ABOUT OUR ELDERBERRY
What is elderberry, and what type of health benefits does it offer?
We currently manufacture and distribute our elderberry syrup using The American Black Elderberry, scientifically known as Sambucus Canadensis which is a variety of elderberry native to North America. Unlike its European counterpart (Sambucus nigra), the American Black Elderberry is a distinct species with its unique set of characteristics and properties.
1. Appearance: The American Black Elderberry typically grows as a deciduous shrub or small tree, reaching heights of up to 12 feet. Its dark purple to black berries grow in tight clusters and are known for their rich vibrant dark purple color.
2. Habitat: This native elderberry species is commonly found in various regions of North America, including the eastern United States and parts of Canada. It thrives in moist, fertile soils and is often spotted along stream banks, woodland edges, and disturbed areas.
3. Flowers: The American Black Elderberry produces showy, flat-topped clusters of creamy-white flowers with a pleasant fragrance. These blooms serve as important nectar sources for bees and other pollinators.
Health Benefits and Uses:
Like its European counterpart, the American Black Elderberry is also celebrated for its incredible health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties. We use fresh elderberries vs. dehydrated berries which are rich in essential nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants that may potentially get lost if they were dehydrated with heat added to it. There is a heavy advantage in us using fresh elderberries that offers a wide array of potential wellness advantages to our current and future customers.
1. Immune Support: The American Black Elderberry, similar to the European variety, is known for its immune-boosting properties due to its high vitamin C content and antioxidant profile.
2. Traditional Medicine: Indigenous peoples of North America have utilized the various parts of the American Black Elderberry for traditional medicine, including using the berries and the flowers to create tonicsm salves, and all types of remedies for centuries.
3. Tasty Delights: The ripe elderberries are commonly used in culinary creations, such as jams, jellies, syrups, and pies! They add a very unique and delicious flavor to various dishes and beverages!
We have personally chosen to use fresh American Black Elderberries as the magical ingredient in our products. It harnesses very powerful and distinct properties offering a full range of health benefits. By selecting this native species, we work hard to provide you guys with an amazing product that embodies the natural richness and goodness of fresh elderberries straight from our farmer friends right into the bottle.
Are your elderberry products safe to consume?
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.
Can I take elderberry while pregnant or breastfeeding?
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, myself personally taken elderberry during my pregnancy for immune support and also while nursing. As mentioned every circumstance is different.
How do I consume your elderberry products?
Consuming elderberry is not only safe for the family but it's also incredibly versatile! 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. Zesty Freshly Squeezed Lemonade:** Mix elderberry syrup 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 syrup once a day or as needed.
- Inflammation Support: Consume a heaping tablespoon twice a day one shot in the morning and one at night.
For Young Children:
- Administer a teaspoon of elderberry syrup for general immune support.
Embrace the endless possibilities of enjoying 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!
How MUCH elderberry do I consume?
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!
Does your elderberry have any sugar or artificial ingredients?
Our elderberry syrup 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.
What's the difference between your elderberry and ones you find at the store? Is all elderberry syrup the same?
What sets our elderberry products apart from others in the market is a combination of quality, potency, transparency, and affordability. We take great pride in offering a product that stands out in several ways:
1. Unbeatable Price: At just $20 for a 16 oz bottle, our elderberry product provides incredible value for your money. While elderberry products are generally expensive, we've worked hard to ensure our potent formula remains accessible and budget-friendly.
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, preservatives, or thickeners, and we are 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, lemon, ginger, and fresh blueberries to maximize the health benefits.
4. Direct Sourcing: We ensure the freshest elderberries by sourcing them directly from our farmer partners. Our hand-pressed process ensures that every drop of goodness goes straight from the berries 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 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!
What is the shelf life of your elderberry products?
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 syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to three months. This refrigeration period ensures that the syrup remains fresh and continues to provide the full range of health benefits.
Our commitment to using natural preservation methods and the long shelf life make our elderberry syrup the ideal choice for those looking to stock up and maintain their wellness routine conveniently. You can enjoy the goodness of elderberries without the worry of immediate refrigeration, knowing it will remain potent and fresh for an extended period.
How much elderberry does my family need?
We get this question a lot! Here is a quick reference to how much elderberry 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 (3 bottles of elderberry)
Two Adults, Two Children - 32oz and 16oz (3 bottles)
Approximately 64 TB/192 tsp per 32 oz bottle!
We always recommend to talk with your physician and do your own research when it comes to using elderberry. Some of our customers take our elderberry all year-round for daily immune support while others take it only when they are ill and seeking to support their immune system shortening the duration of their sickness. For general immune support, you can take elderberry once a day or up to three times daily if needed. During Illness: An adult serving is 1 Tablespoon every 2-3 hours until symptoms subside. A child serving is 1-2 teaspoons. The suggested amounts are based on each family member taking their suggested serving of elderberry syrup once daily and to allow the family to use up that quantity in the 1 year shelf life of our syrup unopened and 3-6 month shelf life unopened.
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