LUNG SUPPORT - 6 minutes read
VitaPost® Lung Support – Review
Most of us never give our lungs much thought, considering breathing keeps us alive.
Inhale… exhale... We repeat this process about 20,000 times a day. From the moment we enter this world, our lungs are under pressure to keep us living and breathing.
Whether I am pushing my body with high-intensity exercise, relaxing after a hard day of work or sleeping, I know my lungs are working hard to support me. I couldn’t help but think, “am I showing my lungs that same support with the nutrients they need to help me breathe freely?”
Lifestyle factors can cause lung function to change, as well as things beyond our control, such as aging and exposure to air pollution.
Lungs are continually exposed to the environment we live in, and where I live, I wouldn’t exactly describe the air as clean. According to the American Lung Association, 135 million Americans live in areas with unhealthy air pollution levels, which poses a health risk. A healthy, balanced diet is important for overall wellness. I want to supplement my healthy diet to fill any nutritional gaps and keep my lungs functioning optimally. Nourished lungs are happy lungs, after all.
The lungs in action
The lungs are the central part of the respiratory system. To put it simply, our bodies inhale air, and the lungs send oxygen to the bloodstream. Every part of our body needs this oxygen to survive. Exhaling detoxifies our system as we breathe out waste products like carbon dioxide.
Breathing in and out causes the lungs to repeatedly expand and constrict. The diaphragm, a large muscle at the base of the ribcage, contracts to enlarge the chest cavity, which allows
us to bring air into the lungs. When the diaphragm relaxes, carbon dioxide is sent out of the lungs.
The lungs are extraordinary organs that work overtime. The food we consume can affect our lung health, which is not something to be taken lightly.
A long-winded search for a supplement
I take my health seriously, so I researched different supplements designed to support the respiratory system and spent about a month weighing up my options.
I was impressed with VitaPost’s combination of ingredients, I breathed a sigh of relief when I finally made up my mind and the Lung Support bottle arrived on my doorstep. It was the best ingredient combination I came across.
Containing nature-sourced nutrients, from vitamins C and K2 to citrus bioflavonoids, cordyceps, pine bark, and feverfew extract, the supplement is specially formulated to support a healthy respiratory system.
Some of the ingredients shown to support lung health include cordyceps, feverfew, and stinging nettle, as well as antioxidants and vitamins C and K2. Most supplements I came across didn’t contain vitamin K2, also known as menaquinone, and had lower amounts of cordyceps, a fungus with many health benefits.
One of the key ingredients that really sold me is the cordyceps mushrooms. I am not a fan of mushrooms, but I don’t want to miss out on their many nutritional benefits. They have been found to soothe airways and support healthy lungs.
Through my research, here is what I found out about how the key ingredients can support the lifeforce of the body that is often taken for granted.
Vitamin C Our bodies don’t produce vitamin C, so it’s vital we obtain the essential vitamin from external sources. Fruits and vegetables are among some of the best food sources of vitamin C. I do eat the occasional orange, but I am doubtful I reach the recommended intake of at least 90mg each day.
With 125mg of vitamin C, VitaPost Lung Support provides a high-potency dose of the vitamin, which also boasts antioxidant properties. Vitamin C has many known benefits, such as providing support to the immune system. Studies are showing these benefits extend to another central system, the respiratory system.
Vitamin K2 Vitamin K2, also known as menaquinone, is credited for its role in supporting lung function. Its antioxidant properties can support the body’s cell membranes, including lung membranes.
The Matrix GLA protein (MGP), which plays an important role in maintaining the lung’s elastin fibers, depends on vitamin K. Elastin helps the lungs to function; lungs with good elasticity ebb and flow with ease.
The valuable vitamin occurs in animal proteins and fermented foods. As a flexitarian, I don’t always consume an optimal amount of vitamin K2. This is why menaquinone is an important piece of the supplement ingredient puzzle for me.
Cordyceps Ahh mushrooms, I can’t tolerate eating them. But I sure can deal with them when they are concealed in an easy-to-swallow capsule.
Traditionally used in Chinese practices, cordyceps mushrooms provide many benefits. The benefits that stood out to me were the soothing support for airways, and the support they can provide for healthy lung hydration.
Antioxidants and botanicals Natural antioxidants, including quercetin, citrus bioflavonoids, and pine bark extract, work together to support the lungs' sensitive membranes. The supplement contains botanicals associated with providing support to the respiratory system: stinging nettle, butterbur, and feverfew. The formula is topped off with bromelain, an enzyme extract sourced from pineapple, to support general health.
Save your breath
I am guilty of taking my lungs for granted. Breathing comes so naturally, and sometimes I forget how fragile the sponge-like organs are.
The standard price of Lung Support is about $22 for a two-month supply, and even cheaper with bundle deals. I thought this was really reasonable for a dietary supplement with antioxidants and vitamins shown to aid lung function.
Just one VitaPost Lung Support vegetable capsule a day can help you get the most out of every day. Breathing is synonymous with life, and I can breathe easy now that I have made a lifestyle change to support my lung health.
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