Vocalzone Throat Lozenges
What is Vocalzone?
Benefits of using Vocalzone:
- Provides powerful relief from irritated throat caused by excessive speaking
- Soothes and clears
- Contains natural active ingredients
- Does not contain anaesthetics compared to other sore throat remedies
- Helps keep a clear voice
What Vocalzone is for
Vocalzone is recommended to help relieve throat irriation
Before you take Vocalzone
Consult your doctor
How to take Vocalzone
Possible side effects
If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking
If you experience any symptoms which you think may be
due to this medicine, talk to you doctor or pharmacist.
How to store Vocalzone
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
What Vocalzone contains
Active ingredients: Levomenthol 1.07% w/w, Peppermint
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Kestrel Medical Limited, Kestrel
At Vocalzone, we have been helping hard-working voices for over 100 years and it is our mission to help your voice too. As a result, we have put together a short guide with useful tips on how to keep a clear voice.
Who Uses Vocalzone
Teachers are 32 times more likely to report voice difficulties than the average person. It has been found that in around 60 per cent of schools teachers complain of vocal problems. Although teachers are 4% of the working population, they compose 20% of patients seen in voice clinics.
Factors that increase risk of developing a voice problem among teachers
- Being female
- Being middle aged (40 – 59 years)
- First year of teaching and 16+ years of teaching
- High workload and stress levels
- Family history of voice disorders
- Longer classroom hours
- Acoustics, pool, gym, classroom, outdoors
- Underlying medical conditions e.g. reflux, hearing impairment, allergies, asthma
Environmental and Behavioural:
- Poor acoustics of classroom, gym, pool area or laboratory
- Prolonged effortful and forceful voice use in an environment with a high level of background noise
- Composition of the class and large class numbers
- Prolonged voice use, especially in adverse environmental conditions
The following are two most common factors which contribute to vocal problems among teachers:
- Ineffective projection and breathing techniques in by speaking for long periods when tired or stressed
- Vocal strain from supervising large groups often in teaching areas with poor acoustics and against loud background noise
See if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of voice overuse:
- Regular or unexplained voice loss.
- A weak and tired sounding voice.
- A change in voice quality (e.g. hoarseness) for more than 10 days.
- A voice and throat that feels consistently painful or as if there is a lump in the throat.
- Frequent throat clearing.
- Loss of vocal power or ability to project
Sir Tom Jones
“I Want The Word To Get Out That Vocalzone Are The Best Throat Pastilles In The World”
“The Best Throat Pastilles in the world ” says Tom Jones
“Vocalzone Are A Total Life-Saver For Me – With The Amount Of Touring I Do, I Really Need To Take Care Of My Voice, And It’S Inevitable That From Time To Time I Have Rough Days.”
Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro (Lacuna Coil)
“When I am getting ready to leave for a tour (or a recording) I ALWAYS make sure I pack few boxes of Vocalzone to take them with me. The effect they have on my voice it is unbelievable. I almost feels like I have three times air capacity in my chest.”
“ I Always Use Vocalzones Before A Performance. I Find They Really Help With The Clarity Of My Voice”
“ Kelly Jones From Stereophonics Uses Vocalzone Pastilles And Vocalzone Are Listed In The Credits Sections On The Stereophonics…
“My Voice Is So Important In My Music And Vocalzone Help Keep My Vocal Chords Lubricated And Soothed Before And After The Show”
“My voice is my livelihood and Vocalzone is a remarkable product that helps it stay healthy and crisp.”
The Naked And Famous
“I’ve Been Using Vocalzone For A Few Years Now. Different Foods Can Really Affect My Voice. Vocalzone Sorts Me Out. It’S Like Dry Cleaning My Throat.”
“Vocalzones Give Me The Confidence To Test My Voice To Its Limits Night After Night”
“Every Time I Had A Performance I Was Always Afraid That My Voice Would Dry Up. Discovering Vocalzone Was A Revelation – Now I Use Vocalzone Every Day And My Voice Is Always Ready For Singing.”
Simon Hall (Beholder)
“The Necessity To Look After My Voice, Either On Tour Or In The Studio, Has Seen Me Use Pretty Much Everything – Until I Was Introduced To Vocalzone.”
“Since trying Vocalzone throat pastilles for the first time, I now use them religiously before every show. With the extreme touring schedules I do, I find that the pastilles really do help, and are the perfect aid for when the dreaded cold strikes”.
“ I Use Vocalzone Religiously When Singing As They Are The Only Lozenges/Capsules I Have Found That Actually Work.
The Beatles Beat
“ We Rely On Vocalzone For Every Rehearsal And Performance”.
“ Vocalzone Throat Pastilles Are Like An Insurance Policy For My Music. I Never Leave For A Show Without Them!”
“I Have Spent Most Of My Life On The Stage, Vocalzones Have Seen Me Through Thousands Of Performances, Once Your Voice Starts To Go…
“Thank You Vocalzone. My Voice Is The Key Element Of My Successful Career As A Global Speaker, And You Have Kept It Strong And Sound”.
“Dear Vocalzones, Just Wanted To Drop A Note To Say Thank You For Making Vocalzones Available Online.
“I Have Tried Most Preparations On The Market, But When I Discovered Vocalzone I Did Not Need To Look Any Further”.
“ Both Mick (Quinn Bass Player) And I Use Vocal Zones And These Little Black Nuggets Of Joy Have Got Us Through Many A High Note! ”
“ It Was The Singer Bebel Gilberto Who First Told Me About Vocalzone”.
“ A Massive “Thanks Very Much!” For Such An Excellent Product In Vocalzone”.”As An International Voice Over Artist…
“Many Thanks For The Vocal Zones. I Found These Quite By Accident Many Years Ago And Have Used Them Constantly On Stage And Off While Touring.
Vocal Health Tips and Simple Exercises for Singing
To be more pro-active about your vocal health, you have to get into the habit of warming up your voice and strengthening it every day. If you follow the tips and exercises listed below you will see noticeable results in the classroom.
- When you get out of bed, don’t shout, yell or talk too loudly. Start humming in the shower.
- If you teach the first thing in the morning, warm-up in the car on the way to work. Do more humming, glides and repeat your favourite tongue twisters.
- Drink a lot of water. Drink water before going to bed and have 2 glasses after you get up, ideally before breakfast. It should give your body enough time to hydrate your vocal cords before your first class.
- When teaching, maintain a well-balanced posture. Poor posture habits, such as twisting the neck around to talk to the class while writing on the board also strains the voice because it prevents the lungs projecting the sound.
- Don’t talk excessively above loud noise.
- Stand tall when teaching. Shoulder blades should be sloping down the back. Keep your head comfortably balanced at the top of the spine to increase breath support.
- When walking around the classroom, lead with your legs not your chin.
- Use your diaphragm by speaking from the belly rather than your neck.
- Breathe deeply and easily before you have something important to say. Big breaths generate volume, enabling you to power the voice from lower down, keeping tension away from the throat.
- Use your diaphragm by speaking from the belly rather than your neck.
Important: Don’t ignore changes in your voice that last longer than 2 weeks. Seek for professional help and see a doctor or ENT specialist.
- Close your mouth and start with a low hum, gradually building up to a loud hum with a wide open ‘mah’ sound. Repeat this a few times.
- Repeat these phrases in a row: unique New York; round and down; red rubber baby buggy bumpers; eee-yaaa; red leather, yellow leather.
- Pick up the newspaper, choose a story and read it aloud, to yourself, in front of a mirror.
- Take a clean pencil or wine cork and hold it between your teeth try these tongue twisters: