"I used to get colds every month. I tried using echinacea, but I could take a bottleful and still get a cold. With the Elderberry capsules, the minute I feel something tingle in my throat, I take the capsules and I'm fine. Since I've been taking them, I have never once had a cold, sore throat, cough - nothing. I swear by these capsules. I tried the syrup, but it didn't work as well as the capsules did for me. I will always have a bottle on hand!"