Why Take Cough Syrup If You’re Not Sick?

When you think of taking a cough & cold remedy, you’re probably already lying down, feeling sick, or out of commission. Your throat may even be slightly sore and you’re worried the worst is yet to come. Only then do you think to take your over-the-counter medicine, which is solely used once you’re already down for the count and needing some immediate relief. Wouldn’t it be nice to shorten the duration of your cold or flu, or maybe even prevent it altogether?

The problem with medicines is that they’re just masking symptoms instead of getting to the root cause. Considering there is no evidence that cough medicines work, and they’re riddled with possible side effects, why wait until you have a cold or flu to take anything? With the current widespread flu virus that doesn’t seem to be settling down any time soon, it’s even more important than ever to boost your immune system to keep it strong and ready for battle.

Well, the solution may just be right in front of you, in your medicine cabinet.   That’s where we come in!

Immune Boosters To The Rescue

Natural remedies can be just as, or even more effective than traditional medicines, but the trick is to catch things early on. The minute your throat starts to tickle or you find it hurts to swallow– that’s when you want to take action. We’ve packed our cough syrups with 10 immune boosters per serving for a reason. Yes, you can take them when you already have a cough or cold, but did you know you can also take them daily to boost your immune system. If you can avoid getting sick all together, wouldn’t that be even better?

Our Immune Boosting Ingredients

We include a curated selection of the following ingredients in each of our syrups:

Honey– has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Honey coats and soothes your throat.  It is also high in antioxidants and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

ACV– helps to balance your pH and blood sugar.  It also fights off bad bacteria, and has even been shown to fight seasonal allergies. It’s packed with probiotics, enzymes, and vitamins.

Cinnamon– this antioxidant-rich spice can help to lower inflammation and fight off bacteria.  It has traditionally been used to promote healthy breathing.

Lemon Peel– a high source of Vitamin C, antioxidants and flavonoids.

Zinc– has been clinically proven to shorten a duration of a cold by increasing your immunity.

Clove– potent antioxidant with antimicrobial properties.

Lemon Balm– promotes calmness and relaxation, but also kills off harmful bacteria.

Cayenne Pepper– antioxidant and also increases circulation in the body.

Marjoram– antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties.

Nutmeg– helps promote relaxation and restful sleep.

Ginger– helps aid in digestion and reduces inflammation.

Thyme– antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Oregano– boosts immunity and can help to relieve congestion.

Chamomile– helps to soothe and relax the body.

Sea Salt– antimicrobial properties.

The Bottom Line

Because we stick to whole food ingredients, there are no worries of side effects or taking too much. We suggest taking 1 tsp per day as an immune booster and increasing that if you’re fighting a cough or cold. Remember, you can add our cough syrups to a soothing and warm cup of tea, a healthy smoothie, or a bowl of oatmeal! Can you do this with your cough medicine? It doesn’t get any better than that!

Carolyn Harrington