How many of you take pain relievers or antacids on a regular basis? If so you should check out First Aid Shot Therapy (or "F.A.S.T." if we're being concise), which is a new-ish line of single-dose, easy-to-swallow OTC medicines in liquid form.
I was really interested in trying First Aid Shot Therapy when I first heard about it because I'm one of those people who has trouble swallowing pills sometimes. You can laugh all you want at the teddy bear-shaped calcium gummies I take, but at least I'm not paranoid about choking on them when nobody else is home. Death by kid's vitamins? Not very rock and roll. Anyway, this is not an issue with F.A.S.T. because they're liquid—down the hatch they go with ease!
At present there are two varieties of First Aid Shot Therapy available:
- F.A.S.T. Pain Relief: Contains Choline Salicylate (an NSAID) and caffeine (which helps me a LOT when I have a terrible headache)
- F.A.S.T. Upset Stomach Relief: Contains Calcium Carbonate (an antacid)
In addition to being easy to swallow, I like F.A.S.T. Pain Relief because it doesn't feel as harsh on my stomach as when I swallow a whole bunch of pills. The Upset Stomach Relief one also provides a slight "soothing" sensation as it goes down. There's also no question about how much to take—one bottle contains one adult dose. Easy peasy!
I feel like these would make a great addition to an emergency first aid kit in your car or desk at work because they're small and don't require extra liquids to ingest. Here's what they look like with a small makeup pouch, for size reference:
Highly stashable. As for the flavor: They're not gourmet, but I found them to be perfectly palatable. That's about as good as it gets with medicine, I think!
For more information and full ingredients lists, visit the First Aid Shot Therapy website. You can purchase F.A.S.T. in bulk on Amazon or in-store at a variety of retailers—check out their store locator here.
What do you think of First Aid Shot Therapy? Is there anything special you use for on-the-go pain relief?
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