PLT will provide a traceable and standardized organic elderberry extract to the North American market


New offerings will help address adulteration and security of supply issues for this booming ingredient

MORRISTOWN, NJ, August 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PLT Health Solutions, Inc. announced that it will begin offering new elderberry extracts to the North American market. The PLT elderberry portfolio will include extracts standardized to 6% and 10% anthocyanins, offered in standard and organic grades. Innovation Partner Nektium Pharma (Las Palmas, Spain) has entered into long-term supply agreements with Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) producers of central Europe and extract the finished product in its state-of-the-art facilities in the Canary Islands. The quality of these ingredients is assured by a batch testing program including fingerprint analysis for identification and quantification of anthocyanins, sequential DNA barcoding for authenticity, adulteration analysis using the MALDI TOF technique and standardization of biomarkers. In the form of certified non-GMO, gluten-free and additive-free powders, these elderberry extracts are available immediately.

According Steve Fink, vice president of marketing for PLT Health Solutions, the new elderberry portfolio was developed as a solution to industry issues that arose when demand for the ingredient soared during the pandemic. “As often happens with plant-based materials when demand increases rapidly, there was a shortage of elderberry materials and a proliferation of substandard and adulterated products entering the market. We’ve all read the headlines of substandard elderberry deals in the media. He said, “PLT Health Solutions’ mission has long been to solve industry problems and solve problems. With this line of traceable, standardized and lab-tested elderberry extracts, we believe PLT and Nektium have it done. Our organic offering adds additional value and can help our customers differentiate their products in the marketplace,” he added.

Traditional immune support, modern quality

Black elderberry has a long tradition of use for immune support. Berries are rich in flavonoids, such as quercetin and rutin, with anthocyanins arguably being the most important. Anthocyanins lend the characteristic purple color to berries, as well as much of the bio-efficacy in terms of antioxidant activity, balancing inflammation metabolism, and supporting immune function.

Elderberry modulates immune function through multiple mechanisms, including activating phagocytes, supporting non-specific immune response, and promoting immune defense. The material provided by PLT is based on the Haschberg cultivar of Sambucus nigra, which contains a high level of naturally occurring anthocyanins.

According to dr. Jeremy Appleton, director of medical and scientific affairs at PLT, the company’s new portfolio of elderberry extracts provides excellent product development and messaging opportunities for consumer companies. “Elderberry and its constituent anthocyanins have been extensively researched. These new products are both more concentrated than many other elderberry ingredients on the market today and of higher quality, giving formulators the ability to create more effective products while building consumer confidence and delivering greater value. .”

For more information on PLT’s elderberry extract portfolio, visit

About PLT Health Solutions

Based at Morristown, New Jersey, USA, PLT Health Solutions is a trusted discoverer, developer and marketer of high quality, scientifically backed ingredients that improve health and function. As a leading ingredient innovator, PLT’s global network of strategic partnerships provides unique access to impactful solutions. By offering an unparalleled combination of expertise, resources and services, PLT is committed to helping its strategic partners and valued customers grow.

Media Contact:

Mark Falconer Sciencewerks Voice: 407-412-9705 Email: [email protected]

Company Contact:

Steve Fink
PLT Health Solutions, Inc.
Voice: 973-984-0900 x214
E-mail: [email protected]

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