I just shared this on my personal Facebook page and also wanted to share with you all…
My oldest daughter is always getting sick. Chronic runny noses. Occasionally out of school. As a former teacher and a an award winner of perfect attendance in fourth grade, I had to solve this dilemma! So I approached my expert panel of 700 close friends on Facebook and asked them what was the best solution for chronic colds. The frequent answer I got back was Elderberry.
In that Facebook thread, some of the moms I know, shared their talent for creating homemade syrups and their own gummy recipes. I was so proud of them. They deserve a piece of my fourth grade perfect attendance award! I, however, have five kids and a full time job and elderberry syrups was not on my list of things to make in the evening (usually I prefer a good boxed powder macaroni and cheese.) My solution was Amazon Prime.
I picked up these Nature’s Way Sambucus Elderberry Gummies and they are working great. She has not been sick in a month and we have gone through some serious seasons of cold days and warm days (yes, we were an area of the country that was affected by the recent polar vortex.) If you don’t like Nature’s Way brand, there are many other Elderberry Gummies and Elderberry Syrups online. We did try the Sambucol Syrup too and she was not a fan of the syrup in general.)
Right now there is a coupon you can clip if you do subscribe and save with the Nature’s Way brand or like me order right away and get in a few days. Remember prices and coupons are subject to change on Amazon. I have to say that.
She takes them in the evening around dinner time (just the time we chose.) If it is a day where she is getting less sleep from activity or homework or if she is feeling tired or exposed to a cold, we double the dose (morning and night.) Friends told me, when they are sick, they take a dose every two hours. We have not tried that. Please read what is recommended on the back of your bottle.
Let me know how it works for you.
Thanks for sitting through my terrible humor.
Also, I am not a doctor. I am not claiming anything. Just letting you know this seems to have worked for us the past four weeks.
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