What is Sambucol?

It's all about the natural Black Elderberry

Sambucol is a range of great tasting food supplements founded on the unique qualities of natural Black Elderberries. Black Elderberries contain naturally occurring flavonoids which are packed with antioxidants. Sambucol’s Immuno Forte range also contains Vitamin C and Zinc which are well known for their ability to support the immune system.

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Elderberries have been used for centuries as a natural remedy. Sambucol is produced from whole, natural Black Elderberries, each bottle of Sambucol contains 100s of Black Elderberries that hold twice the natural antioxidant capacity of blueberries and more than 50% the overall antioxidant capability of cranberries. Antioxidants strengthen the immune system by helping neutralise the harmful effect of free radicals.

Sambucol is the original Black Elderberry supplement range, which helps strengthen the immune system to help you and your family stay healthy throughout the year.

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The History of Sambucol

Sambucol was first developed in 1991 by a world-renowned virologist who discovered that black elderberries also had significant antioxidant properties, thanks to the rich phytonutrient flavonoids (anthocyanins) present in the Black Elderberries. Certain flavonoids (anthocyanins) are found primarily in the pigments of dark blue and deep purple fruits such as the Black Elderberry. It is these that have a remarkable ability to stimulate the body’s immune system. Flavonoids are powerful, natural antioxidants that are thought to work to protect the body’s cells from the potential damage caused by free radicals.

Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu recognised the potential of the flavonoids present in the Black Elderberry and cultivated a unique formulation and extraction process which preserves and maximises the naturally occurring health benefits of the berry, and thus developed Sambucol. It has since gone on to become a supplement that is relied on and trusted by loyal users all over the world as a great way to get daily immune system support.

Sambucol is currently sold in over 50 countries around the world and is recognised as the No.1 Worldwide best-selling, category defining, Black Elderberry range.

Dr Madeleine Mumcuoglu

Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu

Why Sambucol Black Elderberry?

The Science

Sambucol Black Elderberries provide a natural mode of action that works via 3 simultaneous ways. The Black Elderberries combined with select ingredients such as Vitamin C and Zinc make Sambucol a renowned dietary supplement to boost immune support and help your body’s defences.

  • Developed by scientists
  • Recommended by experts

The work of a leading scientist brought the health-giving properties of the black elderberry to the modern pharmacy and health food store channels.  

Sambucol is the product of over 20 years of scientific research, making it the most extensively researched Black Elderberry product in the world.

Sambucol is the original Black Elderberry formulation used in published scientific journals and trusted by millions worldwide.

Scientifically Tested

Scientifically Tested

The Quality of Manufacturing

Sambucol uses the same proprietary, naturally balanced elderberry juice and extraction process used in the published scientific studies. This distinct method of manufacturing preserves and maximises the naturally occurring health benefits of the berries to guarantee consistent, immune supporting properties in every serving.

The natural Black Elderberries used in Sambucol, from which the juice is taken directly, is cultivated and harvested in respect of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), ensuring full process traceability. Importantly, the harvest season for Black Elderberry generally occurs from mid-August to mid-September. Over the year’s close collaboration and partnerships between the farms, scientists and manufacturers have been implemented to ensure the unique method of manufacturing the Black Elderberry juice is sustained. 

Harvest season for Sambucol Black Elderberries takes place in Austria and Hungry during August-September when berries are ripe and mature, sufficiently large and have changed to their distinct purplish-black colour. We use only the Haschberg variety of premium cultivar elderberries, handpicked from trees grown in dedicated orchards, devoted to Black Elderberries. Haschberg Black Elderberries can have up to twice the anthocyanin content of wild elderberry, even when of the same genus (Sambucus Nigra L (Europa)).

Sambucol Haschberg Orchard

Sambucol uses hundreds of tons of elderberries each year and is a trusted brand which qualifies under the strict European Fruit Juice Laws. Other manufacturers may use the same variety; however, it is the specific, proprietary production process that preserves the whole berry benefits that gives Sambucol it’s unique properties.

  • Our berries are handpicked once per year, milled and cold pressed by using state of the art technology.
  • Additional microfiltration ensures that the highest levels of phytonutrients are preserved and present in the juice.
  • The juice is stored in a completely aseptic system, solvent free, alcohol free.

When ready for manufacturing, each batch is carefully transported to our European production sites where Sambucol finished goods are produced under full GAP/GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) conditions.

Manufacturing Standards

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Sambucol Haschberg Orchard

The Taste

Ease of consumption is also important for Sambucol and a large part of this is the taste. Sambucol is well-known for being providers of specialist, efficacious products that also taste delicious.

Sambucol has a full range of products in multiple, delicious formats to ensure there is something suitable for the whole family. Please refer to our Sambucol Easy Reference Guide for more information.

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