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Frequently Asked Elderrberry Questions

What is elderberry and what are the benefits?

Elderberry is the dark purple berry from the European Elder tree.  Elderberry is native to Europe, Africa and parts of Asia, but has become common in the U.S. It has deciduous leaves, white flowers (elderflowers), and berries that turn from green to red to black when ripe. Elderberries in the form of elderberry elixir have been shown to boost immunity. They are naturally high in antioxidants, flavanoids, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, iron and potassium, among several other essential nutrients.  

 

    What is Elderberry Elixir?

    Our Elderberry Elixir is a combination of elderberries, spices, and honey, which we cook down into a delicious syrup.

    What makes your elderberry elixir different from the other brands I can buy at the store?

    Unlike other brands, we produce our products using NO artificial sweeteners, NO refined sugars, NO high fructose corn syrup, NO artificial dyes or colors, NO gelatin, and NO preservatives. We only use fresh berries harvested this season from family-owned farms, located in Southern Missiouri and Illinois, who use organic practices. This specifically ensures you are receiving the most effective product possible. We use real honey from local beekeepers. Our elixir has organic Ceylon cinnamon, which is widely considered to be true cinnamon, unlike most cinnamon varieties you find in retailers. We never waver on quality!

      How do I store my elderberry elixir and how long does it last?

      While you can enjoy your Elderberry Elixir cold from purchase, refrigeration isn’t required until after the bottle is opened. Once the bottle is opened, enjoy within 6 weeks. 

       

      How much elderberry should I be taking?

      The standard adult dose is ½-1Tablespoon and a child dose is ½-1teaspoon. As a preventative measure, take the standard dose daily. If actively fighting a cold or flu, you can take the standard dose every 2-3 hours. Some of our customers use elderberry preventatively year-round, while others choose to use it only when they are sick, just as they would use a medicine.

      Can everyone use elderberry?

      Elderberry elixir is safe for children over one year old; because of the honey content it is not safe for children under one year old.  If pregnant or nursing, discuss the use of elderberry elixir with your physician. Elderberry Elixir has not undergone extensive research regarding its safety. If you are under a physician's care consult with them before adding elderberry to your daily routine. 

       

      Where do you get your honey?

      We source our raw, unfiltered honey from local beekeepers from the St. Louis area.  We believe in getting the highest quality honey and supporting our small beekeeper community. 

       

      What are the benefits of the other ingredients in your elixir?

      CLOVES: anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
      GINGER: aids in digestion and helps settle an upset stomach
      CEYLON CINNAMON: helps fight bacterial and fungal infections
      HONEY: acts as a natural cough syrup and when local may aid in seasonal allergies. High quality honey is high in antioxidants, which may lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and lower triglycerides.
      WATER: High quality, filtered water.

       

      Does Elderberry Elixir taste good?

      We don’t like to brag, but we know some picky-eating-toddlers that love their daily Elderberry Elixir! We happen to agree that it’s delicious!

       

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