Natures Answer does an excellent job of putting this syrup together. I have had good luck with this when a cold or flu type of symptoms are coming on. I take more than the recommended dosage as it is very conservative. I take 3-4 tea spoons 3-4 times per day. If your digestion is off you may find taking more is critical as you may have absorbtion issues. Also if you are a larger than average person you will want to take more that the label recommended dosing. Combine this with higher doses of Vitamin C and local honey and you will be on your way to getting better faster. Famous Herbalist and author Rose Mary Gladstar is a fan of Elderberry syrup. If you make it yourself, she recommends only using the blue berries as the red are potentially toxic. If you found this review helpful kindly click the YES button. For many more value added reviews visit my iHerb home page. Peace and good Health.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
It is very effective for viral infections..
Posted by ChooseHealth on Feb 15, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Very good product, have been taking it for years and have had no colds for a very long time.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 21, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I am not too consistent giving it to my kids, but I notice that even though they still get sick, the virus last less than before, they might get only 1 day of fever. I gave this to my son and I took it myself before going to South America, and he got 1 night of fever and that was it. I will start givivng it daily before winter... I just love this!!!
Posted by Captain-Wonderr on Oct 20, 2015 | Verified Purchase
When I take this product regularly, I notice that even if I do get a cold or flu, it's so mild I barely notice having it. Since I started taking elderberry, I've been sick much less, and this is the best of the elderberry products I've tried.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 03, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Nothing I've ever used alleviate the sore throat better then Sambucus.
Posted by SlipperyElm on May 01, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Use this with our child and recommend for clients also. This is hands down the best thing to help fight a cold or flu and can stop one before it starts. We are NEVER without this.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 16, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I started using this when I came down with a cold this winter. The very next day, I felt about 90% better compared to the day before. I am going to use this throughout the winter season combined with Vit D to try to keep my immune system healthy this winter. Seems a lot more sickness is going around this year compared to usual.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 22, 2011 | Verified Purchase
We've been using elderberry to keep our family and pets healthy for years. We take it as the first sniffle, and never get colds. We take a small dose before getting on a plane, never catch a thing. Elderberry is a proven antiviral, and along with grapefruit seed extract (a powerful antimicrobial) belongs in everyone's medicine chest. The Nature's Answer extract is much stronger than the syrup and goes a lot farther. Still delicious enough for the kids to take it without complaint!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 07, 2010 | Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic product! Elderberry extract strengthens your immune system, helping to fight of colds and other illnesses. This brand is highly concentrated and tastes great. Also recommended is the Gaia brand of elderberry extract.
Posted by Jeanne1974 on May 06, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I tried it when starting to get a cold and right through the whole sickness, and each time, nothing.