If you ever had a sore throat, then you know that it is no fun!
Your throat is tender and painful, as well as feeling scratchy
and burning. A really severe sore throat can even make
swallowing or talking rather painful.
Sore throats are a common malady prompting more than
13 million visits to the doctor’s offices each year.1
But sore throats are not as straightforward as you may
think. Sore throats are divided into three types, depending
on which part of the throat is affected. One type is called
pharyngitis which affects the area right behind at the mouth.
Another version is tonsillitis, which is the swelling and redness
of the tonsils, the soft tissue in the back of the mouth. And then
there is laryngitis, the swelling and redness of the voice box, or
Sore Throats are Tricky to Diagnose
Unfortunately, not all sore throats are the same, which makes
them tricky to diagnose. Some sore throats are caused by a
bacterial infection and others are viral in origin. About 90 percent
of sore throats are the first sign or symptom of a viral infection
that then turns into a cold or flu. The discomfort of a sore throat
will generally disappear after a day or two to be followed by the
typical flu symptoms, i.e., runny nose, congestion, cough, red
or watery eyes and sneezing.
The other type of sore throat, called a strep throat, is due
to a streptococcus bacterial infection. Strep throats cause the
throat and tonsils to be inflamed and painful. This type of sore
throat may last two weeks or more, making swallowing and
talking difficult. While strep throats are commonly diagnosed
in children between the ages of 5 to 15, adults are by no means
immune. Unlike a sore throat that is from a virus, a strep throat
is a highly contagious bacterial infection spread by sneezing,
coughing, sharing foods and drinks, etc.
Another throat problem can be laryngitis, the inflammation
of the voice box, or larynx, an organ in your upper neck just
beyond the back of your throat. There are both infectious and
noninfectious causes of laryngitis. However, the most common
cause of laryngitis is a viral infection that lasts about one to two
The non-infectious form of laryngitis can come from
straining the vocal cords due to singing, talking or shouting.
Breathing in chemical pollutants can also causes irritation and
inflammation of the larynx.
Loss of Voice
Excessively loud, prolonged and improper use of the voice
can lead to strained vocal cords. This occupational hazard of
overuse or misuse of vocal cords is a common problem for
singers and professional speakers (and overly enthusiastic
sports fans) resulting in hoarseness or temporary loss of their
voice. Even coughing can irritate and inflame the vocal cords
causing a sore throat and hoarse voice.
Other Health Issue Affecting the Mouth
Several conditions can also lead to problems in the mouth.
A mouth ulcer, also known as canker sore, is a small painful
lesion that develops in your mouth or at the base of your gums.
Although they usually disappear after a week or two, and are
not considered infectious or dangerous, they can certainly make
eating, drinking, and even talking very uncomfortable. While
there seems to be no definite causes, some of the potential
triggers include nutritional deficiencies, stress, viral or bacterial
infections, and food sensitivities.
Another common mouth problem is dry mouth, or the lack
of adequate saliva production. Contrary to popular belief, dry
mouth is not a normal part of aging. It is, however, the result of
compromised functioning of your saliva glands.
Medications often list dry mouth as a recognized side
effect. In fact, there are more than 500 prescriptions and overthe-
counter medications that cause dry mouth.2 Other causes
include dehydration, mouth breathing, autoimmune diseases
and radiation treatments for cancer.
Adequate saliva helps prevent tooth decay by neutralizing
acids produced by bacteria, limiting bacterial growth and
washing away food particles. Saliva also enhances the ability to
taste. Lack of saliva will reduce the presence of enzymes, which
are necessary for proper digestion. A persistent dry mouth
condition can, therefore, be the source of many health issues.
Silver Biotics and Manuka Honey—A Powerful Duo for the Mouth and Throat
When it comes to the health concerns affecting our mouth and
throat, there are, in fact, few safe and effective pharmaceutical
options. The viral form of strep throat has no medical
interventions while antibiotics are prescribed for the bacterial
version, increasing the risk of antibiotic resistance.
Most cases of laryngitis or strained vocal cords are cured
by resting the voice and limiting talking. While canker sores and
dry mouth remain a serious problem for many people, there are
only limited solutions available for resolving these problems.
The powerful duo of SilverSol® nano-silver and New Zealand
Manuka honey, found in the new Silver Biotics® Silver Lozenges,
is the latest breakthrough formula by American Biotech Labs
LLC. This unique product has the proven ability to resolve
throat irritation, while at the same time soothing hoarseness
and strained vocal cords and increasing saliva production. It
is formulated with a high concentration of SilverSol at 60 parts
per million(ppm) for effective throat soothing action.
The Proven Benefits of SilverSol Technology
For thousands of years, various forms of silver solutions have
been used for a wide variety of issues. Even the famous Greek
healer, Hippocrates, praised silver for its ability to promote
healing and improve recovery rates.
American Biotech Labs (winner of numerous medical innovation awards) has developed one of the most
effective nano-silver technologies in the world. They currently
hold more than 400 independent studies/test series from more
than 60 different private, US government, military and also
university labs, on their products.
Their innovative scientific, published medical reports have
challenged some of the greatest scientists in the world, covering
topics such as HIV, Malaria, Bird Flu, Influenza A (H3N2),
MRSA, VRE, and numerous other problem pathogens. As
evidence of safety and efficacy, their innovative silver products
have received numerous government clearances and approvals
from around the world.
Manuka Honey—Nature's Most Powerful Honey
Raw honey is truly a healing balm. Its wound healing benefits
have been know for thousands of years. Raw honey is known for
its potent antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Manuka honey has been proven to be a far superior form of
honey. Manuka honey is made from bees pollinating the flowers
of the Manuka bush, which grows wild in New Zealand. The
Manuka Bush, Leptospermum species of the shrub, contains
exceptionally strong antibacterial compounds.
What makes Manuka honey even more powerful for healing
is the discovery that its nutritional content is up to four times
that of normal flower honey. Research has found there are two
main components of Manuka, which gives it so many health
- Hydrogen peroxide, a naturally occurring antibiotic found in all honey
- Methylglyoxal (MG) a powerful antibiotic compound found in large amounts in Manuka honey
It is the MG compound that sets Manuka honey apart from
other types of honey. MG is much more stable than hydrogen
peroxide and won't lose its antibacterial properties when
exposed to light and heat. For example, Manuka honey has been
shown to have 100 times more MG than other conventional
honeys and effective against 60 species of bacteria.3
A special global standard was created to identify and
measure the antibacterial strength of Manuka honey. This
Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rating insures the medicinal
strength of the honey being sold. Only New Zealand honey from
the Manuka bush is eligible to receive this rating.
Based on the UMF rating system, a UMF number of at
least 5 guarantees therapeutic amounts of the antibacterial
properties of hydrogen peroxide and Methylglyoxal in a Manuka
Beyond it antibacterial effects, Manuka honey is renown for
healing sore and inflamed throats, heals mouth ulcers, helps
strep throats from either viral or bacterial infections, soothes
hoarse throats and moistens dry mouth.
The Dynamic Synergy of Silver Biotics and Manuka Honey
There is no doubt about it. The synergy of SilverSol Technology.
and Manuka Honey (UMF) in the Silver Biotic Silver Lozenges
makes a powerful one two punch for the many challenges for a
healthy mouth and throat. This dynamic combination soothes
sore throats and laryngitis (due to hoarse or strained vocal
cords), and is beneficial for dry mouth issues.
Aside from the many medicinal benefits, Silver Biotics Silver
Lozenges are a great way to support and enhance your immune
system. Since they are formulated with a 60 ppm concentration
of SilverSol Nano-Silver, they can also be taken to strengthen
and enhance your immunity!
So, whether you desire added protection during flu season
or want to stay healthy while traveling on airplanes, etc, Silver
Biotics Silver Lozenges should be a part of your preventative
Silver Biotics Silver Lozenges are made with certified New
Zealand Manuka honey (UMF10) guaranteed for purity and
potency. The natural mint flavoring also gives the lozenges a
great taste! All the ingredients are organic and natural as well as
free of gluten, soy and nuts!
Once again we have to thank nature for a safe and effective
solution to the many health challenges affecting our mouth and
throat. Silver Biotics Silver Lozenges should always be at the
ready whenever there is the very first sign of a tickle, cough or
hoarseness! But also remember, they are a healthy treat for you
and your immune system!
- PLoS One. 2014; 9(11): e111727. Rapid Antigen Group A Streptococcus Test to Diagnose Pharyngitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- Plemons JM, et al. "Managing xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction: executive summary of a report from the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs." J Am Dent Assoc. 2014 Aug;145(8):867¡V73. doi:10.14219/jada.2014.4