So I talked about Koflyn and Meditab, the DeChane cough meds which are super amazing like their other meds are 🙂
But, listen up. Something worked for me last Feb when I had the flu and my cough was driving everyone up the wall, including the dog, who’d escape to the furthest room to get away from the annoying sound 😀
Nothing seemed to calm my cough that night, so in desperation, I popped 2 Sporlac tablets. I chewed them and the taste was chalky but pleasant. The coughing stopped within minutes and did not return. It did not return. There was a mild attack the next day, so I popped Sporlac again.
What is Sporlac? It is Lacto Bacillus (good, happy, healthy bacteria) in a tablet.
Lactic Acid Bacillus in SPORLAC are spore bearing. They are highly stable and survive gastric acidity. They germinate in about 30 minutes of reaching the small intestine and proliferate rapidly by repeated fission, making up about 108/gm of intestinal content.
SPORLAC forms a major part of the normal beneficial microflora of the intestines.
SPORLAC contains Lactic Acid Bacillus which are all Gram positive, anaerobic, microaerophillic or aerotolerant homo fermentative rods. They produce lactic acid, antibiotic like substance,bacteriocin, enzyme lactase etc. They produce abundant lactic acid, whose ratio to the total acid content is higher.
So, Sporlac is essentially a probiotic in a tablet. Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms found in foods like yogurt and some fermented soy products like miso. Probiotic therapy has reportedly helped people with IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis etc. For more on probiotics, please refer to the link above.
These probiotics populate your gut with good friendly bacteria needed for ace digestion. If you have recently been on antibiotics, you know that antibiotics kill off all bacteria indiscriminately: the good, the bad and the ugly. If you are on an antibiotic course, you should take probiotics to balance out the bacteria population.
I don’t know what happened that night. May be there was a germ warfare in my throat where the good, friendly lacto bacillus of Sporlac kicked the collective butts of the nasty, cough-causing bacteria in my throat.
I have truly no idea what happened there, except that now every time I feel a bad throat coming on or I start coughing, I quickly reach for my Sporlac. I chew them tablets and my cough goes away. And those tabs are great for my stomach too 😀
There are 2 kinds: ordinary Sporlac and Sporlac DS, which is Double Strength. I keep both around the house. No fuss.
Next entry, urinary tract infections. Not pretty, but painful.