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Breathing Better During High Altitude Running


Author: Allison E.
Date: 05-05-2014
Views: 2,801
Word Count: 135
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9675-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I live in Denver, which is 5,280 feet above sea level. Exercise can be hard on the lungs, especially in the winter. I started running about three years ago, and it was very difficult for me. Once I got into pretty good shape, it was still difficult to get my breathing consistent.

This past winter I started using a couple of drops of RC on my chest. Then I would cup my hands over my mouth and breathe it in. I have been doing this consistently before my run sessions, and it has helped immensely.

This has been most helpful during the winter when the cold air can really be hard on the lungs. I now keep a backup bottle of RC just in case. I can't imagine not having it when I am working out hard.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: breathing — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: breathing — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link

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