What Helps Asthma

Asthma is an inflammation of the body’s airways causing swelling and mucous, making it difficult to breathe.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Asthma

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Omega-3 Fish Oil

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fats absorbed through food including fish (mackerel, salmon, seabass), vegetable oils (flax oil, soybean oil), nuts (walnuts) and seeds (flax, chia, hemp). There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids: ALA also known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid, EPA also known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA also known as Docosahexaenoic Acid. ALA is found naturally in plants, while EPA and DHA are found in fish. Omega-3 Fatty Acids maintain heart, vascular, lung, brain, immune and endocrine system health, while reducing inflammation.


How Might It Help

Non-specific bronchial hyperresponsiveness (NSBH) is an essential feature of Asthma. Omega-3 Fish Oil has been shown to have NSBH decreasing effects, but whether Omega-3 Fish Oil may help Asthma is still inconclusive.


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Choline

Choline is an essential nutrient produced in minor amounts by the liver. To achieve adequate levels, it must be supplemented through foods including meat (beef, liver), fish (salmon, scallops, cod), poultry (chicken, eggs) and vegetables (brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower). Choline is required for metabolism, liver function, brain development and nervous system health.


How Might It Help

Asthma is a chronic immune inflammatory disease, Choline may help Asthma as an adjunct therapy by controlling immune inflammation.


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Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body absorbed through foods including nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), beans (black beans, edamame) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes). It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body helping maintain nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, blood glucose levels, as well as, aiding in energy and protein production.


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Magnesium may help Asthma by its anti-inflammatory and bronchodilating effects, however results are inconclusive.


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Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol is the standardized, patented formulation of French Maritime Pine Bark Extract. Native to Southwestern France, the extract is derived from the coastal pine, Pinus pinasterWith powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, Pycnogenol has been used for menstrual disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular health and skin care.


How Might It Help

Pycnogenol may help Asthma as an adjunct therapy due to its anti-inflammatory properties.


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Black Cumin Seed Oil

The seeds of Black Cumin, Nigella sativa, a flowering shrub native to Southern Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia have been widely used for centuries in Ayurvedic, Muslim and Prophetic Medicine. Therapeutic properties are due to the bioactive component, thymoquinone, which exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.


How Might It Help

Black Cumin Seed Oil may help Asthma by its anti-inflammatory and relaxant effects, but results are inconclusive.


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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in foods including fish (salmon, trout, sardines) and mushrooms (morel, chanterelle, oyster, shiitake), but more substantially from sun exposure, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays trigger synthesis. 


How Might It Help

Studies have shown a potential correlation between Vitamin D deficiency and Asthma, but whether Vitamin D supplementation may help Asthma is still inconclusive.


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