We take a look at five solutions to support lung health. Our lungs fuel us with oxygen, the body’s life-sustaining gas. They breathe in air, then extract the oxygen and pass it into the bloodstream, where it is rushed off to the tissues and organs that require it to function.
The lungs are the only way that oxygen can be absorbed by the body for delivery to all the organs. However, environmental damage and certain infections can make the lungs chronically unhealthy. Although keeping the lungs healthy to begin with is desirable, there are several supplements which can enable the lungs to become healthy again if they become diseased or unhealthy.
Serrapeptase is one of the world’s most exciting enzymes. Many studies have been carried out into its numerous health benefits and effectiveness in helping lung conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, Bronchial Asthma Pneumoconiosis and Asbestosis and dust allergies.
Serrapeptase is showing promise as a great natural anti-inflammatory agent and herein lies the power behind its lung health benefits as it helps to clear out inflammation, mucus and dead/scar tissue. By clearing away this problem tissue it enables the body’s own healing system to replace it with healthy tissue and brings about better lung function as a result.
In the 2007 Journal of Experimental Medicine and Biology, researchers reported that existing drugs have not been shown to be effective in the treatment of lung conditions resulting from occupational and environmental exposures to mineral dusts, airborne pollutants, cigarette smoke, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other causes of acute and chronic inflammatory lung disease.
However, in the March 2008 issue of Molecular Nutritional and Food Research it was revealed that researchers found that naturally occurring polyphenols in curcumin offer a safer alternative treatment than traditionally used corticosteroids. Curcumin can directly scavenge free radicals such as superoxide anion and nitric oxide, and modulate important signalling pathways. These polyphenols also down-regulate expression of pro-inflammatory mediators, and up-regulate desirable gene expression in the lungs. The researchers concluded that curcumin
is a potential therapeutic agent against chronic lung diseases.
Derived from brown algae grown off the coast of Korea and Japan, Ecklonia Cava is a potent antioxidant, thus providing many health benefits. A study has found Ecklonia Cava to be of benefit in “significant inhibition of all asthmatic reactions” and concludes that Ecklonia Cava extracts may prove useful as an adjunct therapy for allergic airway reactions”.
Vitamin D3 prevents inflammation by activating molecules that switch off inflammatory genes. A study published in a 2010 issue of The Journal of Immunology reported that vitamin D3 induces an inhibitor of pro-inflammatory transcription factor. This is good news for those suffering from smokers’ lung or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema and chronic bronchitis – all of which have inflammation as underlying factors.
SEAWEED ENZYME EXTRACT
This is a unique, natural oxygen-enhancing compound that supports the respiratory system and may improve lung health by assisting more oxygen to enter the bloodstream with each breath. It is a powerful sublingual liquid enzyme extracted from deep water seaweed that, when taken under the tongue, improves your body’s ability to absorb more oxygen.
If you have been suffering from poor lung health then why not make your breathing and life easier with these supplements!
This fabulous new formula provides a daily balanced dose of 240,000iu serrapeptase, 750mg of CurcuminX4000, 150mg of
Ecklonia Cava Seaweed extract, and 3000iu of vitamin D3 all in delayed release capsules for the best absorption.
This is a unique, natural oxygen- enhancing seaweed enzyme extract that supports the respiratory system by assisting more oxygen to enter the bloodstream with each breath.