Reducing Seasonal Allergies
Spring is almost with us, and some are already suffering from seasonal allergies, what we also refer to as hay-fever. Here are some tips on how to manage with the least possible side effects.
Spring clean your home
– carpets, rugs and even curtains gather dust and even if you vacuum every day, allergens will still settle in especially in those thick carpets. It is time to put them away for the next Winter.
Invest in an Air Purifier. They will reduce allergens and even germs in your home. Make sure they are fitted with a Hepa filter which is easy to clean.
Use a saline Nasal Spray
- one that may be used many times a day and over a long period of time. Speak to your pharmacist about the best options.
Take a Supplement – Here are our suggestion:
Natures Aid Quercetin Formula
A natural Anti-histamine
The release of histamine is blocked by pine bark extract and quercetin reduces the release of histamine from the mast cells. Ester C also enhances the immune response to histamine and is available 24 hours a day.
The combined action of liquorice and vitamin B5 provide the body with much needed support for the adrenal glands, which are badly affected during times of stress.
One of the key areas to target during an allergic response is inflammation. MSM blocks the receptivity of histamine into sensitive tissues whilst liquorice is soothing and helps reduce inflammation in the mucous membranes. Pine Bark Extract has been shown to target the inflammatory enzyme COX2 reducing levels within 30 minutes.
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Vitamin D – Choose from BetterYou Oral Sprays or tablets from Igennus and Natures Aid.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to allergies, including allergic rhinitis (nasal congestion), allergic asthma, eczema, and anaphylaxis. This vitamin has a role in regulating immune system cells and the release of chemicals that can produce allergy symptoms.
Several studies suggest vitamin D supplements may reduce inflammation and allergic reactions. One study showed that vitamin D-deficient participants taking vitamin D supplements along with allergy medications had improved allergy symptoms after eight weeks.