The Littlest Funk blog: 5 Benefits of Elderberry Syrup + GIVEAWAY

Monday, November 13, 2017

5 Benefits of Elderberry Syrup + GIVEAWAY

We all know it's cold and flu season, which means as a mom I am trying to do all that I can to prevent my two toddlers from getting sick.  We personally, as a family, do not get flu shots.  It's not because of religious reasons or any holistic reason.  I just think my girls are too little for them and it's not something I want to get, so I don't give it to my girls.  It's just a personal preference.  I really try to find other ways to prevent them getting sick and so far, we have been pretty successful.  



One way we are keeping our immune system up is with Williams Organic Elderberry Syrup.  My girls absolutely love this syrup and call it their "Princess Juice", which makes it much easier for them to take.  If you have boys, you could call it "Superhero Juice".  Isn't that such a fun way to make them take their "medicine"?!

Em telling Char how this turns her into a princess :)
I had never heard of Elderberry syrup before a friend in my mom's group introduced it to me.  I love that it is made with all natural and organic ingredients, so I couldn't wait to try it.

So, what is in Williams Organic Elderberry Syrup? It's filtered water, elderberries, raw vitamin C, raw local Florida honey, ginger root (not powdered), cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, peppercorns, echinacea, crushed garlic cloves, oregano, turmeric, and whole rose hips.  What's NOT in your syrup? Preservatives of any kind, additives, stabilizers, thickeners, emulsifiers, dyes or any other filler. 

Here are five benefits of Elderberry syrup and why you should give it a try too!

1. It's safe to give to children one and over.  It is made with Raw honey, which is not recommended for children under one.  However, Natasha, the owner of Williams Organic Elderberry Syrup, takes special requests and can make batches without honey.  I love small shops that care about their customers!

2. It is an anti-inflammatory and helps ease allergies.  My girls definitely take after their dad in the allergy department and although they have rarely gotten a cold, they  do get the congestion.  I have found that the Elderberry syrup has helped a lot with this!

3.  It if full of antioxidants and encourages healthy skin.  I could use all the help I can get in this department, especially with my girls who keep me running around and exhausted most days.  

4.  It is a natural diuretic.  Elderberry syrup has been shown to help regulate urination and bowel movements.  I don't know about your kids, but mine have their good days and bad days when it comes to getting enough liquids and the right nutrition.  This helps keep them on track, so I don't have to worry about constipation. 

5.  It lowers blood sugar.  The elder-flower extracts help stimulate glucose metabolism and the secretion of insulin, which lowers blood sugar.  This is great if you have high blood sugar and want to try a natural way to lower it.

I also love that you can add this syrup to smoothies, tea and even Greek yogurt!  Have you tried Elderberry syrup before?  If you have, I'd love to know what you thought in the comments!

Be sure to follow Williams Organic Elderberry Syrup's Facebook page and head to The Littlest Funk's Facebook page for the giveaway!




 **As with all supplements, vitamins, and medications it is best to check with your pediatrician or primary care provider for dosing instructions. Remember some supplements have interactions with prescription medications. **Elderberry and vitamin C can cause loose stools (diarrhea). If this happens back off the elderberry syrup and make sure to stay hydrated. 

12 comments:

  1. I have never heard of elderberry before! I can't believe there are so many benefits of it. Will be checking out! Thanks!

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  2. Oh that sounds awesome, haven't heard of this before but would love to try it out!

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  3. I've been thinking about giving this a try- thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love it! I didn't realize all the benefits of elderberry syrup!

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  5. I never even knew about this! So many great benifits!

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  6. I have heard such good things about this. I came across it when my kiddos were sick. Thanks for sharing. I need To pick some up.
    Angela

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  7. I've never heard of this syrup before! I learned a lot from this post, it sounds amazing!

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  8. I've never used elderberry syrup- I loved reading about the benefits of it! I had no idea it could be good for skin!

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  9. What an awesome giveaway. We've used eldeberry gummies and drops with my older son but not this brand!

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  10. I had never heard of this before this year! And I love the idea of calling it "princess" or "superhero" juice!!

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  11. I don't do flu shots either. I need to get some of these to have on hand for the next cold.

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  12. I've never heard of this!! I'll have to check into it!!

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