Shiitake mushrooms have been shown to have antiviral activities against the hepatitis C virus, herpes simplex virus, and human immunodeficiency virus as well as influenza. When specifically studied on influenza, shiitake was found to inhibit the growth of the virus by preventing the entry and un-coating process of viral infection.
Black Elderberry Syrup :: Vegan + Organic Anti-Viral
Vegan | Adaptogenic | Extracted with Renowned Antivirals
New Formula! Anima Mundi's Elderberry is double extracted, undergoing through both a decoction, as well as extracted in alcohol and vegetable glycerin.
This time they've decided to make a very high potency extract combining elderberry, along with a high ratio of herbal antivirals such as Skullcap baikalensis, Cordyceps, Reishi, Shiitake and Maiitake. These herbal antivirals are incredibly immune supportive while being renowned for being respiratory tonics. All of their mushrooms are 100% certified organic grown in Washington state, where both the fruiting body and mycelium are used.
This is not your common Elderberry syrup!
This is extra potent, and vegan. Anima Mundi don't use honey like classic formulations, instead they use organic vegetable glycerin (VG) and organic cane alcohol along with having a high ratio of a high potency extract of herbal antivirals to exalt the immune protective potential.
Anima Mundi have chosen vegetable glycerin (VG) for the Elderberry Immune Elixir over honey or sweeteners like traditional recipes, for several reasons:
- VG has a sweetness to it, but contains no sugar and therefore makes our elderberry syrup completely sugar-free, safe for diabetics and vegans.
- Anima Mundi's elderberry syrup travels just as easily as their tonics and elixirs... just pop it in your bag and go! VG allows for it to be shelf stable, therefore it does not require refrigeration like the honey, or other sweetener, based ones.
- While the honey or agave ones are quite a treat, we find that if you're doing truly medicinal doses of 4-6 teaspoons per day at the first sign of illness, the sugar adds up.
Skullcap baikal as its a powerful antiviral, with extensive medical research confirming its ability to inhibit viral replication, suppress viral gene expression, inhibits/reduces cytokine cascades, and viricidal actions against influenza A (H3N2) and B viruses.
Cordyceps is an adaptogenic mushroom known for its "anti-influenza effect" The extract is thought to be driven by increased natural killer cell activity along with other virus-killing cytokines. In addition, cordyceps have been shown to improve lung health by decreasing inflammation in both chronic asthma and other lung diseases.
Maitake mushroom extract was found to significantly inhibit the influenza A virus from replicating, and it stimulated the production of antiviral cytokines such as TNF-alpha. Interestingly, it was made even more powerful when combined with shiitake mushroom extract.
Reishi another antiviral powerhouse fungus is the woody, and therefore inedible, reishi mushroom. Reishi has been recognised as a medicinal mushroom for thousands of years. Reishi has the ability to combat many viruses, such as herpes, Epstein-Barr, flu outbreaks and hepatitis.
+ Purposefully Unsweetened, Vegan, and Gluten Free.
+ Organic + Wildcrafted
+ Made in small batches with love!
Organic Elderberries*, Skullcap baikal root*, Cordyceps*, Reishi*, Shitake, Maitake*, Fresh Ginger*. Extracted in Vegetable Glycerin* and Cane Spirits*.
*Organic / ^Wildcrafted
This high potency elixir is extracted with reverse osmosis water, organic vegetable glycerin, and organic cane alcohol to ensure high bioavailability.
Amount per bottle:
4 fl oz. / 118mL per bottle.
24 servings (using 1tsp per serving) per container.
Add 1 teaspoon daily to water, juice, tea, baked goods, etc. (Children: Ages 4 and up: 1/2 teaspoon daily. Ages 1-3: ¼ teaspoon.)
Elderberry is meant to be high-dosed when you’re exposed to a bug, and you feel the onset of symptoms. This is why Anima Mundi have chosen creating sugar free formula, (like the rest of their formulas!) because sugar feeds the potential pathogens. The dosage is variable as it depends if you're using for ongoing resilience and protection, or when "hit" with something. For regular consumption 1tsp a day is good, when you experience the early stages of a cold or flu, take 4-6tsp throughout the day.
We recommend everyone listen to their body intuitively; follow the dosage that resonates the most with you.
How to store:
Store the container in a cool and dry place. Avoid direct contact with very bright light or sunlight as it might damage the product.