These FAQs provide a blend of product-specific information, general wellness tips, and business-related queries, offering our customers a comprehensive understanding of our elderberry extract and their benefits. πŸŒΏπŸ’¬πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦Please take the time to carefully read our Frequently Asked Questions.
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Elderberry is a small, dark purple fruit from the Sambucus tree, often recognized for its medicinal properties. It's not just a pretty berry; it's a little powerhouse of nutrients and health benefits! Here's the lowdown on what makes elderberries so special:

  1. Immune System Boost: One of the most celebrated benefits of elderberry is its ability to support the immune system. These berries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, which is a big player in immune defense.
  2. Cold and Flu Relief: Elderberry is often used as a natural remedy for colds and flu. Studies have shown that elderberry extract can reduce the duration and severity of these illnesses. So, it's like nature's own cold-fighting ninja!
  3. Rich in Antioxidants: These berries are a treasure trove of antioxidants, such as flavonoids and anthocyanins. Antioxidants are like your body’s personal bodyguards, protecting your cells from damage caused by free radicals.
  4. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Elderberry has anti-inflammatory effects, which can help reduce pain and swelling. This is especially helpful for those dealing with conditions like arthritis or chronic pain.
  5. Heart Health: Some research suggests that elderberries can have a positive effect on heart and cardiovascular health. They may help reduce cholesterol, improve blood sugar levels, and lower blood pressure.
  6. Mental Health Benefits: The antioxidants in elderberries might also support brain health. They can help combat oxidative stress, which is linked to mental decline and conditions like Alzheimer's disease.
  7. Skin Health: Thanks to their high levels of vitamins and antioxidants, elderberries can also contribute to healthy, glowing skin. They might help fight skin conditions and promote a youthful complexion.

It's important to note that most of these benefits are best harnessed through elderberry supplements, like syrups or extracts, rather than eating the raw berries, which can be toxic if not properly prepared. As with any supplement, it's always a good idea to chat with a healthcare professional before diving in, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking other medications.

So, elderberries are not just a treat for the taste buds but a boost of magic for overall health. Nature really knows its stuff, right? 🌿πŸ’ͺπŸ‡

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What sets our elderberry apart from others in the market is a combination of quality, potency, transparency, and affordability. We take great pride in offering an amazing hand-crafted local product that stands out in several ways:

1. Our Unbeatable Freaking Price: At just $20 for a 16 oz bottle, our elderberry extract provides an incredible value for your money. While some elderberry products are generally expensive, we've worked really hard to ensure our potent formula remains accessible and budget-friendly. Fun fact: Our product is the only product that is locally made containing fresh American Black Elderberries. Others use DRIED ELDERBERRIES! We use fresh!

2. Pure and Transparent Ingredients: We are fully committed to using only the purest ingredients in our products. Unlike many store brands, we avoid artificial sweeteners, filtered honey, shelf stabilizers, and artificial ingredients, or thickeners. We take pride in being completely transparent about our ingredients. You can trust that what you see on the label is exactly what you get in each bottle.

3. Unmatched Quality and Potency: Our elderberry product is a powerhouse of natural goodness. We use fresh American Black elderberries (not dried) sourced directly from our farmer friends. Additionally, we include potent ingredients such as clove, cinnamon, echinacea, ginger, and stinging nettle to maximize the health benefits. Other local and store brands don't even put all elderberry and they turn around and charge you MORE!

4. Direct Sourcing: We ensure the freshest elderberries by sourcing them directly from our farmer friends. Our hand-pressed process ensures that every drop of goodness goes straight from the berries right into our bottles, without any middle man involved.

5. Dual Action Support: Our potent elderberry formula is not only ideal for immune support but also for incredible for inflammation. Experience the full spectrum of benefits in one bottle!

6. Genuine Care: Your health and well-being are at the heart of what we do. We've invested intentional time and research into creating a product that you can trust, knowing it's made with your health and satisfaction in mind.

With our elderberry products, you can embrace a wellness journey like no other. Experience the unmatched quality, transparency, and affordability that sets us apart from the rest. Join us in savoring the goodness of elderberries, as we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing you with the purest and most potent elderberry products available. Your well-being is our priority, and we can't wait for you to experience the difference!

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Absolutely! It's like a superhero sidekick for your little ones. πŸ¦ΈπŸ‡

For the cool kids aged 6-11, it's a spoonful of fun with 1-2 teaspoons. For the adorable tots trotting around at ages 3-5, just 1 teaspoon will do the trick. And for the teeny-tiny superheroes, those cute infants from 6 months to 2 years, a tiny 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon is just right.

Remember, though, every superhero needs a wise mentor – so make sure to chat with your child's pediatrician before introducing this elderberry magic. It's like asking Batman's butler, Alfred, for advice – always a good idea!

And hey, here's a fun fact: our own little munchkin full of giggles, takes 1/2 a teaspoon and absolutely loves it! Whether it's keeping the sniffles at bay or fighting the cold monsters, this elderberry elixir is a tot-approved treasure. So, gear up your little ones with this berry-licious shield! πŸ’πŸ›‘οΈ

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You can enjoy the goodness of taking our elderberry on its own or you can get creative by incorporating it into various drinks, teas, smoothies, lemonade, and cocktails. Here are some magical ways to use our elderberry:

1. Straight from the Spoon: Taking our elderberry syrup directly from the spoon is a very simple and convenient option to enjoy its immune-boosting properties. We understand that our elderberry is lip smacking delish and I'm so happy you guys love the flavor of our elderberry. We do however, want to advise against consuming the entire bottle of elderberry in one sitting or ingesting in large amounts at once. Our elderberry is not koolaid or juice. It's highly potent with very powerful medicinal properties added to it.

(i.e. We have lots of customers who are supplementing our elderberry syrup for anti-inflammatory purposes. Just to give a general idea of how strong our product is.)

2. Hot Green Tea Infusion: Add a tablespoon of The Fairy's Elderberry Syrup to your hot green tea for a soothing and nourishing infusion.

3. Matcha Shake Marvel: Mix elderberry syrup into your matcha shake for a vibrant blend of flavors and a boost of antioxidants.

4. Homemade Smoothie Boost: Enhance your homemade smoothies by incorporating elderberry syrup for a burst of rich berry goodness.

5. Fizz up with Club Soda: Create a refreshing elderberry soda by combining elderberry syrup with club soda and a splash of lime.

*6. Freshly Squeezed Lemonade: Mix our elderberry into freshly squeezed lemonade for a tangy and revitalizing beverage.

And don't forget, elderberry is not just for adults! The suggested dosages are as follows:

For Adults and Children (12 years old and up):

- General Immune Support: Take a tablespoon of elderberry once a day or as needed.

- Inflammation Support: Consume a shot (1 ounce) twice a day one shot in the morning and one at night.

For Young Children:

- Administer a teaspoon of elderberry for general immune support.

Embrace the endless possibilities of enjoying our delicious elderberry and make it a delightful addition to your daily routine. Whether you take it on its own or get creative with different drinks and recipes, elderberry offers a delicious and nourishing way to support your immune system and overall well-being!

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Absolutely! Our elderberry products are carefully hand-crafted with the highest quality standards backed by research and safety in mind. We prioritize the well-being of our customers, and you can rest assured that all of our elderberry products undergo rigorous testing and licensing through the FL Dept. of Agriculture which requires us to adhere to very specific quality control measures to ensure they are safe for distribution and consumption.

We source our elderberries from trusted farmers and suppliers who follow strict guidelines for cultivation and harvesting. Our manufacturing process adheres to industries best practices, and we use a licensed commercial kitchen to make all of our products.

Additionally, our elderberry products are free from harmful additives, preservatives, and artificial sweeteners. We truly care about your health and strive to provide you with natural, pure, and potent elderberry goodness.

Disclaimer: While our elderberry products are generally safe for most individuals, we always recommend consulting with a healthcare professional if you have specific health concerns, allergies, or if you are taking prescribed medications. They can offer personalized and legal advice based on your unique health needs.

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Picture this: You're in a game show called "Elderberry Bonanza," and the big question is, "How much elderberry does your family tree need?" Here's the winning cheat sheet:

  • Solo superhero (One Adult): Grab a 16 oz bottle. It's like your personal berry shield!
  • Dynamic duo (Two Adults): Double trouble! You need a 32 oz bottle. Think of it as your elderberry tandem bike.
  • Little berry (One Child): A pint-sized 16 oz bottle, because even small superheroes need their juice.
  • The classic duo plus a mini (One Adult, One Child): A 32 oz bottle. It's like sharing a super-sized berry smoothie!
  • The cozy trio (Two Adults, One Child): A 32 oz plus a 16 oz bottle. It's your family's berry treasure chest.
  • The fantastic foursome (Two Adults, Two Children): Two 32 oz bottles, because more is merrier in the elderberry world!

Now, get this: Each 32 oz bottle is like a magic cauldron with approximately 64 tablespoons or 192 teaspoons! πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈβœ¨

Remember, always chat with your wizard (aka physician) before brewing up this elderberry magic. Some of our berry enthusiasts take it all year-round for daily immune spellcasting, while others save it for battling the cold dragons.

For general immune enchantments, a daily sip of elderberry works, or thrice a day for extra magic. During a battle with the sniffle beast: Adults, take 1 tablespoon every 2-3 hours; little warriors, 1-2 teaspoons.

And here's the grand finale: our elderberry extract has a 1-year shelf life unopened, and post-opening, it's like a half-year potion in the fridge. So, keep sipping and stay berry-strong! 🌟

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Disclaimer: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is essential to consult with your healthcare provider before taking any herbal supplements, including elderberry.

While our elderberry is generally considered safe for most adults, children, and even young infants, specific medical conditions and individual circumstances may require personalized advice.

During pregnancy and lactation, it's crucial to ensure the safety and well-being of both the mama and baby. Some healthcare providers may recommend avoiding certain herbal supplements during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to limited research on their effects in these conditions.

Your healthcare provider will be able to assess your medical history, consider any potential interactions with other medications you might be taking, and provide personalized guidance on whether elderberry supplementation is appropriate for you.

Remember, it's always better to be cautious and seek professional advice to make informed decisions about your health during these important life stages. Now that I've disclosed that important disclaimer I personally took my elderberry during my pregnancy for immune support and also while I was nursing with approval from my midwife. As mentioned already every circumstance is different and approval was based on my lab work, PMH (past medical history), and health of my unborn baby.

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Our elderberry syrup is naturally preserved for up to one year, which means it does not require immediate refrigeration. This is due to the thoughtful combination of fresh ingredients that help maintain its freshness and potency.

Before Opening: You can store our elderberry syrup at room temperature, and it has an impressive one-year shelf life! This extended shelf life allows you to stock up and have a convenient supply of elderberry goodness ready whenever you need it.

After Opening: Once you open the bottle, our elderberry extract can be stored in the fridge for up to 6 months. This refrigeration period ensures that the product remains fresh and continues to provide the full range of health benefits.

Our commitment to using natural preservation without using any artificial ingredients or shelf stabilizers. This is done by applying natural preservation methods which is why we are able to provide you with a longer shelf life make our elderberry extract the ideal choice for those looking to stock up and maintain their wellness routine conveniently. You can enjoy the goodness of fresh American Black elderberries (never dried) without the worry of immediate refrigeration and having to consume the elderberry so quickly! We spent a lot of time researching how to successfully preserve elderberry naturally knowing it will remain potent and fresh for an extended period of time!

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Our elderberry extract is sugar-free! We carefully sourced organic monk as an all natural sweetener which allows those who are diabetic friendly to take it and not have to worry about spiked glucose levels. We take such pride in providing products that are free from crappy ingredients, preservatives, and thickeners.

When you choose our elderberry, you can be confident that you are receiving nature's goodness without any unnecessary yuckies!

Our dedication to using only the finest and natural ingredients ensures that our products are suitable for a wide range of dietary preferences and restrictions. We definitely understand the importance of transparency and are extremely passionate about offering products that align with your health-conscious choices.

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Suggested use: It is a good idea for adults & children 12 and up to take a daily tablespoon of elderberry a day as a preventative. If you feel under the weather or are experiencing onset symptoms, you may increase the dose to every 2-3 hours for the next 24 hours until symptoms subside.

Please bear in mind our product is extremely delicious but it’s also HIGHLY POTENT. It contains polyphenols and anthocyanins (antioxidants) which is approximately 80% of the polyphenol content. These polyphenols are the principals that essentially contribute to the high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacities and the health benefits of our fresh elderberry fruit extract. These health effects include attenuation of cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and inflammatory disorders, as well as anti-diabetic, anticancer, antiviral, and immuno-stimulatory effects.

Osman AG, Avula B, Katragunta K, Ali Z, Chittiboyina AG, Khan IA. Elderberry Extracts: Characterization of the Polyphenolic Chemical Composition, Quality Consistency, Safety, Adulteration, and Attenuation of Oxidative Stress- and Inflammation-Induced Health Disorders. Molecules. 2023 Mar 31;28(7):3148. doi: 10.3390/molecules28073148. PMID: 37049909; PMCID: PMC10096080.

And no, we are not doctors but this information is definitely worth knowing!

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Best Times to Take Elderberry:

  1. Oh You Feeling Sniffly? 🀧 At the first sign of a cold or flu, our elderberry can be your BFF. It's like sending a superhero team to help your immune system battle the bad guys.
  2. Daily Dose of Goodness: As the seasons change, especially into fall and winter months, elderberry can be a great addition to your daily routine taking it daily as a preventative. Think of it as your personal health shield! πŸ›‘οΈ We have so many of our customers report back to us that when taken daily everyone around them gets sick except for them! Same goes for giving it to the kids and babies too! (i.e our regular sitter caught the flu and the entire house was super duper sick, but since we give our elderberry to our little one on the regular basis he was fine!)

Remember:

Before starting any new supplement, chat with your healthcare provider. They're like the wise sage in your wellness journey!

  • Quality Matters: Not all elderberry products are created equal. Look for high-quality, trusted brands.

Elderberry isn't just an herbal supplement; it's a celebration of health. So, cheers to your well-being! πŸ₯‚

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Oh, you're on the hunt for the elusive Elderberry? Fear not, dear seeker, for I've got the ultimate treasure map for you! πŸ—ΊοΈβœ¨

  1. Fridays at Windermere: Start your weekend adventure bright and early at the Windermere Farmers Market. It's at 630 Main St, right at the heart of the roundabout. We're there from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Just follow the scent of fresh produce and the sound of lively chatter – you can't miss us!
  2. Saturdays in Winter Garden: As the Saturday sun rises, so do our tents at the Winter Garden Farmers Market. You'll find us from 8 AM to 1 PM at 113 S Lakeview Ave, right at the Downtown Pavilion. It's like a little festival of flavors and colors, and we're right in the middle of it all!
  3. Sundays in Celebration: And finally, wrap up your weekend with a leisurely stroll at the Celebration Farmers Market at Celebration Lakeside Park. We're there from 9 AM to 2 PM, just in time for a lovely brunch or a lazy afternoon picnic.

🌎 Not in Central Florida? No worries! We've got our elderberry goodness packed and ready to travel across the U.S. We ship domestically, so you can enjoy a bit of Florida sunshine wherever you are.

🚒 Across the Seven Seas: Ahoy, international friends! If you're across the oceans and dreaming of our elderberries, just send a message in a bottle (or, you know, an email) for custom international orders. We'll figure out the best way to get our elderberry treasures to your shores.

So, whether you're a local or a faraway fan, we've got you covered on your elderberry quest. See you at the market, or in your mailbox! πŸ“¬βœ¨

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While we'd love to send our treasures to you across seas and borders, currently, our magic carpet doesn't fly internationally due to the high costs. πŸš€πŸ’Έ

But hey, We're dreaming big! Keep an eye out, because we're always looking for ways to expand our horizons. Who knows? Maybe soon, we'll be knocking on your international door! Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on our Facebook/Instagram for the latest updates. We promise to keep you posted on our global journey!

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Please give us 1-2 business days to whip up your order. Once it's ready, your package will take 1-3 business days to zoom its way to you. Our delivery owls are fast, but not Harry Potter fast, so a little patience is much appreciated!

Watch Out for Holidays & Weekends: Remember friends, when the calendar hits a holiday or a weekend, it might stretch the delivery timeline slightly. Please Trust us, we're working our socks off to get your order out ASAP. We understand the excitement and are doing our best to speed things along! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’¨

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If it's green then we accept it! $

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We will send tracking information to the e-mail address associated with your order once the item has shipped. If you have not received your tracking information and it has been over 2 business days please contact us!

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Unfortunately, we do not have a brick-and-mortar store or storefront. (WE ARE NOT THE Elderberry people with a storefront in Melbourne, FL if you reach out to them thinking it's us bear the risk of getting a rude response from them.)

If you need to pick up your order, you'll be picking it up at my bear cave (residence). Please text me at (321) 260-4567 to schedule a pickup. Please give me a 15 minutes' notice before you arrive so we can prepare your order.

We accept cash only or cash app us at $thefairyselderberry for pickup orders. Please bear in mind: Do not request your order to be picked up online. If you prepay for your order online, it will be cancelled. Online orders and prices are for shipping only.

You can also pick up some elderberry at our weekly markets:

  • Fridays: Windermere Farmers Market from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at the roundabout by the police station, 630 W Main St, Windermere, FL. Enter at the very end by the cafe. 🐻
  • Saturdays: Winter Garden Farmers Market from 7:30 am - 1 pm. If you want to avoid parking issues, get there early during our load-in times. The parking garage is empty and it's quiet. You can stop by our booth while we’re setting up, pay cash, and be out in less than 5 minutes with rockstar parking on the 1st floor! 🐻
  • Sundays: Celebration Farmers Market at Celebration Lakeside Park. Our booth is by the Colombian restaurant under the trees. Market hours are from 9 am - 1 pm. 🐻 Market hours are subject to change if it's expected to rain.

During hurricane season our attendance at the markets is very weather-dependent. If it is pouring rain, we will not be attending the market that day, as our booth and display are not designed for heavy rain and winds. If it’s just sprinkling or if bad weather is expected after market hours, we will bear the risk and try to attend.

Please bear with us and keep in mind that our personal circumstances, such as our cub’s health or family emergencies, may also affect our market attendance. We do our best to be there every week, but sometimes life happens. If you're unsure, you may place an order online for shipping or text us to confirm our market attendance, or arrange for a pickup. Free delivery for customers within a mile radius.