You’ve come to the right place if you’re wondering HOW you should take your elderberry syrup!
First of all- we'll say this: It’s pretty hard for a person to “overdose” on elderberry. (If you were to sit down and drink the entire bottle at once, you could experience some loose stool, but that’s about it!) Secondly- we're not doctors. You should ALWAYS keep a list of supplements you're taking and discuss with your healthcare provider! We're not physicians!
ELDERBERRY HAS 2 WAYS OF WORKING IN THE BODY:
- It boosts the activity of your immune system. Elderberry helps the body to release cytokines- which are messenger chemicals that immune cells use to communicate. Think of it this way- with more chances for your immune cells to communicate, they can “plan” a better attack against the invading virus! (1)
- Elderberry also contains hemagglutinin protein- which has been shown to inhibit a virus’ ability to enter cells! (2) If a virus can’t enter a cell, it can’t infect that cell, and it halts the viral life-cycle.
THERE ARE TWO WAYS THAT YOU CAN USE ELDERBERRY SYRUP:
- As a preventative. You can take elderberry daily to help prevent the spread of viruses. My family does this throughout the fall and winter.
- When you’re sick. This is where the "magic" of elderberry happens. Whenever you’re just the SLIGHTEST bit under the weather, start taking elderberry. You can use ANY of our products here! Take your recommended dose (it's on the label of your product). And then continue taking that amount of syrup every 2-3 hours to keep the levels of constituents (the vitamins, antioxidants & flavonoids) in elderberry high in your blood stream. This gives your immune system a continual supply of everything that it can use to disrupt a viral attack!
RECOMMENDED USE (Syrups, DIY Kits, syrup made with dried elderberries)
Adults: 1 TBSP daily
Children: ½ to 1 teaspoon daily*
FOR AN EXTRA BOOST:
Take recommended amount every 2-3 hours until symptoms subside.
*Do not give children under 1 products containing honey. Use an alternative sweetener if intending to use with young children.
RECOMMENDED USE (Elderberry To-Go and Seasonal Support To-Go)
Weight dependent dose, starting at 5 drops for a 10lb child. Adults usually take 1-2 droppers as a dose,