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Opti-Pulmo
60 Capsules • 700 mg
Chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) are conditions of the airways and other structures of the lungs. Some of the most frequent are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, occupational lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension. In addition to tobacco smoke, other risk factors include air pollution, occupational chemicals and dusts, and frequent lower respiratory infections during childhood. Chronic respiratory diseases are difficult to treat, however there are several medical procedures that help dilate major air passages and improve shortness of breath to reduce and control symptoms while increasing the quality of life for people with the disease. 

Opti-Pulmo™ has been formulated to support the respiratory system. This supplement is a combination of vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, vitamin E, citrus bioflavonoids, herbal and bovine lung extract.

There is sufficient evidence suggesting that antioxidant vitamins such as beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E are positively associated with lung function. Dietary intake of these three vitamins can support the respiratory system. In studies made by Israeli scientists, beta-carotene was found to help people suffering from asthma attacks triggered by exercise. Other studies have confirmed that the intake of vitamin C could reduce incidence of respiratory symptoms. Also, vitamin E, especially d-alpha tocopheryl has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Increased intake of this vitamin could be beneficial for lung function.

Citrus bioflavonoids support balanced immune cell activity for better immune response and support for respiratory health.

Native to Europe and Asia, mullein is classified in traditional herbal literature as expectorants (promotes the discharge of mucus) and demulcents (soothes irritated mucous membranes). Historically, mullein has been used by herbalists as an agent for the respiratory tract, particularly in cases of irritating coughs with bronchial congestion.

Also, indigenous to Southern Europe and Southwest Asia, fenugreek is an herb with aromatic seeds. It was an important herb to the Greeks and has been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. In traditional herbal medicine, fenugreek is often combined with thyme for respiratory system support. Fenugreek seeds contain a wide array of compounds that are beneficial for the respiratory system including volatile oils, alkaloids, saponins, flavonoids, and mucilage. The primary actions related to the respiratory system are expectorant, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic.

Thyme is a member of the mint family originating in the Mediterranean and commonly grown today throughout North America. Often used as a culinary herb, the essential oils that make it valuable in the kitchen also have potent medicinal properties. The antispasmodic, anti-microbial, and expectorant actions of thyme have made it a traditional recommendation for coughs. Combined with mullein, it is part of a classic European formula for spastic coughs, including whooping cough. Thyme’s primary constituents are volatile oils, which include the phenols thymol and carvacol. These are complemented by the actions of antioxidant flavonoids.

Useful for respiratory disorders such as congestion, bronchitis, and cough, fennel is considered an effective expectorant due to its cineole and anethole content. Fennel seeds in powder form can help break up phlegm and clear nasal passages to ensure a quick recovery from respiratory conditions.

Horseradish likely originated in Eastern Europe, but today is cultivated worldwide. It has been used for various conditions including for coughs and sore throats. It contains volatile oils that are similar to those found in mustard. In test tubes, horseradish has shown to have properties to be effective for respiratory conditions.

Used by Native Americans, echinacea was used for a variety of conditions, including venomous bites and other external wounds. It was introduced into the U.S. medical practice in 1887 and was touted for use in conditions ranging from colds to syphilis. Presently, echinacea is used to support the system by activating white blood cells. Echinacea may also increase production of interferon, an important part of the body’s response to viral infections.

Garlic is known to support cardiovascular health and promote immune activity. It can be used for multiple conditions including poor digestion, parasites, respiratory problems and many more. In 1858, Louis Pasteur studied the antibacterial action of garlic. Allicin is one of the major organosulfur compounds in garlic considered to be biologically active. Garlic is known to have antioxidant activity. In test tube studies garlic has been found to promote antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal function.

Originally from Europe and western Asia, marshmallow has been considered a healing herb for at least 3,000 years. Marshmallow root was valued by the ancient Greeks, the genus name Althaea comes from the Greek altho, to cure. The use of marshmallow as an herbal medicine spread to both Arabia and India, where it has played an important role in the Unani and Ayurvedic healing traditions. It is rich in mucilage (arabinogalactans and galacturonorhamnan), antioxidant flavonoids, coumarins, quercetin, tannins, and volatile oil. The primary use of marshmallow is to calm inflammation and irritation of the respiratory and gastric tissues, and combined with other herbs, help alleviate coughs.

Rose hips are rich in vitamin C and have been used for centuries to combat cough, colds, flu, and other respiratory conditions. Rose hips also contain many important antioxidants, plant chemicals that are naturally anti-inflammatory, shield immune cells from environmental damage, and promote the production of white blood cells.

Often used as a condiment, rosemary is an herb member of the mint family. Rosemary is known for its medicinal properties and it is used to boost the immune system and also to promote hair growth.

Bovine dried lung extract may promote and restore function of the lungs.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule  
Servings per Container: 60  
Amount per 1 Capsule %DV*
Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene) 25,000 IU 500
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 100 mg 166
Vitamin E (d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 20 IU 66
Citrus Bioflavonoids Complex 25 mg *
Proprietary blend 543 mg  
Mullein Leaves Extract 4:1 (Verbascum thapus) *
Fenugreek Seeds Extract 4:1 (Trigonella foenum graecum) *
Thyme Leaves Extract 4:1 (Thymus vulgaris) *
Fennel Seeds Extract 4:1 (Foeniculum vulgare) *
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) *
Echinacea Root (Echinacea purpurea) *
Garlic Bulb (Allium sativum) *
Marshmallow Root (Althea officinalis) *
Rose Hips (Rosa canina) *
Rosemary Leaves (Rosmarinus officinalis) *
Bovine Lung Extract *
*Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin.

Recommendations: As a dietary supplement, take one (1)
capsule daily.

Caution: Do not use this product if pregnant or nursing. Do not use
this supplement if the band around the cap is broken or missing.
If symptoms persist, consult a doctor. Keep this product out of reach
of children.

Storage: Keep tightly closed in a dry place and do not expose
to excessive heat.

The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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