We all know that the more you look after your body, the more it’ll look after you. Here at Primal Cure, we see it as part of our mission to help steer you in the right direction towards prevention. Although cure is in our name, prevention is our nature.
This week we’re giving you our best tips and tricks to help reduce your risk of asthma, one of the most popular conditions caused by inflammatory diseases. Inflammation disease is when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues, resulting in inflammation. These diseases result in a variety of disorders and conditions including allergy, asthma, autoimmune diseases, coeliac disease, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease and reperfusion injury – to name a few.
Asthma is a respiratory condition that inflames and narrows the airwaves and can affect people of all ages. There are a number of different triggers for asthma such as pollen, dust, mites, physical activity, stress, air irritants (such as pollution and smoke), food and drink allergies and surprisingly, female hormones.
Luckily, here at Primal Cure, we offer a number of supplements, vitamins and oils, which have been reported to reduce the symptoms of Asthma. Here’s what we’d suggest…
Did you know that there's been Laboratory evidence suggesting that vitamin D may play a role in reversing airway remodelling or airway inflammation in the asthmatic lung?
Vitamin D is made in the skin when it's exposed to sunlight. Many people in the UK have low levels of vitamin D, especially during the winter when sunlight is weak. According to the NHS, people with low levels of vitamin D seem to be more likely to have asthma attacks.
Thanks to our Primal Vitamin D3 supplement, you can top up your Vitamin D levels with ten times the NRV.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that our bodies cannot actually hold on to due to its water-soluble properties. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water and this means that we need an ongoing supply of vitamin C in our diet.
Thanks to its amazing benefits, there’s strong evidence indicating that, in some conditions, vitamin C can help reduce bronchoconstriction (constriction of the airways).
According to lifeextension.com, studies have shown evidence of a link between low levels of vitamin C and Asthma. One animal model showed that supplementing with high-dose vitamin C at the time of allergy challenge decreased airway hyper-reactivity and lowered the number of inflammatory cells.
Thanks to magnesium being a bronchodilator, it means that it can open up the airways and help to reduce inflammation. lifeextension.comhave found that laboratory studies suggest that magnesium can help relax bronchial smooth muscles, improve lung function, and overall, help control asthma.
Here at Primal Cure, our Magnesium Supplement is formulated from high potency Bisglycinate-Magnesium in its most highly bioavailable form - to maximise absorption!
Be it for Asthma or otherwise, Magnesium is a key mineral for the entire body, essential for healthy bones and teeth, whilst offering crucial support to the nervous system.
Probiotics help rid the bad bacteria in the gut and replace them with good bacteria. When it comes to the role of bacteria in immune health, evidence suggests that beneficial bacteria may help modulate components of the immune response and inflammatory processes.
Probiotics have also reliably shown positive effects in allergic rhinitis, which is very similar to asthma in the fact that it’s an allergic inflammation. Further studies need to be undertaken to prove that probiotics have a clear therapeutic role with asthma. However, it may be in your interest to look after your gut anyway and if so, we 100% recommend our Primal Probiotic.
For many years, essential oils have also been used as alternative treatments for various medical conditions. According to a New York-based doctor, Erin Stair, MD, MPH, asthma is a condition that often gets worse in anxious moments. Therefore, the aromatherapy combined with slow and controlled breathing techniques can really help assist with inflammatory diseases.
Lavender naturally boasts natural relaxation properties, which the aforementioned report suggests can then help with the inflammation of airways.
Our Primal Lavendar Oil will not only help to support inflammation but it will also promote a good night’s sleep for those who are kept awake at night with their inflammatory diseases.
The scent and properties of peppermint can act as a natural decongestant and antihistamine. Our natural Peppermint Oil would be ideal when used in a bowl of hot water. Straight away after inhaling the steam, you should start to feel less congested.
Since its discovery, eucalyptus has been a popular natural remedy to help break up mucus and phlegm. Combine the decongestant qualities with its naturally occurring microbial properties, and you can see why it’s a favourite to get many people through a cough or cold. Trying adding a few drops to a bowl of hot water overnight if you’re suffering from a blocked up nose!
Our Primal Eucalyptus Leafoil is 100% eucalyptus, meaning you receive only the benefits of the leaf.
Disclaimer: It is advisable to consult a GP prior to taking any supplements.