Elderberry increased beneficial gut microbiome diversity during and after supplementation. In this study, 30 healthy men and women, aged 18 to 50, began taking 300 mg of elderberry extract twice per day, preceded and followed by a three-week period where doctors gathered gut microbiome samples.
Elderberry immediately and significantly increased microbiome diversity, with these changes persisting through the three-week period after taking elderberry. Doctors were particularly interested in a beneficial bacteria present in the gut of healthy people, Akkermansia spp., which has links to leanness, healthy weight, and reduced chances for type 2 diabetes, and which increased significantly after elderberry.
Reference: Journal of Personalized Medicine; September, 2022, Article No. 12091479