I saw this online but not sure it works as good as they describe
At the present there is no clinical evidence that this works. Chances are it won't hurt you, but there's no evidence that it will actually help, either.
I agree with JoanneC. I always send a message through the doctors portal and he always gets back to me if it would help me or do nothing or is bad for me.
Hi, @A MyCOPDTeam Member.
While I find the use of dietary supplements Marshmallow Root and Mullein helpful to my overall wellness, prior to your post I’d never heard of Lignosus.
Background: my preferred presctiption medication has always been Theodur ER 24 at 400 milligrams once per day in capsule form, there are side effects from this breathing medication including benign tumors in my stomach after years of theophylline use.
Theo is an extract of black tea leaves, but it’s a controlled substance in the US due to the health risks from improper use.
In the case of Lignosus, which appears to be a mushroom extract, the NIH has not determined whether or not its use is beneficial per this 2018 study:
If you can’t find anyone else who has tried it, you may want to do your own trial fun (similar to how I started taking Marshmallow Root and Mullein). As long as it’s readily available in a health food store or vitamin shop, I tend to be willing to give supplements a try. If it’s only available from a single source, I tend to monitor it over time to see if anyone else offers a competing, commercially available retail version (as we want purity and reliability standards in the manufacturing process).
Sorry I don’t have a better answer, but this does look interesting and I’d be talking to my pulmonologist / respiratory therapist to see what he or she has to say, and any contraindications, before trying it. Good luck.
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