No matter where you live, it seems this winter season has made it particularly difficult to stay healthy. Almost everyone I know has been suffering from colds, viruses or the flu. And in my home, if one person gets sick, we ALL get sick. My husband can't afford to miss a day of pay from work and, as a mom, my kids depend on me to take care of them. So for me, it's important that I do everything I can to avoid becoming sick and/or run down. Recently, I was given the opportunity to review a product called Sambucol. It couldn't have come at a better time, just as cold and flu season were upon us.
What is Sambucol and why is it so unique? Sambucol, developed by a world-renowned virologist, is a unique black elderberry extract rich in immune supporting flavonoids. What makes black elderberries more superior than any other dark-skinned fruit is that elderberries have the highest concentration of specific flavonoids called anthocyanins...2x more than blueberries and significantly more than cranberries. Sambucol Black Elderberry is the original elderberry product that has been researched and tested in published clinical trials showing it to help support the immune system. Sambucol’s unique formulation and extraction process preserves and maximizes the naturally-occurring health benefits of the berry.
When your immune system isn't working up to par, you get sick more easily, your body has a harder time fighting off allergies, bodily injuries are slower to heal and your energy level can be extremely low. Overall, you just don't feel as good as you could if you were healthier. When taken on a daily basis, Sambucol can help boost your body's immune system.
Since taking Sambucol every day, I definitely have had more energy and I just feel better, overall. With the exception of Landon (the pickiest of the bunch and the one I referred to as "sick child" in one of my recent posts), my other kids, Cole, Bella and Garrett were happy to take the Sambucol for Kids on a daily basis. Since starting this product, Cole and Bella haven't missed one day of preschool, while many of their classmates have been absent several times, due to illness. What I liked the most is that it has a pleasant taste that didn't send my kids running for the hills. This is especially important considering the FDA has made a claim that cold and cough medicines are no longer safe for children 4 years old and younger. It leaves most parents in a blunder of what they can give to their kids to help relieve cold and cough symptoms.
Sambucol is sold nationwide at major retailers and drug stores, such as CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. You also have the option to purchase it online. Currently, when you visit the Sambucol website, you can download a coupon for $4.00 off any Sambucol product of your choice. There are a wide variety to choose from....look here to view them all.
DO YOU WANT TO TRY SAMBUCOL TOO? Well, you can!!! By entering this giveaway, you can win the “Immune Boosting Gift Set” (total value of $45) which includes the following:
Sambucol® Original Formula - $14.99 for 4 ounce bottle Sambucol® For Kids 2yrs-12yrs. - $14.99 for 4 ounce bottle. Sambucol® Original Formula Chewable Tablets - $14.99 for 30 tablets
Here's how to enter:
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When my boyfriend was coming down with flu or cold symptoms a few weeks ago, I consulted a pharmacist. Even though he didn't have any in stock, he recommended Elderberry Syrup. He said taking it in early in the symptoms would shorten and minimize flu sumptoms. I didn't find it in time to help my boyfriend but I did later find it and bought it to have around just in case. I work in a children's business and I have 2 who go to daycare so I figured I'd need it eventually. Sure enough, weeks later, my grandaughter got sent home from school with all th eugly symptoms and we all came in contact with her. The next day my boyfriend and I both woke up with sore throats, chest congestion and feeling whiney and achey. We both own our own businesses and cannot take time off to be sick. I immediately started takingthe elderberry syrup and drank some eicanacea throat soothing tea. I did this for 2 days and felt better. My daughter, boyfriend, son in law and grandson all got varying degrees of sick and even missed work. I had 2 uncomfortable days - they had nearly a week of misery. I used natural remedies to shorten the life - they took medications to help with their symptoms. I'm just one case but I'm a new believer and last night I saw elderberry tablets on my daughters kitchen cabinets. Looks like they are going to try to head off their next flu or cold symptoms as well. With kids in day care - it's great to have these 'helpers' around before you need them! Marie