The essence of life is the ability to breathe freely. Breathing brings oxygen into our cells, fuels our body with energyso that we can survive.The lung is without question the most important organ to oxygenating our body while removing waste gases. It also opens directly to everyday onslaught of external pathogens such as the bacteria and viruses. Chronic respiratory conditions affect the airways, including the lungs and the passages that transfer air from the mouth and nose into the lungs, causing shortness of breath, chest tightness and cough. Therefore, it is critical to protect and strengthen the lung especially during the period when we are vulnerable to respiratory infections.
According to the National Health Survey (ABS 2020–21), almost one-third of Australians reported having chronic respiratory conditions. People with chronic respiratory conditions often have other chronic and long-term conditions such as arthritis and back problems1. People with lung conditions, as viewed in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), often have weak lung Qi (vital energy).
Goodlife Nutrition Health’s PM-Lung Support II is a comprehensive formula that uniquely combines natural herbs to provide ultimate protection for your lung and improve lung vitality.
Herb of Ancient wisdom – The key ingredient in PM-Lung Support II is Astragalus. This popular Chinese herb has been used in TCM for more than 2000 years to stimulate immune function, treat viral infection, strengthen Qi and invigorate vital energy, and to tonify the lung.
A power trio – PM-Lung Support II also synergistically combines three herbal extracts from Andrographis, thyme and liquorice to help relieve symptoms of mild upper respiratory tract infections. Studies found that Andrographis paniculata extract improved symptoms of acute respiratory tract infections, shortened the duration of cough and sore throat. The anti- inflammatory activities of liquorice contribute to its beneficial effect as an expectorant to eliminating phlegm. Thyme is traditionally used to reduce mucus build-up of the upper respiratory tract.
Immune defence – The lung also plays important role in immune function as it secrets mucus into the airway. Andragraphis has been shown to stimulate macrophage activity and enhance B- and T-cell activity. Aided with vitamin C and eucalyptus oil, PM-Lung Support II helps strengthen healthy immune function and supports general lung health.
Antioxidant protection – Elevated levels of oxidative stress is implicated in many inflammatory conditions and chronic diseases. An essential task of antioxidants is to protect the structure and function of the cells against oxidative stress. The broad spectrum of antioxidants in the PM-Lung Support II, including vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid and olive leaf extract, help reduce free radical damage to cells in our body.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – Risk factors associated with chronic respiratory conditions can be behavioural, environmental or genetic. Quitting smoking and reducing exposure to environmental toxins can help reduce these risk factors. Consuming iron- rich foods, regular outdoor activities and gentle breathing exercise are good ways to increase blood oxygen level. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, PM- Lung Support II offers an effective nutritional approach to support healthy lung function and help managing chronic respiratory conditions.