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Frequently Asked Questions About Maty’s


Over the years, people have called or written us with many different questions, and we’ve listed many of them below. If you don’t find what your looking for, visit our Contact page to send us your question. We’ll get back to you right away with an answer.

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  • Are there any other products planned for the future?

    Yes. We currently have much more in the works to be released in the future. Our mission at Matyʼs Healthy Products is to provide you with safe and natural alternatives, so you gain better health and healing.

  • Can I take Maty's cough syrup with other medications?

    Absolutely. Our products are whole food remedies because of our natural ingredients.

    Think about it this way.

    Have you ever had to worry about how much maple syrup you put on your pancakes because you just took your blood pressure medication? Or, do you worry about calling your doctor to find out if that extra turmeric you just added to your soup will react to your aspirin?

    The bottom line is that you don’t have to worry about interactions with other medications while using whole food remedies.

    In fact, many people who still feel the need to take cough medications will take our cough syrup between doses to support them until their next dose.

  • Given the dosage, can I take too much of the cough syrup?

    Our products are whole-food remedies because of our ingredients. Ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now.

    Do you ever worry about putting too much honey in your tea? If you add extra turmeric to your soup, are you concerned that it may be too much?

    That’s how you can think of our products. We refer to our products as home remedies in a bottle. Safe, worry-free and effective!

  • Most cough syrups have one or two ingredients. Why do you include so many other ingredients in your cough syrup?

    We believe that when someone has a cough, they need extra immune support. By offering ten immune boosting ingredients, they get a boost when they need it most. Some of the properties of our ingredients include:

    Buckwheat Honey – One of the most antioxidant-rich honey produced in the USA

    Zinc – Provides immune support

    Apple Cider Vinegar – Promotes healthy mucous flow

    Cayenne Pepper – Aids circulation

    Sea Salt – Naturally neutralizes toxins in the body

    Lemon Balm – Has a calming effect

    Lemon Peel, Clove, and Marjoram – Natural antioxidants

  • What is the difference between our regular and kids cough syrups?

    There is no difference between the two cough syrups. You’ll find the ingredients are the same. The packaging is different to accommodate labeling for children. That’s it!

  • Why do we use buckwheat honey in our cough formula?

    Honey is known to quiet a cough and relieve sore throats. But did you know that darker honey has a higher antioxidant content than lighter honey? Buckwheat honey is one of the darkest honey produced in the United States. In a study conducted by the University of Illinois in 2002, it was found that buckwheat honey had the highest antioxidant activity of the various floral honey tested.

  • Why donʼt I just use plain buckwheat honey instead of buying your syrup?

    You could. But you won’t get our ten immune-boosting ingredients in a teaspoon of honey. There’s a reason we say, “Make every spoonful count!”

    With whole-food remedies, there are many ways to make them yourself at home. That’s why you see so many DIY remedies online for all sorts of health conditions. But, we know you’re busy. That’s why we take the time to find just the right combination of all natural ingredients to produce remedies that work.

    We’ve spent years developing them!

    We save you the time and money by gathering all the ingredients and making it for you.

  • Maty's Baby Chest Rub is menthol free. Isn't menthol what makes the rub effective?

    Research out of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center suggests that menthol can be an irritant, causing the body to produce more mucous. Although this increase in mucous flow may benefit us when we have a cold, babies have tiny nostrils. This increase in mucous flow may cause respiratory distress in small children. Our combination of essential oils are gentle and soothing and is appropriate for any child over three months.

  • Maty's Baby Chest Rub is petroleum free. What is wrong with petroleum?

    Petroleum jelly is a derivative of oil refining. The problem with petroleum-based products is not the medium itself; it is the byproducts that contaminate the substance during the manufacturing process. Unless all the contaminants are removed, it can potentially be hazardous. Therefore, petroleum jelly is only as good as its refining process.

    Some of these byproducts are known carcinogens like Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and 1,4-Dioxane. They have been studied around the world for work-related exposures. There’s no guarantee that manufacturers can get all the impurities out.

    Our philosophy is, “If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, then why would you put it on your skin?” We use only natural oils in our baby ointment, baby chest rub and vapor rub.

    Skin is your body’s largest organ. Whatever you put on your skin or your child’s skin quickly gets absorbed into the bloodstream. With that in mind, would you want to absorb chemicals and toxins?

  • What harmful side effects can I expect if I take Maty’s Cough Syrup?

    Unless you have a known food allergy to any of our ingredients, there is no need to worry about harmful side effects.

    Our products are unique because they contain whole-food ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. You never have to be concerned about harmful side effects or drug interactions.


  • Are Maty's Products Tested On Animals?

    Maty’s is against animal testing of any kind and all of our products are cruelty-free. Want more information? Read our article on animal testing here.