What is a Troche and What Are its Benefits?

You may have heard that troches are helping pave the way for better and easier medication consumption, but what is a troche—and why have they now become such a watershed product for people who don’t like pills or shots? Here’s what you should know.

What is a Troche?

Troches are nothing new. In fact, they’ve been around since at least 1000 B.C., making them one of the oldest known medicinal formats. (In the Egyptian era, people figured out how to make a troche from honey, herbs, and spices, and they were used to treat sore throats and coughs, much like modern cough drops.)

As for the specifics, a troche is a small and hard tablet that is designed to slowly dissolve under the tongue—usually over the course of about 30 minutes. The benefit of the troche medication method is that the medication is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the sublingual glands, instead of going through the digestive system and metabolism where it goes on to lose a significant portion of its active ingredients.

Troches are considered to be a preferred alternative to pills for anyone with kidney or digestive issues, since they’re much gentler on those core systems. As such, many people—especially elderly individuals who may have difficulty swallowing pills—often work with compounding pharmacies to create troches that provide multiple medicines at once and in a less harmful way.

Of course, no medicinal consumption method is perfect, and that includes troches. You’ll still lose a portion of its active properties as some of the troche is lost to the digestive system, but it’s much less than you would lose with other common oral consumption methods.

How to Take a Troche

Taking a troche is super easy, and requires very little effort or discomfort.  

Troches and lozenges are consumed in much the same way, except that unlike many types of lozenges, you’ll want to hold the troche under your tongue instead of letting it dissolve it on top of your tongue.

Follow these steps for proper troche medication administration:

Step one: Place the troche under your tongue.

Step two: Let the troche dissolve under your tongue for 25 to 30 minutes.

You may want to move the troche around under your tongue for increased comfort. Just make sure not to swallow or chew it, since if you do it won’t go to work properly. Likewise, allow the troche to dissolve completely before eating, drinking, or going to sleep.

Buy Troches from US HCG Shots

You can still enjoy B12 and lipo even if pills or shots just aren’t your thing. By taking these medications as a troche, you get all of the benefits without any worry about discomfort or a major loss of bioavailability.

US HCG Shots is a leading supplier for hormones, B12 shots, and lipo shots, and we also offer convenient troches of some of our most popular products. Visit our product page to shop our online inventory, and check out our testimonials page to see firsthand how US HCG products have been benefiting people all over the nation.

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