The term Elderberry gets thrown around a lot these days, but does it really stand up to the hype? At Mommy’s Bliss, we think so. It’s a tiny (but mighty!) berry that packs a punch when it comes to our immune systems. Elderberry is a must-have for your arsenal against the winter sniffles. Read on for the 411 on this powerful fruit.
What is Black Elderberry?
Black Elderberry is a dark purple berry that comes from the elder tree and is native to much of Europe and North America. The berries contain flavonoids and vitamins A & C and are so delicious that they are used to make jam. In their raw state, the berries are inedible but when cooked and processed for food and drink they turn sweet and juicy. Even the flowers, known as Elderflower, are used in fancy cocktails. Cheers!
What does it do?
Black Elderberry has been used for centuries to support wellness. In 400 BCE, Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician, wrote about this berry’s positive effect on his patients. It is known for its immune-supportive properties and studies have shown that it may combat free-radical damage. In short, it increases their chances of feeling well so your little one can get back to being awesome!
How should I use it with my child?
Our new Organic Kids Elderberry Syrup and Elderberry Gummies contain plenty of delicious real Black Elderberry Fruit Extract in every serving, along with vitamin C and zinc. We recommend using it every day and especially during times you may feel more immune support is needed. Like with any dietary supplement, be sure to discuss with your pediatrician the appropriate usage for your child.
BOTTOM LINE: Black Elderberry is a natural super-ingredient
- Delicious taste
- Immune-supportive properties
- Full of antioxidants