Guaifenesin For Coughs & Congestion
Does a cold have you congested and coughing? Do you have an earache or think you might have bronchitis? I have help for you.
We sell a cough syrup from Naturade called Expec. Expec’s main ingredient is guaifenesin. Guaifenesin breaks up congestion by thinning out mucus (phlegm). This will make coughing more productive so you will cough less often. Most important, your airways open so you don’t have to gasp for air.
Guaifenesin may sound familiar to you since it is sold in drug stores under the name of Robitussin. The bad thing about this product is that it will contain other ingredients that have harsh side effects. Two that I want to hit on are pseudoephedrine and dextromethorphan. Pseudoephedrine, which can quickly dry up a runny nose and congestion, has side effects that include nervousness, anxiety, and sleeplessness. Dextromethorphan, which is actually a synthetic derivative of morphine, stops the coughing reflex cue in the brain. This may sound good but look at the side effects: Confusion, slurred speech, seizures, and erratic movements. Overdosing can cause hallucinations and this is why it is used as a recreational drug – easy way to get a high.
If you should accidently overdose on guaifenesin you can get stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and drowsiness. Which do you feel safer taking?
Expec comes in sugar free, alcohol free, herbal and children’s.
Other herbs listed in the formula are wild cherry bark extract, rosehips, cocillana bark extract peppermint leaf extract. All natural; all safe. These herbal ingredients will help calm the cough and sooth your throat.
Guaifenesin is an expectorant that reduces chest congestion, thins mucus and makes breathing easier in people that have colds, bronchitis, or allergies, and it works. Why look anywhere else?