Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

@article{Tiralongo2016ElderberrySR,
  title={Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial},
  author={Evelin Tiralongo and Shirley Wee and Rod A. Lea},
  journal={Nutrients},
  year={2016},
  volume={8}
}
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