Helping Parents and Kids Breathe Easy with Asthma Assistance
Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways and lungs which reduces airflow. It is one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood. An attack or episode can occur in response a myriad of environmental responses, making it hard for parents to protect their children. In an effort to help reduce the severity and frequency of asthma attacks researchers have searched for natural treatments that complement regular asthma medications. Blackcurrant polyphenol extracts are one such treatment that shows significant promise in helping kids live full and active lives while easing parent concerns about asthma.
Keeping the Airways Open with Blackcurrant Polyhpenols
The anti-inflammatory properties of blackcurrant polyphenols may help prevent and relieve the closing of children’s airways occurring in asthma (caused by over stimulated inflammatory reactions). Researchers believe blackcurrant extracts rich in polyphenols may act as an excellent complementary supplement to regular asthma treatments and medications that may reduce frequency and severity of asthma attacks. These effects can help keep kids active and living life to the fullest while easing parental concerns about sudden and unexpected asthma attacks.
Scientists at The National Institute for Plant and Food Research in New Zealand have made exciting discoveries that could help millions of children suffering from asthma. Their lab based tests identified the polyphenols in blackcurrants we’re able to prevent the secretion of pro-inflammatory compounds found in lung tissue (CCL26), known to cause asthma.
Decreasing CCL26 secretion with increasing anthocyanin concentrations (ug/ml)
Supporting Healthy Breathing with Essential Vitamins and Minerals
By helping regulate healthy immune responses Vitamins A, C, E, B6 and the essential mineral Zinc may also help normalize inflammatory responses reducing the dangers of asthma attack