Sniffling, runny nose, red eyes… Spring is upon us and along with warmer days and blooming flowers, comes pollen. Pollen from grasses, trees, and weeds sure can take its toll on allergy sufferers. Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to help curb some of these allergy symptoms. Unfortunately, spring isn’t the only time of year that people are plagued by allergy symptoms. Airborne allergens (dust, pollen, molds, animal dander, etc.) and certain food sensitivities (dairy, wheat, gluten, etc.) can trigger symptoms all year round.
The immune system views allergens as a threat to the body. When the allergen contacts a mucous membrane, inflammation occurs due to the release of chemicals such as histamine. It is characterized by redness, itching, swelling and the increased secretion of thin, clear mucous. Eventually, this can lead to infection as inflammation weakens the immune system. Supporting the body with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, bioflavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and specific herbs and enzymes can help provide powerful allergy and respiratory support.
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