Strepsils on Slimming World: Are They Syn-Free?

Updated on 
4 August, 2023

Strepsils on Slimming World: Enjoy Your Cough Relief Without Breaking the Rules

When you're feeling sick with a sore throat or cold, you might be wondering if you can have strepsils on the slimming world plan or if they have syns?

Can I Have Strepsils On The Slimming World?

Strepsils have on average 0.5 syns per cough sweet, making them low in syns, this means you can have up to 30 on the plan before using all your syns, however, some people choose not to syn their medication.

Down below in our syn guide, we will take you through why strepsils have syns, syn values of different cough and cold medications and if you should be synning strepsils on the SW diet.

Why Do Strepsils Have Syns?

At 0.5 syns for one strepsil, you might be wondering why strepsils have syns on the slimming world plan, strepsils have syns due to the sugar in them and glucose.

This is a minimal amount of sugar which will not lead to weight gain but should be considered if you're diabetic.

Why Do Strepsils Have Syns?

Syn Values Of Cough Medications

Cough medications and sweets have varying syns according to the amount of sugar they contain, we've listed their syn values below to help you out.

  • Fisherman's Friend Original Menthol & Eucalyptus Flavour Lozenges 25g - 4.5 syns.
  • Halls Original Menthol Action 32g - 3.5 syns.
  • Fisherman's Friend Blackcurrant Menthol Flavour Lozenges 25g - 1.5 syns per one.
  • Tunes Cherry Menthol Sugar Free Cough Sweets Handy Box 37g - 6.5 syns.
  • Jakemans Cherry Menthol Sweets 100g - 1.5 syns.
  • Jakemans Peppermint Menthol Sweets 100g - 1.5 syns.
  • Jakemans Blackcurrant Menthol Soothing Menthol Sweets 100g - 1.5 syns.
  • Ricola Soothe & Clear Original 17 Swiss Herb Lozenges with Natural Menthol 75g - 1 syn.
  • Vicks VapoDrops Sugar Free Lemon & Menthol Sweets 72g - 2 syns.
  • Fisherman's Friend Spearmint Menthol Flavour Pastilles 25g - 3 syns.
  • Throaties 10 Pastilles with Honey & Menthol - 0.5 syns.

Should I Syn Medication On The Slimming World?

Although cough medication does tend to have syns due to the sugar content, some people choose not to syns their medication on the slimming world if it's essential to take it. It's not recommended to avoid medication if you're poorly just because they have syns, health comes over weight loss.

Should I Syn Medication On The Slimming World?

Last Words

To conclude, strepsils have 0.5 syns per cough sweet, allowing you to have up to thirty on the plan before using all your 15 daily syns. We do not recommend synning cough sweets if you need to take them when you are poorly, since this might deter you from taking the medication.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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