Immune & Cardiovascular health
The most common of Elderberry varieties is Sambucus nigra, also known as the European elderberry or black elder – which is native to Europe. Elderberries have a dark purple colour, which is the main source of anthocyanins. Nektium´s Elderberry extract is carefully produced in our European, organic-certified GMP facilities.
Packed full of beneficial antioxidants, the fruits of the elderberry bush are known to boost the immune system, helping to prevent and ease the symptoms of the common cold or flu while furthermore supporting heart health.
Nektium works with an approved, long-standing supplier from Central Europe providing Sambucus nigra Haschberg cultivar (with an intense color & flavor).
Black Elder is the species of choice because of the science supporting the benefits of this plant. While all elderberries contain anthocyanins, the Haschberg cultivar typically contains higher levels. Anthocyanins are known for their antioxidant properties, playing a key role in neutralizing free radicals.
As our supplier offers highest quality raw material, Nektium is able to offer different grades of standardized extracts. Our offering includes both, conventional and organic certified material.
Nektium guarantees a high quality, adulteration-free product through an ID Assessment Program which combines different methodologies, including fingerprint analysis for identification & quantification of anthocyanins, DNA sequential barcoding for authenticity as well as a standardization of biomarkers.
These complementary methodologies allow us to confirm product identity from raw materials to finished product, guaranteeing traceability, purity, safety and quality of the supplied ingredient to our customers.
Did you know?
The black elder was a tree commonly found in many gardens and used as an immune booster for generations.
Sambucus nigra (fruit)
Total anthocyanins ≥ 6%
* Product available as conventional & organic
Sambucus nigra (fruit)
Total anthocyanins ≥ 10%
Nektium Pharma SL holds GMP certification (ES19/85835) and FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification (ES19/86276) by SGS.
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Nektium is launching an organic version of its elderberry extract as consumer demand for natural ingredients with antiviral properties continues to rise. The botanicals specialist is also releasing a more concentrated version of the product.Read More