What is Elderberry? Elderberry is one of the most commonly used plants in the world. Today, it is used as a supplement to treat cold and flu symptoms, amongst many other ailments. Some have even used it to treat cancer!
Do you recommend taking Elderberry daily as a preventative? While I'm not a doctor, I personally recommend a tablespoon a day (for Adults) and a teaspoon for children (Ages 1 year and older) of the Elixir for prevention.
What if I'm feeling symptoms? If you feel symptomatic or are diagnosed with the flu or any ailment, you should triple your dosage every 3-4 hours until symptoms subside. Science has proven that by doing this within the first 48 hours of cold/flu symptoms, the severity and the duration will be drastically reduced. (These statements are not FDA approved, but I practice what I preach)
Are gummies good for “on the go”? It is not recommended, as the gummies are homemade with no chemicals and should be refrigerated after opening. The Elixir would be your best option for "on the go," as you can pour some in a travel size bottle and take it along with you. It does not HAVE to stay refrigerated constantly but do try to keep it in a cool place until they able to be.
What is the difference between the Elderberry Elixir and the Elderberry Gummies? The Gummies have a gelatin in them and the Elixir is more potent, as there is only a teaspoon of Elixir in every 4-5 gummies, resulting in taking more to get the same medicinal quality.
Are your products vegan appropriate? The ingredients in the Elixir are certainly fine for a vegan lifestyle. Elderberries, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clover, Turmeric, Black Pepper, and Honey. The gummies do contain gelatin. However, we customize frequently. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients, just send us a message and we will always do our best to accommodate your request.
How long is the Elixir’s shelf life? Once you open the bottle it should be refrigerated and will last at least 90 days. Any unopened bottles, if kept in a cool place, should last you 90-120 days.
What if I have still have some unused Elixir and I'm getting close to the expiration date? If you have a substantial amount of Elixir left, you can freeze it in ice cube trays and store in the freezer for 6-9 months! These make perfect iced tea ice cubes or even just to munch on! You can also let them liquify in the refrigerator for a couple of days and take normally if desired.
Can you take Elderberry Elixir and other products all year round? Yes, you can absolutely take all year. It's recommended that you increase your dosage through the cold, flu and allergy season or if feeling ill.
Do I need to add my own sweetener? I use just enough local honey to sweeten the batch. However, you are more than welcome to add more of your local honey to make it sweeter. If you use your own local honey this will help ease allergy symptoms if you have any. You will most likely want to add your own sweetener to our DIY kits, however.
How is your Elderberry Elixir and products different from others? One thing that sets us apart is our addition of Turmeric and Black Pepper to all of our batches, to help with inflammation. We also pride ourselves on the ability to make small batches, meaning they stay fresh and don't sit as "inventory" for long periods of time. Every time you order, you are getting a product that has been freshly handcrafted within 1-2 weeks of your order date. Not all Elderberry syrup makers do this. Also, we also love to "customize" batches for our customers at their request meaning we work with you to suit your needs best.
How potent is the Elderberry Tea compared to the Elixir? The Elixir is much more potent due to the fact that we press the medicine out of the berries and add it back into the Elixir itself before bottling. One way you can ensure more “medicinal benefits” from the tea is to take an extra step by “pressing” the tea yourself either with a clean thumb, press the excess through your tea infuser, or you can use cheesecloth or a coffee filter to squeeze the strained tea mixture after seeping.