Respiratory diseases - Better breathing with vital mushrooms

diseases is also the range of vital mushrooms that can be considered for treatment. Respiratory diseases can encompass a wide variety of very different complaints. These include acute infections such as cough, cold, sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), tonsillitis, bronchitis and pneumonia, as well as chronic impairments such as asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and even emphysema.

Our airways are constantly confronted with attacks from outside. They are contaminated by various pathogens and – depending on the weather – by pollen or fungal spores or by pollutants such as fine dusts. Our organism has a great interest in preventing these antigens from penetrating deeper into our body and causing, for example, inflammatory or immune reactions. The surface area of the respiratory tract is large and amounts to approximately 100 square meters. Through innate and specific acquired immune mechanisms, our organism tries to protect this interface.

On the one hand, the airways are lined with a special tissue, which supports their self-cleaning. On the other hand, lymphoid follicles located directly under the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract enable defense reactions at these interfaces. The ability of our respiratory tract to defend itself is also closely related to the intestinal environment, because about 80% of the body’s defense system is located in the intestine.

Optimal bacterial colonization of the intestine is therefore an absolute prerequisite for a healthy immune system. Due to its numerous prebiotic ingredients, whole mushroom powder is excellent for building intestinal flora. Vital mushrooms stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial and immune stimulating bacterial species.

The two most important mushrooms for protecting and strengthening our respiratory system are Reishi and Cordyceps. It activates important immune mechanisms and reduces inflammation of the mucous membranes. They have an expectorant effect and facilitate expectoration. Its ingredients – the beta-glucans, cordycepin and various triterpenes – are responsible for these protective and healing effects.

Also interesting is the vital mushroom shiitake. It has a long tradition in Asia for strengthening the defenses. Shiitake moistens the lungs and is particularly suitable for dry cough. Studies show that it contributes to increased formation of special mucosa-protective antibodies. The vital mushrooms Coriolus and the ABM (Agaricus blazei murrill) are especially characterized by their antiviral and antibacterial properties and can be combined with the other mushrooms if necessary.

Chronic respiratory diseases are usually caused by chronic inflammation, in which excessive immune reactions often play a role. The advantage here is that vital mushrooms have an immunomodulating effect, i.e. they can also regulate an overactive immune system. Reishi is especially recommended for allergic reactions of the respiratory tract. It additionally strengthens the cardiovascular system, which is an important aspect in chronic lung and bronchial diseases.

In combination with cordyceps, it is very suitable for the therapy of asthma and COPD, because cordyceps strengthens the lungs and improves the exhalation of CO2. Due to their diversity of ingredients, vital mushrooms have an immune-activating or regulating effect, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, detoxifying, prebiotic, mucosa-protecting and strengthening effect on the whole organism and at the same time relaxing and balancing. All this has been proven by many studies.

Which vital mushroom is the right one or which are particularly suitable in combination, you will find out in our free telephone consultation under: +49 40 334 686-300

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