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  • Supplements to Help Customers with COPD
Supplements to Help Customers with COPD

According to the American Lung Association, over 15 million people have been diagnosed with COPD, though millions more may unknowingly have the disease. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) refers to a group of chronic lung conditions including chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and emphysema. It can cause long-term disability and early death. But there’s something you can do about it. Read on!

The COPD Foundation claims that people with the condition could need 430-720 more calories a day than other people due to the energy required while breathing. There is no known cure for these lung problems, but nutrition can absolutely make a difference in the lives of those who have trouble breathing because of COPD. That means… supplements can help!

In addition to medical treatments, here are some vitamins and minerals that may help people manage their condition:

Vitamins A, C, D, E

According to a study, individuals with the highest intake of Vitamin A had a 52% lower risk of COPD. Low levels of Vitamin C have been associated with increases in shortness of breath, wheezing and mucus. The sunshine nutrient, Vitamin D, has proven itself to improve lung function. Research has suggested that taking a Vitamin D3 supplement for COPD can help protect against moderate to severe flare-ups.

Curcumin

Studies show that curcumin, which is found in turmeric, is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps calm COPD airway inflammation.

Ginseng, Omega-3s, Dietary Fiber

Alternative health advocates recommend ginseng supplements to promote lung strength, while omega-3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation for people with COPD. Fatty acids are found in fish, seeds and nuts, but some people with COPD might benefit most from taking fish oil supplements to ensure adequate intake.

Calcium and Magnesium

Did you know that some COPD medications may cause depleted calcium levels? This makes it especially vital for those with COPD to make calcium-rich foods part of their diet, but it might be necessary for them to take calcium supplements to guarantee adequacy. Similarly, some medications can intercept the body’s ability to absorb magnesium. It is always wise to speak with a licensed physician before taking any supplement, but magnesium in particular, as it may interact with some medications and cause side effects.

Who Should Offer Supplements?

Pulmonologists, if you want to offer your patients supplemental aid to rise above their current states of health and breathe more easily, perhaps we are your next partner. Makers Nutrition specializes in producing top notch products for doctors trying to lend the helping hand their patients need. Click here to learn about our manufacturing capabilities and why our customers are never disappointed.

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Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

Makers Nutrition would like to take a quick moment to update you all that we are still in full operation and functioning at normal pace at this stressful time as the Department of Homeland Security declares supplement manufacturers an essential service (See Here).

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, we would like to inform you of the measures we have/are taking to ensure the best possible support to our customers, the health and safety of our employees, and the continuity of our business.

Support to our Customers

Meeting the needs of our customers has always been the highest of our priorities. In the uncertain future of what is to come, we are utilizing our great supplier relationships, overstocking commodities to supply our manufacturing demands, and relying on our industry experience to provide the best possible support in this unfortunate circumstance humanity faces.

Health and Safety of our Employees

The health of our employees is what keeps us at peak operating capacity. Makers Nutrition’s facility is an FDA-regulated environment. Our employees have been trained to follow the protocols outlined in our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These procedures cause us to operate in a manner that prevents the spread of any illness that can affect our manufacturing processes. As extra precautionary measures, we have implemented further procedures:

Makers Nutrition plays a major role in our network in providing major retailers (including Amazon) and customers all over the United States for their essential needs such as Nutritional Proteins, Meal Replacements, Multivitamins, Super Greens, Electrolytes, Vitamin C, as well as other supplements to assist and aid consumers’ immune systems’ ability to help eliminate pathogens and recover faster.

We understand the weight of our role and responsibility as a manufacturer. We will do everything in our power in these uncertain times. We will stay optimistic and hope to work through this together. We thank you for all your business and support. Should anything else change in our establishment, we will notify all of our customers and vendors. All of our customer sales executives are available to you 24/7 to help assist you with your needs, so please feel free to reach out as you normally would.

Thank you all

Be safe and be kind to one another

Jason Provenzano
President, CEO