As the seasons change and temperatures drop, many of us are familiar with the discomfort of mucus, chest congestion, and coughs with phlegm. In the past, reaching for over-the-counter decongestants and cough suppressants may have been our go-to solution. However, we’re here to share the truth about natural sinus decongestants and how they can provide relief without relying on medication.
Rather than accepting the idea of a “Cold & Flu Season” where we believe there’s little we can do to prevent these congested chest colds, we’ve discovered how to support our body and reduce the severity and duration of these common health issues using whole food supplements. Mucus is a fluid in the body that helps clean up and trap toxins like dust, dirt, or other irritants in the nasal and oral passageways. By understanding how to optimize the body’s natural detox mechanisms, we can effectively manage mucus and chest congestion.
There are two essential natural lung decongestant supplements that we always keep in our cupboard: Spanish Black Radish and Fen-Gre, both made by Standard Process. What makes these supplements so special as natural sinus and chest decongestants? They are gentle, whole-food supplements that support the optimal performance of the body’s natural detox pathways.
Spanish Black Radish is known for promoting the body’s natural toxin elimination pathways and supporting digestion by assisting the liver and gallbladder. A healthy liver can effectively manage toxins and help decrease symptoms of lung congestion and mucus. Research studies have shown the benefits of Spanish Black Radish supplements in supporting detoxification.
On the other hand, Fen-Gre contains fenugreek, which is often mistakenly associated only with breastfeeding. However, fenugreek or Fen-Gre by Standard Process is valuable in assisting mucosal secretions and phlegm in the body, while also providing digestion support. It can be highly beneficial for individuals with chest congestion as it supports healthy phlegm in the lungs and bronchial tubes.
To maximize the effectiveness of these supplements, also increase your water intake. Since mucus is composed of salt and water, we recommend adding a pinch of Selena’s Naturally, Unrefined Celtic Salt to your water along with a drop of liquid iodine to improve the viscosity of your mucous membranes. A research study on gargling saltwater has shown its effectiveness in preventing upper respiratory tract infections among healthy individuals. Increasing water intake, specifically water and not caffeinated tea or coffee, helps with proper hydration and supports the performance of Spanish Black Radish and Fen-Gre in clearing up mucus and phlegm.
If you’re looking for assistance in obtaining and taking these supplements for sinus congestion, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule an appointment. Our team can provide you with personalized nutritional guidance to help your body perform at its best and alleviate symptoms of mucus and chest congestion.
By embracing natural sinus decongestants and supporting our body’s natural detox mechanisms, we can overcome the discomfort of mucus and chest congestion without relying on over-the-counter medications. Take control of your health and experience the relief and freedom that comes with a natural approach to sinus and chest congestion.