2016, Best Supplement, Sinus & Respiratory Support Category, Taste For Life Magazine Better Nutrition Award
2017, Winner, Immunity Essentials Award, Breathe Easy Category, Taste for Life Magazine Better Nutrition Award
2018, Winner, Immunity Essentials Award, Herbal Solutions Category, Taste for Life Magazine Better Nutrition Award
I don't know about you, but I love breathing - in fact, I may love it more than my smartphone. Looking at the evidence, I would say that is definitely true: I do it everywhere I go, I include it in all my vacation plans, and I can't go a day without it. Considering the constant love and attention I give breathing, I feel like it is kinda ungrateful when it starts acting up. But then, I have to consider, don't I play a role in this situation, too? Am I entirely blameless? Then the guilt sets in and I start taking ClearLungs® Immune to nurture my relationship with breathing and ask for its forgiveness for my failures. ClearLungs® Immune is my go-to for when I feel my immune system is directly related to my damaged relationship with breathing. It is my chocolate and flowers, my surprise gesture, to let breathing know just how much I truly care.
Elderberry is a part of TCM as well as traditional European folk medicine. Its dark berries contain quercetin, a common extract in natural over-the-counter medicines because of its potential to support the body's natural, healthy state free from excess inflammation. It also contains significant amounts of vitamins A and C.
Olive Leaf Extract
Native to the Middle East, the olive tree has stood as a symbol in Western culture for thousands of years. Today scientific evidence shows the components of the olive leaf can help support a healthy immune response, and considering the olive trees well-known ability to resist disease this makes sense. Its leaves are full of antioxidants, which show promise in supporting cardiovascular health as well.
Isatis Root Extract
Isatis root has been used in both TCM and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. From the same plant as the dye for indigo, clinical studies have shown it to have potential to support the body's natural, healthy state free from excess inflammation, as well as a positive immune response, though further research is still needed. This is becoming a more common TCM herb and is used as a bitter herb for the liver and stomach meridians.
Believed to clear heat and resolve toxicity, Andrographis is a common herb in TCM. Scientists around the globe have explored the potential for this herb to support immune function and the body's natural, healthy state free from excess inflammation, as well as its capacity to encourage the body's ability to fight free radicals.
This herb has been used in various global traditions, and each one uses it to soothe the respiratory tract. Whether applied as a warm poultice, taken as a tea or infused into a steam bath, the goal to manage airway health has always been the same. It was also used to ward off Native American spirits, as a dye for Roman women's clothing, and as a wick for lamps in ancient Greece.
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 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. Exceptional for treating external conditions that may dry and irritate lungs, such as smoke, 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 widely-used 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 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, itis 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, aid 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, kidney, 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® Immune safe to take with other herbs or with medications?
Yes. ClearLungs® Immune is very safe with no known contraindications. It is safe to take with any other herb or medication.
Is ClearLungs® Immune safe to take while pregnant or nursing?
Yes. All the herbs in ClearLungs® Immune are mild and none are contraindicated during pregnancy and nursing.
Will ClearLungs® Immune make me jittery or nervous?
No. ClearLungs® Immune 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® Immune keep me awake at night/prevent me from sleeping?/
No. There are no stimulants in ClearLungs® Immune 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® Immune? (Risks?)
No. ClearLungs® Immune 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® Immune habit-forming?
No, ClearLungs® Immune cannot cause dependence.
Will the licorice in ClearLungs® Immune 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 purpose in herbal medicine. Our ClearLungs® Immune formula contains a small amount of Chinese licorice, while it 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 promote a healthy inflammatory response and cool irritation, helping the airways to relax and soothe. ClearLungs® is designed to stimulate the lungs to help promote healthy mucosal response to irritation 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 make you feel fun, flirty, and ready for 30!
- Cultivating a habit of deeper breathing, and not just to keep from punching your irritating teenager.
- Sufficient rest and exercise.
- Removing inflammatory foods from the diet.
- Avoidance of allergens and dust, and from warm, humidified air in winter.
- Washing hands frequently, especially during wintertime, to avoid transfer of flu and cold viruses.
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