Lung, nasal and respiratory support vitamins aim to clear up air pathways and improve natural breathing. Patients who have lung diseases such as COPD have seen symptoms decrease significantly by taking supplements containing vitamin D. Asian medicine has long used herbs such as thyme, ivy, ginseng and cumin to improve respiration and prevent flare-ups and help lung disease patients breathe more easily. Typically, lung, nasal and respiratory support vitamins contain vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids and other certain substances. Respiratory conditions and breathing can often be improved by over the counter herbs, dietary supplements, food and beverages. Adding a humidifier to your room where you sleep and essential oils such as eucalyptus oil can also help.
In addition to vitamin D, other ingredients to look for in lung, nasal and respiratory support vitamins include omega-3 fatty aides, vitamin E and antioxidants. Omega 3 fatty acids can decrease inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in supplements or from food sources such as flaxseed, soybeans, canola oil, walnuts, and cold-water fatty fish. Vitamin E can improve lung function in some patients. Antioxidants can help reduce stress and inflammation. Foods rich in antioxidants include red grapes, green tea, broccoli and tomatoes.
Consult with your healthcare practitioner for the right supplements for you.