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Supplements may help you if you have a chronic lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although there are several supplements that COPD patients can take, n-acetyl cysteine (NAC) can be particularly beneficial. In fact, there are 3 specific benefits that NAC may offer to patients with COPD and other chronic lung diseases

  1. Reduces Free Radicals – Free radicals are a type of molecule that leads to increased inflammation, which is problematic for COPD patients. In fact, inflammation is one of the most common symptoms of chronic lung conditions. However, NAC supplements are designed to help the body eliminate free radicals, and this can help your body reduce inflammation naturally.
  1.   Supports Detoxification – Your body naturally produces a molecule that breaks down inflammation-causing toxins, and this molecule is called glutathione. For chronic lung disease patients, this molecule is vital since it helps reduce inflammation. NAC helps support detoxification in your body because it’s a building block of glutathione. In fact, taking a NAC supplement can help your body produce more glutathione, and this can be a huge step toward naturally decreasing your inflammation.
  1.   Improves Respiratory Health – Patients with chronic lung conditions tend to struggle with increasing their respiratory health. Conditions like COPD can lead to respiratory issues like wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. However, NAC supplements may be able to help you treat these symptoms and improve your respiratory health. For one thing, NAC has been shown to support normal mucus production, and this means it can help reduce the amount of mucus in your airways. In turn, this can help open up your airways and increase your ability to breathe normally.

Lung Health Institute Can Help You Find Other Natural COPD Treatment Options

At Lung Health Institute, our health care team can help you find many natural treatment options, and these options can help supplement the treatments prescribed by your doctor. For instance, we offer 3 Anti-Inflammatory Initiative, or AI2™, plans. 

Our AI2 plans are designed to help you treat chronic lung disease using several natural methods. For example, these plans include information about inflammation-fighting foods and recipes. They also offer helpful supplements, including a NAC supplement. Using these and other tools provided by our plans, patients may be able to boost their immune system and train their bodies to use fats as fuel to fight inflammation. 

Our team also offers a natural treatment option called cellular therapy. This treatment option is a minimally invasive procedure, and it uses concentrated platelets and cells from your body to target lung disease. These platelets release healing properties that, when combined with proteins, growth factors and other helpful cells, may promote healing in damaged tissue and reduce inflammation in your lungs.

Are you ready to take the next step to Breathe Easier? Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation. 

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