit acids which have been scientifically shown to stimulate the immune system.
Echinacea is widely used as an immune system booster and has been for many years. Native Americans used this herb to fight off colds and flu during the winter months. Today herbalists everywhere often recommend echinacea for the same purpose. Olive leaf is another ingredient that has a beneficial effect on the immune system. It provides antimicrobial benefits and antioxidant protection. Then there's royal jelly. Royal jelly is made by nurse bees and fed to the queen bee. It is created from pollen and honey, and is packed with powerful nutrients. Although each of these ingredients is beneficial alone they offer even more benefit when combined in a high quality formula like Elderberry Defense.