Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, and other seasonal allergies are allergic inflammatory conditions of the nasal passages that affect a large portion of Americans. For some individuals, allergies are a seasonal manifestation. For others, they are a year-round challenge. Additionally, hay fever can develop into chronic sinusitis or even asthma in some individuals.
The term “hay fever” originated in the early 1800s, when individuals seemed to suffer allergy symptoms during the hay growing season. Some of the symptoms commonly seen with hay fever and seasonal allergies are, watery, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, excessive mucous production, and sneezing. Histamine, which is produced from the mast cells, creates a cascade of events that are meant to flush out or rid the body of the offending substance. That is why we traditionally turn to antihistamines to address the symptoms of histamine release. However, antihistamines come with a number of adverse side effects which can create additional challenges for individuals using them. Fortunately, there are several natural substances that may be able to address and manage allergy challenges without the side effects found in traditional antihistamine products.
For allergy sufferers, 500mg of Vitamin C taken 2-3 times daily has been shown to be beneficial against allergies due to Vitamin C’s ability to expedite the elimination of inflammatory histamine from the body. Quercetin, another natural substance, can serve as a mast cell stabilizer, blocking the release of histamine. Quercetin has also demonstrated a bronchodilator effect, helping to open the airways of individuals with asthma. The natural enzyme, bromelain, is commonly taken with food and used as an aid in digestion. However, when taken on an empty stomach, bromelain can be absorbed into the bloodstream, helping to reduce inflammation and break up mucous.
Aller Calm Complex from Regel Pharmalab is a unique formulation featuring all of the above ingredients as well as additional ingredients in a single tablet that supports allergy and asthma relief. Aller Calm Complex has been the subject of several studies, and has been shown to help relieve allergy symptoms in most individuals with allergies and asthma, and minimize the need for prescription medications. Aller Calm Complex is safe for both children and adults. In helping individuals manage allergies, a good preventative approach is often very helpful. Omega-3 essential fatty acids can be beneficial in helping to manage inflammatory allergic and asthmatic symptoms. A quality probiotic, such as Probiotic-5 helps to support a healthy intestinal tract. We know that 70 percent of our immune function is located in our gut. So maintaining good gut health is essential for the management of allergic issues, regardless of the source.
My recommendation for Hay Fever or seasonal allergies is:
Pro-Omega Q-10 (Omega 3)
If you would like a customized regimen designed for your symptoms give me a call at (901) 757-9434.