Despite all that is happening, we’ve had quite a fun summer exploring outdoor local gems and traveling through the Midwest. Although we’ve been trying to stay safe as much as we possible, we also make health our #1 priority. We eat as much veggies and fruits that we can get (love picking our own fruits and veggies!) and exercise (hikes and bike rides FTW!) And just recently we’ve added Sambucol Black Elderberry Gummies* to help boost our immune system.
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What is elderberry?
I know elderberry has become increasingly popular, especially during the cold and flu season, and many have heard of it. But what exactly is it?
Elderberry is a type of berry that comes from the elder tree that is grown throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Black elderberry is one of the most common varieties and is used to make jams, wine, elderberry juice, and elderberry syrup. and for a good reason. Elderberry has become increasingly popular, especially during the flu season, and for a good reason. Elderberries have an extremely high concentration of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants which support our immune system. According to the USDA the highest concentration of anthocyanins are found in black elderberries, nearly double the amount found in any other fruit like our fav, blueberries.
Did you know that elderberry has been highly touted for its medicinal properties and has been around for centuries? In fact, there are even some elderberry-based recipes dating as far back as Ancient Egypt!
Boost your immune system
Take Sambucol Elderberry gummies daily
We’ve been taking our gummies daily and love it. Sambucol Black Elderberry Gummies is super yummy. My kids actually look forward to having these gummies everyday. They would definitely have more than 2 if they could! Not only is it delicious, but the health benefits far outweigh the taste. These offer natural immune support since black elderberry is high in antioxidants.
Pectin based. It is only sweetened only with pure cane sugar.
No artificial flavors or colors.
Allergy and diet friendly. They are free of gluten, nut, soy, dairy, and egg free. Plus, the gummies are suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Convenient and safe. Let’s face it. We’re all busy. No need to make my own elderberry syrup (yes, I have looked up how to make it before.) Plus, did you know that consuming raw elderberries can be considered poisonous? It cannot be digested, and needs to be processed to remove the poisonous compounds. Thankfully, Sambucol uses a careful extraction process that turns raw elderberries into a safe, edible source of healthy antioxidants. Another plus? With Sambucol’s black elderberry products you know exactly how much elderberry you’re getting in each dose.
Use Sambucol Elderberry syrup in everyday foods
Take the Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup plain, or better yet use it on your favorite foods. We tried the syrup topped on pancakes and it was a hit! They even have recipes using the syrup. For instance, this smoothie recipe looks easy and delicious. Or even this overnight oats recipe.
Not only do I appreciate the benefits of Sambucol, but the kids absolutely enjoyed it. Our entire family gives Sambucol Elderberry Gummies two thumbs up!
Have you tried Sambucol Black Elderberry Gummies before?
Cost: A 60-count bottle retails for $24.99 and a 30-count bottle of retails for $12.99
Where to buy: Sambucol Black Elderberry Gummies are available to purchase at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, GNC, The Vitamin Shoppe, Ralphs, Vons, Safeway, and Kroger. To find a store near you, visit: sambucolusa.com/pages/store-locator.
*It is important to remember that Sambucol is a dietary supplement, and as such is subject to the regulation of the FDA.