About Montana Elderberry

The Sorensen Family - Montana Elderberry

Welcome!  We are so glad you're here!  We are the Sorensen Family - lovers of hiking, skiing, doggies, and elderberries!  We founded Montana Elderberry here in Kalispell, MT, to share this wonder-berry with other families seeking a delicious natural remedy for cold and flu season as well as a way to boost the immune system naturally.

Elderberries are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and polyphenol flavonols.  Our whole family takes elderberry syrup daily to help keep our bodies strong!  Research has shown that elderberry supplementation reduces the severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by an average of 4 days.

Further, raw unfiltered honey harvested in Montana is a great source of antioxidants and has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties (our children's pediatrician recommends it!).  Combined together with elderberries, you have a powerful tool to help your family support their immune systems all year long! 

Our Story

Ever wonder how Montana Elderberry got started?  Look no further than our youngest son Jordan (the little guy sitting on my lap above).  Jordan was a sickly baby from the very beginning.  He struggled to nurse and showed signs of failure to thrive.  We finally got him gaining weight but he was constantly sick and getting infections in his nose and throat.

Justin and I were deeply concerned about our son and we took him to see different doctors, allergists, and ENTs over the years.  We did what we could to keep him comfortable and strengthen his immune system as much as possible.  A friend recommended I research the benefits of elderberry - and I was hooked!

I read about the best ways to prepare elderberries and ideas for the best elderberry syrup recipe.  I knew that I needed to find a recipe that my children would enjoy and want to take daily!  I finally landed on an herbal spice blend and local raw honey to perfectly complement the organic black elderberries I selected. 

The whole family started taking my home-made elderberry syrup daily - and seeing results!  The frequency of illness in our home went down and the severity and duration of our illnesses reduced!  I started giving the syrup away as gifts to friends and teachers at our children's school. I started receiving requests for more - and the rest is history!  Montana Elderberry was born.

Finally, in Fall 2020, Jordan had a surgery that expanded his nasal passages and enabled him to breathe normally and reduce his rate of infections.  We all still take elderberry syrup daily and will never go back!  The best thing is, Jordan has only been sick twice since his surgery and his symptoms were mild.

If you'd like to learn more about the numerous benefits of taking elderberry, we've put together an excellent beginner's guide for you - Elderberry 101 - as well as information on Elderberry's secret weapon - Quercetin.  Order your Montana-made organic elderberry syrup today!

From our family to yours,

Anne Sorensen