Respiratory System

How to keep your respiratory system healthy

Your respiratory system includes your nose, throat, windpipe and lungs.

Every time you breathe, it draws air into your body. Your lungs then transfer the oxygen from each breath into your bloodstream, which is then pumped around your body to the cells that need it.

Smoking and air pollution can cause respiratory problems which can have a knock-on impact on your overall wellbeing. However, genetics and obesity can also damage your respiratory health.

If you take care of your lungs today, you’re more likely to have fewer breathing problems later in life.

Young woman practicing meditation for respiratory health, highlighting the importance of lung function.

Why is the respiratory system important?

Alongside your circulatory system, your respiratory system is a vital function that helps keep the body healthy and working as it should.

Your lungs are different from most of your other vital organs because they are exposed directly to the external environment. Anything that you breathe in can affect their delicate tissues and blood vessels, including germs and bacteria, smoke, chemical vapours, dust and other pollutants.

This can result in a wide range of health issues, from allergies and asthma to pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Your lungs work in tandem with your heart and circulation to pump oxygen-rich blood cells around the body and remove carbon dioxide and other waste.

Good lung function is vital to overall health and wellbeing, and there are many things you can do to keep your lungs and respiratory system working as they should.

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How Lily & Loaf help support a stronger respiratory system

Maintaining a healthy respiratory system can be a challenging.

Exercise and diet play a big part in keeping your lungs and blood vessels healthy, while plenty of fresh air, not smoking, avoiding pollution will also help. Good quality supplements can top up any shortfalls in nutrition. Lily & Loaf has a wide range of natural, nutritional supplements which can complement your diet to support good respiratory function.

Fenugreek & Fennel is our key system product for the respiratory system.

It is a traditional formula used by nutritionists which provides specific nourishment for the lungs. Healthy lung function helps protect the body from seasonal airborne substances, and Fenugreek & Fennel was developed with this in mind.

It contains gel-like compounds known for their ability to soothe tissues, and is a herbal source of Selenium, a vital antioxidant that helps the body utilise oxygen.