If you’re like an awful lot of folks, after 10 minutes on the treadmill in the gym, you’re wheezing, whistling, and gulping for air as your throat begins to tighten like a noose.
Shortness of breath can be terrifying during exercise, and it’s a problem that can affect anyone, no matter your level of fitness. In fact, up to half of competitive athletes say they suffer from shortness of breath during exercise.
If working out leaves you feeling like you’re sucking air through a drinking straw, Finnish researchers have uncovered a powerful natural cure that could open your airways, load your lungs with life-giving oxygen, and have you breathing an amazing 50% easier at your next workout!
According to a study just published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, a group of University of Helsinki researchers asked volunteers to pop between 500 mg. and 1,000 mg. of vitamin C before exercise. And that one simple vitamin pill was all it took for volunteers to slash their symptoms of bronchoconstriction (airway tightening) in half!
Researchers think vitamin C may help counter some of the muscle tightening around your airways that’s triggered by histamines released during exercise. The study’s lead author says just 1,000 mg. of vitamin C two hours before you exercise may help you breathe easier and better than ever.