FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Elderberries have been used for centuries for their anti-viral, anti-inflammatory & immune boosting properties! So long even, that Hippocrates, the Greek ‘Father of Medicine’ called Elderberries his ‘medicine chest’ due to their healing ability for so many different ailments! Science agrees with Hippocrates and studies have proven that Elderberries can drastically decrease symptoms of the flu, faster than what synthetic pharmaceuticals claim to do, and without the additives and preservatives! Elderberry Syrup is used as a natural remedy for the flu, colds, allergies, and other viruses. It can aid in lessening the severity and duration of symptoms if you do get sick, and aiding in protection against becoming sick.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE ELDERBERRY SYRUP?
HOW MUCH & HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE ELDERBERRY SYRUP?
Suggested dosage is 1 teaspoon for children and 1 tablespoon for adults. If you are sick, or becoming sick, we recommend a dose every 2- 3 hours. Our family takes one to two doses daily during sick season to boost immunity and aid in prevention against becoming sick.
IS ELDERBERRY SYRUP SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
Nurture By Nature's Elderberry syrup is available in Maple Syrup or Honey. Honey is not approved for children under age 1. Please consult your physician prior to giving Elderberry Syrup to an infant less than 10 months old.
WHAT MAKES YOUR ELDERBERRY SYRUP DIFFERENT FROM WHAT I SEE AT THE DRUG/GROCERY STORE?
Three important factors make our handcrafted Elderberry Syrup superior to the store-bought version… Simple organic ingredients, cost, & quality!
Store bought versions of Elderberry Syrup include glucose (sugar) syrup, among other additives and preservatives, making them shelf stable for extended lengths of time. Our Syrup is made fresh frequently, using natural ingredients, to ensure you are getting the strongest and most effective form of Elderberry Syrup when you need it most!
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE MY ELDERBERRY SYRUP AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Our elderberry syrup is estimated to last approximately 90 days in the refrigerator and after that quality and freshness may begin to be noticeably different. Actual life of syrup is dependent on how it is stored. Your bottle will have a best buy date to reference. Elderberry Syrup may also be frozen 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 SHOULD I START WITH?
Suggestions based on family size
One Adult - 16oz
Two Adults - 32oz
One Child – 8oz
Two Children- 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 while the Elderberry Syrup is at it's best quality.
Servings: 8oz (approx. 47 tsp) 16oz (approx. 95 tsp)
Suggested Use: Children over 1 year- 1 tsp. Adults- 1 tbsp.
Elderberry Syrup can be used daily year round, daily during cold/flu season, or only when symptoms of cold/flu are present. While Elderberries, when prepared properly have been proven effective for the reasoned noted, please do your own research and consult with your physician to determine if elderberry products are right for you. Elderberries are to be used with caution in certain medical conditions.
HOW DO I GET MY CHILD TO TAKE IT?
I strongly believe it's in the presentation! We strongly discourage referring to Elderberry Syrup as medicine! Instead use exciting phrases such as 'yummy syrup', 'feel better juice', or otherwise that your child can relate to and understand.
For young toddlers who like to be in control, using a syringe or medicine cup that they can "do themselves" is exciting to them!
Other options include- mixing in juice, yogurt, smoothies, ice cream, oatmeal or any other variety of food that helps you take it! Just remember, that increasing sugar in your system while ill can hinder the body's ability to repair faster! It is truly best served cold, poured straight from the bottle!
I AM NOT LOCAL TO YOU... WHERE DO I FIND IT?
Our products can be purchased directly from us through this Website or through ETSY, & will soon be available at a retailer near you for added convenience! We would love to bring our products closer to you, if you have a suggestion please use our referral link to share that information!