I picked up some Umcka ColdCare at the suggestion of a pharmacist of a blending pharmacy around 2013. She recommended it for my sore throat and raspy voice because she knew I liked natural and effective products. I use it anytime (I can find it) that I have a sore throat, cold symptoms, including chest congestion, and it provides relief and comfort. They used to make cherry flavor in addition to the lemon. I liked both but can only find the lemon now. I simply empty a packet of lemon drink mix into a cup of hat water, add a little honey and relax. It has a pleasing lemony scent.
Very effective to kick cold out of my body! Whenever I got the first symptoms of cold I just drink this before bedtime. It's vegan friendly, so it's safe for me. And the taste is fresh, lifting up your mood. Definitely must keep some for personal stock. It worth the value and very effective too. Love the efficient package.
At the first sign of sinus discomfort, I made a strong cup of lemon tea, add fresh sliced ginger and squeeze of lemon juice before stirring in a packet of this. Truly my go to "hot toddy" (alcohol free of course). I SWEAR by it. Taken at night, I wake up the next day feeling SO much better. While I can drink it when i am feeling under the weather and it does help, I find it is MUCH better used at the first sign of an issue, like a tickle in the throat, or very often for my sinuses, when there is a significant change in pressure or there are high winds. I always keep a packet with me, just in case. If i don't have my lemon and ginger handy I just stir it into hot water and it's fine. The package says you can mix it in cold water but I find it to be MUCH more therapeutic when sipped from my favorite mug while curled up with a blanket, if time allows.
While experiencing a recent respiratory condition, I decided to use this product because the Umcka 'Fast Actives' was/is temporarily unavailable. The product arrived promptly and I like the packaging. The hot, lemon-flavored, drink is soothing and I felt its benefits. I trust Nature's Way products. And, have used the Umcka line extensively while combating and recovering from Covid as well as the recent RSV virus. In addition, I feel it is good value for the money.