MegaCiden™: Support Your Respiratory Microbiome
Your immune system is a security guard that helps to protect you from harmful pathogens, infections, and illnesses. The health of your immune and respiratory system is incredibly important to your overall well-being.
When it comes to supporting your immune system, you probably think about eating a nutrient-dense diet, getting proper sleep, moving your body, taking vitamins and minerals, taking probiotics, and reducing stress. All these are great and important support strategies that are essential for immune support. But you can’t forget about targeting the health of your mouth and supporting your respiratory microbiome.
In this article, you will learn about your immune health and respiratory health. You will understand what the respiratory microbiome is and why it’s important for your immune health. I will introduce you to a new powerful herbal throat spray, MegaCidin™, that’s designed to support your respiratory microbiome and immune health.
Importance of Your Immune Health
When you think about your immune system, think about it as a personal safeguard or a protecting friend that wants to protect your body from infections and illness. Your immune health is absolutely essential for your survival, health, and overall well-being.
Your immune system is made up of a complex network of cells and tissues that have the same overall goal: to protect you. Your immune system is watching out for foreign invaders, including viruses, parasites, fungi, and other harm. When your immune system notices a foreign pathogen entering your system, it sends an immune response to defend you, reduce your risk of infection, illness, or disease, and support your recovery if you get sick (1, 2, 3).
Your immune health is critical for your overall health. A sluggish or compromised immune system will be slow to respond to pathogens and infections. They won’t be able to protect you as well as an optimally functioning immune system would leave you more vulnerable to infections and illness. Supporting your immune system and optimizing your immune health is essential for optimal respiratory health and for an overall thriving body.
Importance of Your Respiratory Health
Your body needs oxygen in order to function and stay healthy. This is where your respiratory system comes to play an important role. Your respiratory system is a complex network of organs and tissues that allow you to breathe. It includes your lungs, airways, and various blood vessels. Your respiratory system allows your body to breathe in air and absorb oxygen for healthy organ function. It also allows your body to release waste gases from your blood, including carbon dioxide. Your respiratory health is critical for your healthy organ function (4, 5).
Your lungs play an important role in your respiratory system. They are a pair of pyramid-shaped, pinkish-gray, spongy organs inside your chest. They help your body to take in oxygens during each inhalation and release carbon dioxide during each exhalation.
They support a necessary gas exchange adding vital oxygen to your blood and releasing waste gas from your body. They help to protect your body from toxins and other harmful pathogens through a process of filtering, coughing, sneezing, swallowing, moisturizing the air you breathe in, bringing the air to the correct temperature, and supporting your sense of smell (4, 5).
How The Respiratory System Works
Your lungs don’t work alone but work together with the rest of your respiratory system supporting your breathing or respiration. Other parts of your respiratory system include your airways, including your nose, sinuses, mouth, throat, trachea or windpipe, and bronchial tubes. Your circulatory system, including your veins, arteries, capillaries, and heart also play an essential role in breathing. They help move blood from and to the lungs, delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues, and allow the removal of carbon dioxide.
Your diaphragm, ribs, and muscles in the chest area also play a critical role in lung function and breathing as they allow the expansion and contraction of your lungs and protect your chest cavity and organ health. Moreover, your immune system, lymphatic system, and nervous system work closely together with and depend on your respiratory system (4, 5).
Your body depends on a healthy respiratory system and your respiratory health depends on the health of your entire body and your body’s health depends on the health of your lungs. Problems with your respiratory health may lead to respiratory issues and make you more vulnerable to infections, illness, allergies, and diseases.
Supporting your respiratory health is critical for your overall health and well-being. To support your respiratory health, it is important that you understand and support your respiratory microbiome along with eating a nutrient-dense diet and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Your Respiratory Microbiome and Your Respiratory Health
There is so much research and talk about the gut microbiome, yet there is little attention given to the respiratory microbiome. While your gut microbiome is critical to your immune and overall health, ignoring your respiratory microbiome would be a mistake. In fact, when it comes to your respiratory and immune health, you must understand the importance of your respiratory microbiome.
As a 2016 research study published in The Microbiome and Epidemiology explains, while there is increased attention to the importance of the gut microbiome, the respiratory gut microbiome and its importance when it comes to respiratory health, inhaled pollutants, and infections are largely ignored and less understood (6). However, there is increasing evidence that suggests that the respiratory microbiome plays an important role in disease development.
Your lungs and respiratory system used to be thought to be a sterile entity, but as a 2019 study published in National Immunology explains, it has a unique microbiota (7). Your respiratory microbiome is influenced by your gut microbiome. Together, the gut and respiratory or lung microbiome create a gut-lung axis that affects your respiratory health. He
Importance of the Respiratory Microbiome
According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Immunology, while less diverse than your gut microbiome, your respiratory microbiome shows great diversity and importance. It is connected to your immune health and affects the development of lung-related health issues and disease (8).
A 2019 study published in the BMC Biology supported this discovery by finding that the respiratory microbiome plays an important role in the upper respiratory tract health and disease-development (9). They also found that the respiratory microbiome interacts with various internal and external factors, including smoking, immune response, aging, and lifestyle choices that all affect respiratory and immune health.
According to another 2019 study published in PLoS, an unhealthy respiratory microbiome may increase the risk of viral infections (10). Another 2019 study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine further supports the idea that protecting the respiratory microbiome is critical for respiratory health (11). You can check out the the gut-lung axis works in the image below from a 2018 study out of Cellular Microbiology (18).
While there is a lot more to learn and understand about the respiratory microbiome, one thing seems clear from these recent research studies: your respiratory microbiome is critical to your respiratory health. If you want to support your respiratory health and immune health so they can protect your body and fight pathogens, it is critical that you support your respiratory microbiome.
Introducing: MegaCiden for Respiratory Microbiome Support
If you care about your immune and respiratory health and want to support your respiratory microbiome, I have some exciting news for you. I want to introduce you to a fantastic new product: MegaCidin™.
MegaCidin™ helps to stimulate your immune system by targeting the immune tissue right inside your mouth. This soft tissue, also called the buccal tissue, is critical for your immune and respiratory health. Even though we rarely if ever talk about this, these soft tissues encounter an array of microbes from the outside world on a minute by minute basis. In fact, these encounter more microbes than your internal tissues.
Targeting Your Oral Immune System
The good news is that your oral immune system is powerful. When it notices foreign invaders, it acts quickly to protect your body. As a 2013 study published in the Journal of Oral Microbiology explains, your saliva and buccal tissue are full of immune cells, such as immunoglobulins (secretory IgA (SIgA) and IgG) and T lymphocytes (T cells) (12).
These immune cells help get rid of pathogens from your body before they have a chance to harm your health. Your oral immune system is also important because it communicates with other tissues inside your body to help them prepare in case any pathogens make it past your oral cavity. Take a look at the image below out from the Annals of The American Thoracic Society (19).
Oral Health and The Respiratory Microbiome
According to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Control Release, the buccal mucosa also contains microfold (M) cells (13). These cells are special gateways that are able to let specific molecules set foot in your bloodstream while also keeping your body safe from harmful pathogens (20).
Mucosal sites containing M cells can be found elsewhere in your body too, including your gut, lungs, and urogenital areas. However, the buccal mucosa in your oral cavity is the most permeable. This means that this area of your body is able to absorb beneficial compounds, including probiotics, herbs, and other nutrients very quickly to support your health effectively.
This is one of the reasons why MegaCidin™ is so powerful and effective. This robust, next-generation throat spray acts where it’s supposed to: inside your mouth supporting a healthy respiratory microbiome and immune health right where pathogens may enter.
This powerful supplement is created with a unique and potent combination of powerful ingredients that are clinically proven to support your immune health. It works by using the power of probiotic spores and a potent botanical blend called Biocidin® which includes milk thistle, echinacea, goldenseal, shiitake extract, white willow bark, garlic, grape seed extract, black walnut, tea tree oil, oregano oil, and several others.
Probiotics for Your Immune and Respiratory Health
MegaCidin™ includes two important probiotics: Bacillus subtilis HU58 and Bacillus coagulans (SC-208). Both have science-backed immune-supporting properties for both adults and children. A 2009 controlled study on 10 healthy men published in Postgraduate Medicine has found that administering 1 capsule with Bacillus coagulans for 30 days increased T cell production and improved the response to certain viruses (14).
A 2017 animal study on rabbits published in Frontiers in Immunology has found that Bacillus subtilis helps to produce protective compounds, such as β-defensin and helps to support immunity and disease resistance (15). Furthermore, a 2019 randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical study published in the European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology has found that probiotic throat sprays may benefit the oral immunity of children (16).
Herbal Blend for Immune and Respiratory Health
Besides these probiotics, the power of MegaCidin™ also lies in a potent herbal blend called Biocidin®. This blend is made up of some great herbs with science-backed benefits, including milk thistle, echinacea, goldenseal, shiitake extract, white willow bark, garlic, grape seed extract, black walnut, tea tree oil, oregano oil, and several others.
While these herbs have been used for centuries for immune and respiratory health, their benefits have only been studied and shown by science only recently. What’s fantastic about Biocidin® is that you don’t even have to look at each ingredient individually because research has shown their benefits working together within this specific powerful blend.
A 2018 study published in the Journal of Athletic Enhancement looked into the benefits of Biocidin® (17). The single-blind repeated-measure study was conducted on twenty healthy college-aged male volunteer participants. Participants were given three treatments at the beginning of a 30-minute long 80 percent VO2 max cycle ergometer exercise. The treatments included the Biocidin® botanical spray, botanical drops, and placebo.
Saliva samples were taken 30 and 90 minutes after the exercise to check for secretory IgA and Human Alpha Defensin markers. Results have shown that the Biocidin® blend can support the immune system even after only 30 minutes after administration. As little as a single dose may support the production of secretory IgA immunoglobulins found in your gut, saliva, and respiratory system mucosa to support the immune system.
MegaCidin™ Recommended by the Functional Medicine Community
Seeing the benefits of probiotics Bacillus subtilis HU58 and Bacillus coagulans (SC-208) and Biocidin® on your immune and respiratory health, it’s clear that offering the combination of both MegaCidin™ is a winner when it comes to all-natural remedies for respiratory health and optimal immune function.
MegaCidin™ has the abundant support of the functional medicine community. I am impressed and excited to see the combination of potent probiotics and immune-supporting herbs with science-backed immune and respiratory health benefits packed in a small bottle for convenient daily use. I highly recommend and personally use it for immune and respiratory support. What I particularly love about this immune-protecting throat spray is that it’s safe for both children and adults so it can support your entire family’s immune and respiratory health.
MegaCidin™ is a small bottle that you carry around with you in your purse or car to use it at your convenience. It is incredibly simple to use. All it takes is a few sprays a day. For children over age 5 and adults, I recommend 1 to 3 sprays towards the back of the mouth 2 to 3 times a day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
When it comes to your immune and respiratory health, healthy food, exercise, getting plenty of sleep, reducing stress, taking vitamins, minerals, and probiotics are essential, but supporting your respiratory microbiome is just as critical and should not be ignored.
Try MegaCidin™, a new powerful herbal throat spray that’s designed to support your respiratory microbiome and immune health. Only a few sprays a day can make a powerful difference in your immune and respiratory health and overall well-being.