Who doesn’t love spring? Maybe those with seasonal allergies that flair up with a vengeance as temperatures begin to rise…
While this season is when many start to enjoy longer days and warmer weather, others are tormented by itchy eyes and runny noses. If that’s you, you probably have a stockpile of allergy medication ready to roll. Even still, seasonal allergy sufferers often find that their symptoms still rage on despite OTC support.
Worry not, sneezy one!
We asked our founder Dr. Neal, a holistic pharmacist of 20 years and high-spirited health hacker, for simple solutions to help you breathe a sigh of relief. Keep reading to learn the root cause of your seasonal allergies and how to fight back like a pro so you can return to enjoying all that spring has to offer.
In this article:
- What are seasonal allergies? What causes them?
- The best way to combat seasonal allergy symptoms
- Reducing seasonal allergen exposure
- Proactive steps for seasonal allergy symptoms
- How Allergy Support does it better
What Are Allergies, and What Causes Them Anyway?
Seasonal allergy symptoms are, ultimately, your immune system reacting to a false alarm. This false alarm occurs when your body deems certain allergens, like pollen, as germs or foreign bodies. Allergens trigger common allergy symptoms, like when your nose gets to running and your throat turns dry.
When that happens, you can blame your buddy histamine.
Histamine: a compound found in the tissue of the human body and stored in mast cells.
Put frankly, histamine is a critical part of our immune system and inflammatory responses. When foreign invaders, a la allergens, interact with a mast cell, the mast cell breaks open – like a balloon filled with glitter, the histamine is released and spreads everywhere.
Generally, allergies are more common in children, but they can affect anyone no matter their age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status. They can also come back after being in remission for many years.
Allergens that trigger a histamine response are almost everywhere and they do pose health risks, especially for those with asthma or compromised immune systems. With that said, it’s crucial to take a proactive approach when dealing with seasonal allergies.
The Best Way to Combat Season Allergy Symptoms
Seasonal allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe, but even the slightest sniffles can be a source of suffering for many. The best way to combat seasonal allergies is to have a total, holistic solution for fighting back.
Learn More: The Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Seasonal Allergy Treatment
According to our whole-picture philosophy, established by Dr. Neal, there are two core ways to accomplish this.
1. Reduce Your Exposure to Allergens
Though it’s impossible to avoid all allergens all the time, there are plenty of ways to limit them.
To start, keep your windows and doors closed at night, and avoid outside activities in the early morning when pollen counts reach their highest. It can also help to get your hands on an air purifier or install a high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) air filter in your AC for easy breathing.
2. Be Proactive In Your Allergy Symptom Conquest
Allergens run rampant from spring to fall, which means taking control of your immune system should be both a proactive and a consistent effort.
Ideally, you’ll start taking your allergy support and immune-strengthening supplements before the chaos of allergy season arrives. Boosting your immune system can decrease the chances of histamine release and lessen allergy symptoms in turn.
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Many over-the-counter seasonal allergy medications do an okay job of lessening symptoms. However, most of these OTCs are only antihistamines, so they only attack part of the problem. It’s true – dealing with dry eyes and a runny nose could be worse without over-the-counter medicine. But, it could definitely be better, too.
If only there were some kind of supplement that could act as an antihistamine, relieve congestion, and strengthen multiple body systems… Oh wait, there is! Allergy Support.
Allergy Support for Seasonal Allergies
This supplement is our OG, go-to option for sneeze season. This natural, non-drowsy formulation can be used to both prevent allergy symptoms and boost your immune system at the same time.
Essentially, Allergy Support acts as a protector and healer, rather than a band-aid.
But you don’t have to just take our word for it. This all-around solution to combating, reducing, and relieving allergy symptoms consists of active ingredients that speak for themselves.
- Quercetin is a flavonoid that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can help stabilize mast cells, which release histamine in response to allergens, thus reducing the allergic response.
- Stinging nettle is a medicinal herb that has anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce the severity of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and nasal congestion.
- Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple that has anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce swelling and inflammation in the nasal passages.
- Rutin is a flavonoid that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can act as a mild antihistamine.
- Dihydroquercetin is a bioactive flavonoid that is highly absorbable and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Allergy Support Does It Better – Here’s How
Unlike traditional antihistamines, Allergy Support contains a comprehensive range of ingredients designed to bolster and invigorate your immune system. This translates to more significant healing and relief long-term, as the powerful herbs and meticulously chosen compounds affect the root cause of allergies.
The active ingredient quercetin, for example, helps stabilize mast cells and reduces the chance of histamine release. Remember that balloon filled with glitter analogy? Instead of cleaning up the aftermath, Allergy Support helps to prevent the balloon from popping in the first place.
These ingredients work synergistically to provide multifaceted support for individuals with immune imbalances by reducing inflammation, balancing mast cells, and acting as mild antihistamines. The result: a stronger natural defense system for your body.
There’s a reason why Allergy Support so quickly became a fan-favorite for seasonal allergies – and it’s not just because it’s free from common allergens like gluten, soy, and dairy, though that does help.
Each and every one of our proprietary, pharmacist-developed formulations are specifically manufactured for easy absorption and Allergy Support is no exception.
By optimizing compounds and their respective doses with 100% transparency, Dr. Neal crafts supplements that say what they do and do what they say. Allergy Support, in particular, is the optimal choice for women and men looking to improve their indoor and outdoor allergy responses while supporting overall wellness at the same time.
Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud
Moral of the story: don’t just reduce allergy symptoms, prevent them!
Once equipped with a strategic, holistic supplement plan for allergy season, you’ll breathe better and sleep deeper knowing you’re naturally boosting your defense system and getting rid of those pesky symptoms at once.
Learn More: The Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Seasonal Allergy Treatment
A closing disclaimer: Supplements can be super helpful in managing allergy symptoms, but they don’t have to be your only method of treatment.
If you’re suffering from sniffles and need your zest for life back – let’s talk! Schedule a free Counterside Consult for direct guidance on navigating the turbulent tides of allergy season.