Update: I just heard from the fantabulous Alissa Gould from Boiron about the issue regarding lactose and sucrose.
According to Ms. Gould:
“The doses in homeopathic medicines are very small, and for this reason, they have no side effects, no drug interactions and no contraindications. In one unit-dose of Oscillococcinum, there are approximately 850 mg of sucrose and 150 mg of lactose. The lactose is delivered from cow’s milk and does not contain the milk protein casein. Therefore, it’s safe to consume if you suffer from a lactose intolerance or allergy. Oscillococcinum is also safe to consume if you are a diabetic–there is approximately one carb per unit dose.”
That’s great news for those of us wondering about the product.
Thanks so much, Alissa, for taking the time to let me know. I love to be able to pass along proper information and appreciate your willingness to take the time and contact me toset the record straight.
Looking for a homeopathic way to smack down the body aches, headache, fever, chills and fatigue of the flu?
I had started seeing Oscilloccinum locally last winter near the check-out. Of course, back then, the product cost $18 for 6 doses (the price is now about half that, making this a much more affordable option).
How does it work?
A combination of ingredients, including duck heart and liver (sorry, vegetarians), (according to studies) reduces both the duration and the severity of flu-like symptoms” when taken at the first signs of the illness.
Because the active ingredient (Anas barbariae 200CK HPUS*) contains duck liver and heart, this product will not suit vegetarians or vegans.
*HPUS means the active ingredient is offically included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.
Naturally, I can’t write a review of this product because we haven’t had any flu yet this season, but… you could win a 6-dose product for your very own and try it out. (Please note: this product is only for use in people age 2 and up.)
The Fan Share: (Contest Closed)
Congratulations to our winner, Jeannie!
For a chance to win your own 6-dose supply of Oscillococcinum, simply enter by liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter, and then leave a comment below to let me know what you did (if you don’t have FB or Twitter, just leave a comment to enter). It’s that simple! Deadline to enter: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at noon MST.
This fan share is only open to US contestants.
I will draw randomly from all entrants and contact the winner via email for your home address, which I will then immediately hand over to the company who will ship you your product. Your address and private information will not be sold or kept by me at all. In fact, I delete all emails as soon as my part is through to keep my inbox less full and to protect your privacy.