Here it is, Valentine’s Day, and my family has been hit with another round of colds. This time, Parker and Lulu are down for the count, and it’s also hit Gene and I – hard. Yesterday, Gene woke up and he was completely miserable. Coughing, achy, fever. You name it, and he was suffering from it. Luckily, Cold-EEZE had sent me some samples to try. Talk about perfect timing!
I sent Gene to work armed with the Kids-EEZE Chest Relief soft chews, and the Organix Cough and Sore Throat Drops. He came home and told me that I had to be sure to write a good review for both! My husband absolutely refuses to take medication. Call it stubborn pride, but getting him to take a pill is harder than pulling Zander’s teeth. Honestly. But, hubby used both the Chest Relief soft chews and the cough and sore throat drops, and he said that both of them worked really well and helped him get through the entire night at work. Even though the Chest Congestion chews were for kids, they worked pretty well on the biggest baby in my house. 😉
This morning, *I* was lucky enough to wake up with the same thing hubby had yesterday. A mom doesn’t get to just sit down and be sick, so I’ve been using the Organix Cough and Sore Throat Drops, to keep me going. I can’t believe how quickly they soothe my throat. The best part is, they don’t taste medicine-y. They are honey-lemon flavor, and they really taste like honey and lemon!
Here’s some more information about each of the products Cold-EEZE sent me:
Cold-EEZE zinc lozenges are clinically proven to safely and effectively reduce the duration and severity of the symptoms of a common cold by 42 percent (or within three to four days). Cold-EEZE, which contains zinc gluconate glycine, provides 13.3 mg of ionic zinc per lozenge. Zinc can help promote the strength of the immune system, and is required for the development and activation of T-lymphocytes that help to fight infection. Once you feel a cold coming on, start sucking one Cold-EEZE lozenge every two-to-four hours. Available in tasty flavors like new sugar-free pomegranate, strawberries and cream, cherry and honey lemon, among others, Cold-EEZE lozenges are a good way to get your zinc without a metallic aftertaste.
Organix Cough and Sore Throat Drops, from the makers of Cold-EEZE are the first, over-the-counter cough and sore throat drops Certified USDA Organic. These great-tasting, medicated drops contain a proprietary formulation of
natural menthol derived from organic peppermint oil combined with pectin to suppress coughs, cool nasal passages and soothe irritated, sore throats. Organix is available in a unique Dark Chocolate Mint flavor, as well as Purely Peppermint, Orchard Cherry and Golden Honey Lemon. Even the twist wraps of each lozenge is made from fully compostable corn starch!
Kids-EEZE Chest Relief, a new product from the Quigley Co. (the makers of the popular Cold-EEZE zinc lozenges), is a single-ingredient, allopathic expectorant with guaifenesin to help children suffering from uncomfortable chest congestion. Kids-EEZE Chest Relief is a unique soft chew, available in both strawberry and grape flavors, that offers relief of chest congestion for children six years and older. Because Kids-EEZE only contains guaifenesin, it’s a safe, effective alternative to the many multi-symptom children’s cold products that could potentially lead to overmedication. Each box of Kids-EEZE Chest Relief contains 12, individually-wrapped, kid-friendly “soft chews” with 100 mg of guaifenesin. The convenience of a soft chew also ensures that children are getting the full dosage of guaifenesin, without possible liquid spills.
Cold season marks the start of antibiotic season. But for many, antibiotics are not without side effects. One out of five people suffer from antibiotic-associated diarrhea, or AAD. Florastor and Florastor Kids have been clinically proven to help prevent and treat AAD. Antibiotics are necessary to kill the bad bacteria that cause ear infections, strep throat, etc., but these medications also kill the good bacteria in our stomachs, often causing AAD. Florastor and Florastor Kids contain a yeast-based probiotic called Saccharomyces boulardii that helps repopulate your tummy with good cells that protect from AAD. Because Florastor contains a yeast probiotic, it won’t be killed off by antibiotics like bacterial probiotics will be. Florastor comes in a capsule, and Florastor Kids, which is safe to use in children as young as 2 months, is a powder, so it can be mixed into formula, juice, soft foods like applesauce, etc.
Thank you, Cold-EEZE for making the cold season a little easier around my house!