Thayer’s Lozenges soothe the throat and provide elasticity to the vocal cord area and protection for the throat. Recently FDA approved as an over-the-counter drug, These are great for sufferers of indigestion and acid reflux which is a common problem among singers due to the diaphragmatic breathing and exercise.
Voice teachers receommend Slippery Elm because it treats the vocal cords' abraded membranes without menthol. Most cough drops and lozenges use menthol to dull throat pain which is not suitable for singers as you could be working through the pain without knowing it and damaging your voice.
The Slippery Elm tree (ulmus fulva) grows in the US and Canada and the inner bark has been used medicinally for many years. It is ground into a powder and then combined with a crystalline substance to form the throat lozenge. These dependable demulcents soothe the tissues of the mouth and throat and restore the voice without the dulling effects of menthol.
Slippery Elm Bark, (150 mg) in a soothing base of a natural plant derived sweetener derived from corn, with vegetable stearate as a binder.
Slippery Elm Lozenges are also free of preservatives, gluten, lactose and sodium, making them the all-vegetable remedy of choice for vegan vocalists.
Sodium-Free, Preservative-Free, Wheat-Free, Menthol-Free, Gluten-Free. Not tested on animals
Dissolve one in your mouth before you sing, talk or use your voice; take another one afterwards to soothe the membranes and heal any oral abrasions.
Do not chew or the Slippery Elm will not coat, protect or heal the membranes of the throat.
Do not drink water immediately after use or Slippery Elm will be washed away.