Stoneman3, from everything I've read about COPD, I'd recommend that you look into taking Vitamin D3, at least 2,000 IU's daily, Bromelain and Hawthorn. Here's a site with some info that may help.Sorry I need info on supplements and herbs to combat copd. help is appreciated
Why would you want to break down theophyline, saved? Keeping the airway dialated is a critical issue for COPD.
I certainly would used vitamin D3 but at much higher dosages, like 5,000 IU minimum.
Load with 10,000 for at least 2 weeks, daily
Serrapeptase is certainly important. go to www.serrapeptase.info
You also want to make sure your heart is nourished will and vascular system in general as copd takes a significant toal on them over time and many copd folks end up with heart failure.
COPD: Asthma or emphysema? If you have plegm issues, definitely take NAC. Also eat some salsa or hot sauce, and I mean hot. The relief will be temporary, but it will be there.thank you all. I do take 7000 units d3, 200 mg of ubiquinol, bomelein, I have to get Hawthorn.
Everything I know about COPD tells me it is caused by fungus, therefore, it is a fungal infection. (The inflammation is caused by mycotoxins that are excreeted by fungi).
There are several natural antifungals, such as coconut oil, grapefruit seed extract, colloidal silver, etc..
It would be beneficial to purchase a small nebulizer, so you can injest colloidal silver directly into the lungs on a daily basis. Do some research on these natural antifungals.
Also, there are two kinds of nebulizers. One operates like an air compressor while the other is ultrasonic. They are both good, however, the utrasonic unit is better.
I gave my dad both serrapeptase and bromelian and there was a small positive effect. If you are having issues with those, try cordyceps and coenzyme q10 and vitamin e. good luck.I don't see why everyone is recommending serrapeptase. I tried it and it gave me horrible shortness of breath for the duration of use. In fact, it was because I used this supplement that I discovered I had a deficiency of alpha-1 antitrypsin.
Think about it. In COPD, there is a protease/antiprotease imbalance with higher quantities of proteases. Serrapeptase is a type of protease. So it's just going to make things worse !
Even though it might possess anti-inflammatory actions, it will further eat away at your lungs. There many other compounds that do this without having a proteolytic activity. Bromelain is another one that I don't use because, as a protease, it has the ability to do the same.
Restricting carbohydrates in patients with COPD is critical and beneficial, because carbohydrates increase the production endogenous carbon dioxide, which further burdens the already failed respiratory functions. Furthermore, restricting carbohydrates helps normalize the level of blood glucose and reduce the level of consequent inflammation is likely reduce the risk of COPD.
For lung / breathing issuesstoneman 3, one of my friends who has bronchiectasis,is on an Ayurvedic Diet which has helped her a lot. You would have to find a very qualified Ayurvedic practitioner though to get good results, the diet is customised especially for you, if you wish I can give you a link to have a look at how she has improved.