The Most Trusted Health Brands in America, According to 3,500 Readers
The next time you head to the store, these are the brands you're going to want to put in your cart.
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The most trusted health brands
This year’s RD/IPSOS survey of most trusted brands produced 20 winners—and one compelling insight: Of the 3,500 people who participated in the survey, half said that trust was a top driver for their over-the-counter purchases. These surprising product facts offer a sense of why that’s true. Check out this infographic to see which professions people really trust.
Allergy Relief: Claritin
The company offers a free service called Blue Sky Living that sends members personalized allergy forecasts.
Blood GlucoseMonitor: OneTouch
The OneTouch Reveal mobile app (also available for your computer) can share your blood sugar information directly with your health-care professional. If you decide to shop on Amazon, watch out for these signs an Amazon seller can’t be trusted.
Body Lotion: Aveeno
Known originally for oat-based skin care, Aveeno has published clinical evidence supporting the benefits of oats and other natural ingredients for 70 years.
Contact Lens Solution: Bausch & Lomb
Every year since 1933, the company has honored outstanding high school science students. Winners are automatically considered for a $30,000 scholarship to the University of Rochester.
Cough Remedy: Robitussin
The honey in the Honey Cough + Chest Congestion medicine comes exclusively from American honey companies that abide by U.S. laws around honey sourcing and beekeeping.
Foot Care: Dr. Scholl’s
The company now offers custom 3-D-printed inserts made from foot scans users can take with their cell phones.
Headache/Pain Relievers: Tylenol
Inspired by customer feedback, the redesigned packaging features bottle caps that are easier to open while generating less plastic waste.
Some women get heartburn for the first time during pregnancy. Tums is the number one ob-gyn-recommended brand of antacid. This is why you subconsciously trust a teacher more than a grocery cashier.
Herbal Supplement: Nature Made
For two decades, the company has been supporting and participating in clinical trials and sharing data with other researchers and health-care professionals.
Lip Care: ChapStick
In addition to lip balm, the company now makes 100 percent natural “lip butter,” which is paraben-free and has no artificial colors or flavors.
National Pharmacy/Drugstores: CVS Pharmacy
Through its addiction-prevention program, Pharmacists Teach, CVS has provided 300,000 teens with free information about drug abuse.
Nutritional Drink/Meal Replacement: Ensure
Doctors recommend specialized Ensure immunonutrition shakes to help your body prepare for and recover from surgical procedures.
Sleep Aid: ZzzQuil
ZzzQuil is also approved to treat motion sickness and certain symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Soap/Body Wash: Dove
The company joined the Girl Scouts on their Self-Esteem Project to promote positive body image in young people.
Sun Protection: Coppertone
The development of SPF levels in skin-care products began in the 1970s at Coppertone’s Solar Research Center. If you want to trust the products you buy online, make sure you know about these online scams and how to avoid them.