Fortify: Elderberry Elixir
Ingredients*: Elderberry, Alkaline Water, Raw Organic Honey, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Cloves
How to use:
For adults, 1/2-1tbsp/day**
For kids, 1/2-1tsp/day**
*All ingredients are organic and gluten-free.
**Increase dose to every 2-3 hours when feeling ill.
Size: 16 fl oz
Fortify was developed without any chemicals, preservatives, or other ingredients your body doesn’t need. Designed with only earth grown nutrients that are anti-bacterial, -fungal, and -viral, as well as anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting. Simply put, a natural powerhouse to get you back on your feet when feeling ill, or prevent you from getting sick.
Fortify’s main ingredient is organic elderberry. Elderberries contain chemical compounds called anthocyanidins which are known to have immunostimulant effects. Have a look at some recent and interesting studies on elderberries:
A 2016 study published in Nutrients showed that elderberry supplementation can reduce the duration and symptoms of a cold in air travelers. Travelers using this herb from 10 days before travel until four to five days after arriving overseas experienced on average a two-day shorter duration of their colds and also a noticeable reduction in cold symptoms.
Several studies have demonstrated that elder extract is highly effective in mitigating flu-like symptoms. Specifically, the flavonoids in the elderberry extract bind to the H1N1 human influenza virus as well as the H5N1 avian influenza virus. A 2009 study randomized patients into two groups: One group was given four doses of 175-milligram proprietary elderberry extract daily, and the other group received a placebo daily for two days. The extract-treated group showed significant improvement in most flu symptoms while the placebo group showed no improvement or an increase in severity of symptoms. Researchers conclude that the extract is effective in controlling influenza symptoms.
Another study published in the Journal of International Medical Research showed that when the extract is used within the first 48 hours of the onset of flu symptoms, it shortens the duration of flu symptoms by an average of four days.
Fortify also contains raw organic honey which is good for soothing coughs, sore throats and is a natural antibacterial agent. Additionally, Fortify has two powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients; ginger and turmeric. On top of it’s potent anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is also beneficial for settling upset stomachs, nausea, and vomiting.
Rounding out the functional ingredients in Fortify, are cinnamon and cloves. Cinnamon has shown to be effective as a natural cough suppressant. Cloves contain compounds that assist in improving the immune system by increasing the white blood count. Both cloves and cinnamon act as an anti inflammatory agent and contain strong anti-microbial properties.