Sodium Pyruvate: A COPD Treatment to Watch?

by | Apr 8, 2019 | Blog, COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be looking for natural treatment options for COPD. There are many vitamins, minerals and other natural compounds that have been shown to improve COPD symptoms, but one supplement that is being researched is sodium pyruvate.
Why Sodium Pyruvate May Be a Natural COPD Treatment Option
Sodium pyruvate is a salt derived from a chemical compound called pyruvic acid, which is created naturally in the body. It’s recently become popular in workout circles because it has been shown to improve weight loss potential and increase energy levels in exercise enthusiasts. However, patients with COPD may not know this mineral, according to preliminary research, may also help treat the symptoms of their condition naturally.
For one thing, sodium pyruvate may increase energy levels, which isn’t just useful when you’re working out. In fact, one common symptom of COPD is fatigue or lack of energy. Sodium pyruvate may be able to help boost your energy levels because it’s a vital component of the body’s fat and carb-burning processes, and may help your body produce more energy.
Another COPD symptom that sodium pyruvate may help patients treat naturally is inflammation. Inflammation in the body is often caused by irritation-causing molecules called oxidants. However, these molecules can be countered with antioxidants, and sodium pyruvate is a potent antioxidant. As such, it may help your body naturally reduce inflammation caused by COPD.
More research is needed on this supplement before it can become a common supplement for COPD. Before you consider any supplemental COPD treatment, consult your doctor. Your doctor may recommend supplements or foods that naturally contain sodium pyruvate, like apples and cheese.
Finding COPD Treatments Is What We Do at Lung Health Institute
One of the main goals we have at Lung Health Institute is to help people find effective treatments for COPD symptoms.
For example, we offer 3 Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™ plans that provide information and tips about eating, sleeping and exercising better with COPD. The information these plans provide can be helpful in several ways. It may help you take control of your health and boost your immune system. The plans may even help you train your body to use fats as fuel to fight inflammation.
Another natural treatment option we offer is minimally invasive cellular therapy. Cellular therapy is a procedure that uses a small sample of your blood taken from an IV. Concentrated platelets and cells from this sample are then used to target lung disease. The platelets release healing properties that, when combined with proteins, growth factors and other helpful cells, may promote healing of damaged tissue and reduce inflammation in your lungs.
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