by Dr Gordon Chang, PhD
The lungs are organs that connect directly with the outside world. They process the pollution that comes from the environment on a first-hand basis. The lungs are well supplied with blood and form a barrier that allows the body to absorb oxygen from the air and also to excrete carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. The lungs are a very metabolically active site for detoxification of some toxins. Because the lungs are in contact with our polluted atmosphere, they can absorb many airborne pollutants. Some of these pollutants are particulate (solid) in nature and can become trapped within the lung tissue, and some pollutants are chemical (fluid) in nature and gain access to the body by dissolving directly through the lung membranes into the blood. These chemical pollutants can themselves act as oxidants which damage the lung tissue or cause the lung tissue to be damaged when the body attempts to get rid of the pollutants.
Alpha Science Labs has developed a special herbal formula to help protect the lung tissue from damage and also to help the body rid itself of the trapped particulate pollutants. Lung CleanseTM is made up of a combination of herbs used in Western herbalism and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help loosen and expel trapped particulate pollutants and to provide anti-oxidants which specifically protect the lung tissue. It contains the herbs Baical Skullcap, Grosvenor Momordica, Chrysanthemum, Honeysuckle and Mulberry Leaf.
The lungs are a very metabolically active site for detoxification of some toxins.