Being Healthy Blog

  • 5 Things We Are Thankful For

    Thanksgiving is almost here, and while most Americans are focused on travelling, coming up with yummy menu items for the big day, and planning out a guest list, I sometimes wonder how many people are truly focused on what the holiday is supposed to be about, which is thankfulness. For...

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  • Organic relief, it’s in the bag

    Recently, we launched 4 new USDA Organic bagged lozenges that come in two varieties: TheraZinc – we were the first company to launch zinc gluconate lozenges, and now we have extended our successful TheraZinc line to include USDA Organic Elderberry Raspberry and Blood Orange flavored bagged lozenges.

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  • Caution: DEET Based Insect Repellents

    Every year, approximately one-third of the U.S. population uses mosquito repellants containing DEET to ward off mosquitoes and other pests. At present, DEET is used in more than 230 products with concentrations up to 100 percent. Duke University...

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  • Buzz Away Extreme Towelettes Get a New Look

    Deet-free Buzz Away Extreme towelettes repel mosquitos and ticks for hours. Family friendly and made with natural plant oils,...

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  • What Are Cold Sores?

    Cold sores, also known as fever blisters or Herpes Simplex (HSV1), are clear small blisters that form around the mouth and are filled with fluid. Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus I, which lives inside nerve tissue. It is estimated that 80% of the population carry the...

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  • Oral Herpes (Cold Sores) vs. Genital Herpes

    The obvious distinction between oral herpes (cold sores) and genital herpes is where on the body their respective symptoms occur. Oral herpes refer to the herpes virus that manifests as fever blisters or cold sores on or around the lips. This is called the Herpes Simplex Virus I. Genital herpes...

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  • Cold Sores vs. Canker Sores

    Many people who contract a cold sore (also known as a Fever Blister) misdiagnose it as a canker sore. This can happen for many reasons. In some cases, the person does not want to believe they have contracted the herpes virus. In other cases, the person has had canker sores...

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  • Cold Sore Prevention

    If you’ve ever had a cold sore, you know how annoying they can be. Treating them as you deal with them might seem like the only option, but that’s not totally true. Our line of Lip Clear Lysine+ products is used for both treatment and prevention of cold sores. Understanding...

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  • Symptoms Significantly Reduced With Lip Clear® Lysine + Topical Ointment

    Lip Clear Lysine+ Clinical Study From Alternative Medicine Review (V10, No.2, 6/05) Eugene, OR: A study published in Alternative Medicine Review (6/05) shows that LIP CLEARLysine+ topical ointment healed cold sores faster than leading OTC and prescription brands costing 3 to 5 times more. Median healing time was just 4.0...

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  • Zinc lozenges help common cold - but lozenges with the required doses are hard to find: Meta-analysis

    High dose zinc lozenges may be beneficial in reducing the duration of common cold symptoms – but a lack of high dose lozenges on the market mean these benefits remain out of consumers’ reach, according to a new meta-analysis. Zinc is widely recognized as being beneficial to common cold...

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