I have high blood pressure and I see that CLEAR LUNGS has licorice in it. I am wondering if it is okay to use it[with high blood pressure]. I’ve also read that licorice may make you retain fluids? I am prone to Bronchitis at least once a year. I work in a cosmetics dept. and get a lot of different perfume smells and can feel it in my lungs also. I use extra Ester C when I get over dosed with the smell from body sprays and cologne, but my lungs need something to keep them healthy.
Licorice can increase blood pressure if used for more than 7 days in substantial strengths. Notice that the licorice listing on the Clear Lungs is the last item on the ingredient list, which means is the smallest percentage ingredient in the product. I also called our manufacturer and discussed this; they tell me that there is such a minute amount that there is no problem for even those with high blood pressure.
You are also correct to some degree about licorice and fluid retention, …but it works favorably in that it increases the fluidity of the mucous so that it is easier to eliminate the mucous from the bronchial tubes and lungs. Thicker mucous is much more difficult for the body to break down and absorb or to cough up. We too have had lots of Bronchitis going around the office here in Utopia and have had especially good results with both the Clear Lungs and the Colloidal Silver as an inhaler. Although Colloidal Silver will not prevent allergies (most of our Bronchitis has been cedar pollen and allergy related) unless they are microbe caused, it is effective in reducing infection in the respiratory system. It can be taken orally and by inhaling it with a mist sprayer. http://utopiasilver.com/products/accessories/ Simply fill it ½ full of silver and when you squeeze, it comes out in a fine mist that can be inhaled.
Following is a list of some supplements that are very good support for the lungs and bronchial tubes:
Vitamin A – a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger.
Vitamin C – enhances the immune system and reduces histamine levels.
CoQ10 – improves circulation and breathing.
MSM – clinical tests show that it improves lung problems.
Bromelain – enhances healing and the absorption of other supplements and nutrients.
Magnesium Peroxide (Oxy-Gen) – aids impaired breathing by oxygenating the blood through the stomach.
Most of these can be found on our website at:
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Utopia Silver Supplements
Notice: We are not doctors and we suggest that you consult a healthcare professional,preferably a qualified naturopathic doctor or one who has been trained in integrative medicine if you have a life or health threatening illness.