Are you always trying to manage acute illness?
Do you have children in school or childcare who keep getting sick?
Are you concerned about “YKW”?
Tried Anas Barb (Oscillococcinum) but need something more robust?
“Get Prepped” replaced Winter Prep in 2022 & is current for 2024
The ingredients in Get Prepped align with information shared by colleagues about what is currently most indicated in the northern hemisphere and which filters through to the southern hemisphere over autumn/winter as travellers come and go. This information sets us up for our own season and for any adjustments to the inclusion of the remedies each year.
Get Prepped may be updated annually based on research coming from our colleagues overseas.
At this stage (January 2024) we do not envisage changing Get Prepped 2022/23 for this year as the inclusions are still well indicated for what is happening out there.
We have therefore updated the item to Get Prepped 2024, which we do some years when no change is required.
There are still some bottles with 2022/23 labels on the shelf, which we will send out. Be assured they are the current version.
The included remedies are traditional homeopathics which have been used over the decades in similar situations to support and manage minor illnesses.
They are also remedies that we have used in similar products and similar situations since around 2001.
In this version, in line with a product available in the USA which includes Bach Rescue Remedy, we’ve included SOS (our own version of Rescue Remedy) because anxiety and fear, which have been high over the past couple of years, can tend to weaken immune response.
What is Get Prepped?
Get Prepped (originally known as Winter Prep) was created as an annual support remedy, containing traditional homeopathics which relate to the illnesses seen in the northern hemisphere in the previous winter. We tweak this most years to reflect what is going on out there!
Get Prepped also includes general support remedies which may help with minor symptoms of a cold, flu or similar illness.
Get Prepped is a useful support remedy year-round for children in childcare or newly at school, where we often see family members falling ill as children bring home and share v*r*l illness, etc.
For travel, particularly overseas by plane or ship, see Travel Prep which has recently been updated as a completely separate but very similar remedy. During travel we often see increasing susceptibility to a range of mild and annoying illnesses, which can challenge us due to change of environment and stress, as well as unfamiliar bugs!
In addition to providing support, the remedy can be used to manage symptoms should they arise – see the Notes tab for more information.
Why Get Prepped?
Colds, flu, YKW and other illnesses seem to get worse each winter and with overseas travel this means they are circulating all year round at home, as we have seen.
Over more than a decade we found Anas Barb 200c, a commonly used traditional remedy, to work particularly well and we used it alone each winter as a support. However, around 2011, we began to find it wasn’t enough on its own and began the process of creating something more robust.
In 2013, after two very challenging winters in Australia, we took time to research and consult with homeopaths around Australia and in the northern hemisphere. Based on this information we came up with mix of some of the most indicated remedies which we called “Winter Prep”; a combination of remedies which have traditionally been used at these times and which still includes Anas Barb 200c, a winter stalwart in many countries in Europe.
We continue to go through this process of observing the northern hemisphere on an annual basis so we know whether we need to update the formula or not.
After dispensing variations of this combination widely for many winters, and sending people overseas with the remedy, we now have good feedback on using it both for support and for management of colds, mild flu, etc.
- May be used as a support instead of Anas Barb 200c if prone to colds, flu and respiratory illness.
- You do not need to use Anas Barb as well as this remedy is included in the combination.
- The remedy may be used even if you’ve had a v*x to help provide additional immune support for those “emerging” lurgies!
- May be used alongside other similar over-the-counter products as appropriate as homeopathics do not interact with conventional medications.
Always ensure you follow all government health guidelines and directives.
Ongoing or recurrent illness such as colds, coughs, flu, tonsillitis, etc should be assessed by a registered homeopath as the underlying weakness needs to be addressed. If remedies do not work or do not work well, this is the time to consider individualised treatment of the whole person for better long term health outcomes.
SVR33V Get Prepped (Anas Barb 200c, Ars Alb 200c, Baptisia 200c, Belladonna 30c, Bryonia 200c, Eup Per 200c, Gelsemium 200c, SOS, GP Mix 22/23)
Our kits and remedies are suitable for the management of minor ailments and illnesses and not for the home treatment of chronic, ongoing or serious conditions or diseases.
Homeopathy is deemed to be low risk by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The remedies are effective when used in accordance with the homeopathic indications. If in doubt as to their appropriateness to a particular situation, consult your healthcare practitioner. This product/information does not replace advice or recommendations made by your GP or health department.
If symptoms persist see your healthcare practitioner. Always read the label. Use only as directed.