What is Sambucol?
It's all about the Black Elderberry
Sambucol is a range of great tasting food supplements that uses the unique qualities of natural Black Elderberries. These berries contain naturally occurring flavonoids, packed with antioxidants. The brand’s Immuno Forte range also contains vitamin C and zinc, well-known for their ability to support the immune system.
Elderberries have been used for centuries as a natural remedy. Each bottle of Sambucol contains hundreds of whole, natural Black Elderberries, that hold twice the antioxidant capacity of blueberries or cranberries. Antioxidants strengthen the immune system, by neutralizing the harmful effect of free radicals.
Sambucol is the original range which strengthens the immune system, to keep you and your family healthy year-round.
The History of Sambucol
Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu, a world-renowned virologist, developed Sambucol in 1991, after she discovered that Black Elderberries have significant antioxidant properties. These properties are a result of the abundance of phytonutrient flavonoids (anthocyanins). Certain flavonoids (anthocyanins) exist primarily in the dark blue and deep purple pigments of fruits, such as the Black Elderberry. These flavonoids have a remarkable ability to stimulate the immune system. They are powerful, natural antioxidants that protect the body’s cells from the potential damage caused by free radicals.
Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu recognized the potential of the flavonoids in Black Elderberries and developed a unique formulation and extraction process, in order to preserve and maximize the naturally occurring health benefits of the berry. The brand has since become one of the most respected and reliable, trusted by loyal users worldwide.
Sambucol is currently sold in over 50 countries worldwide and is recognized as the #1 Worldwide best-selling, category-defining Black Elderberry range.
Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu
Sambucol provides a natural mode of action in 3 ways. Black Elderberries combine with select ingredients such as vitamin C and zinc to make a dietary supplement to boost the immune system.
- Developed by scientists
- Recommended by experts
A leading scientist brought the black elderberry’s health properties to modern pharmacies and health food stores.
Almost 30 years of scientific research make Sambucol the most extensively researched Black Elderberry product in the world.
Sambucol is the original Black Elderberry formulation published in scientific journals and trusted by millions worldwide.
The Quality of Manufacturing
The brand uses the same proprietary, naturally balanced elderberry juice and extraction process as in the published scientific studies. This distinct manufacturing method preserves and maximizes the naturally occurring health benefits of the berries to guarantee consistent, immune supporting properties.
The berries used in Sambucol are cultivated and harvested with respect to GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), ensuring full process traceability. The harvest season for Black Elderberry occurs from mid-August to mid-September. Throughout close collaboration and partnerships between the farmers, manufacturers
and scientists, the unique manufacturing method of Black Elderberry juice is sustained.
Harvest season takes place in Austria and Hungry during August-September, when berries are mature, sufficiently large and have changed to their distinct purplish-black color. We use only the Haschberg variety of premium cultivar elderberries, handpicked from trees grown in dedicated orchards. The fruit from the Haschberg variety 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, qualifying under the strict European Fruit Juice Laws. Other manufacturers may use the same variety; however, our specific, proprietary production process preserves the whole berry benefits, that gives it unique properties.
- The berries are handpicked once per year, milled and cold-pressed using state-of-the-art technology.
- Additional microfiltration ensures the preservation of the highest levels of phytonutrients.
- The juice is stored in an aseptic, solvent-free, alcohol-free system.
When ready for manufacturing, each batch is transported to our European production sites, where Sambucol supplements are produced under full GAP/GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) conditions.
Sambucol Haschberg Orchard
Ease of consumption is important for Sambucol, and this is largely due to taste. Sambucol is a well-known provider of specialized, efficient, delicious products.
The brand has a full range of products in multiple, delicious formats to ensure suitability for the whole family. Please refer to our Sambucol Easy Reference Guide for more information.