Sambucol Clinical Studies

Sambucol® is Unique?

Sambucol is the result of nearly 20 years research, making it the most extensive researched elderberry extract in the world.

Sambucol is the Black Elderberry formulation used in published clinical trials – Evidence Based Medicine to prove efficacy!

Sambucol have been used by millions of people worldwide with effective results –


Sambucol has a unique proprietary manufacturing process that preserves and maximizes the antioxidant properties of the Black Elderberry.

Sambucol is a standardized laboratory-tested extract from the black elderberry that tastes great for the whole family.

Sambucol is using only Black Elderberries from fruit growers in Austria and Eastern Europe of the highest quality to maximise the natural benefits of the berries.

Sambucol has the equivalent of up to 1000 Black Elderberries in every 120ml bottle.

Sambucol® Scientific Summary

1995:Influenza B – double blind placebo controlled study.

90% of people taking Sambucol® showed significant improvement in flu symptoms, and were symptom free in 2 to 3 days as compared to 6 days in the control group. Cuts cold and Flu symptoms in half. (1)

2002: Sambucol found to stimulate the immune system in vitro.

Sambucol® was shown to increase the production of cytokines. one of the main components of the immune system. (2)

2004:Influenza A -Double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Sambucol® shown to significantly reduce the duration of influenza 17/ approximately 4 days i.e. Patients recovered in 3.1 days compared to 7.1 days. Significantly less people who were taking the extract took pain relievers. (3)

2006:Avian Bird Flu study, London (in vitro).

Sambucol® was a least 99% effective at inhibiting growth of HSN 1 (Avian Bird Flu). (4)

2009:Swine Flu study,London (in vitro).

Sambucol was found to be at least 68.37% effective against the H1N1 strain otherwise known as Swine Flu. (5)


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Sambucol Vs. Other

Sambucol is the unique standardized Black Elderberry that has been used in international published clinical studies. Sambucol® black elderberry Juice is highly differentiated as a result of its “Extraction Method”, from any other form of dry elderberries available. by using a Proprietary method of extraction to preserve maximum potency and maximum absorption.

Sambucol® can guarantee consistent immune supporting properties in every dose. Sambucol® reserves and maximises the naturally occurring health benefits of the berry. No other elderberry brand can make the same claim’s as Sambucol®

Clinical trials are based on this formulation & cannot be applied to any other Elderberry.

Developed by scientists and recommended by experts

Effective as Immune Booster

Sambucol black elderberry is nature’s richest source of the flavonoids known as anthocyanins. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the highest concentration of anthocyanins are found primarily in the pigments of dark blue and deep purple fruits such as the black elderberry.

The presence of these anthocyanins gives black elderberries twice the natural antioxidant capacity of blueberries and significantly more than cranberries. All flavonoids are powerful natural antioxidants that work to protect the body’s cells against the damaging effect of free radicals. But the flavonoids known as anthocyanins are thought to stimulate the body’s immune system as well, by increasing the production of cytokines, the chemical messengers within our immune system that help to activate the immune response. Similar results in recent clinical studies confirm this finding, suggesting that black elderberry can trigger a near 45-fold increase in immune response. Sambucol with its proprietary manufacturing process, preserves the natural potency of these unique flavonoids to help keep you healthy, especially when winter starts wearing you down.

When Sambucol® is recommended.

At the first sign, within 48 hours

Sambucol® helps relieve cold & flu symptoms like congestion, cough, aches, pains, fever,sore throat and shorten the duration of influenza. Sambucol® also gives your immune system additional support when you start feeling under the weather.

(Exceptional antioxidant properties mostly overlooked whilst key factor when treating severe Cold and Flu).

All year round support

Sambucol® can be taken all year round to support your immune system, and to maintain good health. Winter weather puts additional strain on our immune system.Warm indoors. cold outdoors. dry air and people under the weather, all this requires your immune system to fight stronger.

Before an important event

Take Sambucol® to give your immune system additional support before an important event like a wedding, holiday, exams and Athletes peaking before 2 Oceans or Comrades.

When travelling

Aeroplanes,public transport:. air-conditioned buildings and busy public areas always put your immune system through its paces.

(Our tip is to chew 1 Sambucol® Pastille every 2 hours. Moisten your nostrils with an over-the-counter saltwater nasal spray. Because enclosed areas like a cockpit have notoriously low humidity, which dries the protective mucus membranes in your nose. Stay well hydrated and keep our Sambucol® capsules or liquid with you in your luggage).