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What Parents Should Know About Elderberry for Kids

04/16/2021

Elderberry gummies are a great way to support the natural defenses of your child’s immune system. As the weather gets warmer and your little ones start to get out of the house more, maintaining their immune system is essential. Here is how elderberry can help. 

Elderberry, Natural Immunity Help

First of all, elderberry is a dark purple berry that comes from the European black elder tree. It’s often used as a dietary supplement to promote your body’s immune defense, and it’s become very popular now that health is at the forefront of everybody’s minds. You’ve probably heard about its benefits and had it recommended to you at some point.

The Benefits of Elderberry

Elderberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidant proanthocyanidins. While these two nutrients are good at supporting your immune system, there’s more. Elderberries can be helpful in helping your immune system reduce issues from seasonal respiratory problems. Regular use of elderberries as a supplement can help support natural defenses before, during, and after problems might occur.

Elderberry has also been found to contain polyphenols, anthocyanins, flavonols, phenolic acids, terpenes, and lectins. One of the tremendous benefits of the cleansing properties in elderberries is that they counteract oxidative stress. But that’s not all they do; polyphenols can help regulate immune function, making them a good choice for your children.

How Elderberries Are Used

While these benefits weren’t known thousands of years ago, the Ancient Egyptians and Native Americans knew they were onto something and regularly used the juice of these berries. They even became a staple in folk medicine and were used to treat a variety of ailments. While there isn’t a lot of research to support the efficacy, elderberry has been used to:

♦ Promote a strong, healthy immune response
♦ Alleviate occasional digestive problems
♦ Support overall health and wellness
♦ Maintain strong, healthy cells

Elderberry Side Effects

While elderberries are sometimes seen in pies and treats, it’s important to note that they should never be eaten raw. The rest of the plant has a toxic substance known as cyanogenic glycoside and can cause serious stomach upset and difficulty breathing. If elderberries are not properly prepared or other parts of the plant are consumed, the toxin can cause numerous unwanted and uncomfortable side effects.

Eating raw elderberries or other parts of the elderberry plant typically does not cause a life-threatening reaction. Even so, this is why it’s best to get your dose of elderberry in a supplement, so you know that it’s been processed safely.

Elderberries in Research

While there hasn’t been much research into the efficacy of elderberries, there has been some. And we’re all about digging into the research and scientific studies to learn what we can. Some research on elderberries or Sambucus nigra, its technical name, is very positive. It also, interestingly, ties in with traditional uses of the berry. 

One finding is that the bioactive compounds in elderberry provide therapy for a number of diseases. These bioactive compounds are flavonoids. Something you probably hear about regularly if you follow health and nutrition news. Another key point that science has found is that the medicinal properties of elderberries may counteract oxidative stress.

We’re all about antioxidants these days and consuming them in mass quantities. Why? Because we love how they defeat oxidative stress. Elderberries are another cleansing property to have in your arsenal as you battle the cellular damage that oxidative stress causes.

Live Conscious Kids Elderberry

To give your kids the immune support of elderberry and other useful nutrients, trust Live Conscious Kids Elderberry Gummies. This specially formulated immune support gummy has a delicious raspberry flavor with ingredients designed to maintain their overall wellness and a healthy immune system.

These gummies are formulated with four ingredients that also happen to be deliciously beneficial. 

Sambucus nigra elderberry extract. This is the powerful elderberry with its cleansing properties and flavonoids that combat oxidative stress.

♦ Vitamin C. You know how important this ingredient is in your child’s health and immune response. Rather than relying on calorie-rich orange juice, adding vitamin C to a gummy gives them the benefits without the extra calories or sugar.

Echinacea purpurea aerial parts extract. The much-touted echinacea, known for its immune system supporting benefits. This derivative of the plant is more powerful and beneficial than other forms.

♦ Propolis. This is our fourth key ingredient and probably not something you’ve heard of. Propolis is full of health benefits and doesn’t get the credit it deserves.

Live Conscious is all about setting the body up with nutritional support that you and your little one can rely on. We support health by researching every ingredient we use to make sure it’s not only useful but that it’s safe and effective, too. 

Waking Up To Wellness

This is a time when health means everything. It always has, but suddenly, we’re more focused on it than ever before. It’s not just about your health today but building and supporting a strong immune system for a lifetime of good health. 

A huge part of your healthy future is your body’s natural immune defense system. Through genetics and other factors, some people are born with a healthy immune system, and other people have to work to get there. Either way, adding natural nutritional support to your body is a brilliant way to up the odds and power your body’s defense system. 

Elderberry is in the news a lot lately, and it’s been tied to many great health benefits; most of them involve promoting a strong, healthy immune response. Interestingly, even though elderberry is in the news, it’s nothing new. This berry has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for just about everything. Science is catching up to its almost mythic powers and discovering that there’s a lot of truth in the power of this berry.

We’ve partnered elderberry with other known immune supporters like propolis, vitamin C, and echinacea to give you a delicious gummy that you’ll feel good about giving to your little ones. You might want to take Live Conscious Kids Elderberry yourself – and there’s no reason not to.