Breathe Easily: Nasal Health Know-How

Breathe Easily: Nasal Health Know-How

Your nose is the first to know when pollen, dirt, dust and other contaminates are in the air. That's why it's important to be proactive about your nasal passage health by following a healthy lifestyle that includes clean air, proper hydration and targeted nutrition. Follow these tips to keep your nose clean!

  1. Care about the air

    Your home is your sanctuary, but it can also be a breeding ground for dust and dirt. Make sure that you regularly change out your air conditioning filter to ensure proper filtration of dirt, dander and hair. Getting fresh air in the great outdoors is the perfect way to take a breather—literally—from your interior. Seek out less polluted places to avoid smog and other pollutants.

  2. Use a saline rinse

    Rinsing your nasal passages out each morning with a sinus rinse (such as a saline solution) is also a great way to cleanse any potential irritants.

  3. Hydration will help

    We all know that drinking water is important to overall health, but did you know that hydration also helps keep your nose free and clear?  Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will keep the mucous your body produces thin and flowing normally to prevent excess buildup that could cause blockage.

  4. Support your immune system

    Incorporating nutrients into your wellness routine ensures you are protecting your nasal system from foreign invaders. Fermented brewer's yeast has been clinically studied and shown to promote the body's healthy immune response. Probiotics also offer powerful nasal protection; look for Lactobacillus rhamnosus CRL1505, a probiotic strain isolated from goat's milk that supports a healthy nasal immune response.

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How do you support healthy nasal passages?

Certain probiotics, fermented Baker’s yeast, and extracts of the herbs butterbur and rosemary can help support healthy nasal passages.


How do you promote nasal comfort?

Warm showers, warm compresses, humidifiers and steam inhalations all support normal nasal function and comfort. Some individuals take the nutrient N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), which has been shown to support immune health, and the herb tinospora cordifolia, which can help promote a healthy inflammatory response, thus supporting a healthy nasal cavity.


What is good for comforting your nasal passages?

Warm foods and drinks can help support nasal comfort, as well as spicy foods that loosen mucus in the nose. Compounds that promote a healthy inflammatory response, such as turmeric, may also support nasal comfort. Certain probiotic strains support nasal health which supports healthy air flow.

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