Ingredients

It all started when our founder, pediatrician and father Dr. Zak Zarbock, discovered compelling clinical research about the benefits of dark honey. He was inspired to create our first honey-based cough syrup for coughs associated with hoarseness, dry throat, and irritants,* and ever since then, we’ve continued to expand our portfolio based on Dr. Zarbock’s science-based approach.
We start with simple, high quality ingredients that are backed by rigorous, evidence-based research—like dark honey, elderberry, and English ivy leaf. Then we formulate safe, effective wellness solutions you can feel good about recommending, with short lists of familiar ingredients and free of unwanted additives such as artificial flavors and drugs.

Primary ingredients

 

African geranium root Pelargonium sidoides flowers

African geranium root (Pelargonium sidoides)

Extract from this clinically studied, coumarin-rich root, predominantly found in areas of southern Africa, has been used since ancient times to support the throat, nose, and upper respiratory systems.1,2*

Agave syrup leaves

Agave Syrup (Agave tequilana)

Known for its low glycemic index compared to other natural syrups, agave syrup is used as an alternative to honey for children under 1 year old.3-6* Its viscous nature helps soothe the pharynx and larynx.*

Beeswax with jar of honey

Dark honey

A natural sweet substance produced by honeybees that has been extensively studied for many years. It can soothe irritated throats and calm coughs associated with hoarseness, dry throat, and irritants.7,8* Dark honey is rich in nutrients and loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Elderberries on grey background

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

Elderberries are known for their nutrient content including A- and B-group vitamins, vitamin C, anthocyanins, and polyphenols.9,10 Many of these compounds have antioxidant properties that combat free radical damage and help support the immune system.10,11*

English ivy leaves

English ivy leaf (Hedera helix)

Extracts from English ivy—a woody, evergreen climber containing saponins, flavonoids, and other phenolic compounds—have been clinically shown to support the respiratory system by helping to clear mucus when coughing due to hoarseness, dry throat, and irritants.12*

Melatonin in powder form

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by the body, which helps set sleep and wake cycles. Melatonin supplements have been clinically shown to support a regular sleep cycle by working with the body’s natural circadian rhythms.13,14*

Probiotic capsules

Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are considered beneficial to the body’s overall health.15* Clinical research shows that regular use of probiotics maintains a healthy gut flora and actively supports a healthy immune system.15,16*

Citrus fruits on grey background

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that supports immune function and has been shown under certain circumstances to benefit upper respiratory health.17,18*

Bowl of zinc

Zinc

Zinc is a mineral that the body does not naturally produce, but which is involved in many aspects of cellular and immune function, and is essential to growth and development.19,20*

Other ingredients

 

Two aloe leaves on grey background

Aloe vera (Barbadensis miller)

Extract from this gentle succulent has been used for thousands of years primarily for skin care, thanks to its moisturizing properties.21

Piece of beeswax with honey

Beeswax

Produced in the bee abdomen, beeswax promotes lubrication and reduces water loss from skin. It has been shown to help support the maintenance of healthy skin.22

Calendula flowers

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

A flavonoid-rich herb that helps soothe the skin.23

Chamomile flowers

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

A delicate, daisy-like herb containing flavonoids, chamomile is known to possess calming properties and has been used over the years both topically and orally.24

Citrus fruits gathered together

Citrus bioflavonoids

Extracted from green citrus rinds, bioflavonoids have been shown to scavenge free radicals and provide antioxidative support.25*

Echinacea flowers

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)

Echinacea is a flowering herb widely used and studied for its ability to support respiratory health by supporting the immune system.26*

Eucalyptus leaves

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora)

The aromatic oils from eucalyptus trees have been studied for their moisturizing and calming properties.27

Marshmallow root plant flowers

Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis)

Marshmallow root is a perennial herb native to Europe and western Asia, which has been studied for its ability to support healthy respiratory function.28*

Apple and half an apple on grey background

Pectin

A plant-based fiber often extracted from apple cores or citrus peels, pectin is a vegetarian alternative to gelatin that has prebiotic properties.29,30*

Bottle of saline

Saline

Saline solution, a mixture of water and salt, has been used for centuries to gently cleanse and clear nasal passageways.

Bowl of shea butter

Shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa)

The butter from the shea nut tree is rich in fatty acids, vitamins, and oils. It is used to lock in moisture and nourish the skin.31

Sunflowers in a field with blue sky

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Oil from the sunflower seed is an emollient known for its skin conditioning and soothing properties. It has been studied for its ability to help skin retain moisture, which keeps skin supple.32

Thyme leaves

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Extract of thyme, a Mediterranean herb containing phytonutrients, has been studied for its support of the respiratory system due to its antioxidants and other respiratory system-supporting properties.33*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.