According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there have been at least 6.4 million flu illnesses, 55,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths from flu during 2019-2020 Flu season, so far. This year’s flu season threatens to be as severe as the 2017-2018 season, and the CDC is recommending that people get their flu shots and antiviral medications.
The CDC provides a very helpful flu tracking website which provides information about where flu outbreaks are occurring and other very helpful information, like how this year’s flu season compares to previous years, how flu spreads from one person to another, when those sick with the flu are most contagious and recommended treatments for the flu.
Chief among the CDC’s recommendations for flu treatments are antiviral medications, and elderberry is one of nature’s most effective antivirals. According to an article in Science Daily published April 23, 2019, compounds from elderberries can directly inhibit the virus's entry and replication in human cells and can help strengthen a person's immune response to the virus. As with all antivirals, elderberry is most effective when taken daily as a preventative, or if taken at the first sign of illness. Norm’s Farms Elderberry Extract is our most popular daily immune system booster and, since the serving size for boosting a healthy immune system is one teaspoon, one bottle will last about 45 days. If you are turning to elderberry because you think you might be coming down with the cold or flu, 1 tsp, 4 times per day is the recommended serving. Our Elderberry Wellness Syrup makes a wonderfully soothing hot tea as well.
Now that our kids are back in school they need protection too! Norm's Farms Elderberry Extract-Children's Formula is perfect for moms that want to limit their kid's daily sugar intake because it is made with our powerful Elderberry Extract and sweetened with organic blueberry juice only. The blueberry juice helps to make the elderberry less tart so that kids will actually ask for the daily serving of elderberry, making it a product moms love too! Our Elderberry Extract-Children's Formula is on sale-15% off- on our website now through the end of January.
You can find Norm's Farms Elderberry Supplements for purchase on our website, on Amazon, and at health food stores around the country. Check out our Where to Buy page to find a store near you!