Thayers Sugar-Free Dry Mouth Lozenges Citrus - 100 Lozenges
Thayers Sugar-Free Dry Mouth Lozenges Citrus provide saliva-replacing moisture, delivering instant relief from the debilitating dryness caused by prescription medicines, stress, chemotherapy, radiation, smoking, aging, diabetes, asthma, Sjogren's syndrome, Lupus, hypertension, allergies and other factors. Sprays are a perfect saliva replacement, and lozenges are an ideal saliva stimulant. Whatever you choose, Thayers got the best way to wet your whistle. Thayers Sugar-Free Citrus Dry Mouth Lozenges stimulates saliva production.
Why Dry Mouth?
Over 40,000,000 people suffer from Dry Mouth. This ranges from minor problems (hypo salivation) caused by overusing the voice or nervous tension, to severe salivary gland dysfunction (xerostomia), caused by medications taken for: Asthma and Diabetes, psychiatric problems, chemotherapy and the side effects of certain diseases and physical disabilities: Sjogren's Syndrome, Lupus, Dialysis, radiation treatment, and aging.
Thayers Sugar-Free Dry Mouth Lozenges and Sprays were introduced in 1995 to fill a need that had been grievously overlooked. Dentists were noticing aggressive tooth decay in patients suffering from continuous dry mouth. The choices of products to relieve dry mouth by replacing saliva, or stimulating saliva production were hard to find and, in some cases, had a horrible taste. The need was to create products that would do all of the above: balance the pH in the mouth to normal levels of saliva to allow the patient to fight tooth decay and; to provide relief with instant moisture. All this had to be done without any drug interaction.
Thayers created two sprays that provided dry mouth relief with instant moisture (all natural, sugar-free, no known drug interaction, balanced the pH to normal levels, ease in swallowing food and speaking): with Thayers Dry Mouth Citrus Spray and Thayers Dry Mouth Peppermint Spray. Its Dry Mouth Lozenges stimulate saliva production with a strong natural lemonade flavor and Slippery Elm bark to soothe the raspiness and sore throat caused by this problem. All Thayers products are vegetarian and never tested on animals.
What is Slippery Elm?
In the middle of the 1800's, choir singers in Cambridge, Massachusetts learned an important fact from the Native Peoples in their area. The tribes had been grinding up the inner bark of the Slippery Elm tree and mixing it with buffalo meat to calm the stomach and the bowel. They would suck on strips of the inner bark to heal sore throats and any sores in the mouth. The choir singers started the regimen of sucking on the bark before and after singing and found that their throats did not become sore, irritated and they did not lose their voices or become hoarse.
To this day, the strips of bark and Thayers™ Slippery Elm Lozenges are used at Pow Wows throughout the United States by Native Peoples' singers.
Word of this natural remedy spread throughout the church choirs in New England. Over time, the word got out to opera, rock, country and contemporary singers, as well as vocal coaches, judges, lawyers, teachers, sales people and others that use their voices every day.
The Slippery Elm Tree (ulmus fulva) grows plentifully in the eastern regions of the United States and Canada. The inner bark of the tree is used for medicinal purposes.
On May 15th, 2005 the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) approved Thayers™ Slippery Elm Lozenges, an all natural product, as an over-the-counter drug, thereby sanctioning Thayers™ Slippery Elm Lozenges as a product that heals, soothes and protects the membranes of the mouth and throat.
Thayers™ Slippery Elm Lozenges are gluten free, wheat free, preservative free, lactose free, sodium free and are vegetarian. Thayers™ products are never tested on animals.
In 1847, Henry Thayer M.D., opened a laboratory on Main Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts to produce his newly developed line of herbal extracts for sale to the medical profession. Born in 1828, into one of Massachusetts' founding families, he was trained in the medical arts of his day by his physician father. His method produced, for the first time, standardized strengths, enabling physicians to regulate dosages accurately. The company, named Henry Thayer & Company, prospered and broadened its line of products and has been described as the largest manufacturer of pharmaceuticals in America at the time of the Civil War.
In 1875, the company published "Descriptive Catalogue of Fluid and Solid Extracts in Vacuo" listing over 800 of its products: herbal based, presented in the forms of tinctures, infusions, syrups, poultices and wines. Prominent among these products was a Fluid Extract of Witch Hazel, listed as a "Tonic, astringent, and sedative; useful in checking hemorrhages and excessive discharges." The final pages show sugar-coated pills, a physician's dose list, apothecary's tables, a diet for invalids, and some diagnosis-related formulas including numerous combinations for cough remedies, a "Lotion for Humors and Eruptions", "Hair Restorative", and "Effervescent Lemonade Without a Machine."
After Dr. Thayer died in 1902, ownership of the business passed to his great niece, Mrs. Joseph Sturdevant. The nature of the business changed from emphasis on extracts of herbs to the preparation and sale of compound formulas marketed to the public through drug stores as "patent" medicines. Included were a line of 9 children's remedies, marketed under the brand name "Tots", a pile ointment, and a line of lozenges, including Slippery Elm Lozenges.
In 1947, Chase, Storrow Co. of Boston, a partnership of former Harvard roommates and recent Navy veterans, bought the company from Mrs. Joseph Sturdevant. A vigorous program of sales and advertising was begun based on a strategy of first increasing sales in New England, to be followed by expansion west of the Hudson River. The next decade saw distribution of the lozenges in the U.S. and Canada in independent drug stores and natural product stores, and the addition of related items, Cough Syrup, Nose Drops, Cold Sore Balm, and Coughmasters™. In 1989, the decision was made to add a line of Witch Hazel products for sale in the health food trade, with the addition of Aloe Vera to not only soothe and clean skin but soften as well.
In 1999 the company was sold to Karen Clarke, who for five years had served as General Manager. The Thayers family-business tradition was carried forward yet again in 2003, when Karen's son, John Gehr, came aboard as Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Business Development.
A longstanding commitment to making effective, natural remedies with high-quality ingredients has ensured Thayers' longevity. Its owners are confident that with this unwavering dedication, the company will flourish throughout the 21st Century.