As a blogger, every so often I get contacted to test out all kinds of products. Most of them aren’t up my alley, so I say “no thanks,” and move on. What’s great is when a product or company you totally get reaches out and gives you the scoop on their latest to share with your readers. I’m not much in to pharmaceuticals, so I was thrilled to check out the latest products from Boiron, a world leading manufacturer of homeopathic products. They have a host of products that are good Tylenol alternatives.
Is Boiron as good as regular drugs?
My first question was, is this stuff legit? Is it made by some hippy and sold out of their van in Nelson, or what? Little did I know Boiron is a big deal around the world. Fine, I thought, but am I going to haul ass all over town trying to find it? Not so. Boiron is well established in the marketplace and you’ll find their remedies in regular grocery and drugstores like Shopper’s Drug Mart, Safeway and predictably, health shops like Community Natural Foods.
So why would you opt for this type of a treatment versus your standard Children’s Tylenol or Advil? For one, it doesn’t have any sugars, dyes or preservatives in it. For another, if you can soothe symptoms naturally like gargling with salt water or treating a cough with honey, I say go for it.
Fortunately our family hasn’t been struck down with any maladies this season, so I unloaded some of the products on a friend of mine who had a sick two-year old at home. Here’s what she had to say.
Jody: What did you use and what did you think of it?
Garrison Mom: Both my kids are suffering from a bad cold. We tried the Coryzalia cold remedy and the Stodal Honey cough syrup. The first time my five-year-old daughter tried the cough medicine, she said “yum!” My toddler also was a fan. I don’t know what makes it taste so good, but they liked it, so that made my job a lot easier. The cough syrup softened the cough enough so that it didn’t keep them up and they were able to quickly to fall asleep.
The Coryzalia cold remedy said it would soothe symptoms such as, nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing. It was good at alleviating my daughter’s runny nose by drying up her symptoms for about threes hours.
Jody: Is it fair to say you liked both these products and would keep using them?
Garrison Mom: Yes. I’d buy it again for the no sugar.
Jody: Do you search out natural or alternative products? (
Pretending I didn’t just fob these off on her last week.)
Garrison Mom: I almost always search out alternative remedies first before allopathic for myself and my kids. I’m never worried about it. I think it does less harm. If that doesn’t work, I’ll scale up to a more mainstream product.
And there you have it! One happy mama and less cranky kids.
Thanks to Boiron for sending a package my way to sample and share.