Quantum Introduces Canker Care+

New OTC Formula Relieves Canker Sore Pain and Speeds Healing

Eugene, OR April 5, 2004: Quantum has introduced Canker Care+™, an OTC canker sore gel made with menthol and 14 natural nutrients. Unlike other treatments, Canker Care+ is formulated to both relieve pain and speed the healing process. Additionally, a soft brush makes application on tender mouth sores pain-free. To read more, visit www.quantumhealth.com

Canker Care + works by forming a protective gel over the mouth sore. Menthol and clove oils numb the sore and provide pain relief. Lysine, Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, Licorice and Propolis speed the healing process. Clinical studies have demonstrated that Licorice cuts healing time in half*, and another study shows that Propolis** is also effective.

Canker sores are shallow, painful sores on the inside of the lips, the inside of the cheeks, or on the gums. They begin as small, reddish swellings. Then they burst, and the ruptured sores are covered with a white or yellow membrane. The edges of the sores are still red, and look like a painful red halo. Without treatment, canker sores heal in 2 to 3 weeks. If canker sores persist or continue to return, a physician or dentist should be consulted to rule out other causes.

Over $146 million is spent each year by the estimated 60 million Americans who suffer from canker sores. They are most prevalent among teenagers and people in their twenties. Nobody knows for sure what causes canker sores, although stress, vitamin B12 or iron deficiencies, menstruation, hormonal changes, and food allergies are all suspected.

Quantum, Inc. — Natural Products That Make a Difference —Quantum is a natural product company founded in 1981 that specializes in unique formulations designed to help people feel and look their best. Key categories include cold sore treatments, cold and flu relief, natural insect repellents, head lice treatments, skin care and immune support. Based in Eugene, OR, Quantum’s makes over 50 products which are distributed throughout the United States and Canada and on the Internet. For more information, call toll-free at 1-800-448-1448 or visit www.quantumhealth.com

*J Assoc Physicians India. 1989 Oct; 37(10):647.
**Rev Cubana Estomatol. 1988 Sep-Dec.

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