This post is sponsored by Nature’s Way, but all opinions are my own.  

“ Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. “   Albert Einstein

It’s the winter season y’all!  Last year was rough, and this year is predicted to be just as bad.   Kids everywhere are playing indoors more and in smaller spaces. We like to go to the library with the boys on cold days.   Saturday I saw Milo lick a book. As I was running to stop him, he handed it to another toddler to taste.

Luckily, there is a way to help support your immune system.  Elderberry, latin name Sambucus nigra.    The Elderberry has been used for centuries across Europe as a traditional remedy.  Archaeological sites in Switzerland and Italy have uncovered evidence that the elderberry may have been cultivated by prehistoric man.  Ancient Egyptians even had the tincture buried with them.

The best elderberries are grown in Austria.   Famous for their grape growing, the elderberries are grown in the mineral and nutrient-rich soil of the region at an optimal altitude of 300-700 meters.   

The brand we love is Nature’s Way® Sambucus, yes like the latin name (No fancy marketing names, just simplicity). Sambucus is grown in Austria and trusted by moms everywhere.   I know this is a sponsored post, but when I got the invite to participate in this campaign I ran down to our medicine cabinet to confirm that we already had multiple bottles on hand.    We have given the kids Sambucus by Nature’s Way for years, especially around this time of the year. I found the brand at a natural food store in Savannah talking to the sweetest old lady who was buying it for her grandkids.   Grandmother wisdom sold me.

We’ve always used the Nature’s Way Sambucuas Original Elderberry Syrup.  But we were pretty excited to try the convenient Sambucus Gummies and Organic Sambucus Syrup.    The gummies are so good for picky little ones and will make holiday travel lighter and healthier!  Airports are full of too many fun things for kids to touch. We didn’t have the USDA certified Organic Sambucus at our store last time I looked, but I requested it at my Walgreens already.   The pharmacist said they will get it next shipment.

So I know your next question already, prevention is awesome but what if your kid is sick already or gets a cold anyway.   It happens, everyone gets sick. Enter: Nature’s Way Umcka®. We loved Umcka® ColdCare Kids FastActives® [https://www.naturesway.com/Brands/Umcka].  Umcka ColdCare contains South African Geranium root extract which is  clinically proven to knock out a cold faster! They lessen those awful nasal & bronchial irritations, congestion, sore throat, and coughs.  It comes in these convenient little powder packs that your kids won’t mind taking!    Don’t worry Parents, when you get the bugs too – they have an adult line that you will love.  

So there you have it, our way to get through winter season.    Well year round actually, because when the sun is bright and the beach is calling – SUMMER COLDS are the worst.  

You should read more about Nature’s Way HERE.   

Be Healthy Friends & Happy Holidays!

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.