Many wonderful elderberry syrup products and recipes out there are made with honey. This time we decided to make a very high potency extract combining elderberry, along with a high ratio of herbal antivirals such as Skullcap baikalensis, Cordyceps, Reishi, Shiitake and Maiitake. These herbal antivirals can be incredibly immune supportive. All of our mushrooms are 100% certified organic grown in Washington state, where we use both fruiting body and mycelium.
This is not your common Elderberry syrup!
This is extra potent, and vegan. We don't use honey like classic formulations, instead we use organic vegetable glycerin (VG) and organic cane alcohol along with having a high ratio of a high potency extract of herbal antivirals. We chose vegetable glycerin (VG) for our Elderberry Immune Elixir over honey or sweeteners like traditional recipes, for several reasons:
VG has a sweetness to it, but contains no sugar and therefore makes our elderberry syrup completely sugar-free.
Our elderberry syrup travels just as easily as our tonics and elixirs... just pop it in your bag and go! VG allows for it to be shelf stable, therefore it does not require refrigeration like the honey, or other sweetener, based ones.
While we absolutely think the honey or agave ones are quite a treat, we find that if you're doing truly medicinal doses of 4-6 teaspoons per day at the first sign of illness, the sugar adds up.
Suggestions For Use:
Elderberry is meant to be high-dosed when you can be exposed to a bug, and you feel the onset of symptoms. This is why we really chose doing sugar free, (like all of our formulas!) because sugar feeds the potential pathogens. The dosage is variable as it depends if you're using for ongoing resilience and protection, or when "hit" with something. For regular consumption try 1tsp a day, when you experience the early stages of a cold or flu, try 4-6tsp throughout the day.