Aside from the brain, the lungs are the most delicate organ in your body. Healthy lungs are filled with tiny passage ways and air chambers. As you breathe, fresh air containing life sustaining oxygen, is drawn into your lungs. Once inside these tiny chambers, oxygen is passed to the red blood cells in exchange for carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is expelled from your system as you exhale.
This process takes place about 17,000 times each day.
In order to complete this process, the passage ways in your lungs must be clean and free of sediments that could clog the tiny passage ways and interfere with the oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange. In order to keep the chambers clear, your lungs contain thousands of tiny hair like stalks called cilia. The cilia continually sweep impurities and sediment out of the lungs to keep them clear.
When you smoke, toxins and chemicals are drawn into the lungs. If you are just an occasional smoker, the cilia can easily keep the lungs clean. But if you are a heavy smoker, the cilia cannot effectively do their job. As you continue to smoke, many of the tiny cilia are damaged, making the cleaning process even more difficult. Over time, toxins from cigarette smoke begin to clog the tiny air chambers.
Because the smaller number of healthy cilia can no longer keep the lungs clean, your body resorts to a second method in an attempt to clean your lungs; a cough. This smokers cough is your body’s way of assisting the cilia to clear your lungs.
So, what can you do if you’ve been smoking for a while and have a nasty cough? The solution is simple. You should help your body clear the lungs. You can do this using a simple combination of food supplements and vitamins that rinse the toxins out of your lungs and flush them out of your body. This easy process will clean out your lungs 15 – 20 times faster than your body can do it on its own.