About Colic-Ease

Colic-Ease Gripe Water
A safe, soothing remedy with a great American story...      

Colic-Ease gripe water was developed in 1999 by a young American helicopter pilot and entrepreneur, Lisa Toscano.
After seeing an acquaintance use a gripe water product from another country, Lisa was intrigued as to how it worked.
What she found was that less desirable non-herbal ingredients (sodium bicarbonate or vegetable carbons)
were actually the active ingredients and the advertised herbs were simply herbal extracts, 
secondary item.......
Another brand even had Alcohol (no wonder the babies got quiet)!  

The idea started to develop - bring great relief for digestive issues without the use of non-herbal ingredients.
A true herbal blend that would be gentle enough for the tiniest of babies, yet effective enough to provide relief for all ages
from gas, reflux, indigestion and colic.

For 2 years Lisa embarked on a fantastic journey, working with dedicated herbalists and chemists across the country
to learn and develop a superior gripe water product -  one that used a true herbal blend to accomplish the relief people
were so in need of without any non-herbal active ingredients (especially the alcohol)!

Colic-Ease gripe water came on the market, (there wasn't even Google yet)! Good old fashioned word-of-mouth
spread the name through mommy groups, who brought Colic-Ease to their pediatricians who started to carry it in their offices.
To this day those same doctors still sell Colic-Ease to their patients.  Infact, all of our retail locations from the smaller individual
to the large supermarket chains have been the result of customer request for that location to carry Colic-Ease brand locally.

Along the way we also hear amazing feedback from moms, dads, grandparents and thier friends who use Colic-Ease
for themselves remaining loyal customers for years. Courageous patients battling cancer who tell us how Colic-Ease was
the reason they were making it through chemotherapy treatments.

Colic-Ease gripe water is manufactured in a state-of-the-art FDA approved, Pharmaceutical-grade laboratory,
adhearing to the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards of the FDA in America.
Colic-Ease gripe water also follows the strict FDA protocol of DSHEA (homeopathic medicines do not).

PLEASE NOTE: Colic-Ease gripe water is a dietary supplement (just like your multi vitamins)
not a homeopathic drug or medicine. Please take a moment to read Dr. Barrett's statement below to see why we make the distinction.


About using Gripe Water for Colic

Using gripe water for colic is not a new idea.
Actually, gripe water has been used for centuries by foreign cultures
that recognized the tremendous healing properties of herbs and
regularly utilized them as part of their medical treatments.
Colic-Ease brand gripe water was developed to bring a high standard
of quality to this centuries-old treatment safely into today’s market.

Herbal Colic Treatment with Fast and Effective Results

Colic-Ease is a complimentary blend of five herbal oils. Each herb has very distinct properties that target the
individual symptoms associated with colic such as excessive gas, reflux, cramping,intestinal spasming and hiccups.

The result is a completely safe and natural colic treatment that gently and effectively eases the pain and discomfort of colic
in infants,toddlers and adults.

All other brands of gripe water, including homeopathic treatments, depend on non-herbal additives such as Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
or Vegetable Carbon (Charcoal). These additives are their main, active ingredient with only very minute amounts of herbal extracts
or tinctures to supplement their formulas.

Please be aware that:

Charcoal (vegetable Carbon) used in homeopathic formulas is only recommended for adult use during a very short period of time.
Side effects of charcoal include:

-Constipation and black stools.

More serious, but rare, side effects are:
-A slowing or blockage of the intestinal tract, regurgitation into the lungs, and dehydration.

Be cautious when combining vegetable carbon with medicines.
Activated charcoal absorbs substances in the stomach and intestines.
Taking activated charcoal along with medications taken by mouth will decrease how much
medicine your body absorbs, and decrease the effectiveness of your medication.
Source: RxList

Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)
The baking soda manufacturers state on the warning label of their product,
"WARNING" Except when advised by a physician
-Do not use the maximum dosage of this product for more than 2 weeks.
-Do not give to children under 5 years of age."
-Sodium bicarbonate has been shown to deplete and interfere with Folic Acid and Iron, indicating that it may affect the function or absorption of both.

When a baby is colicky and/or gassy, it does not mean that the baby has an acidic stomach - it may very well be an alkaline stomach.
Introducing sodium bicarbonate (an alkaline) into t
he baby's diet over a period of days or weeks can cause the pH level in the baby's stomach to
become too alkaline and may actually cause the baby to have a colicky condition again.

order now about


Dr. Stephen Barrett spells out the REALITY of the Homeopathic claim.

Homeopathic "remedies" enjoy a unique status in the health marketplace: They are the only category of products legally marketable as drugs. This situation is the result of two circumstances.

-First, the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which was shepherded through Congress by a homeopathic physician who was a senator, recognizes as drugs all substances included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States.

-Second, the FDA has not held homeopathic products to the same standards as other drugs. Today they are marketed in health-food stores, in pharmacies, in practitioner offices, by multilevel distributors, through the mail, and on the Internet.

The basis for inclusion in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia is not modern scientific testing, but homeopathic "provings" conducted during the 1800s and early 1900s. The current (ninth) edition describes how more than a thousand substances are prepared for homeopathic use. It does not identify the symptoms or diseases for which homeopathic products should be used; that is decided by the practitioner (or manufacturer). The fact that substances listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia are legally recognized as "drugs" does not mean that either the law or the FDA recognizes them as effective.

The FDA has never recognized any homeopathic remedy as “safe and effective” for any medical purpose.

In 1995, Dr. Barrett filed a Freedom of Information Act request that stated: I am interested in learning whether the FDA has:

(1) received evidence that any homeopathic remedy, now marketed in this country, is effective against any disease or health problem; (2) concluded that any homeopathic product now marketed in the United States is effective against any health problem or condition; (3) concluded that homeopathic remedies are generally effective; or (4) concluded that homeopathic remedies are generally not effective. Please send me copies of all documents in your possession that pertain to these questions [14].

An official from the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research replied that several dozen homeopathic products were approved many years ago, but these approvals were withdrawn by 1970 [15].

In other words, after 1970, no homeopathic remedy had FDA as "safe and effective" for its intended purpose. As far as Dr. Barrett can tell, that statement is still true today.

1.Kaufman M. Homeopathy in America. Baltimore, 1971, The Johns Hopkins University Press.

2.Hill C, Doyon F. Review of randomized trials of homeopathy. Review of Epidemiology 38:139-142, 1990.

3.Jacob J and others. Treatment of childhood diarrhea with homeopathic medicine: a randomized clinical trial in Nicaragua Pediatrics 93:719-725, 1994.

4.Sampson W, London W. Analysis of homeopathic treatment of childhood diarrhea. Pediatrics 96:961-964, 1995.

14. Barrett S. Letter to FDA Office of Freedom of Information, Feb 7, 1995.

15.Davis H. Letter to Stephen Barrett, M.D., April 24, 1995.