Opti-Lung™ by Dr. John Brimhall BA, BS, DC, FIAMA, DIBAK
Opti-Lung is a nutritional supplement that provides a therapeutic dose of beta-carotene and B6, and a combination of herbs and other nutrients thought to work cooperatively in the respiratory system and associated organs.
The lungs are part of a group of organs and tissues—the respiratory system—that all work together to help you breathe. The main job of the respiratory system is to move fresh air in and get waste gases out—a process called gas exchange.
Capillaries embedded in the walls of the pulmonary alveoli process blood that is brought to them by the pulmonary artery and taken away by the pulmonary vein. While in the capillaries, the blood releases carbon dioxide (a respiratory waste product) through the capillary wall into the alveoli and absorbs oxygen from the air in the alveoli. This allows oxygen to pass freely into the blood and carbon dioxide to pass into the lungs for elimination. The blood then delivers oxygen to every cell in your body.
At the cellular level, oxygen molecules are exchanged for carbon dioxide. The bloodstream then carries this waste product back to the lungs where it is removed from the bloodstream and eliminated via exhalation.
In addition to gas exchange, the respiratory system performs other important functions, including bringing inhaled air to the proper body temperature, moisturizing the air to the right humidity, and protecting the body from harmful substances by eliminating them through coughing, sneezing, and filtering. The respiratory system also facilitates the sense of smell.
In energy medicine, which focuses on the body’s energy to promote balance and healing, the lungs have two dispersing functions. The first is to expel (disperse) pathogens we may inhale from our environment, and the second is to distribute nourishment via blood and body fluids throughout the entire body, particularly to the skin and muscle tissues.
In Chinese medicine, the lung refers to the whole respiratory system and includes the nose and sinuses. Since most human energy is derived from oxygen in the air, the lung is primarily responsible for physical vitality and is said to govern qi