Spring is well underway. This means more sun, warmer weather, and blossoms. However, for those nearly 50 million Americans who are affected, spring blossoms bring spring pollen, and this also means the peak of allergy season. Pollen, the fine powder produced by all the things that make the spring season so picturesque – trees, flowers, grasses, and weeds – to fertilize other plants of the same species, is one of the most common causes of allergies in the United States. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, it is one of the most common culprits behind prolonged discomfort and irritation – and ultimately a lower quality of life – during the early spring months.
Allergic Reactions and Treatment
The immune system normally functions to protect the body from potential harm caused by intruders such as viruses and bacteria. However, in individuals who are allergic to pollen, the immune system triggers an allergic reaction when it mistakenly treats pollen like viruses and bacteria and subsequently produces chemicals to fight it. In this case, pollen is the allergen. It does not stop there; the immune reaction triggers symptoms such as a runny and stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, sinus pressure, cough, and a scratchy throat to name a few.
Allergies are best treated by simply avoiding what has caused them in the first place. However, because pollen is really tiny and pervasive, that makes it that much more difficult to avoid. Exposure may be minimized by staying indoors on dry and windy days, wearing a dust mask, closing windows and doors on days when pollen counts are high, and having others take care of outdoor chores such as gardening and yard work during peak seasons.
Some individuals’ allergy symptoms are so severe that they cannot be controlled with these measures. In these situations, there are several over-the-counter remedies that may be helpful. Hyland’s products offer a wide range of products for allergy relief, especially when it comes to kids’ allergies that can be problematic for both children and adults. Hyland’s – recently recognized for its Baby Oral Pain Relief products by the Drug Store News Excellence Awards – was founded over a century ago, and it produces health and wellness products that contain natural active ingredients. Some of the company’s more popular products are designed to address issues such as nausea, oral pain, colic, digestion, sleep issues, and allergies. Hyland’s is an over-the-counter homeopathic medicine company, and its products are formulated with natural active ingredients and are free of artificial flavors, dyes, parabens, benzocaine, and belladonna.
Hyland’s Allergy Relief Product Repertoire
Hyland’s repertoire of allergy relief products is diverse and encompasses products that address and provide relief from many symptoms associated with allergies, specifically in kids.
Hyland’s 4 Kids Allergy Relief
Hyland’s 4 Kids Allergy Relief provides safe allergy relief for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old. It remedies the many allergy symptoms including watery and itchy eyes, runny and stuffy nose, and sneezing without the typical sleepy or stimulant side effects, as it does not contain the active ingredient pseudoephedrine. This soothing relief helps diminish the body’s natural reaction to indoor and outdoor allergens. The product comes in the form of quickly dissolving tablets that instantly melt in the mouth. It contains no sugars, artificial dyes, or artificial flavors.
Hyland’s 4 Kids Complete Allergy
When both the indoor and outdoor aspects of a kid’s allergies strike, Hyland’s 4 Kids Complete Allergy has all of the ingredients to provide maximum relief. The formula is safe for children ages 2 to 12 years old, and it provides multi-symptom allergy relief without sleepy or stimulant side effects. This is because the product’s natural active ingredients do not include pseudoephedrine, which, in addition to sleepiness and stimulation, can cause nausea, vomiting, weakness and headaches. It is also free of sugar and dyes and any artificial flavors.
Hyland’s Seasonal Allergy Relief
Hyland’s Seasonal Allergy Relief relieves common allergy symptoms including watery eyes; runny nose; sneezing; itchy eyes, nose, and throat; sinus pain; and headache. The natural active ingredients provide non-drowsy relief. The product is gentle.
Also called allergic rhinitis, hay fever triggers signs and symptoms that resemble those of a cold, including a runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing, and sinus pressure. While a cold is caused by a virus, hay fever is an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergies, including pollen. Hay fever can generally interfere with one’s life, but it does not have to if relieved with the appropriate treatment. Hyland’s Hayfever is based on a traditional homeopathic formula for the relief of these symptoms. It works without contraindications or side effects, as it stimulates the body’s natural healing response for ultimate symptom relief.
Hyland’s Earache Drops
There are several potential causes behind earaches including swimmer’s ear after swimming in the summer, pain and burning from a cold in the winter, or itchy ears from springtime allergies. Some may require doctor’s visits while others allow for over the counter remedies, which is where Hyland’s can help ease symptoms. Earaches can occur all year long. Regardless of what the cause is, Hyland’s Earache Drops work rapidly to relieve symptoms. Because the product contains natural active ingredients, there are no side effects associated with it.
Hyland’s DEFEND Sinus
Sinus problems are marked by symptoms such as nasal obstruction – interference with drainage that causes mucus buildup – or congestion that causes difficulties with breathing through the nose. Sinus problems can also cause pain and swelling around the eyes, cheeks, nose, and forehead. Hyland’s DEFEND Sinus offers reliable relief for a wide range of congestion types including stuffy, blocked, thick, watery, or burning nasal discharge and related sinus pressure and pain due to colds or allergies.
Hyland’s sinus provides relief from painful sinus symptoms. The traditional homeopathic formula relieves symptoms of a runny nose with clear to yellow or milky discharge and nasal and sinus congestion due to cold. Hyland’s Sinus triggers the body’s natural healing response to relieve symptoms. The product is not only safe for both children and adults, but it can also be used in conjunction with other medicines to provide relief.
Homeopathy and Health
Homeopathy – or homeopathic medicine – is a natural healing system that works with your body’s natural defense mechanisms to relieve symptoms. This branch of medicine originated in Europe and has been practiced in the United States for over a century*. It is based on three principles:
- Like Cures Like
The foundation of homeopathic medicine is rooted in the proposition that substances that cause specific symptoms in one person have the ability to cure the same symptoms in another person. For example, an onion causes teary eyes. However, the Allium Cepa that is found in onions is also good for treating cold symptoms.
- Minimum Dose
Homeopathic medicines are said to work much better when the active ingredient is diluted and shaken vigorously (succussed). In fact, some data demonstrates that with each dilution-succussion step, the benefits of the active ingredients of homeopathic medicines increase, along with the safety profile.
- Individualized Medicines
The homeopathic approach is one that takes the total picture of a patient into consideration. This includes physical symptoms, as well as lifestyle, emotional, and mental health factors. It takes these factors into account before tailoring a homeopathic medication that is ideal for the individual.
Founded in 1903, Hyland’s one of the leading homeopathic companies in North America and a division of Standard Homeopathic. The company produces health and wellness products for families that contain natural active ingredients. The brand has established a reliable reputation and is trusted by families for providing safe and gentle medicines and remedies. Some of its popular products claim to help treat issues such as nausea, oral pain, allergies, colic, digestion, sleep issues, and more.
The origins of Hyland’s date back to over a century ago, when eight of the city’s physicians founded a company called Standard Homeopathic Pharmacy in downtown Los Angeles, California, on 7th Street between Broadway and Spring. Standard Homeopathic Pharmacy was acquired by George H. Hyland in 1910 and expanded the original compounding pharmacy into Standard Homeopathic Company. Cecil Craig, who joined the company in 1923 as a pharmacy student, became the manager of the manufacturing lab in 1927. In 1940, inspired by his daughter Marion’s inability to swallow traditional pills, Craig developed Hyland’s Pink Aspirin for Children, a unique dissolving tablet that his daughter could tolerate more easily.
In 1953, when manufacturing had expanded beyond the size limits of its original location, the company moved completely. Jack Craig, Cecil Craig’s son, joined the company in 1955. A little over 20 years later, in 1987, the company was joined by Jay Borneman as its marketing director after he used Hyland’s Teething Tablets to break into the drugstore market. In 1998, the company then founded 1-800 Homeopathy, a mail-order catalog that became known for its distinctive branding, and it expanded its customer base from the initial 2,500 to 150,000 clients online and through direct mail.
Today, Hyland’s remains a unique company that is deeply connected to its roots as it looks to the future. Hyland’s believes that a deep connection with the past helps the company uphold the tradition of focusing on clients and their families. Hyland’s business model is firmly tied to the core of homeopathic medicine. It is based on the body’s ability to rely on itself and its own natural defenses to both heal and restore balance. To Hyland’s, this is at the core of homeopathic medicine.
Helping Families Everywhere
Hyland’s also remains cognizant of the constantly changing health needs of the consumer and is proud to be a leader within the innovative space that addresses these needs. As such, Hyland’s business model is not set in stone but, rather, changes and adjusts as the market and consumers’ needs change. It has successfully established and maintains multichannel promotions and maximizes social media efforts, all the while respecting its long-standing relationships with retail partners. Hyland’s expertise within its discipline is highlighted even more by the fact that retailers habitually rely on the company’s knowledge in homeopathy and the natural subcategories within each primary category. Hyland’s has truly withstood the test of time and has managed to uphold its leading status within the field as a provider of homeopathic medicines with naturally active ingredients and without undesired side effects. This is especially important right now, at a time when the healing benefits of much of conventional medicine often come at the expense of complicated and sometimes even harmful side effects.
Les Hamilton, President of Hyland’s, states that “retailers often reach out to Hyland’s for advice on planograms, merchandising options, and product promotion.” “They trust our team to give honest feedback,” he says, “and they trust our products as a safe alternative to the more conventional drug options.” He points out Hyland’s strength in addressing the concerns of its niche audiences through empathy, relevant content, and functional products. “We always seek to be transparent and have led the way in how we approach drug facts and other product information,” he says. “In obtaining that information, we have made huge investments in quality assay development and analytical testing. We take pride in celebrating over a century-long commitment to excellence.”
Hyland’s Awards and Recognition
Hyland’s Baby Oral Pain Relief Tablets were this year’s winner of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo Product Showcase. The tablets won this year’s “Product Showcase” in the baby care category after it was evaluated by the retail attendees. Hyland’s was also one of the few recipients of Drug Store News’ (DSN) Retail Excellence Awards for over-the-counter products as recognition for being an exceptional leader in its corner of the world of the over-the-counter products. DSN deems Hyland’s one of the few companies that is truly distinguished in a sea of businesses that produce over-the-counter medicines. The company was recognized for its constant drive to innovate and change the way consumers view over-the-counter products. Hyland’s was recognized as being a disruptor, which is “someone with the foresight to identify the needs of an ever-changing market and then meet those needs” better.
In 2017, Hyland’s Calms Forté was awarded a Silver medal for Best Stress Supplement (it also won Silver for best Homeopathic Product in 2016), and Hyland’s BIO XII won Bronze for Best Homeopathic Product by Canada’s National Nutrition. These awards are based on the excellent results that customers report after using Hyland’s products.
Furthermore, in the same year, Hyland’s products were honored by Alive Publishing Group as Canada’s leader in health and wellness for over four decades. Alive Magazine conducts consumer and retailer surveys in the natural foods industry every year, and Hyland’s Leg Cramps won the bronze award (third place) for the Consumer Choice: Homeopathy category. Furthermore, Hyland’s Leg Cramps also won the bronze award (third place) for the Retailer Choice: Homeopathy category.
Hyland’s medicines are available at RiteAid, Walmart, Target, Amazon, Walgreens, and CVS. To find out more about Hyland’s, please visit the company’s website. You can also find more information on its Facebook and Instagram pages.
*Claims for Hyland’s products are based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. They are not FDA evaluated.*