How To Get Relief From Mucus During A Cold or Flu.

What is Mucus and How Do You Get Rid Of It?

You can usually tell when a cold is coming on, you start to get a runny nose first. This is runny nose is actually a increase in mucus product. Your body does this as either a reaction to a foreign substance in your airways or as a symptom of the bacteria or virus. When you’re sick, it’s possible to have clear, yellow, or green mucus. In fact, you usually produce clear mucus at the beginning of your illness. As your body starts to fight off whatever’s bothering it, your mucus changes color. Yellow and green hues may be caused by certain bacteria, or come from the enzymes your white blood cells release when they’re fighting an infection.

Your mucus may even change color throughout the day.It can be one color in the morning but clearer in the afternoon. This is because mucus accumulates and dries while we sleep, but once you start moving around, your mucus can flow normally again. So while the color can’t tell you exactly why you’re sick, it’s still a sign that something might be up.

WHAT DOES MUCUS DO?

Even when you are not sick, your mouth, nose, throat, sinuses and lungs are lined with mucus membranes. Your nose, mouth and throast need to stay lubricanted. You know how irratating it is to have a dry nose, throat or mouth. These membranes contain mucus glands that produce whatelse, mucus. Mucus producing membranes line specific passages in your body, like the respiratory and digestive tracts, for protection and support. Mucus is a mixture of water, sugars and proteins and other items. Even though mucus is a slippery, gooey liquid and is far from pretty, it plays an important role in your body’s health.

The mucus that’s produced in your respiratory tract has 3 important jobs:

Mucus moistens and warms inhaled air and keeps little hairs that line your airways called cilia, lubricated. Cilia help to remove inhaled particles that have gotten trapped. They need to stay moist to do their job correctly. Mucus traps inhaled particles (like allergens, bacteria, dust, or viruses) and keeps them from getting in to your lungs. Mucus also keeps them from invading the cells lining your airway and entering your system. The cilia transport everything toward your throat, where it could either get spit out or swallowed. Mucus contains antibodies, enzymes and proteins that work to help get rid of whatever could make you sick. Even with all that mucus does working 24 hours a day, it sometimes, will trap a particle or let something slip by that irritates your airways. This could be bacteria, a virus that’s getting passed around, or an allergen (like pollen) that will aggravate your respiratory tract. One of the ways your body might react to an irritant is by producing more mucus. Your mucus may get thicker and change color, too. Just one way your body attacks the thing that’s making you sick.

The ingredients in Ephed Ephedrine are designed to help your body’s own system to rid of the additional mucus, clear airways so that you can breathe better, and there by feel better.