Does the arrival of Spring mean the onset of seasonal allergies or “hay fever” for you? Allergies are your body’s basic immune response to certain environmental factors. The most common triggers in seasonal spring allergies are particles such as pollen, dust, weeds, and grasses. If you know you suffer from seasonal allergies, prevention is often your best form of medicine, and preparing your immune system can lessen the impact of allergies throughout the spring and even summer months.
Phytosterols are found in certain plants; they work as adaptogens for the immune system. This means that they provide balance to an over- or under-active immune system, therefore reducing allergic reactions in the spring and also boosting the immune system in the winter.
Products in this group include Quercetin, Grape Seed Extract, Coenzyme Q10, and other antioxidants. These products help limit the irritation to the cells caused by allergens and also help reduce the histamine response, in turn lessening allergic reactions.
Over 80% of the immune system lives within the gut, so good bacteria or probiotics are essential. Including a daily dose of healthy bacteria boosts the immune system and provides a barrier against harmful bacteria and potential allergens.
Seasonal allergies can be stubborn, and even when you’re prepared sometimes an allergic reaction can occur. There are many natural product formulations that can work fast to help alleviate the symptoms in both adults and children. Come in and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members about our spring essentials to find a solution that best fits your needs.