Supplements may help asthmatics deal with air pollution

The results of a study conducted by scientists at the University of Washington School of Public Health indicate that simply starting a regimen of antioxidant supplements may help asthmatics breathe easier in polluted air.

Researchers found that those who took daily supplements of vitamin E and C showed improved respiratory function when compared to those who had taken a placebo.

“Our results show that a combination of antioxidant vitamins can benefit people with asthma who are sensitive to air pollutants,” said Dr. Carol Trenga, lead author of the study.

The study followed 17 asthmatic individuals who were given vitamin E and C supplements, as well as a placebo, for individual periods of five weeks. Subjects were then exposed to unclean air. While taking supplements, their pulmonary function was up to five percent stronger than when on the placebo.

Those looking to increase their vitamin intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

Lucidal from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains nutrients such as vitamin E and C, as well as beta-carotene. Regular use may help improve cognitive abilities and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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