ElderCraft® European Black Elderberry Extract is not made of one single component.

It is an active blend of natural fruit anthocyanins, polysaccharides and berry micronutrients created through a unique extraction process that bears the name of its inventor: iprona


iprona Polyphenol Technology (IPT) is an entirely mechanical, solvent-free separation and enrichment ultra-filtration process. This process utilizes specially designed membranes with different pore sizes to separate pressed fruit juice into two streams based on the sizes of the molecules. Larger molecules including polyphenols and anthocyanins are concentrated in one direction, smaller molecules such as sugars and mineral salts in another. This methodology allows for enrichment without resorting to using solvents. The entire fruit matrix of the berry is retained in the extract, resulting in an authentic, high-quality product.

iprona’s extraction technology is completely proprietary, compliant with all the most stringent quality standards and strongly rooted in our core belief that extracts destined for use in food supplements should never come into contact with solvents such as Methanol, Butanol or Ethanol. As such, the technology is a manifestation of our conviction that health comes from nature.


At IPRONA, we proudly partner with major universities around the world to study and learn more
about the potential health benefits of our high quality ingredient, ElderCraft®.

Health Canada

Health Canada approved ElderCraft® Cold&Flu as an ingredient for Class I and III supplements.
Contact us if you need information or help for the label text.


The FDA / Department of Health and Human Services
approved the following claims for ElderCraft®:


Immune System support.

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Helps to support the immune system.

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Provides antioxidants.

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Supportive supplement for upper respiratory tract health.

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Warming throat supplement.

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Upper respiratory tract health support.

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Helps to support upper respiratory tract health.

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Throat and Chest supplement.

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Helps soothe the throat.

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Helps soothe a scratchy throat.



Iprona AG developed and markets ElderCraft® European Black Elderberry Extract as a raw material so companies can produce products containing ElderCraft®. Because this website can be accessed from anywhere with Internet connectivity, the information presented here is intended for informational purposes only and does not necessarily satisfy regulatory requirements of all countries. Iprona AG makes no claims regarding the use of the finished products. All manufacturers and distributors with whom we do business are responsible for ensuring that the claims of their products comply with all regulatory requirements in effect in the locations in which their products are marketed and sold.

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