Especially during the cold and dry winter months, many people turn to throat sprays to ease sore throat symptoms and irritations. Throat sprays are convenient to take with you on-the-go and effective for immediate relief. But not all of these products are created equal, so you need to be careful with the type of ingredients you’re spraying into your mouth.
Here is an overview of how throat sprays work and tips for using our all-natural, homeopathic throat spray for the best results.
The Basics of Throat Spray
Many types of throat sprays work because they contain an anesthetic that soothes the throat region and numbs pain upon contact. Some of these sprays contain benzocaine to block pain pathways and provide relief. Our Olive Leaf Throat Spray offers a natural approach by combining three natural antimicrobial ingredients to wash away throat irritants, such as bacteria, fungi, and molds.
They can make swallowing easier, which can really help you feel better during the day. However, it is recommended to not or drink anything until the numbing sensation of the throat spray wears off to get the greatest benefits from its effects. Overall, throat sprays provide temporary relief and are not necessarily a long-term solution.
Natural vs. Chemical Throat Sprays
With the way it is formulated, throat spray is meant to be swallowed. However, many people are concerned about ingesting the chemicals contained in traditional throat sprays if they use them frequently.
This is why doctor-recommended Olive Leaf Throat Spray from Seagate is a great option because it is made from all-natural ingredients with no chemicals or preservatives. Our product contains baptisia because of its antiseptic properties, xylitol to prohibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth, and olive leaf extract for its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
Throat Spray Usage Tips
We recommend starting to use our throat spray at the first sign of a sore throat with two sprays every two hours. There is also preventative component to our throat spray, so you might want to use the spray during airplane travel and in other situations where you are in close contact with strangers.
When you have a full-blown sore throat, use the spray every two to three hours with a couple sprays each time. There are about 200 sprays available in our one-ounce bottle, so the product should last you quite a while. We have a flavored version with natural raspberry and spearmint and an unflavored version to try based on your taste preferences.
More Ways to Soothe a Sore Throat
In addition to using Seagate Olive Leaf Throat Spray, you can also try drinking hot tea or eating cold foods, such as Greek yogurt, to ease throat pain. Other ideas are to gargle with salt water, turn on a humidifier in your bedroom, drink healthy smoothies, increase your intake of all-natural fruit and vegetable supplements, and eat a spoonful of local honey. Sore throats are often just one of several symptoms that you feel when you start getting sick, so you’ll also need plenty of hydration and rest to get your immune system back to where it needs to be.