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Ricola asks America: Sick and tired of being sick and tired?


PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Sick and tired of being sick and tired? You're not alone. The Ricola USA "Sick and Tired" survey results released Wednesday reveal the great extent to which Americans will go to avoid getting sick.

According to the poll, 80% of U.S. workers polled said that they would take a pay cut if it meant that they would never catch a cold again. It's perhaps understandable then that nearly nine out of 10 Americans (88%) would avoid sick people, like, well, the plague, with 57% cleaning items that a sick person has touched, 48% avoiding food prepared by someone who is sick, 34% moving seats on public transportation and 31% canceling plans on a sick person.

And that little sickness incubator in the sky? Well, 61% of Americans would rather sit next to a crying baby than someone with a cold on a cross-country flight, the survey found.

The sad truth is that 87% of Americans regularly sacrifice activities that contribute to their overall well-being and quality of life because they are too tired, with 60% forfeiting exercise, 43% giving up cooking at home and 38% skipping time with friends and family.


Ricola, which sponsored the survey, has the answer: Ricola Herbal Immunity Lozenges. Ricola Herbal Immunity Lozenges harness a Swiss mountain's worth of herbal power, with pesticide-free panax ginseng, vitamins C, B6 and B12, to help support the immune system and fight fatigue.

Ricola Herbal Immunity Lozenges in Honey Herb and Citrus Herb are now available at CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid stores nationwide for $13.99, the company stated.

The survey was conducted among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages over the age of 18 by Wakefield Research.


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