Elderberry, from Traditional Remedy to High End Sports Nutrition Ingredient?
Researchers at the University of Derby have designed a study protocol to determine whether black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) improves exercise performance due to increased nitric oxide output and the modulation of other metabolic processes.
Iprona AG, an Italian red fruit processor, is working in collaboration with the University on a pilot study to investigate the benefits of an Elderberry extract produced from the Austrian Haschberg variety. Biomarkers of health and exercise performance are being measured during a double-blind randomized placebo controlled trial, directed by Dr. Matt Higgins, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Derby University.
The study has also been designed to validate previous results from researchers in Japan who discovered a significant increase in the production of nitric oxide following elderberry supplementation. Nitric Oxide is linked to cellular efficiency, improved vasodilation and lowering of blood pressure.
The current research will help determine if Elderberry could be included in formulations for nutritional supplements aimed at improving sports and athletic performance.
The trial starts in February 2016, and results will be available later this year. Please contact us if you would like to also receive the results.
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