How to Get Your Car Out of the Garage When the Power Goes Out


Smart home technology is an incredible convenience in contemporary homes, but for all the ease and peace of mind that technology gives us, power outages are still capable of putting a big frustration in your day. Even if your home isn’t a founding member of the Internet of Things, you probably have an electric garage door opener raising and lowering your garage door. What do you do when you need to get your car out of the garage but there’s no power?

It turns out that there’s an eminently low-tech solution – as well as a high-tech one – to the problem. Grab your flashlight, and let’s get that garage door open!

The garage door opener is the machine that does the work of opening or closing the door. They’re usually mounted on the ceiling of your garage, although some models are mounted on the wall. Most will have a red emergency cord that you’ll pull back on to disconnect the door itself from the opener.

Once that’s done, you should be able to open the garage door using the lift handles, usually on the bottom panel. It should be fairly easy to open, and if the springs are balanced, it will stay fully open. If you encounter significant resistance in lifting the door, there’s a problem. Get in touch with a professional garage door service team as soon as possible to troubleshoot it and take care of any safety risks from unbalanced steel springs.

Once the door is open, back your car out. To close and secure the door, pull it back down and use the red emergency handle to reconnect the door to the opener. You’ll probably hear the mechanism click back into place, and the door will no longer open by hand.

Alternatively, you can secure the garage door with a side lock, if your model includes one. Just be sure to unlock it before you reconnect the door to the opener when the power comes back.

That’s the low-tech approach, and it’s tried and true. There’s another option though, and it’s one that may make you the envy of your neighborhood: a battery back-up system from LiftMaster. Battery backup systems take up very little space, mount securely out of the way in your garage, and provide a cost-effective way to get as many as 20 uses out of your garage door during a power outage.

Whether you have a smart home or just want to be smart about your home, LiftMaster’s garage door opener battery backup system is a great choice to keep you moving in an uncertain world.

Vince Scarlato is Co-Owner of Cincinnati Door & Opener, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  His company sells and installs garage doors & openers, Windows & Doors and other home building products.

Cincinnati Door & Opener, Inc.
11 Techview Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45215
(513) 821-5095

Johnson & Johnson Continues To Face Thousands of Mesothelioma Lawsuits


In recent years, healthcare and skin powerhouse Johnson & Johnson has found itself the subject of an ongoing cyclone of negative media attention, outraged confusion in customers, a tarnished reputation in the industry, and a financial hell hole. After ongoing legal battles regarding the safety of some of their most beloved products, the company has felt the blow of billions of dollars in losses in the courtroom. Just a few months ago (in March 2019, to be exact), another loss brutalised the company, resulting in millions of dollars being paid out to a victim of the company’s blatant lying and refusal to own up to its mistakes – mistakes that, frighteningly enough, are still occurring and being sold to the market today. A California woman was awarded $29 million in damages after she filed a lawsuit to sue the industry powerhouse for, according to her, is the cause of her mesothelioma. While decades ago this would have been considered a stretch in terms of public perception, heightened awareness and understanding of asbestos and the company’s use of it have resulted in it quickly becoming a common occurrence.

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that “affects the thin layer of tissue that covers many internal organs”. This thin layer of tissue is called the mesothelium. The cancer is caused by asbestos, and is most common in the linings of the chest wall and the lungs. This form of cancer is known to hit older individuals the hardest. Interestingly (and harrowingly, for that matter), nearly every documented case of mesothelioma is one that could have easily been prevented if company and industry leaders had operated more on the basis of protecting the people who come into contact with asbestos (no matter the amount or concentration), rather than protecting profits. And this is how and why Johnson & Johnson has found itself in such hot water. It is an unfortunate reality that the company is no stranger to being on the receiving end of a mesothelioma lawsuit. And even more unfortunate, is that the 13,000 lawsuits (and climbing) against the company are to be expected, when the facts are made clear.

Asbestos, which has been found to be present in some of Johnson & Johnson’s products (including, of course, their baby powder, a product most commonly used on infants), is a dangerous mineral that can cause cancer. Over time, it came to light that Johnson & Johnson allegedly first found asbestos in their baby powder in 1971, and that they did little to nothing to stop its circulation as a key component in their products – especially their baby powder. Now, there are reports from Reuters that the earliest mentions of tainted Johnson & Johnson talcum powder (i.e. baby powder) came from a consulting lab in 1957. The contaminants in the talc (then from the company’s Italian supplier) were described as “fibrous and acicular”. This is interesting, to say the least, because that description is one of the sex minerals that, in their naturally occurring fibrous form, are classified as asbestos.

Since then, the company has been spewing out inconsistent statements and standpoints that not only contradict one another, but that paint a disturbing insight into the inner workings and duty of care of one of the biggest companies in the world. There is currently an ongoing criminal investigation into the company surrounding the allegations that they have been keeping cancer risks in their products (like their globally renowned baby powder), a secret from consumers. This, coupled with the 13,000 (again, and climbing) mesothelioma lawsuits against the company, cast a disgusted and troubling shadow of doubt over if this is a company that truly cares about the safety and overall quality of each of its products. Johnson & Johnson has always been an institution, and now it  serves also as an exceptionally expensive and long-winded lesson for companies that refuse to put duty of care, safety, and quality first, always. 

Healthcare and skin empire Johnson & Johnson has found itself under legal fire in court systems all over the world thanks to ongoing accusations and accompanying cases that accuse the company and its products of being the direct cause of hundreds of individuals’ cancer (in this case, mesothelioma). The company is currently fighting against thousands of lawsuits that all point the finger at the company’s products (namely, the baby powder the company has become so renowned for, all over the world), and is subject to an ongoing criminal investigation. As the lawsuits pile up, and the company comes under consistently stricter pressures in court, there is no telling quite how this series of truly unfortunate events will end. The only certainty is that the financial setback for the once thriving (in every sense of the word) company will come out the other end (if it does at all, that is) with significant financial woes.

The attorneys with Gertler Accident & Injury Attorneys assist New Orleans area residents after they’ve been injured or if they’ve been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. 

Employee Retention Tax Credit Helps


Employee Retention Tax Credit: What You Should Know

With the Updated Employee Retention Credit, you can retain your employees and receive a 50% or 70% payroll tax credit.

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is to help employers keep employees on the payroll, even if they’re not currently working due to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you’re an employer, you can take advantage of this updated credit. Learn what the employee retention tax credit is, how it works, and how to get it.


What is The Employee Retention Tax Credit?

The ERC is part of a business relief provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), created to help struggling employers who have been negatively affected by government-ordered COVID-19 regulations or whose gross receipts decline by more than 50%.

The employee retention tax credit is a refundable payroll tax credit. The credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an employer. Employers can get instant access to the credit by reducing employment tax deposits they are otherwise required to make.


Who is Available for the Employee Retention Tax Credit?

If they operate a trade or business, the credit is available to all employers, including tax-exempt organizations. There is no limitation regarding the organization’s size; however, there are two exceptions you should be aware of.

State and local governments and their instrumentalities and small businesses who take Small Business Loans are not eligible for the Retention Tax Credit.


To qualify as an employer, you must meet one of two qualification tests. The tests are calculated each calendar quarter. For the period from March 13, 2020, through December 31, 2020, you must have carried on a trade or business or were a tax-exempt organization that falls into either of the following scenarios.

  1. Your business is fully or partially suspended by government orders limiting commerce, travel, or group meetings due to COVID-19 during the calendar quarter.
  2. You experienced a significant decline in gross receipts. If gross receipts were below 50% of the comparable quarter in 2019, you might qualify as an “eligible employer.”

Please note that once gross receipts went above 80% of a comparable quarter in 2019, you no longer qualify after the end of that quarter.


How to Calculate the Credit

The credit is 50% of the qualifying wages paid up to $10,000 in total for wages paid after March 13 and before December 31, 2020.

If you had 100 or fewer employees on average in 2019, the credit is based on wages paid to all employees. If you had 100 or more employees on average in 2019, the credit is provided only for wages paid to employees who did not work during the calendar quarter due to COVID-19.


Claiming The Retention Tax Credit

To claim the new Employee Retention Credit, you have to report your total qualified wages and the related health insurance costs for each quarter of your quarterly employment tax returns (Form 941).

Additionally, you can request an advance of the Employee Retention Credit by submitting Form 7200.



How to start a home building business


Currently, over 339,000 home-building companies are operating in the United States, with annual revenue of $89 billion. With the construction market’s steady growth, entrepreneurs have a lot of chances to succeed. There are challenges involved with starting a custom house-building business, but it’s well worth it. Managing and delivering projects properly, having the right people on board, and growing your business slowly are keys to success.

There are different requirements for homebuilders in each city and state. Ensure your employees and subcontractors have the right licenses before you start your business.

Custom Home Building Businesses

Custom homes are being built by a growing number of Americans. Finding the right location and environment is no longer enough. Nowadays, clients are looking for unique properties that can be easily adapted to their architectural styles and design needs. Others desire smart homes with the latest technology, and some even add private pools, game rooms and gyms to their properties.

When it comes to building the perfect home, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Although production homes remain popular, they cannot match the flexibility and convenience of custom homes.

With today’s custom homes, you’ll find apartment-style spaces for multigenerational families, energy-efficient heating, screened-in porches, and cutting-edge security systems. As their owner’s age, some incorporate universal design features to facilitate independent living. No-step entries, wide hallways, and non-slip floors are just a few examples. Similarly, other consumers desire homes with open floor plans, spa bathrooms, commercial-grade kitchens, built-in wine cellars, hot tubs, dressing rooms, and other luxury amenities.

Before starting a custom house-building company, consider these aspects. Defining your audience and researching the market is key to defining what services you will offer. Decide what types of materials you want to use and where you will get them. If you want to stand out from the competition, specialize in brick-, stucco- or wood-exterior homes.

Homebuilding Growth Rates

Homebuilding grew at a rate of 2.5% compound annual growth according to IBISWorld. Its high revenue and rapid growth are mainly due to the increase in disposable income and the increasing demand for single-family homes. Additionally, homeownership rates are expected to increase as millennials reach 30. In 2018, 26% of homebuyers in this generation were under 40.

Keeping these things in mind, define your target market and explore your options for connecting with them. Your custom house-building company will probably charge higher rates than production builders; therefore, you may want to target older millennials, baby boomers, business professionals, or families with an above-average income. Consider the preferences of your consumers as well. About two-thirds of homebuyers, including 88% of seniors and 75% of baby boomers, prefer single-story homes.

Consider advertising in radio, television, and newspapers if you are targeting local homebuyers. You can reach local prospects by establishing advertising campaigns on Facebook and Google. Add customer case studies and photo galleries to your portfolio and share them on your website and social media pages as your custom house-building company grows. Utilize your website to inform and attract potential clients, add your logo to company vehicles, create architectural 3D renderings, and create virtual tours.


Have Peace Of Mind With Clean Items When Using A Home UV Sanitizer


Keeping household items as clean as possible can make sure everyone in your home stays as healthy as possible. Being diligent about washing your hands before handling certain things, especially baby items, can go a long way in preventing germs, viruses, and bacteria from entering the body. And when it comes to baby products, you can never be too cautious about keeping them as clean as possible. A great way to help you stay on top of your cleaning of these products is by investing in a UV home sanitizer. When you incorporate UV sanitizing for your home, you can have peace of mind knowing the items you give to your baby and other people in your house are as clean as possible. Here are some points you should know about UV sanitizing for home products.


What Can A UV Home Sanitizer Clean And Sterilize?


Most people don’t think about the germs that are on common products or items they touch daily. Things like cell phones, toothbrushes, keys, coins, and other similar items rarely get cleaned as much as they should. So no matter how much you wash your hands, as soon as you touch these items, you’ll likely have germs on them. The good news is with UV sanitizing for home use, these are the types of items you can easily clean and sanitize. The more you can keep those items clean and sanitized, the fewer germs will be transferred to other items that you could be giving to your kids or other people within your home.


Keep Baby Items Sterilized To Keep Them Healthy


When you have a newborn baby, the most important job you have is to ensure they are as safe as possible. Babies constantly put things in their mouths and when they don’t have any items to put in their mouths, chances are their fingers and hands will end up in there. While you can’t use a UV sanitizer for their body parts, you can for most of the other items they like to put in their mouth. UV sanitizing for home products is very beneficial for things like pacifiers, teethers, toys, bottles, and other similar items. When baby items like those are sterilized, you can feel comfortable and confident giving them to your baby knowing the items will likely end up in their mouth. Fewer germs that enter a baby’s body mean a healthier baby overall, making UV sanitizing for home use worth it.


Features To Look For In A UV Home Sanitizer


In the past, many people have resorted to sanitizing baby items by putting them in boiling water. While this is widely regarded as an effective way to sanitize baby products, using a UV home sanitizer is much more effective and efficient. Look for a UV sanitizer that eliminates 99.99% of germs in the shortest amount of time possible. Some of the best UV sanitizing for home products can take as little as about 11 minutes to eliminate germs. As a busy parent, this is much easier than constantly having to check whether water is boiling to sanitize your baby’s bottles.


Other features to look for in a UV home sanitizer include functions that allow you to sterilize and dry the items together to save time. And if you don’t necessarily need some of the items in the UV sanitizer, then some of them can be stored in the device itself until you need them. The technology in UV sanitizing for home products has evolved significantly over the years to the point where you can save time, money, and energy, and also be as safe as possible.


Germs are difficult to contain no matter how hard you try, but giving your best effort is well worth it when you have children in the home. Investing in UV sanitizing for home use is one of the best decisions you can make when it comes to the safety and health of your family.


What is the Insurance Quote Process?


The best way to find out if you are getting the most competitive rate for car insurance is by shopping around. It is a good idea to check your rates every few years and get quotes from a minimum of three companies every time. 

Should I Use an Agent or Search Online?

If you are interested in multiple quotes, consider working with an agent. Independent agents sell through many different insurance carriers and have experience searching for the best possible rate. Whether you go through an agent or do an online search, getting multiple quotes at once can save you a lot of time. 

A captive agent works for only one insurance company, such as Farmers Insurance, State Farm, or Allstate. If you need an exact quote, or you have special circumstances that are not covered in a standard online questionnaire, a captive agent can get you what you need, and it’s still free!

What is an Insurance Quote?

An insurance quote is an estimate of how much your policy will cost. For car insurance, the amount is calculated on a variety of information such as:

  • Driving Record
  • How Much You Drive
  • Age of Driver
  • Type of Car
  • Where You Live
  • Your Credit History
  • How Much Coverage You Need

Why Do I Need to Submit Personal Information?

Your insurance rate will vary significantly based on these personal details, and you want to take advantage of every opportunity to save money. For instance, a 40-year-old driver with an accident or DUI on their driving record will pay twice as much for coverage than a driver of the same age with a clean record. 

Another example would be where you park your car. If you have it in the garage instead of parked on the street, there is a lower chance of incurring damage and your rate may be lowered. If you own a luxury car or live in an area that has a high crime rate, your insurance quote will typically be higher than average. 

What Information is Required to Get an Insurance Quote?

Before you start your online search or call an agent, it is important to collect all the relevant data you need. This includes:

  • Name, address, birth date, phone number, and occupation
  • Drivers license number for everyone you want on the policy
  • Current car mileage
  • Estimate of yearly mileage
  • VIN (vehicle identification number) and safety features on your car
  • Leasing information (if your car is a lease)
  • Driving history for the past five years
  • A copy of your current insurance coverage, if you have it 

Choosing the Right Coverage

In addition to the coverage required by law, the amount and type will depend on your personal needs. If you travel frequently for work, or live in an area subject to extreme weather, then full coverage can be well worth the investment. At Farmers Insurance, our agents can help you find the right combination of coverage types including liability, collision, and comprehensive. Call us for a free quote today!

Top Myths About Hair Loss


Hair loss affects approximately one-third of the population, which means a significant amount of men struggle with receding hairlines and excess shedding. Because so many people are dealing with hair loss, it also means a lot of people are talking about it. Unfortunately, there are many myths about hair loss that aren’t accurate. Here are some of the top myths that we can blame the internet for before we get to the truth.


The Sun Can Cause Hair Loss


Many men make the mistake of trying to stay out of the sun because they assume UV rays are bad for their hair. Fortunately, excessive sun exposure doesn’t have much of an effect on your hair follicles, which means you don’t have to try and sit in the shade the next time you spend time outdoors. 


Hair Loss Treatments Don’t Work


Infomercials selling hair loss products have given hair loss treatments a bad rap in past years and have prompted many people to believe there’s no hope the moment they begin to experience excess shedding. Fortunately, hair loss products have become more advanced in recent years, making it easier to find solutions to maintain a full head of hair as you get older. Some of the key ingredients to look for include Minoxidil, collagen, and biotin.


Hair thickening shampoo can also reverse the effects of hair thinning and promote hair regrowth for men. These hair regrowth products promote volume and remove build-up present in the hair and on the scalp to ensure the hair can grow back thicker and healthier. Look for products that target DHT and eliminate it to prevent the problem from returning.


Only Older Men Suffer from Hair Loss


It’s a common assumption that only older men in their 70s experience hair loss, but the problem can begin at an early age for some people. Those who have a family history of hair loss can begin to notice their hair thinning or their hairline receding in their 20s or 30s. One-quarter of men even start to bald before the age of 21. The progression of hair loss can be slow at times, which can cause many men to fail to notice it until it becomes more severe.


It’s also a problem for women, especially after they deliver a baby and have a change in hormones. Excessive shedding typically occurs a few months after giving birth and can continue for several months. Although men tend to have hair loss near their hairline, women lose their hair across their entire head and have a lot of thinning that is present. 


Men Who are Bald Have Increased Testosterone Levels


It can be easy to make the mistake of linking bald men to having a lot more testosterone. Some people assume men who have hair loss also have a stronger sex drive. Research shows that the testosterone levels of men who are bald are actually the same as men with full heads of hair, which debunks this claim.


Washing Your Hair Leads to Hair Loss


Too many people go too long in-between washing their hair out of fear that they’ll pull out more strands as they get clean. This is one of the most common myths because hair is prone to coming out in the shower when you rinse it. This is not due to the shampoo but because the hair has already been shed and is sitting loose on your scalp. The hair can go dormant and fail to grow, which is why you’re noticing more strands fall out.


Your Stress is Causing Your Hair to Fall Out


When you’re already stressed, it can be stressful to think your anxiety is causing all of your hair to fall out. Although there is a bit of truth to this myth, normal stress won’t cause you to go bald. Severe stress caused by trauma can typically lead to hair loss, especially if there was a death in your family or experienced a tragedy. Long-term suffering or illness can also trigger you to lose your hair. 


Getting stuck in traffic on your way to work or trying to manage your kids each day won’t make you experience additional hair loss. You can relax and feel at ease knowing it will take a lot more trauma to have a change in your hair growth.


If you happen to go through a challenging time in life, like a chronic illness or job loss, the hair loss is typically only temporary. You can expect it to begin to regrow after a few months.


Hair Loss is Permanent


This leads us to our last myth: hair loss is permanent. You can let out a sigh of relief knowing hair loss is not always permanent, and there are many treatment methods available to restore hair growth. The only time it’s permanent is if it’s a genetic condition. Otherwise, eating disorders, nutrient deficiencies, and hormonal changes can also be resolved to ensure you get your full hair of head back.


With accurate knowledge, it can be easier to understand the cause of your hair loss and the best ways to treat it. You no longer have to skip washing your hair or fail to try different treatment products due to common myths you’ve heard in the past.


Understanding The Philosophies Of WordPress And Drupal For Marketers


Finding the right content management system is an essential part of running a business. If you don’t choose the right one that suits every level of your organization, then you’ll lose some efficiency that can impact your bottom line. Marketers typically want the content management system to be as simple as possible so they can make edits and adjustments without having to get IT experts involved. This brings up the question of “which is better for marketers to learn, WordPress or Drupal?”


Both content management systems have key benefits depending on the professional you ask. Drupal is known for being attractive to technical personnel since it’s not quite as user-friendly to the average person. WordPress has a reputation for being easy to use for people of all skill levels. Marketers typically favor a content management system that is easy to use rather than having to spend time learning technical terminology. We’ve discussed some of the key benefits and features of both WordPress and Drupal to determine which might be more attractive and beneficial for marketers.


Key Features Of WordPress


The mission of WordPress is to make publishing simple for the average person. Business owners have to consider this since the simpler a content management system is, the easier it will be to learn and the more efficient the organization can be as a whole. The problem with this is since it’s so simple to use, other companies use it as well. Creating a website that stands out from the competition is more difficult when you use WordPress, but it is still a valuable platform for boosting workplace efficiency.


Marketers particularly like WordPress as a content management system because content can be published quickly and easily without getting an IT professional involved. Since marketers tend to visualize how they want things to look on a website, it’s usually more ideal if they can work to create and display the content themselves rather than relying on someone else to do it. Plus, the ability to make changes in real-time with WordPress is a major benefit for marketers.


As easy as WordPress is to use and operate, you could be limited in some of the things you can do. Customization can only go so far with WordPress, so there has to be some trade-offs to consider to determine what is best for your organization. Many companies are willing to sacrifice some customization features if it means they have an easy-to-use platform that allows marketers to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.


What Makes Drupal Attractive For Marketers?


While Drupal has a reputation of being highly technical and geared only toward tech-savvy people, it has become a little more user-friendly in recent years. Drupal is all about customization and making your website look exactly how you want it to rather than being limited by certain templates or themes. This is an attractive option for marketers who think outside the box, but it can be frustrating if the marketing professional isn’t tech-savvy to be able to operate the system how they want.


When it comes to the layout of the content on your website, Drupal is the content management system that can help you make it look exactly how you envision it. You can combine content, sort it, and even re-use it across different pages to create the website you want. The main thing you’ll need to consider with Drupal is most of the time your technical team and marketing team will have to be in constant communication so their visions are aligned. Marketers like to be in control of content and how it’s displayed, so it can be a downfall if they have to rely on the technical team to get things done.


Drupal allows companies to make their website look exactly how they want it to, but the trade-off includes longer times to publish and edit content. Drupal allows for more scalability, which is attractive to large organizations focused on business growth. It’s usually an ideal content management system for larger organizations with clearly defined roles from top to bottom but still work together to create a streamlined vision.


Which Is Better For Marketers To Learn, WordPress Or Drupal?


So now that you know some of the main features of each, the question is which is better for marketers to learn, WordPress or Drupal? For some companies, the answer is simple. WordPress is easy to use and doesn’t require much technical knowledge to create a website and publish and edit content. Any errors made are easy to fix, and you can change the layout of the website at any time. Marketers can design the website using the Gutenberg editor, which allows them to see exactly what the website will look like before it goes live. 


With Drupal, there might be a steeper learning curve for marketing professionals, but there are plenty of benefits that come along with it. Many companies start with WordPress and then slowly transition to Drupal as their marketers become more experienced and they need to create a more robust website for business growth. 


Pantheon can help business professionals determine whether the benefits of Drupal outweigh the benefits of WordPress for your company. Just because some of your competitors use Drupal doesn’t mean it’s the right content management system for your organization. The key is knowing what works for your team, and particularly for your marketers. The ability to create high-quality content and manage the website efficiently is important. The answer could be either WordPress or Drupal, depending on the skill level and technical expertise of your marketing professionals. Pantheon can help you weigh the pros and cons of each so you can feel confident in your decision.

Most Unexpected Benefits of Taking an Elderberry Supplement Each Day


Elderberries are a popular type of supplement to take because of the high doses of vitamins and nutrients they offer. They’re a common natural supplement for boosting the immune system to reduce the risk of catching colds or the flu. However, there are still a few unique benefits they offer if you’re looking for additional ways to enhance your health and well-being.


Slows Cellular Aging


If you’re looking for the Fountain of Youth, you can now get it in supplement form. Elderberry contains natural antioxidants that are effective in reducing oxygen-free radicals present in the body. This can allow improved blood flow to the skin, which can cause your complexion to appear younger and improve elasticity.


Elderberry is packed with vitamin A, making it a great natural supplement for improving the quality of your skin. It encourages healthy skin and boosts collagen production to allow it to appear plumper and more vibrant. This can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.


You may even notice a difference in your hair as elderberries treat split ends and can help the hair grow thicker and stronger.


Improves Digestion


Those who suffer from constipation can rely on elderberries to have regular bowel movements and even increase their ability to urinate. This makes it an excellent option for those suffering from inflammatory bowel disease and similar types of GI issues. They’re also helpful in reducing bloating and gas.


Reduces Allergies


If pollen and dust trigger sinus pressure or congestion during the spring season, an elderberry supplement can be your best defense without resorting to medication. It’s a natural antihistamine and is packed with quercetin, which makes it effective in reducing symptoms associated with hay fever.


The anti-inflammatory properties elderberry contains also helps it to treat sinus infections when the nasal passages become inflamed. Research has found it to treat bacterial sinusitis, especially when paired with a decongestant and antibiotic.


Repairs Body Tissue


As one of the most medicinal plants in the world, elderberry has been shown to reduce inflammation in studies involving rats. This helps to reduce oxidative tissue damage due to the flavonoids it contains. The anti-inflammatory properties also reduce the risk of infections that can develop.


Prevent Vision Ailments


Because elderberry contains vitamin A and B6, it’s effective in protecting your vision and can reduce the risk of developing certain eye conditions like macular degeneration and glaucoma. You may even notice an improvement in your vision as antioxidant activity improves the health of your eyes.


Improves Heart Health


Some markers of heart and blood vessel health can benefit from elderberries because studies have found the supplement works well for reducing how much fat is present in the blood. This also allows it to work well for reducing cholesterol levels over time. It’s rich in bioactives, which are anti-inflammatory compounds that reduce the damage that can occur to the heart and body. Many harmful byproducts of the body are linked to heart disease, but by taking elderberry, onset cellular damage can be reduced.


Adults between the ages of 50 to 70 can experience lower cholesterol levels when adding elderberries to their diets or taking it in supplement form. They help the blood vessels relax and reduce strain on the heart, especially when paired with a high potassium diet. The inner layers of the blood vessels are protected from stress. Most berries have this same effect, making elderberry even more beneficial when you pair it with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.


Lowers Blood Sugar


Elderberry is a natural form of treatment for those who have diabetes because it works well in lowering blood sugar. It helps with glucose transport, glycogenesis, and glucose oxidation without added insulin. Studies with rats have found elderberries to work exceptionally well in controlling blood sugar while boosting glucose uptake.


Reduces the Risk of Cancer


Not only is elderberry a great supplement for those who have diabetes, but there’s also the possibility of it reducing the risk of cancer. It has a high anthocyanin content and has chemopreventive properties. This allows it to have the ability to delay, inhibit, and reverse the formation of different types of cancer. Some people even add it to their diet after they’ve been diagnosed with cancer because of the significant amount of antioxidants it contains. Studies show it’s effective in inhibiting ornithine decarboxylase, which is present when cancer starts to develop in the body.


By discovering the different benefits of elderberry, you can rely on it for many uses and help you manage or treat various health conditions. The supplement is safe to take in moderate amounts, making it a great alternative to some types of prescription or over-the-counter medication. 

Enjoy Products You Love At Prices You Can Afford


Most people can appreciate the opportunity to save money on purchases they need to make. Amazon is one of the most popular places people go shopping for various items nowadays, and you can find some great deals if you have an Amazon promo code. RebateKey is a place where buyers can obtain an Amazon promo code and get rebates on some of the top items throughout the website. So you can shop for the things you were likely going to purchase anyway and get them at a better discount. The discounts and rebates can vary, and we’ve explained how simple the process is for buyers.


Everyone Can Appreciate Getting Money Back From Purchases


When you sign up with RebateKey, you’ll have direct access to rebates from many different manufacturers. Once you purchase a product using your Amazon promo code and follow the prompts, you’ll receive a check in the mail for the purchase price following the 35-day waiting period. The waiting period is simply to allow the seller to verify and fulfill your order and ensure there are no issues with the purchase.


Using RebateKey is really that simple. Saving money upfront on a purchase is great, and it’s even better to get a rebate check in the mail a few weeks later for an additional amount. Imagine the savings you could accumulate over time and what you could do with that money. And if you have any hesitancy with using RebateKey, you can feel confident knowing there has been an abundance of satisfied customers. RebateKey protects sellers as well by making their rebates pre-approved, which puts the burden on the seller to dispute any rebate within the 35-day window. This means the seller can’t delay the rebate for any reason and the buyer can have peace of mind knowing they simply have to be patient to receive their rebate check.


Getting Your Rebate Is Simple


Using RebateKey and your Amazon promo code is simple. Every buyer has to have an account with RebateKey to ensure we know where to send the rebate checks to. Once you enter your complete name, phone number, and accurate mailing address, RebateKey will send you a text message to verify your US residency. And then, when your account is confirmed, all you have to do is shop for products you enjoy and are available on RebateKey at discounts from 10%-100%.


When you find a product you like, simply click the button to purchase it and follow the prompts as you would at Amazon or any other online retailer. The only difference is after you’ve purchased the product, you need to report your Rebate Key, which is usually just the order number for the purchase. Your rebate is pre-approved, but the seller will have 35 days to verify the order and put final approval on the rebate. If there are no issues or concerns after the 35-day window, then your check will be mailed to the address on file.


With such a great program RebateKey has, you might be wondering how often you can take advantage of having an Amazon promo code and getting great discounts on products. One thing to be aware of is most products can only be purchased once using the Amazon promo code and will not be eligible for a rebate at a later time. However, in general, you can claim rebates for up to five items each day and no more than 50 items per month. When you’ve reached your monthly limit, it will reset at the first of the next month.


Shop Confidently And Save Money


Shopping with confidence is easy with RebateKey. There are very few things that are different about shopping with RebateKey compared to companies like Amazon. The biggest difference is the amount of money you’ll save when you use your Amazon promo code and get your rebate check in the mail. Something buyers can appreciate is they aren’t required to leave a review to receive their rebate check. In fact, sellers are prohibited from asking you to leave a review in exchange for the rebate, so you can have peace of mind knowing you only have to follow the steps on RebateKey to take advantage of the benefits.


Having an Amazon promo code readily available at all times can give you confidence when shopping. When you shop on RebateKey, you might be surprised at how much money you can save on any given purchase, and it will make you want to shop there more often to take advantage of more rebates.

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