Calling All Germaphobes! Ricola USA Reveals New Insights On Just How Far Americans Will Go to Avoid Getting Sick

03:24 EDT 19 Oct 2016 | PR Newswire

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sick and tired of being sick and tired? You're not alone. The Ricola USA "Sick and Tired" survey results released today reveal the great extent to which Americans will go to avoid getting sick. The survey was conducted among 1,000 nationally representative US adults ages 18+, by Wakefield Research and found:

MONEY TALKS: 80% of US workers polled said that they would take a pay cut if it meant that they would never catch a cold again.

BON VOYAGE: 61% of Americans would rather sit next to a crying baby than someone with a cold on a cross-country flight.

IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU: Understandably, 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.

IF FATIGUE IS A STATUS SYMBOL, WE'LL PASS: What's the point of working hard if you have no time for the things that really matter in life? 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.

As a category leader, Ricola, one of the most modern and innovative manufacturers of herb cough drops in the world, has developed a new supplement formulated to meet the needs of today's hectic lifestyle and provide immunity support in the form of new 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 so you can bring your "A-game" to moments big and small for just $2.00 a day. 

Born out of the insight that 80% of American consumers have been seeking a product containing no artificial flavors, colors or genetically modified ingredients that supports the immune system and fights fatigue, Ricola pulled from its 85+ year old history of herbal innovation to offer an immunity product that delivers a balance of key vitamins, plus ginseng, a known fatigue fighter.

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

About Ricola:  With more than 60 different ranges of herb drops and teas exported to over 50 countries, Ricola is one of the most modern and innovative manufacturers of herb cough drops in the world. The 85+ year old brand was built on the goodness of nature, the power of Swiss herbs and the delightful balance of taste and efficacy. Ricola is steeped in the values of its founder, Emil Richterich, a nature enthusiast and baker with a deep respect for the earth and its bounty, and a Swiss craftsman's eye for quality. Today, Ricola is a study in duality: it's a family business based in Laufen, Switzerland with massive global reach, as well as a steadfast defender of tradition that has embraced technology. To learn more, please visit:

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