Over the counter antihistamines can provide temporary relief. Some of the side effects include sleepiness, blood pressure changes as well as drug interactions. Symptoms are only relieved while you are taking them. Some natural remedies, while they take longer to kick in, work more as a permanent solution for seasonal allergy symptoms. Longterm benefits are important because allergic reactions are involved in asthmatic attacks, and seasonal allergy suffers are prone to chronic respiratory problems even when pollen season is over.
Two of the top natural products are quercetin and grape seed extract. Quercetin is a type of bioflavonoid found in many plants and foods. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, it has very potent natural antihistamine properties! Quercetin is not very water soluble so often combined with a pineapple digestive enzyme bromelain.
Grape seed extract is a potent antioxidant a proanthocyanidin. It has the ability to inhibit leukotrienes, the body’s chemicals that cause swelling of the nasal tissue. You may see this with vitamin C, which aids immune cells in production and protection from oxidation. Vitamin C is also reported to regulate histamine.
In just about everything health, probiotics are also important. Healthy bacteria in your gut in turn keep your immune system healthy. Your gut houses nearly 70% of your immune system. Strange as it may seem, your gut effects environmental allergies like hay fever.
Studies have been done to try to isolate specific probiotic strains to provide relief against allergies. At this time it is best to just select a high quality multi- strain probiotic.
So check with your Doctor, and take Quercetin 1,000mg daily dose: grape seed extract 100mg up to three times a day. May also try herbs Stinging nettle 600-1200 mg daily. Butterbur four times a day, total 32mg, was as effective as Zyrtec without the drowsiness in a British Medical Journal study.
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