ELDERBERRY SYRUP FAQ
What is Elderberry Syrup?
Elderberry Syrup is a traditional remedy with astounding immunity supporting properties. It's excellent for colds, flus and allergies and is a great daily supplement to keep your immune system finely tuned!
What's in Cassie Green Health Elderberry Syrup?
We use wild foraged Sambucus Nigra (European black elderberries), organic ginger, organic Ceylon cinnamon, raw honey, and a touch of organic lemon juice.
What's not in our Elderberry Syrup?
Preservatives, additives, stabilizers, thickeners, emulsifiers, dyes or any other filler that cheapens a product.
Where do I find this magic elixir?
What's the recommended dosage?
Take 1tsp-1tbsp/day for general immunity or take a super dose of 3-4 tablespoons in one day if you feel allergies or head cold/flu coming on.
Is is safe for kids?
It's actually one of the best immune supporting, cold/flu thwarting, allergy relieving supplements that your little humans can take! Kiddos can take 1/2-1tsp per day as well. Safe for kids over the age of 1.
Are there ways to use other than straight up?
Absolutely! We love to add it to smoothies, sparkling water, kombucha, hot tea, lattes, drizzle it over yogurt and granola or mix a little in with your maple syrup for an immune boosting treat for pancakes!
Is there any scientific research to back up the benefits of elderberries?
Sure is! You can certainly google the research but we think this article from Dr. Axe nicely summarizes (and sites) the benefits and the studies behind why elderberry syrup is great for immunity.
Syrup, you say? Sounds like it's really high in sugar. Is it?
Nope! Our elderberry syrup contains 1 gram of carbs/sugar (only from the honey) in a tsp serving. This means that even if you took a tablespoon a day, it's only 3 grams of naturally occurring sugars. This is WAY less than most elderberry products on the market.
Sounds awesome. Where can I buy it?
Shop online or check out our "Where to Buy" page and if your favorite grocery store, juice bar of coffee shop isn't on there, we'd sure love for you to ask them to carry this magical immune boosting product!
I've heard about elderberry and CRS ("cytokine storm"). What can you share about this?
We saw the instagram post from someone claiming elderberry syrup could cause cytokine storms in COVID 19 patients and so of course we deep dove into this topic. We are sharing the links we found below but have summarized the information here and have also filmed a short video discussing the topic: https://youtu.be/luo4ucvTHro
If we felt in any way that our product could be harmful to people, we would immediately let people know. We are a mom and pop business and all of our friends and family take it along with thousands of customers around the country. We take this very seriously, which is why we want to address it.
Cytokine Response Syndrome (CRS) occurs only in advanced stages of infection
-Acute respiratory distress syndrome
-Always underlying health issues
-Damage already done was significant
-Caused by severe amount of damage to tissues and activated immune cells during later stages of infection
-At no point do any studies on CRS mention or correlate elderberries nor do any of the articles that warn of cytokine storms mention elderberry or avoiding elderberry
Previous studies on elderberry and immune response have shown elderberry to produce both pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines.
-Elderberries are seen as a regulator of immune response (which is why elderberry can help balance out allergies, which are an over reaction of the immune system)
-There is no validated correlation between elderberry and COVID 19
-Oxford University study concluded that elderberry (sambucus nigra-the species we use) stimulates the immune system without exacerbating cytokine storms
-Elderberry is not likely to cause CRS
-No causative links between elderberry or any herbs associated with CRS
-Dr Axe said in response to someone asking for insight on an article suggesting elderberry could cause CRS “I disagree. Just someone trying to get attention."
What does this mean for us?
-Do your own research
-Tune into your intuition
-Chat with a medical professional (but remember they are busy)
-I’m continuing to take my elderberry to support my immune system. Hoping to avoid getting sick or if I do get sick, hoping to decrease the severity and longevity of illness
-If I do get sick, I’ll re-evaluate if I will continue to take it or if I will pause.
-This is my plan but not saying anyone else should do this.
Some helpful links on the subject: