Now that we are in the middle of the worst winter in years, I have been receiving dozens of emails every day asking me if there is a natural formula that will help prevent sore throats, colds, etc. I’m flattered that so many of you have come to me with your health concerns, and as you’ve pointed out, most of you can’t get hold of your physician, or worse yet, your doctor is eager to to prescribe antibiotics at the first sign of a sniffle.
Knowing that the bacteria that causes sore throats is an anaerobic bacteria (s. pyogenes) we know that an oxygenating formula would be a natural choice. That would include all of our mouthwash formulas, to be used as a gargle. However, I would recommend TheraBreath PLUS Oral Rinse as a twice daily gargle because it combines the most concentrated oxygenating compounds available with zinc gluconate (the fastest-acting form of zinc – that will NOT dry out your mouth) and tea tree oil (another potent antimicrobial). If gargling is a hassle for you, the obvious choice would be to use the TheraBreath PLUS Extinguisher Spray twice daily. It’s patented spray head reaches directly into the back of the throat to directly attack sore throats – as well as the bad breath bacteria stuck in your tonsils!
What else is helpful? Well, our AktivK12 probiotic treatment as been proven to prevent sore throats in several studies in New Zealand. In fact, that was initially why it was developed – to prevent sore throats in New Zealand school children. The side effect of perfectly fresh breath lead us to develop it as an oral product.
Last, but by no means least, I highly recommend the TheraBreath PLUS Nasal Sinus Drops or Spray. The formula is our strongest by far and by applying it directly to the nasal passages, the oxygen/tea tree oil works on the bacteria and viruses that make you sick. (the nasal formulas do not contain zinc).
Here is an email from a very satisfied Nasal Drops user: Dear Dr. Katz: “I can’t thank you enough for inventing TheraBreath nasal drops. I had no relief from rx nasal drops and they starting making my nasal pasages close after 20 minutes use. Your drops opened up my sinusses and allowed the proper drainage so I can breathe easier again. I no longer have that thick mucousy build up that drove me and my husband crazy.” Sincerely, Marlene S. Dover, DE