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The Tricks & Treats of taking Elderberry Sryup

The Tricks & Treats of taking Elderberry Sryup

Here at The Elderberry Co we say our syrup taste like Christmas. That clove taste makes us want to snuggle the softest blanket with a warm cup of coco while watching the every Christmas movie Netflix has to offer next to a dimly lit tree… OK so I can’t speak for the other ladies that work here at The Elderberry Co, but thats how it makes me feel. Before we get to Christmas, we have a couple Holidays in between. (I didn’t forget about you, you pumpkin and turkey lovers) Halloween is this week and we want to share the Tricks and Treats of getting your kids to take Elderberry.. Or for you to take Elderberry if the Christmas taste doesn’t float your boat. 


One of my favorite things about working at the Elderberry Co is getting to see all the customers who have never tried it and are shocked that it “actually taste good?!” It excites us too!

If you watched a recent Facebook video of ours, clearly you can see how happy it made us that when we moved into our new facility the taste actually seemed to improve with our new brewing methods. Along with the people who love it, we have a few clove haters who are not the biggest fans. Don’t worry, you won’t hurt our feelings! We just want you to be healthy. So if that means we needed to compile a list of ways to hide the taste of Elderberry so that you can take it, then we will!


Elderberry syrup is incredibly good for adults but its health benefits for kids are great too! Kids can be reckless and know no bounds. Things go in their mouth, they share snacks, sippy cups, toys, you name it. Germs are so easily passed at a young age, ESPECIALLY if your kiddos in school. Bless schools and daycares, but man are they a breeding ground for germs. Giving your kid something to help boost their immune system when they are around other kids all day will help them tremendously!


Here is a list of ways to mask the taste of Elderberry syrup. These are tricks that either we have tried or that our customers have said they have tried!


Juice

Smoothies

Applesauce

Coffee

Tea

Popsicles 

Freeze in fun ice trays

Mix with Waffle syrup

Yogurt


You could also try these tricks!


“I’ve got this special juice that you only get once a day!”

Think about yourself, if someone told you that you could only have something once a day, it makes you want it a tad more. Especially kids. They ALWAYS want what they can’t have!


“If you help me clean your room you can have some Elderberry Syrup!” 

Make it a reward! Kids love to win something. Why not make the win healthy? 



Use a special small cup just for their syrup.

Take the syrup together with them!

‘Cheers’ your cups as you take it!


9X’s outta 10 if you make it fun, they will jump on board. If they don’t you can always resort to using the tricks above to hide the taste!


Now for the treat!


The treat of taking Elderberry syrup is that you and your family are putting things in your body to help fight against you getting sick. Elderberries have many different ways that they can help you. 


Immune - Booster

Anti - Inflammatory 

Anti - Viral

Cuts the duration of colds and flu.


Your family not attending extra doctor visits is enough of a treat but the fact that it can help with the things listed above is the reason we do what we do. Like we said, we want you and your family to be healthy so we’ve got a pretty big treat to let you in on. 


Today through November 8th we are having a Buy 2 jars get 2 free sale. Yeah.. I actually said that. You can buy two jars of any size and get 2 jars of equal or lesser value free. It’s our Birthday and we want to celebrate in a big way! You can get this deal online or in our store located in downtown New Albany! Have a happy Halloween from our Elderberry family to yours!

(For the sale, just add 4 jars to your cart and the sale is automatically applied!)

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