Approximately 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, which accounts for about one in every 12 individuals, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing. In order to treat the condition, patients can take either a quick-relief or long-term control medication, depending on the severity of their diagnosis. There may also be some essential vitamins and minerals that can help.
In addition to physician-prescribed drugs, a new study published in the International Journal of Pediatrics reports that vitamin C, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the symptoms of asthma. These essential nutrients can be consumed through a supplement, such as Super C22 made by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.
Egyptian researchers found that patients with healthy levels of vitamin C, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids may perform better on doctor-administered tests for asthma than those who have deficiencies.
“Diet supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids, Zn (zinc) and vitamin C significantly improved asthma control test, pulmonary function tests and pulmonary inflammatory markers in children with moderately persistent bronchial asthma either singly or in combination,” the researchers concluded, as quoted by the news source.