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Friday, May 8, 2009

Sambucol Giveaway + 10 Tips to Boost Your Immunity!

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED**
Winner: comment #18, GAhome2mom!

With all of the talk about the Swine Flu the last few weeks, I was slightly unnerved to get on an airplane last weekend. But regardless of swine flus and other concerns, as a mother of 5 kids, I need to keep my immune system strong. A lot of junk comes through our house, and I am the one who has to be the nurse. Mommy doesn't get a day off to be sick.

I was intrigued when I heard about Sambucol.

Sambucol® is a unique black elderberry extract rich in immune supporting flavonoids.

Flavonoids are powerful, natural antioxidants that are thought to work to protect the body’s cells from the potential damage caused by free radicals.

Certain flavonoids – anthocyanins – are found primarily in the pigments of dark blue and deep purple fruits such as the black elderberry. It is these that have a remarkable ability to stimulate the body’s immune system.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the highest concentration of anthocyanins are found in black elderberries – nearly double the amount found in any other fruit.

The presence of these anthocyanins gives black elderberries twice the natural antioxidant capacity of blueberries and significantly more than cranberries.

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I also found this helpful list of tips for boosting immunity, and thought that I would share:
1. Get plenty of zzzzz's.
2. Stop, breathe, and relax.
3. Stop emailing and get social
4. Get moving!
5. Drink up (water!)
6. Have fun!
7. Be optimistic (Hello, Fishful Thinking!)
8. Snuggle up
9. Supplement your diet
10. Let there be light (open the curtains, step outside!)

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I have been taking Sambucol as a dietary supplement for the last 2 weeks, and I have been very pleased. I've tried both the original formula liquid and the chewable tablets. I was happy to learn that Sambucol can be purchased at local pharmacies that are near me--like CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and online at drugstore.com. The great news is that I have two bottles to share: one 4 oz Original Formula liquid for adults ($14.99 value) and one 4 oz berry flavored liquid for Kids ($14.99 value).

To enter to win these supplements, visit Sambucolusa.com and tell me which product you would like to try (required entry).

To earn extra entries, do any of the following and leave a separate comment for each:
* Tell me how you are boosting your immunity
* Follow me, add my blog to your blog roll, or post my button on your blog
* Tweet about this giveaway (include link to your tweet)
* Stumble, kirtsy, or fave on technorati

This contest will end on Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 PM Eastern Time. Please be sure that you leave an email for me to contact you (or have email enabled in your blogger profie). Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. I would love to try the sambucol immune formula.amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  2. I follow. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  3. I am getting 8 hours of sleep a night, I am eating healthier. hopefully both of those will boost my immune system. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  4. Sambucol® Immune Formula
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  5. i give my daughter sambucol since she was 6 months of age. it is a great thing to help them be healthier. my sister uses it with her 3 daughters. it truly is a great product.

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  6. i think i would like to try the cold and flu sambucol onmy husband because he is always getting sick.

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  7. I'm so happy for winning the Personalized Name Pillow Book! Thank you! I sent you an email :)
    Have a sweet day!

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  8. I like the for kids....my son seems to be sick a lot and I would love to try it!

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  9. I am working out 5 days a week! Hopefully this is helping my immune system...I feel good!

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  10. I follow you...of course I do you are way fun to read! Thanks for helping me smile!

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  11. Thanks for linking up! I'm not entering so you can delete this if you want. I just have a question darlin. How did you get the buttons up top like that? I want to do something similar so I can clean up my blogs a bit, but I am at a loss trying to figure out how to do the buttons on top.

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  12. I'd like the immune formula 4oz.

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  13. I would like the Sambucol® Immune Formula.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  14. I take vitamins.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  15. I put your button on my blog.
    http://donna444444.blogspot.com/
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  16. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/1815279926
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  17. I would like to try the Original first. I know with the scare of flu many may want that one. The Cold and Flu would be my second choice. Thanks.

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

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  18. follower
    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

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  20. Hand washing is a biggy around our home.

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

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  21. We do lots of hand washing as well as using hand sanitizer.

    I would LOVE to try the immunity formula. We work so very hard at trying to keep Parker healthy.

    hods 5 momm (@) aol (@) com

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  22. I think having the Sambucol® Immune Formula in the home is my top pick because maintaining a healthy immune system can help to prevent a number of aliments all at once.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  23. The sambucol for kids. misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  24. I would like to try the Sambucol® for Kids 4 fl.oz.

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  25. I boost my immunity by taking a multivitamin, spending time outdoors, and drinking plenty of fluids.

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  26. Stumbled (aitmama). Great tips, BTW!

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  27. We really NEED this at my house right now! Please count me in! I follow your blogs :)

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