It is important to strengthen the immune
system to prevent the occurrence of respiratory infections.
However, in most cases allergy or hypersensitivity often accompanies
and predisposes person to bronchitis as well as asthma. Allergies
weaken the immune system and create the characteristic spasm of the
bronchial smooth muscles that occur in asthma. Which can be
dangerous and life threatening.
Prevention Of Asthma With Vitamins And
Magnesium - Adequate levels of
Magnesium are required in asthmatics. It helps prevent spasm in the
Carotenes - Those Carotenes that
are found in green and yellow vegetables, help to protect the lungs of
children with asthma.
B6 Pyridoxine - This vitamin has
been shown to be low in asthmatics. Supplementing with 50 mg per day
over a few months can lead to dramatic reduction in wheezing frequency
Vitamin C - Asthmatics also show
low levels of this vitamin. Treatment with vitamin C at a moderately
low dose, of 500 mg per day over the age of three, is very helpful for
some children in reducing the severity of asthma. Smaller doses do not
appear to have such protective effects.
Quercetin - This is a bioflavonoid
found in some brands of vitamin C. It has a vitamin C sparing effect
but on its own is a very important treatment for asthma. The dosage
must be at the level of 500 mg per day. It is an inhibitor of histamine
and also prevents the release of some powerful chemicals known as leukotrienes, which are responsible for the spasm of the bronchial.
Vitamin B12 - Studies of this
vitamin show that it is effective in younger individuals for the
treatment of asthma. Weekly injections of 1000 mg are required. It is
also useful in individuals who have sulphite sensitivity as it helps to
inactivate this substance.
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