Important: If you have underlying health or auto-immune diseases or are pregnant or nursing you should always check with your health care provider before consuming elderberry. The information we provide is in no way medical advice, but informational only.
Research on Elderberry
FDA regulations require us to not directly describe or share research studies done on elderberry. However there are excellent peer-reviewed lab, clinical, and meta-analysis studies done and we encourage you to do your own research.
What about Elderberry and COVID-19?
Posts claiming that elderberry could cause a severe immune reaction called a cytokine storm circulated at the start of the COVID-19 crisis. There is no scientific evidence supporting this claim.
To learn more, we highly recommend reading this thorough summary explaining how research on cytokines was misinterpreted, a comprehensive analysis of elderberry and inflammatory responses, and existing research on elderberry.*