Scientists around the world have studied the ingredients in Second Wind™. More research needs to be done on some, but all of them show tremendous promise for optimizing your respiratory health.
Bromelain is an enzyme that breaks down proteins,
including those involved in the inflammatory process.
It also helps thin mucus and eases inflammation in the
sinuses and nasal passages.
Coenzyme Q10 is an efficient antioxidant, helping to keep
tissue healthy and fighting free radical activity. It’s also a great energy
booster and supports improved respiratory performance.
English Ivy has antispasmodic, decongestant and anti-inflammatory
qualities. It helps relieve your cough and increase oxygen intake by
relaxing the smooth muscles that surround the airways (the
ones that scare you by going into spasms during a bronchitis
flareup or asthma attack).
Horehound is used in cough drops,
where it helps relax the smooth muscles that
surround your bronchial tubes, loosens phlegm, helps
break up congestion and soothes your cough. One 2011
study found it had antibacterial properties as well.
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is shown to help ease bronchitis
symptoms and reduce mucus build-up. Studies suggest NAC can be
helpful for people with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma
and COPD. Like CoQ10, it’s an antioxidant—a powerful ally for
Mullein leaf contains saponins and glycosides that help relax the
bronchial tubes, loosen thick mucus, and soothe the respiratory
tract. Mullein is currently being studied to evaluate its effectiveness
in fighting flu viruses and harmful bacteria.