Many of us have been taking cough medicine to help with the symptoms of colds or flu. However, many of those medicines, prescription or OTC (over-the-counter) medicines contain substances like Codeine and DMX (dextromethorphan).

They are common ingredients easily found in conventional cough medicine that has been heavily linked with drug abuse especially among teens experimenting with drugs. Taking a huge amount of those over time can cause serious addiction in which these substances may affect the brain in ways similar to illegal drugs- it can increase the amount of dopamine in the brain’s reward pathway. Shocking isn’t it? I’m sure most parents are.

So now you know that DXM and Codeine abuse are real, so are the side effects that came along with it. They include blindness, irregular heart rate, memory loss, hallucinations, coma and it can be fatal as well! Even without intentionally abusing these substances, dependency on it for medicating cough alone can be quite toxic to our liver as well if taken excessively.

So, with this in mind, it’s no surprise that people are now becoming more and more concern with the safety of the products they’re using. Hence, it is worth noting that standardized plant extracts can serve as one of the best options for safe and effective cough medications.

Compared to other conventional cough medicine that only suppresses the symptoms, the standardized bio-actives compound used in cough medicine like Flu Cough Syrup by Dr. Nabisar can actually treat cough by addressing the underlying cause of it, which leads to more profound and longer lasting results. Conventional medicine is also usually linked to many side effects and complications which we are trying to avoid through the use of standardized bio-actives from plant extracts.