The Superior Vocal Health, LLC line of products are designed to help voice professionals keep their voices and bodies strong, healthy, vibrant, and at peak levels naturally without the use of harmful chemicals and drugs. Almost all of the herbs used in Superior Vocal Health formulas are ethically and ecologically wild harvested, organically grown by independent farmers or selectively imported under strict standards. They are custom picked at the peak of their season by skilled botanists and herbalists to assure premium quality.

So what is it that we use and why may it have the potential to work for you? Below are some explanations of the purpose of some of the various herbs and materials found in our products…

Propolis: Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It may have antibiotic and antiseptic properties and may also have antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects.

Slippery Elm Bark: Slippery Elm Bark is a soothing nutritive demulcent which may be useful for sensitive or inflamed mucous membrane linings in the digestive system and vocal cords. When used externally it may have the potential to make an excellent poultice for use in cases of a sore over used voice and throat. It may have antibiotic and antiseptic properties and may also have antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects.

Echinacea: Echinacea may have properties in it that support the immune system. Several constituents in echinacea team together and may help promote an increase the production and activity of white blood cells, lymphocytes, and macrophages. Echinacea also may help to increase reduction of interferon, an important part of the body’s response to viral infections such as colds and flu.

Goldenseal: Goldenseal may help symptoms of sore mouth and throat, canker sores, gingivitis, stomach ache, diarrhea, indigestion.

Thyme: With its high content of volatile oil, Thyme may make a good carminative for use in dyspepsia and sluggish digestion. This oil also may be a strong antiseptic. It may be effective when used externally as a lotion for infected wounds, and internally for respiratory and digestive infections. It may be helpful as a gargle in laryngitis and tonsillitis, potentially helping to ease sore throats and soothing irritable coughs. In addition it may be used as a cough remedy, helping to produce expectoration and reduce unnecessary spasm. It may be used in bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma.

Licorice Root: Licorice is a traditional herbal remedy with an ancient history and world wide usage. Modern research has shown that it may have healing effects upon, amongst other organs, the endocrine system and liver. The triterpenes of Glycyrrhiza are metabolized in the body to molecules that have a similar structure to the adrenal cortex hormones. This is possibly the basis of the herbs potential anti-inflammatory action.

Xylitol: Xylitol sweetener that occurs naturally. It can be found in berries, fruit, vegetables and mushrooms. Xylitol is all natural, not an artificial chemical like aspartame, sucralose and Splenda�. Chemically speaking, xylitol differs from other sweeteners such as sorbitol, fructose and glucose because its molecule has five, instead of six, carbon atoms. Most bacteria and yeast in the mouth are unable to make use of xylitol. While it contains about 40% fewer calories than sugar, xylitol’s sweetening power is the same as that of sucrose (table sugar). Xylitol is an important supplement because it may help to reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Turmeric Root: Turmeric is a very important herb in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. A symbol of prosperity, it was considered in that particular culture, a cleansing herb for the whole body and an excellent anti inflammatory. Medically it has been used in Ayurvedic Medicine as a digestive aid and treatment for fever, infections, dysentery, arthritis, and jaundice and other liver problems. Traditional Chinese physicians use turmeric to treat liver and gallbladder problems, stop bleeding, and treat chest congestion and menstrual discomforts. The ancient Greeks were well aware of turmeric. It had been used to make yellow-orange dyes.

Arnica Oil: May help to promote the healing of wounds, bruises, and irritation.

Ginger Root: Traditional Chinese medicine has recommended ginger for over 2,500 years. It is used for abdominal bloating, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, and rheumatism. Ginger is commonly used in the Ayurvedic and Tibb systems of medicine for the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases, such as arthritis.

Organic Honey: The benefits of organic honey don’t just stop at satisfying the palate; honey also may act as an antiseptic, antioxidant and cleansing property for our body and health, skin care aide, and promote healing properties as a possible remedy from eye conjunctivitis to athlete foot.

Sage Root: Sage is the classic remedy used by the ancient Greeks for inflammations of the mouth, throat and tonsils. The Greeks claimed its volatile oils soothed the mucous membranes. It may be used as a mouth wash for inflamed and bleeding gums (gingivitis), inflamed tongue (glossitis) or generalized mouth inflammation (stomatitis). It may promote healing in mouth ulcers (apthae). As a gargle it may also aid in the treatment of laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and quinsy.

Horseradish Root: Horseradish, known for its pungent taste, has been used as a medicine and condiment for centuries in Europe. Horseradish was used both internally and externally. Internally, it was considered primarily to be a diuretic and was used for kidney stones or edema. It was also recommended as a digestive stimulant. In addition, it found use in the treatment of worms, coughs, and sore throats. Horseradish may have antibiotic properties, which may account for its easing of throat and upper respiratory tract infections. The glycosides are responsible for the reddening effect (by increasing blood flow to the area) when horseradish is applied topically.

Garlic: Garlic is mentioned in the Bible. Hippocrates, Galen, Pliny the Elder, and Dioscorides all mention the use of garlic for a large number of conditions, including parasites, respiratory problems, poor digestion, and low energy. Its use in China was first mentioned in A.D. 510. Louis Pasteur confirmed the antibacterial action of garlic in 1858.

Cayenne Fruit: Cayenne contains a resinous and pungent substance known as capsaicin. This chemical may help to relieve pain and itching by acting on sensory nerves. Capsaicin and other constituents in cayenne may serve other actions, including reducing platelet stickiness and acting as antioxidants. The potent, hot fruit of cayenne has been used as medicine for centuries. It was considered helpful for various conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomachaches, cramping pains, and gas. Cayenne was frequently used to treat diseases of the circulatory system. It is still traditionally used in herbal medicine as a circulatory tonic (a substance that may improve circulation).

GABA – Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid: GABA is a key chemical in the brain that helps control the brain�s rhythmic theta waves, which helps the brain maintain physical and mental balance. Low levels or GABA deficiencies may negatively affect an individual’s ability to manage even the lowest level stressful situations.

L-Theanine: L-Theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in green tea. It actually raises GABA levels. L-Theanine may create a calm mood in people and has been called. The additional benefits of L-Theanine are that while help to promote calm and ease anxiety.

DMG – Dimethylglycine: DMG is an anti-stress nutrient with potential antioxidant properties. It may also help with metabolic enhancement. DMG may improve circulation and oxygen utilization, detoxification, cell protection and immune system modulation.