While hacking up a lung may get you out of your husband's step-sister's daughter's best friend's wedding, there are very few other positives to the situation. In fact, there isn't much you can do if your lungs are giving you trouble - a serious design flaw in my opinion, but not much can be done about that. What you can do something about is helping your lungs perform optimally so you have to spend less brain energy on whether or not you can breathe. RidgeCrest Herbals' ClearLungs® Extra Strength is perfect for when you need that additional strength - like when summer wildfires across half of the United States turn the air smokey and the full moon bright red (I'm looking at you, #summer2017). I'm sure some photographers took advantage of the unique lighting, but people's lungs sure didn't! Good thing there is ClearLungs® Extra Strength - because sometimes you just need your lung support to pack some extra punch!
HERBS IN CLEARLUNGS® EXTRA STRENGTH
Dong Quai Root
The phytochemicals within this plant are said to help support the body in white blood cell production. Renowned for its ability to encourage a positive immune response, Dong Quai Root has many wellness-promoting properties. Studies show it may help the body's ability to naturally dilate the bronchioles to support open airways and encourage circulation to the lungs and respiratory system. In addition, it contains small amounts of vitamins A and E, biotin, carotene, and pantothenic acid.
Ophiopogon helps restore the human system's essential moisture and bodily fluids. It is especially effective in bringing moisture back to the lungs and helping the body to balance normal mucus levels. It has proven to be exceptional for treating external conditions that may dry and irritate the lungs, from smoke to dust, inversion, winter weather, insufficient humidity, etc.
Poria Fungal Body
Poria, which contains multiple vitamins and other nutrients essential to healthy cardiac function and blood circulation, is used in traditional Chinese medicine to rid the body of excess "dampness." In the process, it helps balance electrolytes and revitalizes the spleen - which is responsible for storing half of the body's white blood cells (monocytes). This supports the immune system and helps it function properly.
Chinese Asparagus Root
Chinese asparagus root is called the "Queen" of herbs due to its wide range of effective properties. It is particularly known as a lung tonic recognized for its potential to help support the body moisten and gently cleanse the lungs and respiratory tissues.
Chinese Skullcap Root
Chinese Skullcap is one of the most widely0used herbs in Chinese medicine, particularly as support for the bronchioles and the larger respiratory system. Skullcap contains compounds that support the body's natural, healthy state free from excess inflammation, encourage natural immune function, and promote healthy urine flow, bile production, and more.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Gardenia is most commonly used to "drain fire," i.e. to help support normal temperature and support the body's natural, healthy state free from excess inflammation. Gardenia is also commonly used to help maintain healthy nasal pressure, calmness within the body, and muscle relaxation.
Luo Han Guo Fruit
Luo Han Guo Fruit is used in traditional Chinese medicine for respiratory and lung support. High in Vitamin C, it is also recognized in TCM as a "guiding herb" to direct other herbs towards the upper body, especially the respiratory system.
Platycodon is included in this formula for its ability to focus support on the chest, help phlegm management throughout the system, help support respiratory and sinus health, and support loosening and comfort in the lungs.
Tangerine Mature Peel
Tangerine peel serves to balance and regulate Qi (chi), i.e. air, gas, and energy flow throughout the body. The tangerine peel helps provide Qi energy to each organ throughout the human system, especially to the lungs.
White Mulberry Root Bark
Commonly used in traditional Chinese herbal combinations for its ability to help the body build respiratory function and for its properties as a tonic for the liver, kidneys, and lungs.
Zhejiang Fritillary Bulb
Most commonly used to support the body's ability to deal with conditions relating to the heart and lungs. Specifically, it is used to help balance mucus, avoid system stagnation, nourish the lymphatic system, and support overall cardiovascular function.
Known for its extraordinary adaptogenic properties including the ability to potentially help normalize and balance multiple human systems, this herb promotes oxygen supply for the cells, supports the body's immune system, protects against stress, and builds stamina.
Chinese Licorice Root
One of the most widely-used herbs in TCM, licorice is used to stimulate, support, and harmonize gland function. It helps support the adrenal glands and immune system, energy production, and aids cellular removal of toxins. Scientific evidence exists indicating its ability to reinforce the body's natural, healthy state free from excess inflammation. Licorice root contains glycyrrhizin, a chemical compound that maintains the body's ability to block enzymes that lower the prostaglandin levels responsible for mucus production. It also acts as a guiding herb to enhance the activity of other key ingredients.
Availablend® Bioavailability Complex
Availablend® is RidgeCrest Herbals' patented blend containing several ingredients that have been recognized for their digestive and bioavailability-supporting properties. It includes ginger root, black pepper, habanero pepper, and Sichuan pepper.*
*Clinical studies have not been done on Availablend® linking it to increased bioavailability.
Is ClearLungs® Extra Strength safe to take with other herbs or with medications?
Yes. ClearLungs® Extra Strength is very safe with no known contraindications. It is safe to take with any other herb or medication.
Is ClearLungs® Extra Strength safe to take while pregnant or nursing?
Yes. All the herbs in ClearLungs® Extra Strength are mild and have no known contraindications for pregnancy and nursing. Consult with your physician or midwife before use.
Will ClearLungs® Extra Strength make me jittery or nervous?
No. ClearLungs® Extra Strength does not have any stimulants and will not make you feel jittery or nervous. If you struggle with these symptoms on a regular basis we recommend our Adrenal Fatigue Fighter™ formula or Anxiety Free™.
Will ClearLungs® Extra Strength Keep me awake at night/prevent me from sleeping?
No. There are no stimulants in ClearLungs® Extra Strength and it shouldn't affect your sleep. If you struggle with falling or staying asleep we recommend our product DreamOn™ Zen.
Are there any side effects from taking ClearLungs Extra Strength? (Risks?)
No. ClearLungs® Extra Strength has no known side effects and is made of gentle herbs that are not known to create any negative issues. However, as each individual is different if a reaction does occur we ask you to contact our customer service department so we can track it.
Is ClearLungs® Extra Strength habit-forming?
No, ClearLungs® Extra Strength cannot cause dependence.
What is the difference between ClearLungs® Classic and ClearLungs® Extra Strength?
The Extra Strength formula contains more herbal material per capsule and includes our patented Availablend® which consists of ingredients known to help increase bioavailability. We suggest using the ClearLungs® Extra Strength for short-term support. For longer-term use, the original ClearLungs® formula is for you.
Will the licorice in ClearLungs Extra Strength raise my blood pressure?
It is not likely. While European licorice has been shown to raise low blood pressure in large doses, Chinese licorice has not been shown to have the same effects and is not used for that purposes in herbal medicine. Our ClearLungs® Extra Strength formula contains 54.2 mg of Chinese licorice, while it generally takes over 400mg of European licorice to effectively raise blood pressure. You should always consult with your physician before making changes to any blood pressure regimen.
What is the difference between your AirwayClear™ and ClearLungs® formulas?
The main difference lies in the TCM ideas of Cooling and Warming formulas. Cooling formulas are designed to calm and relax, while warming formulas are intended to stimulate the body. AirwayClear™ is a cooling formula, designed to cool irritation and support the body's natural state free from excess inflammation, helping the airways to relax and soothe. ClearLungs® is designed to stimulate the lungs and balance mucus levels while maintaining healthy airways. You can take AirwayClear™ and ClearLungs® together.
All ClearLungs® formulations are most effective when paired with a healthy lifestyle:
- Losing extra pounds, especially around the middle, will positively impact respiratory function and overall pants-buttoning satisfaction.
- Cultivating a habit of deeper breathing - mantras optional.
- Sufficient rest and exercise for overall health and life satisfaction.
- Removing inflammatories from the diet.
- Avoidance of allergens and dust, and from warm, humidified air in winter.
Over the next year, RidgeCrest Herbals will be focusing on a transparency initiative to make our processes and sourcing more accessible for the curious consumer. Stay tuned as we work to bring you product-specific transparency information.
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