WHAT IS ELDERBERRY AND WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?
Elderberry is a plant that is most highly recognized as a natural health remedy, combating colds, allergies and the dreaded flu. All of our elderberry products are made from the dried berries of the Sambucus Nigra plant. These berries are naturally high in immune-boosting compounds that are specifically shown to help beat the cold and flu more quickly. Health benefits of the elder plant include naturally improving colds, the flu, sinus issues, nerve pain, inflammation, chronic fatigue, allergies and constipation.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE ELDERBERRY AND HOW MUCH IS ONE DOSE?
We always recommend to talk with your doctor and do your own research when it comes to using elderberry. Some of our customers take it preventatively year-round, others take it only when they are sick, just like medicine. An adult dose is approximately one tablespoon and a child dose is approximately one teaspoon. You can take elderberry once a day or up to three times daily if actively fighting a cold or flu.
WHAT MAKES YOUR ELDERBERRY PRODUCTS DIFFERENT FROM THE KIND I CAN BUY AT THE GROCERY STORE?
Two things distinguish us from store-bought elderberry syrup: ingredients and cost. As opposed to glucose syrup and other additives, we use raw, local honey in our syrup which has natural enzymes proven to improve seasonal allergies upon consistent use. Also, we don't add preservatives to our syrup, and our syrup is roughly 1/2 of the cost of store-bought elderberry syrup.
HOW DO I STORE MY ELDERBERRY SYRUP AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Our elderberry syrup will last approximately 30-60 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze our elderberry syrup in ice cube trays for up to 6-8 months and thaw out smaller amounts as necessary. This is a great option for those families who do not intend to use elderberry syrup preventatively on a daily basis.
HOW MUCH ELDERBERRY SYRUP DOES MY FAMILY NEED?
We get this question a lot. Here is a quick reference to how much elderberry syrup we suggest based on your family size.
One Adult - 16oz
Two Adults - 32oz
One Child - 16oz
One Adult, One Child - 32oz
Two Adults, One Child - 32oz and 16oz
Two Adults, Two Children - 32oz and 16oz
The suggested quantities are based on each family member taking their suggested dosage of elderberry syrup once daily and to allow the family to use up that quantity in the 30-60 day shelf life of our syrup.
Our 16oz jar holds approx. 30-60 adult dosages or 90-180 child dosages. We sell our syrup in 16oz and 32oz jars.
An adult dose is 1 Tablespoon. A child serving is 1 teaspoon.
We always recommend checking with your physician before beginning any health regime. A lot of our customers use our elderberry syrup daily year round, some use it daily during cold/flu season and some use it only when they are showing symptoms of a cold or flu. We recommend to our customers to do your research, ask your doctor and use our syrup how it best fits you and your family's needs.
HOW MUCH ELDERBERRY IS IN A TABLESPOON OF YOUR SYRUP?
The approximate strength of our syrup is 880 mg per tablespoon. While research on elderberry is still developing, we have found that this strength and dosage is effective for preventative use for adults (one teaspoon preventatively for children).
WHERE DO YOUR ELDERBERRIES COME FROM?
Our sources may change depending on supply. We currently get our elderberries from Bulgaria and Ukraine.
CAN YOU TAKE THIS WHILE PREGNANT?
When it comes to pregnancy there is not a ton of studies done on it. We have tons of pregnant/ breastfeeding mommas who use our Elderberry Syrup though! We do believe it is safe for both! We always recommend you do what makes you most comfortable though. For some that means only taking it when they’re sick and others like to take it preventatively. We recommend checking with your doctor if you have any concerns!
IS YOUR SYRUP ORGANIC?
While we use organic ingredients in our products, we are not USDA certified organic.
DO YOU HAVE A PHONE NUMBER FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE?
As a small business, we aren’t really set up at this time for phone support. However, we do have a number you can call if you really need to speak with someone. Please keep in mind though, that depending on the season, we may be extremely busy and if so, our phone support may be backed up. If you are unable to speak with someone, please leave a message and someone will get back with you as soon as possible. We currently are not taking orders over the phone.
Our number is 800-825-0445.
WHY IS YOUR SYRUP NOT SHIPPED COLD?
Our syrup is certified as “non-potentially hazardous” which means that it does not create a hospitable environment for harmful bacteria to grow, which means the instructions to store in the refrigerator are for quality purpose, not safety purpose. Being outside of the fridge for even up to 4 or 5 days may take a few days off its full shelf life of 60 days but not compromise the safety of our product. We recommend getting it in the fridge upon arrival!