Jakemans Menthol Myth Buster
We’ve hit January which means that it’s cold, we’re running low on chocolate and we’re snotty. Sneezing, coughing and spluttering everywhere you turn and losing your voice when you have that really important meeting. Oh, the joys! You’ve heard the myths when it comes to colds and sore throats, for example, drinking a warm cup of tea or an ice-cold drink is super soothing. Marvellous menthol confectioners, Jakemans don’t mess around and have uncovered the common misconceptions surrounding sore throats. Leading pharmacist and Jakemans expert, Marvin Munzu reveals dispels the myths and shares advice to help you stay well this winter.
Cut that Convo
If you’re a chatterbox then this may be the most difficult tip but also the most self-explanatory. Resting your voice is the ultimate key to the road to recovery. If you have kids who are little and may not understand, then use pictures to communicate, it can even turn into a bit of fun! Getting a good night’s sleep will also help the body to fight off that nasty virus that is giving you a hard time.
All things water
Yes, H2O should still be your best friend and maybe you should put that coffee cup down. When we become dehydrated (cough cough caffeine and alcohol!), we don’t produce enough saliva to keep the throat lubricated. This means the swelling and inflammation becomes your worst enemy.
Yes, cough sweets do work! Sucking on Jakemans menthol cough sweets will soothe discomfort caused by your nasty tickly, scratchy throat. Menthol is our best friend as it’s an ingredient that releases natural vapours and keeps those airways super clear. Pick your potion. Honey and lemon? Peppermint? Berry?
The Power of a Toothbrush
Did you know that a sore throat that keeps reoccurring could be purely down to your toothbrush? Mind blown! Bacteria will collect on the bristles over time and if you have bleeding gums, the bacteria can re-enter your bloodstream and yet again, infect you with that dreaded cold. The more you know, right?
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Breathing through your nose is the way to go. The nose is able to filter the air effectively and will remove harmful irritants before they enter the body with cilia, our adorable nose hairs. Forever protecting.
So, what are you doing this January to beat the cold? Get to your local store and buy some Jakemans because they really will soothe your sore throat. The best in Britain.