Zarbee’s All Natural Cough Syrup — Now for Adults Too (Giveaway)

by Janice

I have been sick since school started.

My daughter entered kindergarten this September, (my oldest is in fifth grade,) and I have been sick ever since!

The first cold knocked me over before the second week of school and just a few days after I stopped coughing from that cold, I came down with an even worse one.

The ONLY good news in this sick story is that, fortunately, I discovered Zarbee’s this summer. And I am not exaggerating when I say that in the last two months, Zarbee’s has gotten me through many nights of coughing, cross-country airplane flights, and even photo shoots when I am trying not to cough on my clients!

(I have even been carrying a bottle of Zarbee’s with me in my purse!)

Zarbee’s was developed by one of the country’s top pediatricians, Zak Zarbock, M.D. In 2008, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) found it unsafe for parents to give any of the current children’s cough syrups to kids under the age of four. This left parents struggling with what to give their coughing child.

As a pediatrician and father himself, Dr. Zarbock was frustrated that he was not able to offer any relief to his young patients with coughs and sore throats. He set out to create a safe and effective natural remedy that he could feel good about recommending to parents.

Zarbee’s Adult Line of Cough syrups

This fall, just in time for cough and cold season, Zarbee’s expanded its line of children’s cough products and launched its brand new line of cough products for adults and kids 12 and up.

This new product extension makes Zarbee’s the only all natural cough solution for the ENTIRE family and provides a safe and drug-free alternative to treating coughs — the ailment that sends 30 million Americans to the doctor’s office annually.

This summer, Susan and I got to meet Dr. Zarbock and even had some fun fighting over who got to keep the Zarbee’s gift bags. We are both thrilled that Zarbee’s provides safe cough medicine alternatives for families — and that they really work!


What we love about Zarbee’s

Here are just a few of the reasons why we love Zarbee’s:

  • All natural cough remedy for everyone in the family
  • Zarbee’s does not contain drugs – no Dextromethorphan or Pseudoephedrine
  • Zarbee’s contains no dyes, no alcohol, no artificial preservatives, and is gluten-free and dye-free
  • Each dose of Zarbee’s extra strength products includes 100% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C
  • The nighttime Zarbee’s formulas contain Melatonin so that you or your child will sleep more restfully

Enter to Win

We love Zarbee’s natural cough products so much that we know you guys will too. So Zarbee’s is giving us 3 care packages of products to give away here at 5 Minutes for Mom. Each care package will include 2 bottles of children’s products and 2 bottles of adult products.

Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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Susan and I are working with Zarbee’s to help other moms like us discover that we can FINALLY get the relief we need from these dreaded colds and coughs we get every year. All opinions listed are our own.

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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

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1 Tabitha Pyle November 3, 2012 at 9:45 am

probably 2 weeks is the longest


2 benita November 3, 2012 at 11:32 am

I’d say 3 weeks to a month.



3 Tiffany M in MS November 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Maybe a week but that was when i would get the flu from working at our public library~


4 emily November 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I had some undetermined illness a few years ago where I had a fever every day (among other symptoms) for nearly two months. It was horrible!


5 Patricia Wojnar Crowley November 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Probably 3-4 weeks…I seem to get one bad sinus infection every year!


6 latanya November 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm

about two weeks is the longest for me


7 Mary November 4, 2012 at 1:24 am

Thanks for the chance to win!
I was sick for 3 weeks with some stomach flu.


8 Connie Faulkner November 4, 2012 at 1:48 am

would like to try Zarbee’s All Natural Cough product; actually just got over a bad cold and really couldn’t find anything to work.


9 Crissy D. November 4, 2012 at 5:17 am

The longest was probably 2 weeks


10 Karen Medlin November 4, 2012 at 10:00 am

about a week


11 K.Pugh November 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Two weeks.
Thanks for the chance.


12 Tami Vollenweider November 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

My last cold I had was for 3 weeks,too long!


13 Ashley S November 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm

4 weeks! It was a nightmare!


14 gigi November 4, 2012 at 8:00 pm

A little over 2 weeks. Losing 8 pounds was the only silver lining!!


15 Idaho Jill November 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

A couple weeks – any bug I catch turns into an ear infection – my ears burst 3 times in 18 months. :-(


16 Ashley turicik November 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I get bronchitis a lot and it usually lasts about 3 weeks each time


17 Anne Lehnick November 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Probably 2 or 3 weeks. I used to get bronchitis every time I got a cold and it would linger and linger.


18 Daiva November 5, 2012 at 5:34 am

Probably three weeks


19 Garrett November 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

I’ve had some colds last me for up to a month.


20 Liz November 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm

About 2 weeks when I was pregnant with my oldest. It was HORRIBLE.


21 Linda Kish November 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm

A month last year. It was awful.

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22 Angela E. November 7, 2012 at 9:43 am

Atleast a couple of weeks every time I catch a cold.


23 Staci A November 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

Two weeks. Ugh!


24 sindy murray November 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I think the longest is been two weeks!!


25 christine jessamine November 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm

2 weeks has been the longest for me


26 Meredith November 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Ugh…lingering colds up to 3 weeks. Yuck.


27 nannypanpan November 7, 2012 at 11:28 pm

i have had a cough for amonth now


28 Van November 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

For me it’s almost 3 weeks every time.


29 Kim November 9, 2012 at 10:45 am

I was sick a month ago for 2 LONG weeks. Worse I’ve had it in years. And my kids are sick right now so…..LOL!


30 Jen B November 9, 2012 at 10:49 am

I’d have to say sick for 1 week but another week until I felt up to par. Why is it that kids just bounce back after being sick?


31 clarissa November 9, 2012 at 10:59 am

a couple years ago we were all real sick. the little ones had croup. I think i was really sick for a solid week


32 Amanda Titus November 9, 2012 at 11:15 am

Yes! Coughs and colds for 7-10 days.


33 barbara n November 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I am just getting over a cold that seemed to last forever….but really only about 1 week or so


34 Cindy Aiton November 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

The longest was probably two weeks, but the worst was when I had food poisoning. That was the most miserable 48hrs of my life… even worse than when I cracked a rib.


35 John November 11, 2012 at 1:34 am

3 weeks is my record!


36 Natalia November 11, 2012 at 1:35 am

Two weeks or so…


37 Brittany November 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm

About 2 weeks for me, thanks for the giveaway and feel better soon.


38 Don November 12, 2012 at 10:39 am

Most of the time it’s 3 to 4 weeks for me.


39 Kelly Falcone November 13, 2012 at 12:47 am

2 weeks with the flu


40 Chuck November 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

A cold can last me fo up to three weeks at a time.


41 Missy November 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Does morning sickness for 4 months count?


42 Lori D. November 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

My colds will last for 3 weeks, some times longer.


43 Candace M November 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm

The longest I been sick was 5 days


44 casey mazzio November 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm

two weeks it was terrible


45 Linda Lansford November 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I was sick for two weeks


46 dani marie November 15, 2012 at 1:45 am

with a common cold? like 3 weeks :(


47 Karen Gonyea November 15, 2012 at 7:04 am

I think it was about 10 days :(


48 debbie November 15, 2012 at 7:39 am

Two years. Two years ago I caught the flu, and got a bit better. But, the cough lasted for two years. I would literally cough for 8 to 10 hours straight. Nothing helped, I saw multiple doctors. No one every figured it out. One day, I finally started feeling better and the cough went away. So, I had the flu for about a week and a half, but it took me two years to get over it.


49 carol gentry November 15, 2012 at 9:58 am

I spent 4 weeks in the hospital and then 10 weeks recoving at home. Don’t want to go there again!!


50 Charlotte Padgett November 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Probably a couple of weeks. I used to have acute bronchitis.


51 Valerie Taylor Mabrey November 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

2 weeks
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52 Karen November 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

About a week or so. Thanks for the giveaway.


53 Casey Everidge November 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm

i had the flu for an entire month once… it was horrible!


54 Paula Michele Hafner November 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I once got poison ivy in my blood stream. I was so sick and waek for almost 6 weeks.


55 Debby November 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm

A few years ago, I was sick for weeks. Felt like I’d never get well again.


56 June November 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Believe it or not I have had some of my colds last for 5 weeks.


57 Debra Hall November 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

last time 5 weeks


58 cassandra November 16, 2012 at 1:03 am

one week and that was way too long praise God


59 Amanda Rauch November 16, 2012 at 1:29 am

3 weeks-it just kept hanging on and on


60 Stephanie Larison November 16, 2012 at 8:23 am

2 weeks straight, it was horrible.


61 Jennifer Clay November 16, 2012 at 8:24 am

I have been sick for almost 3 weeks now. I am so over it!


62 Julie November 16, 2012 at 8:31 am

2 weeks or so


63 Melissa B November 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

longest probably like 3 weeks i coughed so hard my muscles hurt so bad.


64 Ciara B. November 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

a month! so awful


65 Marcia Goss November 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

The longest I’ve ever been sick is probably a week.


66 cw November 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

3 weeks with the crud


67 Erin Lawrence November 16, 2012 at 10:43 am

Probably 3 weeks but every time I get sick, I have a lingering cough that continues long after the other symptoms are gone.


68 Diana Hatch November 16, 2012 at 11:38 am

Two weeks is about the longest I have been sick


69 Caitlin McClure November 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

probably about a week


70 Teresa Thompson November 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

2 weeks is the longest.


71 Claire November 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

With congestion, about 3 weeks.


72 Brenda Penton November 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

2 weeks with a nasty cold with bronchitis afterwards.


73 Melissa Belle November 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

One time a few years back, My husband and I were sick for almost and entire month!! It was real bad.

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74 Mandy November 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

A couple of weeks


75 Lisa November 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

almost a month


76 kathy pease November 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

with a cold or flu probably a week at most


77 kimberly smith November 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

What a perfect present for me! I use this product all the time for my kids.


78 amy deeter November 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm

around two weeks


79 jenny November 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

a couple of weeks for a cold


80 Fiona N November 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm

two weeks is the longest for me!
Thanks for the giveaway


81 Miranda Ward November 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

3 weeks with the flu


82 Savannah Miller November 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Over a month! I had a cold that turned into a sinus infection :( it wasn’t fun!


83 Christian Alejandro N. November 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Does a kidney stone count? I was nauseous and dying of the pain for about two weeks. It was horrific, so I’m glad that’s behind me.


84 Sus November 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I think around 2 weeks


85 Phxbne November 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm

About a month….cold then sinus infection….


86 Saver Sara November 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Probably 3-4 weeks with a cold that wouldn’t go away


87 Sue Hull November 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I’ve had a cold that went into a virus and I was sick for 3 wks. Last yr I had chemo for 5 1/2 months but that’s a different kind of feeling crappy. I’m fine now.I need some of this stuff. My immune system is low so I’m always washing my hands especially aftering shopping.Eww all those nasty germs! LOL!
Thank you for the great giveaway!
Happy Thanksgiving! :)


88 Laurie Emerson November 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I had a cold a couple of months ago that lasted almost 3 weeks. For some reason I just could not shake it.


89 shirley zolenski November 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Almost a month with pneumonia


90 Amber Laughard November 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm

18 miserable days


91 Gianna November 17, 2012 at 12:07 am

A few months.


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