Wellements Gripe Water Review
For babies suffering from infantile colic, Wellements Organic Gripe water is a wonder product which is easy-to-use, gentle on stomach & has been an old tradition passed on through generations to generations and will continue to do that.
Fennel, ginger and chamomile are the main ingredients providing ease for symptoms such as hiccups, uncontrollable crying and yelling, acid reflux and gas trapping.
It is free of preservatives such as polyparaben and methylpareben. A single serving of this product provides relief for four hours.
Gripe water can be safely used by adults for the relief of gastrointestinal discomfort and can be helpful in soothing symptoms associated with travelling. It is also good for relieving side effects of chemotherapy.
The exact cause of colic is unknown, however, many have consensus on that it is due to an immature nervous system or gastrointestinal problems like gas trapping, intestinal cramps and lactose intolerance. Almost twenty percent of babies are colicky, which equally affects males and females irrespective of birth order. Generally, colic starts in babies around the age of two to four weeks and resolves at three to four months.
Signs of colic include uncontrollable, inconsolable crying for more than three hours, three days a week for at least three months.
This is known as organic product because its ingredients are grown and produced without using synthetic chemical like fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics and hormones.
Wellements packaging shows that primary ingredients of gripe water are certified organic. These organic herbs used in it are twice as potent as non organic herbs and are thus required in fewer amounts to be effective.
The ingredients of this organic product are:
One teaspoon (5ml) contains:
- Sodium 14 mg (as Sodium Bicarbonate)
- Organic Ginger Extract 2.5 mg (Zingier officinal) (root)
- Organic Fennel Extract 2 mg (Foeniculum vulgare) (seed)
- Organic Chamomile (flower) 13 mg
- Organic ingredients: Agave Fructose, Citric Acid, Chamomile (flower), Ginger Extract (root), Fennel Extract (seed).
Additional Ingredients: Glycerin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Purified Water.
It does not contain alcohol, sucrose and petroleum but still it has a pleasant taste.
It has few limitations to usage like:
- Recommended dosage should not be exceeded.
- It should not be given if there is a history of renal problems.
- Due to immature immune system of infants it should be avoided if child has any history of allergic reactions to any food supplement.
Always consult your pediatrician before giving this or any supplement to an infant. It is recommended to discard gripe water 6 weeks after opening (due to reduced potency).
Although it has both merits and demerits but it is usually used as a safe remedy for newborn colic.