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The straight forward answer is YES ! and i already have.
I am a performer and when performing and rehearsing all the time the throat can take some damage. If i take one of these and slowly suck it, i will feel the back of my throat open up. This helps me deliver a clear sound when performing on stage and i would recommend to anyone.
However i did find that i lost a little bit of control of my voice when singing the first few times, this would be the only down side to these in my opinion however once you have got use to them This inst an issue.
Also if you are wanting to use them just to help your voice in general and not for singing then these work great and don't let you down.
The taste inst the best flavor Ive ever tasted however again once you have had a few its fine.
I buy these whenever i get a bad throat or if im using my voice strenuously
Highly recommended from me especially for projection or singing.
Vocalzone tablets aren't like your run of the mill throat sweets like lockets or something. Originally designed by Dr David Lloyd a chemist for the Italian tenor singer Enrico Caruso, these are incredibly strong and work very well if your voice is poor and you need to be able to use it. They are recommended for the relief of irritation due to excessive speaking, singing or smoking and aid dry irritated throats.
We were first recommended these by a vocalist friend of ours when my husband (also a singer & bass player and DJ/Karaoke) had a bad cold and was struggling with his voice. We were both surprised at just how well they worked, and he (and I secretly) have sort of sworn by them ever since.
They're actually made from a mix of natural ingredients which really makes me happy as I know when I use them I'm not putting lots of chemicals in my system. They're gluten free and suitable for vegetarians but, if you have an intolerance to carbohydrates you should not use them!
These come in a bright red box - which is actually very useful because as you'll know if you know many musicians they're forever putting things in gig bags and losing them - these being a nice bright colour are really easy to spot when you want them.
The cost around £3ish for a pack of 24 which seems quite a lot, but as you will find if you suck one you do not need to use them too often.
The pastille itself is a dark almost black colour and is about the same size and density as the old fruit gums you used to get if anyone remembers those. They are VERY strong in taste, and it's hard to describe the flavour but it's like a mix of liquorice, menthol and peppermint with a whole heap of other strong tasting things thrown in for good measure. I actually find it very hard to use a whole pastille in one go, and often have to suck half a one instead. They do open up your airways and relieve your throat incredibly quickly though, and the feeling lasts quite well too. As I'm not a singer, I don't use them very often, but my husband finds them a godsend if he's been having a busy week or two with gigs and needs to give his vocal chords and throat a helping and soothing hand.
These aren't suitable for under 12's (tbh I doubt you'd find a kid willing to keep sucking one anyway!), but if you're over 12 and need some help with lost voice and cough and sore throat then these babies will get you singing again in no time.
I have an annoying habit of losing my voice when I get a cold, which my husband doesn't necessarily have a problem with, but my employers do. As a result I've tried anything and everything I can to get my voice back as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, as your pharmacist will tell you, there is no miracle cure and the only thing you can do is rest your voice and try some kind of throat pastille to help. The most recent one that was suggested to me was Vocalzone.
Vocalzone comes in a red box emblazoned with the company logo and tag line of 'keep a clear voice'. They come in packs of 24 throat pastilles and the recommended dose and method of taking is for adults and children over twelve years to dissolve one pastille in your mouth whilst inhaling deeply once every two hours. They are not suitable for children under twelve years.
I bought mine from Boots for the RRP of £2.99 for a 24 pack, although I notice on Vocalzone's website that they have parted company (a little acrimoniously it would seem if you read between the lines) and so you can no longer buy them there. They are still available from independent chemists though.
When I hear the word pastilles, I automatically think of the Rowntrees Fruit ones. However, I was disappointed to say the least when I opened the packet to find that they were neither covered in sugar nor in a range of bright colours. They are small and black and look like a smaller, harder version of Rowntrees Fruit Gums (I was determined to think of sweets when I was taking them).
They smell quite strongly of a combination of liquorice and aniseed with a strong menthol overtone. The main ingredients in them are menthol and peppermint oil, so I guess that explains it! They also contain sugar, colourings and liquorice extract, hence the rather uninviting colour. Taste wise, they are exactly as you would imagine them to be - strong and powerful. I actually thought they tasted alright, but the problem is that it takes a long while to dissolve one in your mouth (I think it took me almost ten minutes) and so it's a strong flavour to taste for so long. I found that I had to really struggle to not to spit it out because it was so much actually, which would kind of defy the point of them.
So do they work? Well straight away, I felt my airways clearing. In fact it felt like the pastilles were bulldozing their way through them! They also did a lot so sooth my scratchy throat, which was a welcome relief. The effects were ongoing well after the pastille had finished dissolving as well, which was good, although food did taste funny afterwards - like eating straight after you've cleaned your teeth. They didn't do anything for restoring my voice though, as I said earlier there is no miracle cure for that, it's just a case of not talking and drinking lots of water. Having said that though, they do what they promise, which is help sooth sore throats, so I'd have to give them the thumbs up.
Menthol, Peppermint Oil & Myrrh Tincture / Vocalzone is recommended to help relieve throat irritation or dryness which may occur if you have been talking, singing or smoking excessively or if you have a cold / Helps keep a clear voice.