Respiratory Health

The respiratory system includes all the body parts that help you breathe.

The upper respiratory tract includes the nose, sinuses, nasal cavity, larynx (voice box), and trachea while the lower respiratory tract includes the lungs, bronchi and bronchioles, and alveoli (air sacs). This system allows you to take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide.

Infections, allergies, and toxins can interfere with respiratory health. Infections can be classified as URTIs (affecting the upper respiratory tract) or LRTIs (affecting the lungs and bronchial passages). The severity can range from a mild cold to life-threatening pneumonia. Although these infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, most URTIs are caused by viruses.

URTIs—including colds, ear infections, sinusitis, and sore throats—are one of the main reasons people visit an urgent care facility. Over-prescribing antibiotics for these conditions has led to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Although many people don’t realize it, many herbs have potent antimicrobial properties. They are gaining attention and acceptance because they can work on drug-resistant pathogens. Other tips for keeping your respiratory tract functioning well include boosting your immune system, managing stress, using antimicrobial toothpaste, using zinc lozenges at the first hint of URTI, and carrying an herbal
antimicrobial throat spray with you when you go out.

Be sure to check out our Anti-Viral Toolbox e-book!

In our free guide, you will find evidence-based herbal and nutraceutical strategies to help boost your immune system’s ability to defend against each stage of a viral infection, including viruses affecting the respiratory tract. Download our antiviral handbook and be sure to check it when you feel a sniffle coming on!

just a few of very favorite respiratory health formulas . . .

InficidX:
 
Goldenseal, Echinacea, and chaparral are three herbs that have been used traditionally to treat respiratory illnesses. Modern research confirms their effectiveness as natural antibiotics. InficidX delivers these three powerful herbs in one convenient tincture.
BacticidX:
 
Echinacea, elder, and ginger team up in this herbal tincture designed to enhance immune function and provide antimicrobial defense. Specifically, all three herbs have been shown to exert antiviral properties against influenza and other causes of acute respiratory illness.
FungicidX:
 
This herbal tincture combines four herbs–Usnea lichen, Pau D’Arco, black walnut, and cedar leaf—that work together to boost immunity and support detoxification through the lymphatic system. All have the ability to inhibit microbes that can cause respiratory or systemic infections, such as Candida albicans.

Lung Support:

In addition to two important vitamins known to promote healthy lungs—vitamin A and vitamin D—this product contains a glandular lung concentrate that provides targeted nutrient support for lungs. Antioxidants are the first line of defense in supporting lung health as they scavenge free radicals in the extracellular fluid lining of the lungs. Vitamins A and C are effective antioxidants backed by decades of research.

NAC 600:
 
This product supplies N-acetyl cysteine, which our bodies use to make glutathione, the body’s most powerful antioxidant. When it comes to healthy lung and bronchial function, NAC helps by decreasing inflammation, which can open up restricted passageways. It also acts as an expectorant, thinning the mucus in your bronchial tubes. Because glutathione production is so important for so many body processes, this product can be taken whether or not you’re experiencing symptoms of an acute respiratory illness.
Zinc Lozenges:
 
Research supports the effectiveness of sucking on a zinc lozenge when you feel the first tickle or sniffle that signals a respiratory illness. Many people have found that taking zinc early on can prevent a nascent cold from ever developing, so zinc lozenges are an important aid for respiratory health.
Biocidin Throat Spray:
 
Your nose and throat can provide an entrance for pathogens, but they also protecting your respiratory health. It makes sense to deliver support right where it’s needed with this potent antimicrobial spray that’s brimming with 18 herbs known for their preventive and antiviral properties. Bilberry, noni, Echinacea, goldenseal, garlic, grape seed, oregano oil, and more all team up in this broad-spectrum health-promoting formula.
Dentalcidin Tooth Paste:
 
Proper oral hygiene can benefit your overall respiratory health. This toothpaste harnesses the microbe-fighting power of the same herbs that are in Biocidin Throat Spray to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy.