With the world on high-alert due to the spread of COVID-19 and it's effects on the human respiratory system, it is the perfect time to cover some of the best natural methods of keeping your respiratory system healthy. This series of organs is responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide, with the primary organ of this system being the lungs. They work with the circulatory system to pump oxygen-rich blood to all cells in the body. Oxygen is needed to sustain our bodies, and we rely on these systems, along with our lungs, to maintain our oxygen levels. For these reasons, a properly functioning respiratory system is essential for optimal human health.
Once again, when we look for answers to natural health and wellness questions, mother nature answers in the form of organic herbs and superfoods. Research from a clinical trial, published in the Indian Journal Pharmacology, has shown that moringa provides many benefits to the lungs. These benefits include reduced severity of asthma attacks, better lung function, and better breathing overall. Moringa also contains all the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks needed to grow, repair, and maintain healthy cells. These benefits made moringa a must-have ingredient in our Organic Superfood Greens.
Cordyceps mushrooms have many health benefits published in the journal 3 Biotech, including use as a lung tonic, treatment of chronic bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, and other diseases of the respiratory system. Discovered in China, this mushroom species has a long list of health-promoting properties, and record-breaking Chinese Olympic athletes swear by its ability to enhance athletic performance. We feel that Cordyceps are so vital to natural health and fitness that we added them in our Organic Pre-Workout, Organic Superfood Reds, and Organic Superfood Golds formulas.
Domesticated in the 5th millennium BC, pomegranates were one of the first fruit trees in the Mediterranean region. A study published in the European Respiratory Journal demonstrates the antioxidant activity of pomegranate juice reduces lung injury to acute and chronic cigarette smoke exposure in animals. Even though this was an animal study, there is still a possibility of the same protective effect in humans. Pomegranate is one of the key ingredients in our Organic Superfood Reds, designed to detox, energize, and focus the body. This formula also aids digestion, metabolism, and immune function, making it a great way to stay healthy and provide a mid-day energy boost!
Ginseng has an ancient history, dating back over 5,000 years, and was used by Chinese and Japanese warriors to promote endurance, circulation, and mental focus. Through scientific research, we now know that many of these benefits are factual. This research includes a review published in Monaldi Archives For Chest Disease that found ginseng improves pulmonary functions in patients with COPD. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is a group of diseases that obstruct airflow from your lungs, which limits the amount of oxygen your lungs can deliver to your bloodstream. The abilities of ginseng to promote endurance, circulation, and mental focus made it find its way into our Organic Pre-Workout, the benefits for lung health and against COPD are an added perk.
A 2017 study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, concluded that consuming green tea at least twice each day is associated with better lung function. Additional health benefits of green tea are well studied and known throughout the world. Green tea is loaded with polyphenols and antioxidants, improving brain function, physical performance, and cardiovascular health. This time-tested tea plays an essential role in our Organic Pre-Workout and Organic Replenisher formulas.
Time and time again, mother nature has had natural answers to our health, fitness, and wellness questions. Respiratory health is no exception to this rule. Powerful superfoods like moringa, Cordyceps, pomegranate, ginseng, and green tea can provide lung boosting benefits to the respiratory system. We use these ingredients in our variety of Organic Health and Fitness Supplements to prove that nature knows best when it comes to health, fitness, and overall wellness, like respiratory health.