Breathing easily is something that most people take for granted. We usually inhale and exhale without even thinking about it, but the moment you can’t get enough air, like during an asthma attack, it becomes very clear just how importing breathing is. So, why do we need to breathe?
We use energy in order to do literally everything: sit, stand, think, blink… everything! Energy doesn’t just come directly from food, it needs to be converted in the body to a usable format, called ATP. The process by which we convert food to energy is called cellular respiration, and it requires oxygen from the air we breathe. There are two by-products of making ATP: water, which we use in the body, and carbon dioxide, which we exhale through the lungs. Without this exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs, we couldn’t convert food to energy.
We are constantly breathing in pollution, viruses and toxins, so the body has a natural defense system to help clean and repair the lungs and fight potential infections. The lungs are lined with mucous that traps foreign particles. We have cilia (tiny finger-like projections) that move mucous upward so that we can expel it from the body. Think of it like a mucous escalator that’s constantly working to keep the lungs clean.
We also have antioxidants and detoxifying mediators in the lungs to prevent and heal damage caused by inhaling pollution and toxins, and special immune cells in the lungs to prevent us from getting sick.
When we have high exposures to toxins, smoke, or other particles, the lungs’ natural defense systems have difficulty keeping up, and it impacts our ability to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. Reduced lung function makes us feel tired because our body can’t make enough energy1. We also may have symptoms of coughing, frequent lung infections, asthma attacks, or excessive mucous production1. Lung function is significantly reduced in conditions like COPD, asthma, and in smokers1.
LUNG-FX is beneficial for people who have chronic lung disease, asthma, and in smokers. LUNG-FX works by supporting the lungs’ natural defense systems. It contains expectorant herbs to help you break down and expel mucous. It promotes detoxification to protect the lungs from damage caused by pollutants and toxins. It contains anti-inflammatories and antioxidants to heal and soothe damaged lung tissue. LUNG-FX provides targeted support to improve lung function and help you breathe more easily.
Dr. Hilary’s Lifestyle Tips To Improve Lung Health
- Limit carbohydrates, especially refined sugars: When we metabolize carbs for energy, we produce carbon dioxide. We produce less carbon dioxide from metabolizing proteins and fats, so it’s easier on our breathing.
- Smoking and vaping cessation: Lung function, capacity, coughing and shortness of breath all improve within the first month of smoking cessation. After six to nine months of being smoke-free, the cilia in the lungs have healed and the frequency of lung infections improves12.
- Maintain a healthy weight: Gradual weight loss of 1-3 lbs per week is ideal for sustainable results. This should be done through eating a balanced diet rich in whole foods, including lean meats and fish, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds.
- Optimize Vitamin D levels: Having adequate levels of vitamin D is important to for a healthy immune system and lung function. Requesting blood work is the only way to know your vitamin D status, and for your doctor to decide on appropriate vitamin D supplementation dosing. Having adequate vitamin D can reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks13.
- Stay hydrated: Drinking enough water helps to thin mucous in the lungs and improve breathing. Aim for at least 2 litres of water daily, and more if you’re active or in warm weather.
- Improve air quality: Use a HEPA air purifier to improve air quality at home, vacuum and wet mop regularly to limit dust build up and minimize your use of scented products.
Lung health is a vital part of our overall health. The lungs exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide, allowing our bodies to convert food to energy. As we breathe in air, we also breathe in toxins and pollutants, so healthy lungs are continually self-cleaning to allow for optimal oxygen exchange. In some people, including those with asthma, COPD, and in smokers, the self-cleaning mechanism is sub-optimal.
LUNG-FX improves lung health by supporting the lungs’ natural detox processes. It helps to thin and expel mucus to clear toxins and other particles from the lungs. It provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support to soothe the airways, heal damage, and protect the lungs. LUNG-FX supports overall lung function and helps people with chronic lung conditions to breathe more deeply.
Each Capsule Contains
Fenugreek Seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum) 10:1 Extract(QCE 1.5g) 150mg
Hyssop Herb Tops (Hyssopus officinalis) 10:1 Extract (QCE 1g) 100mg
Mullein Leaf (Verbascum thapsus) 20:1 Extract(QCE 2g) 100mg
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale – Rhizome) 4:1 Extract(QCE 400mg) 100mg
Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum – fruiting body) 20:1 Extract (QCE 1g) 50mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Vegetable Capsule Shell (Hypromellose), Oryza sativa (Rice) hull powder, maltodextrin.
Priority Allergens: None
Healthology does not use genetically modified ingredients. All ingredients are NON-GMO / GMO FREE.
- Antioxidant that reduces inflammation and works to heal and protect the lungs from damage2.
- Increases the body’s production of glutathione, which is the lungs’ most powerful detoxifier2.
- Mucolytic, meaning it helps thin mucous to make it easier to expel3.
- Mucous expectorant, helping to clear mucous from the lungs4.
- Improves lung function measures by 10% in asthmatics4.
- Mucous expectorant, helping to clear mucous from the lungs5.
- Antioxidant that reduces inflammation and improves airway functioning in asthmatics6.
- Soothing for coughs and hydrating for the lungs7.
- Mucous expectorant, helping clear mucous from the lungs7.
- Opens up the airways, significantly relaxing spasms to improve asthma and tightness in the chest caused by chronic lung disease8.
- Reduces inflammation in the lungs8.
- Supports the immune system to prevent infection, and improve overall symptom management of chronic lung disease, COPD, and asthma9,10.
- Reduces inflammation and provides antioxidants to protect the lungs from damage9.
Do not use this product if you are taking antibiotics or nitroglycerin or if you are pregnant. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are breastfeeding, have kidney stones, have diabetes, or if symptoms persist or worsen. Stop use if hypersensitivity / allergy occurs.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have had recent surgery or have upcoming surgery. Keep out of reach of children.
- Wen Y, Wang D, Zhou M, Zhou Y, Guo Y, Chen W. Potential Effects of Lung Function Reduction on Health-Related Quality of Life. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(2):260.
- Mahmoud Abd El Hafiz A, Mohammed El Wakeel L, Mohammed El Hady H, et al. High dose N-acetyl cysteine improves inflammatory response and outcome in patients with COPD exacerbations. Egypt J Chest Dis Tubercul 2013;62:51–7.
- Zhang Q, Ju Y, Ma Y, Wang T. N-acetylcysteine Improves oxidative stress and inflammatory response in patients with community acquired pneumonia. A randomized controlled trial. Medicine. 2018;97(45):e13087.
- Emtiazy M, Oveidzadeh L, Habibi M, et al. Investigating the effectiveness of the Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) seeds in mild asthma: a randomized controlled trial. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2018;14:19.
- Fathiazad F, Hamedeyazdan S. A review on Hyssopus officinalisL: composition and biological activities. Afr J Pharma Pharmacol 2011; 5: 1959–66.
- Vlase L, Benedec D, Hanganu Det al. Evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities and phenolic profile for Hyssopus officinalis, Ocimum basilicum and Teucrium chamaedrys. Molecules 2014; 19: 5490–507.
- Turker AU, Gurel E. Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.): recent advances in research. Phytother Res. 2005;19(9):733–739.
- Townsend EA, Siviski ME, Zhang Y, Xu C, Hoonjan B, Emala CW. Effects of ginger and its constituents on airway smooth muscle relaxation and calcium regulation. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013;48(2):157–163.
- Khan AM, Shahzad M, Raza Asim MB, Imran M, Shabbir A. Zingiber officinale ameliorates allergic asthma via suppression of Th2-mediated immune response. Pharm Biol. 2015;53(3):359–367.
- Bhardwaj N, Katyal P, Sharma AK. Suppression of inflammatory and allergic responses by pharmacologically potent fungus Ganoderma lucidum. Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov. 2014;8(2):104–117.
- Wachtel-Galor S, Yuen J, Buswell JA, et al. Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi): A Medicinal Mushroom. In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, editors. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2011. Chapter 9.
- Buist AS, Nagy JM, Sexton GJ. The effect of smoking cessation on pulmonary function: a 30-month follow-up of two smoking cessation clinics. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1979;120(4):953–957.
- Martineau AR, Cates CJ, Urashima M, Jensen M, Griffiths AP, Nurmatov U, Sheikh A, Griffiths CJ. Vitamin D for the management of asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016;(9):CD011511.
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