The Benefits of Elderberry As A Health Support
Elderberry sounds like something straight out of a children’s fantasy book, but it is a real thing, we promise! Elderberries are clever little berries that have been used for centuries as an extra health support against ills and chills. While adults may benefit greatly from supplements, so too do children who are constantly on the go and want to be ready to take on every opportunity without being held back. Kids are often bringing home sniffles from daycare and school, and this can affect the whole family. So, let’s investigate this natural health support, and find out the real deal about Elderberries and how they might benefit our children’s daily defences. It’s all about heading these nasties off before they can really take hold, and providing a daily dose of support that is going to keep your young ones ahead of the game.
First up! What is Elderberry exactly?
Elderberry is actually a name that covers a whole range of varieties of the Sambucus tree, which is a flowering plant native to Europe. The most common variety is the Sambucus nigra - more commonly known as the black Elder or the European elder. The berries themselves are found in small clusters of blue or black bunches amongst the foliage - and despite being a popular edible when cooked - they should never be consumed raw. Besides being very tart to the taste, they can be poisonous when uncooked. The berries have been used for centuries, dried or cooked to treat ills and chills and a number of other problems in ancient healing practices. Today, Elderberry is still a popular supplement to support the body’s natural defences as well as being absolutely delicious when made into jams, juice, pies, chutneys and other treats!
One of the reasons elderberries and their benefits are so popular as a supplement is because Elderberries are so nutrient-dense. These tiny berries are loaded with natural antioxidants which support the body’s defence system and act as a cleanser, they provide respiratory support, and are high in vitamin C for immunity. The Good Vitamin Co Gummy Kids Elderberry Plus Ivy Extract Supplements give your child’s body the best possible defence against ills and chills - all year round.
Some Benefits of Our Elderberry Supplements
Here at Good Vitamin Co, we understand the importance of giving kids the very best support for their natural defences so that they can continue to enjoy socialising and an active lifestyle. Our Kids Elderberry + Ivy Extract supplement is an easy, natural solution (and also a yummy one) to support them as they grow. The additional benefit gained from some of the other ingredients, such Ivy Extract, means that these little chewable supplements pack a powerful punch, while still being gentle on little tummies!
Ivy Extract has been used in herbal medicine for hundreds of years, it has been discussed as soothing, as good for stomach aches and is quite a common ingredient in some cough medicines. Ivy leaf contains ‘saponins’ and these are said to help thin mucus in the chest, this supports respiratory health and this ingredient may also be able to soothe a cough. Ivy Extract is a trusted herbal ingredient, it’s known to be really well tolerated and mild enough to get those benefits for your little one without causing an upset tummy.
Zinc is another great addition to the Gummy Kids Elderberry Plus Ivy Extract Supplements. Each gummy contains 1.5 mg of this all-important nutrient. Known for its immune support qualities, Zinc is a vital mineral. It’s really essential to make sure your young ones get their Zinc, as some studies have shown that a Zinc deficiency can lead to a weakened immune response. Some hospitals use Zinc to speed up the healing process for wounds and ulcers, it’s also used when people suffer burns and has even been said to reduce the risk of developing pneumonia!
Our Gummy Kids Elderberry Plus Ivy Extract Supplements also contain 5 mg of Echinacea. This is extracted from the flowers of a plant that is part of the daisy family! This is a remedy that has been used by Native Americans for centuries and it’s great as an added boost for immune support. As well as being high in antioxidants, Echinacea has loads of ‘active compounds’ (this basically means stuff your body is able to use), it has rosmarinic acid which is sometimes used to treat asthma symptoms and caffeic acid which is said to be an anti-carcinogen. Powerful stuff! Echinacea is widely used to speed up recovery from ills and chills, to support immune response and has been proved to be safe for children.
At the Good Vitamin Co, our supplements are made with natural pectin, which supports healthy digestion for all ages. Natural pectin is basically formulated from the skin of the fruit, so if your kids are good with fruit they will be good with natural pectin. Additionally, because these gummies come in a tasty orange flavour, your kids are more likely to be on board to reap all of the great health benefits available when they are offered our Elderberry supplement. Trying to get your kids to eat their greens to stay healthy may be a constant uphill battle - getting your toddler to eat a bowl of nutritious soup to help them recover - possibly impossible! Even a smoothie may not make it through the straw when you are trying to treat the ills and chills of a picky eater. However, offer your toddler a chewy orange gummy? It’s pretty much a no brainer!
Do Things The Easy Way
It’s easier to relax with friends and family when you know your child’s natural defences are being supported by a robust pop of Elderberry and Ivy Extract goodness every day. Our supplements are naturally flavoured with no nasty additives, so children as young as 2 years old can benefit from our chewable vitamins. Now even the tiniest tots can keep up with their older siblings and enjoy sniffle free days, along with Mum and Dad.
Tolerance is Key
Many kids nowadays suffer from some kind of food allergy or intolerance, so we’ve made sure our supplements are completely free from gluten, eggs, dairy, gelatin, nuts and soy - as well as being halal certified and vegan too. Everyone should have access to healthy, natural supplements and at the Good Vitamin Co we come at health from every angle, so no one needs to be left out when it comes to supporting your good health.
It’s all about giving your little ones (and slightly bigger ones) their best shot at immune support. Good Vitamin Co works hard to make sure that the support we provide for your whole family is safe, well researched, and designed to be well tolerated across all age ranges.
If you’re looking for a natural and delicious vitamin supplement that your kids will love, then look no further than our Good Vitamin Co Kids Elderberry + Ivy Extract soft chews here!