Green Pharmaceuticals SnoreStop - 80 Chewable Homeopathic Tablets
Green Pharmaceuticals SnoreStop Chewable Homeopathic Tablets have a dual therapeutic action: they shrink swollen soft tissue that blocks air passages in the back of the throat and dry built-up mucous obstructing nasal passages. The Green Pharmaceuticals SnoreStop formula has been shown to be safe and effective in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, independent clinical study. When used properly at bedtime, Green Pharmaceuticals SnoreStop should show noticeable improvement within the first 24 to 48 hours, though individual results may vary.
Green Pharmaceuticals SnoreStop benefits:
- No side effects
- No rebound effects
- No drug interaction
- Non-habit forming
- No contraindications
- No animal testing
- Vegan friendly
Frequently Asked Questions
How effective is SnoreStop?
The active ingredients in SnoreStop's maximum strength formula have been scientifically validated by the positive results of an independent double-blind, placebo-controlled medical study, published in the peer-reviewed medical journal ‘Sleep and Breathing’. 79.5% of the treatment group showed positive results compared to only 45.5% for the placebo group. SnoreStop’s proprietary formula has been granted a U.S. Patent No. 6,491,954 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Over the last 18 years, they have developed multiple formulas to address the various reasons that make people snore.
What does it mean to be FDA regulated?
Homeopathic medicines are regulated as drugs by the FDA in the same manner as nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. In the United States, drugs are made according to either the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) or the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS). All the ingredients Green Pharmaceuticals use in their formulas have an official monograph in the HPUS and are prepared according to drug regulations in an FDA approved laboratory. All homeopathic medicines are required to have an NDC (National Drug Code) listed on the front of the box to identify that the product is registered with the FDA. As drugs, homeopathic products must be manufactured in compliance with the FDA finished pharmaceuticals Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) regulations for cleanliness, quality, and testing.
What are the ingredients in SnoreStop?
Homeopathic medicines are considered as safe (GRAS) with no known side effects or drug interactions. Each natural ingredient is derived from a mineral, botanical, or a protein source and is micro diluted in accordance with the HPUS. Green Pharmaceuticals' products are classified as drugs but are generally considered safer due to the dilution process applied to each ingredient in the finished formula. Homeopathic medicines use a minute dose of plant or mineral substance to address symptoms.
Can SnoreStop be used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?
SnoreStop is considered safe. There are no known side effects, drug interactions, or contraindications. SnoreStop products are formulated for non apneic snoring. It may lessen the sound of the snore or help open air passages but it is not intended to treat sleep apnea which is considered a serious medical condition. The best source of treatment and advice regarding sleep apnea (OSA) is your personal health care professional an ENT, or a local sleep clinic.
Is SnoreStop recommended for pregnant or nursing women?
This is a question best answered by your own personal health care professional as by law Green Pharmaceuticals is required to post the following warning common to any other ingestible health product. Warning: If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health care professional before use.
How does SnoreStop differ from all the other anti-snoring products?
SnoreStop products are simple to use, inexpensive, free of side effects and non habit forming. SnoreStop mode of action is decongestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic and mucolytic. Most traditional and unconventional treatments from elevated pillows, chin straps, nasal strips, tongue retainers, mouth guards, and other gadgets have been found to have side effects, to be cumbersome and expensive or simply do not work. One anti-snoring product cannot work for everyone. Green Pharmaceuticals was the first company to have developed over the last 18 years, multiple delivery systems and several different formulas to address the various reasons that make people snore. Most anti-snoring sprays on the market just use various oils blended into water for a lubricating action. SnoreStop is the only brand of anti-snoring products that are sold nationwide in all major Food, Drug, and Mass stores. SnoreStop is the #1 anti-snoring medicine in the USA.
What Is Snoring?
The noise of snoring is produced by vibration of swollen soft tissues in the mouth and in the back of the throat which is a clear indicator that the airway is obstructed. At least forty-five percent of adults snore occasionally, and 25% are habitual snorers. Snoring is more frequent in males and those who are overweight and it usually grows worse with age.
Snorers and their bed partners are not only at increased risk for poor sleep quality but also lower quality of life and health. By eliminating snoring and sleep fragmentation, both the snorer and the bed partner benefit tremendously.
How to keep from snoring: Change sleep positions, some people have positional snoring. If you’re on your back, gravity makes your tongue and the soft issue at the back of your throat more likely to slide back and block your airway. Sleeping on your side can alleviate the problem. Keep your head back. Bending your neck can constrict your airflow try removing some pillows, or lie completely flat on the bed. Lose weight, a combination of healthier eating and exercise will help you shed some pounds. There’s a connection between weight gain and snoring. The reason- excess weight around the neck and chest puts pressure on the muscles used for breathing. Avoid alcohol & sedatives which make your muscles relax, including your airway. Try cutting off your drinking at least a few hours before sleep. Quit smoking it irritates your airway and causes inflammation. Nasal congestion from allergies or colds makes it harder to breathe, forcing increased suction that also contributes to snoring. Decongestants, allergy medication, and products that open your nasal passages can help you stop snoring. Increase humidity, using a humidifier in the bedroom can help keep your nasal passages clear. Snoring isn’t just a nuisance; it can have a tremendous impact on your sleep, your ability to function while awake, and your relationship. Snoring can have a wide range of implications. The non-snoring spouse loses between 1-3 hours of sleep a night due to restless sleep. The sound of snoring typically measures 60 to 90 decibels. That’s equivalent to a jackhammer breaking up asphalt on the road. The sleep deprivation contributes to irritability, daytime sleepiness, and difficulty with memory and concentration.
Among other consequences, it decreases work productivity, increases bickering between spouses and creates a more stressful home environment.
Why Do You Snore?
Snoring problems plague more people than ever, as we become heavier, the airway obstructions become more prevalent, and we snore more.
Most of us take snoring lightly and accept it as a given. We even laugh at someone who snores like an elephant or makes other unusual and funny sounds while they sleep, don't we? The sad truth is, unless someone else complains, often the snorer doesn't even have an idea that he snores!
Death by snoring is like death by diabetes. Rarely is anyone ever pronounced dead as a result of diabetes. Yet the effects of diabetes on ones heart, kidneys, and other internal body parts and functions is said by many to actually be the 3rd or 4th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Just like diabetes snoring has other very serious effects on your body as well, some of which can be fatal too. Snoring can cause sleep deprivation not only for the snorer, but for the people who spend their night near the snorer. Not getting enough sleep during the night can have noticeable effects like clumsiness, weight loss, overall fatigue and drowsiness. It can make you dizzy, irritable, or cause you to have memory lapses. Other physical problems can also come from prolonged deprivation of sleep. These include high risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, and fibromyalgia. In some cases, psychosis or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been observed. Congestive heart disease, a leading cause of death, has also been attributed to snoring problems.
Why do you snore? Actually, there are a number of reasons as to why one person snores and there are effective remedies on the market to solve your snoring problem. Obstructed nasal airways can come from sinus infection or allergies. Your nasal airways might be blocked because of physical defects such as deviated septum or nasal polyps. A deviated septum is a structural change in the thin wall in the nose which separates one nostril from the other.
Up to 80% of non apneic snoring occurs in the back of the throat and in the mouth. If your palate is too soft or too long, the tissue can narrow the opening from the nose to the throat, thus causing you to snore. The noise made by snoring comes from the air vibrations within the throat, nose or mouth. Because of those structural problems, the airflow is causing the tissue to vibrate which results in the actual snoring sound.
It is essential that you not take snoring lightly. Ignoring the problem cannot help in solving it...it may actually lead to your demise. The best step you can take right now is to find the real cause of your snores and obtain more detailed information on how to cure it.
What is Homeopathy?
- According to the World Health Organization, Homeopathy is the second-largest system of medicine in the world.
- According to consumer research acquired by the National Center for Homeopathy, it is estimated that 20 to 30 million of US consumers use Homeopathy on a regular basis.
- According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, Americans spend around $2.9 billion dollars out-of-pocket for OTC homeopathic remedies each year.
The strong growth in natural products has led to an increasing number of Homeopathic medicine departments in pharmacies across the country.
Because there is still much controversy and misunderstanding by patients surrounding homeopathic medicine, U.S. Pharmacist asked Andy Bormeth, R.Ph., president of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP), which represents the homeopathic drug industry and works as a liaison with FDA, state boards of pharmacy and pharmacy organizations, to discuss how pharmacists can best assist patients who use homeopathic medicines, the role Homeopathy plays in healthcare, and to answer some basic questions regarding Homeopathy.
What is Homeopathy and what are homeopathic medicines?
Homeopathic products are classified as drugs within the meaning of Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and are regulated as drug products (medicines) by the Food and Drug Administration. Although the precise mechanism of action of homeopathic drugs is not well understood, homeopathy is a 200-year-old system of medicine based on the observation that the body has the potential to heal itself. It uses natural substances, specially prepared, to stimulate the body towards homeostasis.This is in direct contrast to the typical Western approach of suppressing the symptoms. This system of medicine was first postulated by a pioneer in medicine, disillusioned at that time with the current medical system available ( e.g., blood letting, high-dose heavy metals,etc.). Dr.Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) is credited with the discovery and advancement of the principles of homeopathy. He quit his medical practice and through translating medical texts and studying some of the then current theories, identified three main principles of Homeopathy;
- The Law of Similars ("like cures like")
Substances that cause certain symptoms in a healthy person can be used to relieve those same symptoms in someone suffering from them.
For example,exposure to red onion (Allium cepa) causes runny and watery nose and eyes. In homeopathic form, a microdose of Allium cepa is used to relieve cold or hay fever symptoms of runny and watery nose and eyes.
- The Minimum dose
Homeopathic substances can be attenuated (tapered) to render them stronger as the potency increases, at the same time that the original substance is diluted. The result is a microdose of medicine, which triggers a healing response in the body.
- The Treatment of Symptoms or Symptom Complexes, Instead of Disease States
Homeopathy views the body in a holistic manner, understanding each individual has unique characteristics-physical,mental,emotional-and unique responses to illness. Thus, each person's own set of symptoms guides the practitioner to the correct medicine.
Where can I find out more about homeopathic medicines?
The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) was founded in 1923 to represent the interest of homeopathic manufacturers, marketers, and pharmacists to regulatory agencies and other associations.The diverse association has continued to add retail pharmacies to its membership, as the industry has grown over the last decade. Pharmacist CE programs are available, as well as courses in the Compliance through Education programs and a monthly newsletter. AAHP sponsors a week-long CE program in conjunction with the National center for Homeopathy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore each June.AAHP can be reached at 1-800-478-0421.
One Way To Prevent Snoring
Studies have shown there are roughly 45 - 60% of adults snore occasionally and 25% of these adults are chronic snorers.
There are various reasons as to why one person snores.
The number one major lifestyle cause of snoring is weight gain. Overweight people tend to have excess neck tissue with poor muscle tone that creates pressure which narrows and partially obstructs their airways in the mouth, the back of the throat, and in the nasal passages. As a person lies down, fluids from other parts of the body may settle higher in the neck, near the throat. A large abdomen pressing on your diaphragm when lying decreases the size of your lungs and the amount of air obtained with each breath.The key to help curb your snoring is to tone and shape your body. Moderate exercise reduces the fluids that build up outside the vascular space in the body. An active lifestyle which includes regular aerobic, resistance, and weight training will help you burn fat and relieve the pressure placed on your upper airway while you sleep.
Once the pounds start to shed, the narrowing of your airways should be more relaxed and open. Not only will exercise condition your respiratory system, but it will also increase your energy levels, reduce stress, and improve your sleep. Not getting enough shut-eye throws hunger, metabolism, and hormones out of balance. Even a small percentage of weight loss may be enough to decrease your snoring by up to 50% if you were to lose 10% of your BMI (Body Mass Index).
Nutrition counselors have developed some basic rules to follow:
Limit your fat calories to less than 30 percent of your total caloric intake each day.
Try to avoid heavy meals at night. Never eat to the point of feeling bloated and uncomfortable.
Incorporate diet and exercise into your lifestyle. Dieting alone tends to focus on reducing the lean muscle mass rather than fat content of your body.
Drink a full glass of water before meals to decrease your appetite and prevent overeating.
Cardiovascular activities such as running is your best bet when it comes to torching calories, and training for a marathon will get you running more than ever before. Running a marathon, 26.2 miles total, is an accomplishment in and of itself, it can also be a useful tool for achieving weight-loss goals.
Risks Of Snoring
Snoring can cause hearing loss?
Snoring can reach up to 85 decibels - the sound of a New York City subway or a jackhammer blasting concrete (that's actually high enough to cause hearing damage over time). The Guinness Book of World Records registered Melvin Switzer's snore at 88 decibels, about the same intensity as a motorcycle race. It caused his wife to go deaf in one ear.
Are snorers more likely to get into a car accident?
Snoring is the most common sleep problem reported. When disturbed by a partner's sleep problem, the other partner loses an average of 49 minutes of sleep per night, totaling 300 hours of sleep per year. Sleep deprivation can result in a level of impairment as severe as a blood alcohol level of 0.1,the equivalent of having consumed six alcoholic beverages.A phenomenon called "driving while drowsy" has been implicated in nearly 1 out of every 6 fatal auto accidents, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Snoring can cause divorce?
You may not connect your snoring problem with erectile dysfunction or a lower sex drive, but the truth is that the two may have a lot in common. Once of the speculated causes of lower sex drive is the reduced blood flow through the body, due to the obstructed airways. When you don't get enough oxygen in your lungs, there's not enough flowing around your body. Circulation plays a key role in sexual health, so reduced circulation means less blood flow to the areas where blood flow is vital. Another cause of reduced sex drive is the effect snoring may have on the interaction between partners. No one wants to get sexy with their spouse when they're angry at them for snoring all night long. A 1971 issue of Eye Ear Nose Throat Monthly reported that snoring had finally been declared legal grounds for divorce.
Is snoring a warning?
Snoring can signal underlying health problems. It has the effect of reducing oxygen flow to the brain, which, in turn, can contribute to: high blood pressure, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. It's not just the person who's snoring that has the problem. Talk to your partner, help them see that snoring is a medical issue that effects both of you and not just something that keeps one of you up at night, work together to find a solution.
About Green Pharmaceuticals
Green Pharmaceuticals™ Inc. founded in 1995 by a group of physicians committed to providing high quality natural remedies as an alternative to synthetic drugs. Green Pharmaceuticals™ Inc. is now a woman-owned company.
As women, they want to help millions by addressing one of the most overlooked problems that affects many couples every night, and all year round: snoring. The impact of snoring on people's lives is profound. Snoring is one of the biggest threats to a happy marriage.
Every night in America and throughout the world millions of spouses have to make a decision about leaving the bedroom in order to get a good night's sleep, which destroys all intimacy. When we lack a good night's sleep, we break down emotionally, mentally, and physically. Moreover, snorers have sex less often or have a decreased interest in sex due to being tired. SnoreStop™ saves relationships by 'bringing peace to the bedroom. SnoreStop™ is not intended to treat sleep apnea (OSA).
For the last 18 years, the SnoreStop™ brand has successfully served millions of customers worldwide with natural therapeutic snoring solutions. This success has earned SnoreStop™ the respect of pharmacists, physicians and alternative medicine providers throughout the world. SnoreStop™ is the #1 selling anti-snoring medicine in the USA. Green Pharmaceuticals™ Inc.launched SnoreStop™ for Pets in a spray and chewable tablets, as well as NasoClear™ a natural alternative to nasal strips and conventional nasal decongestants.