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Are Elderberries Your New Superpower?

Kids drinking Elderberry Syrup

You ever wake up feeling like you’ve been hit by a freight train? You’ve got it all, headache, nausea, cough, sore throat, fever, chills, and sweats. The whole schbang. Your body is so achy, you are sure this is the ultimate end and this is how you’re going out. It hits you. You remember now that Karen from the preschool swore her and the kids allergies were just acting up, they “never get sick”. You realize, it wasn’t allergies, and now you have the flu. Eh, thanks Karen. The flu is this terrible bug that thrives on appearing at the most inconvenient time. But really when is there ever a convenient time to be sick, amiright?!


Well you stumbled onto the right blog. Elderberry Syrup does its job to stop the flu in its tracks and cut the duration of the time you are sick. You hear this and you might know this, but still you’re not sure how the heck it does this trick! No worries, we are going to break that down to you today!


So you know what the flu symptoms are, but what exactly is the flu and how does it spread? Influenza, usually known as the flu, is a respiratory illness that is very contagious. It is caused by a virus that infects the lungs, nose, and throat. 


Occasionally the flu can be spread when touching objects that someone with the virus touched, then putting your hands near your mouth or nose. That is less likely though, more often the flu is spread when people who are sick with the virus sneeze, cough, or talk. When they do these things, the little saliva droplets land in the mouth or nose of others nearby. Super gross right? That is enough to make you want to go to Target and buy ALL the lysol. (Like you need a reason to go to Target anyway.) 


So now that you know what the flu is, and how the flu is spread, we want to explain exactly why you NEED Elderberry Syrup and what it can do when you have the flu. 


Elderberries contain antiviral properties. Antiviral means anything that kills a virus. Antiviral agents destroy a virus by stopping its ability to replicate itself and therefore prevents its capability to multiply and reproduce. That’s a whole lotta science jargon. So here's an easier explanation. Think of an Elderberry with antiviral properties as a superhero in a movie stopping a villain. Without superpowers, superheros are useless. They’re just ordinary humans. The superheroes use their powers to stop the villain in their tracks and keep them from causing more harm to the world. A villains main job is to keep causing havoc over and over again. Right? In the case of Elderberry syrup, antiviral properties are superpowers, and the world is your body. 

According to verywellhealth.com “In a 2011 study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers found that people with the flu who used elderberry syrup for five days (15 ml, four times daily) saw their symptoms resolve four days earlier than those given a placebo.”

 

So lets talk about some specific facts with The Elderberry Co’s Elderberry Syrup. What makes us different from going and buying syrup from a drug store. For starters, most other Elderberry Syrups from stores are loaded with added sugars and preservatives. We don’t believe in that. If we are going to preach healthy living with Elderberry Syrup, we don’t want to load it with added sugars and preservatives. That defeats the point in using a healthy alternative. Our syrup contains 6 simple ingredients. Did you catch that? Only SIX ingredients to make the liquid goodness that keeps you healthy. It also taste like Christmas, but that's just a bonus. 


Our organic syrup contains Elderberries, Aronia Berries, Clove, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Raw Honey. It’s that simple.


Now you know why you should take it, but you’re not really sure how much to take. We get asked this a lot! We would suggest that an adult take a tablespoon a day preventatively and a child over the age of one take a teaspoon a day. Especially in the winter months when the flu runs rampant. If you feel something coming on or are sick, we recommend to double or triple your daily dose.


We make it easy for you. We have our ready made syrup in three different sizes. 

If taking one tablespoon a day as an adult here is how long our syrup would last you.

8oz- Contains roughly 15 adult doses.

16oz -Contains roughly 30 adult doses.

32oz - Contains roughly 60 adult doses.

We also have kits that you can purchase to make it yourself and omit the honey. We have many families who want to give syrup to their baby, but our ready made syrup contains honey, which is not infant safe. We also have many diabetics who use the kits to omit honey since they can’t have a ton of sugar. You can also purchase a kit and add your local honey in the city you live to help with your allergies! 


We believe there are no stupid questions, just opportunities to learn. We would love to answer any questions you have about Elderberry Syrup. If you have a question, send us an email at info@theelderberryco.com

Last but not least, put your coffee down and take a deep breath. You ready?

We are running a giveaway through November 1st, 2019 to win a FREE year’s supply of Elderberry syrup. Yes, an ENTIRE year worth of Elderberry Syrup. Woah. If you want to enter, use this link!  ELDERBERRY GIVEAWAY

Back to School Germs

Back to School Germs

There are two types of parents with school age kiddos. 

A : Your kids were driving you nuts and you were counting down the days for that bright yellow bus to show up and give you 7 glorious attitude free hours. 

B : You think summer should be 9 months long and you don’t ever want to see that ugly yellow bus grace your neighborhood.

Either parent can agree on one thing though. Back to school germs SUCK.

Seriously, your kid goes back to school, high fives a friend who had “allergies”, and then it is like a domino effect. Before you know it you’re taking stock out in hand sanitizer and Campbell’s soup. Pink eye, stomach bug, flu, colds, sore-throat, you name it, they seem to catch it. 

Parents, listen up. We’ve got something that can decrease the time your kiddo is sick AND boost their immune system to help as a preventive. Our Elderberry Syrup! Yeah. You heard that right. We are trying to stop the attack of those treacherous school germs one tablespoon at a time.

How can Elderberries help prevent illnesses you ask? Elderberries are PACKED with antioxidants! Antioxidants help stop or prevent cell damage by oxidants. With Elderberries being full of antioxidants they don’t just help fight the bad stuff, they boost your immune system in the process.  Elderberries contain hemagglutinin protein. This particular protein actually stops the virus from replicating itself by breaking through its cell wall defenses. If taken as a prevention, Elderberry syrup has a better chance at helping defeat the infection. If taken after the pesky illness has started, Elderberry syrup can reduce the length of the illness symptoms.

Someone else who might love the gift of Elderberry Syrup is your child’s teacher. You could even put together a cute gift basket like this one here!

In this one we included our Wellness Tea, Kit, New Albany Honey, Syrup (not pictured), a cute Target mug and basket, and some Emergen-C packs! You can put these together easily by checking out our bundles

One of our customers Ashlee had this to say about our syrup!

My daughter and I consume this daily!! When our daycare broke out with Hand Foot & Mouth, we doubled our doses and we were the ONLY family that did not get it! We’ll be buying this product for life!” 

We want to help your kids stay healthy this school year! Use the promo code IHATEGERMS for 15% off your order through August 11th! Share with us on Facebook how Elderberry has helped your family stay healthy when dealing with those back to school germs!

Elderberry & Safe Passage

Elderberry & Safe Passage

Did you know that money from every jar you purchase goes to the organization Safe Passage?


When you purchase from The Elderberry Co., you are helping a shelter embrace and love children who have been through some of the darkest and unimaginable events in their life.


Safe Passage is Kentucky’s first shelter for sexually trafficked and exploited children. Their website states these statistics. “Today, Kentucky is annually investigating over 250 cases of alleged child trafficking. 94% of these victims already have a history with child welfare, telling us our most vulnerable children are at serious risk of becoming trafficked.”

There shouldn’t be numbers at all, but those numbers are insanely high. This is not just taking place in Kentucky, we just happened to have numbers on Kentucky, but the reality is this is happening all across the globe.


Cara Starns, the Founder and President has a remarkable story on how she founded this organization. I highly encourage you to jump on over to her website and check it out!


We know our customers and readers. We know some of you are pretty active. If you like to run or if you like to chase people we’ve got something awesome to tell you about. Right now you’re probably slightly concerned and wondering where I’m going with this. 

Nothing weird. Well, it’s kinda weird, but fun!

Safe Passage is putting on a Zombie Race called Out of the Grave 5K! This will be a thrilling run. Runners will listen along to a story about a trafficked child and her race for hope, while being chased by Zombies. 


Running isn’t really your isn’t your thing? They need Zombies too! Your job would be to “kill” runners by stealing lifelines from their flag belts. Clearly, this event is going to be epic. We are sponsors of it and would love to see you there. I will be the out of breath one running for my life. This is Megan by the way. Not Jenny, Jenny would totally crush this run. I’m more of an elliptical kinda gal.


Get out your pens, and mark your calendars. No, seriously. We want to see our Elderberry friends supporting this great cause that is near and dear to our hearts. Gather your coworkers or friends and sign up as a team! The race will be ran on Saturday, October 26th and starts at twilight, 5pm. Spooky.

Want more info, check out their website and register! Make sure to let us know in the comments if you’re coming!


Take 15% off your online order at theelderberyco.com today with the code SAFEPASSAGE

BYE ALLERGIES

BYE ALLERGIES

Allergies can ruin your summer. The Elderberry Co is located in New Albany, Indiana. AKA the Ohio Valley. The Ohio Valley basically keeps Zyretc in business.

But we know a bit about something that would help your allergies that actually taste good AND your kids will like it! It’s also organic for all you organic lovin’ mommas out there!

( Wait what?! )

Yeah, we aren’t kidding. Keep reading to learn about how our Elderberry Syrup can help your allergies! There is also a 100% chance that there is a promo code at the end of this blog.

Our syrup contains Elderberries and Aronia Berries. Elderberries help reduce swelling and fight inflammation, and Aronia Berries are the HIGHEST-antioxidant fruit known to man, even higher than elderberries. Both berries contain flavonoids. Flavonoids are one of the largest nutrient families. They are a diverse group of plant chemicals found in most fruits and vegetables and they’re really good for you! Elderberry flavonoids fasten to foreign invaders and block them from entering. What does that mean for you?


It means that our syrup will help you breathe easier knowing that you are putting ingredients in your body that are good for you and literally fight for you to be healthy! 


Another very important ingredient we use to help keep allergies at bay is honey. We use raw, local honey in our syrup which has natural enzymes proven to improve seasonal allergies upon consistent use. Honey can contain traces of flower pollen in your community. So in a way, your immune system is being reprogrammed to stop thinking pollen is a bad thing. Using honey alone to help with allergies isn’t guaranteed for everyone, but when paired with elderberries and aronia berries you have a higher chance at fighting those seasonal allergies.


One of our amazing customers Susan had this to say about how our syrup helped her family fight allergies. 

My husband and I started using the Elderberry Syrup 3 months ago. It was the best decision we ever made! He has discontinued his allergy meds altogether and just takes 1 tablespoon of Elderberry syrup daily. I haven’t experienced any head congestion or allergy symptoms since taking Elderberry Syrup.  #elderberryforlife. -Susan

We want our syrup to help with your allergies this summer so that you can spend more time in the sun with the ones you love. Use the code BYEALLERGIES to get 15% off your ENTIRE order until Friday night! 

Team. Community. Laughter. Fun. Honest. Real.

Team. Community. Laughter. Fun. Honest. Real.

Team. Community. Laughter. Fun. Honest. Real.


These are all words that you don’t always get to associate with work. Luckily for us at The Elderberry Co, this explains our girls to a T. Every Wednesday morning that we get to the kitchen we turn our music on, get that water boiling and catch up on our weeks. These girls feel like the family you didn’t know you needed. All the ladies quickly figured out their niches and a few of them have a couple. We also learned the things we are not good at and then laugh it off. (Sorry Tracy, you will never be allowed to date jars. We still love you.)


I got a late start joining this kitchen team, I worked a few times in January and then officially became the Operations Manager in February. I got to know most of these ladies really quickly. I want to take this time to talk about these ladies and tell you a little bit about who has been making your Elderberry Syrup every week.


Tracy : Jars are her jam and she cleans them quicker than anyone. I also personally can’t heat seal the jars to save my life. Tracy can do 10 in the time I can do 3.  She always has a story about a dog or a documentary. She keeps things fun but gets it done.


Ruth : No one boils water like my girl Ruth. Seriously, how she measures and maneuvers pots while keeping a conversation is beyond me. She is the best listener and seriously always has great advice.


Ruthie : Straining pots has its own Ruthie Ross method. Enough said. Ruthie is someone you can truly tell cares about people. She is such an encourager.


Emily : Emily is totally a jack of all trades. This girl can label, boil, make tea, kits, she has almost everything down in that kitchen. Her and I have recently discovered we both have the same love for boy bands. She is someone that makes you feel like you’ve been friends forever.


Amanda : Amanda strains those berries and lifts giant honey buckets with ease. Her enthusiastic personality is contagious. She also has the best laugh.


Katy : Katy has killer handwriting. You can find her labeling and dating jars for hours. She has a servants heart and she is always ready to jump in and help whenever needed.


Kerry : Kerry is a master at pouring perfect jars. She is always the last one there making sure everything is tidy before she leaves. One thing I have learned about Kerry that I didn’t know before is that she is so much funnier than she knows. She brings a perfect balance of life sass to the group.


Tonya : Tonya is a pro at making tea quick and perfect. She is quiet and focused when she is working and has such a sweet heart. She is always ready to help!


There are a few others that have worked once or twice that I didn’t get the chance to know since they were not in the kitchen every week. From every conversation I have had with Jenny, I know that every person that has helped in the kitchen has meant so much to her as she has grown her business. These ladies are all so amazing if you can’t tell! It has been so fun getting to know each and every one of them.


As we wrap up our time in the kitchen at Mesa, I know we will miss our Wednesdays together but we have created some amazing friendships. We are all Team Jenny and can not wait to see everything she does!