Top Two Secret Weapons for Natural Allergy Support

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pollenIt’s that time of year again – the dreaded allergy season. You know, where your head hurts, you can’t think, your eyes and ears itch, your nose runs, you sneeze, you feel drugged and you just want to close your eyes. But, what if you were equipped with two secret weapons that could stop your allergy tsunami? Dr. Rob Ivker, author of Sinus Survival, recommends two powerful products for natural allergy support that can halt symptoms in their tracks.

1. Dr. Jacques Masquelier’s formulation of grape seed extract: Pathway Grape Seed Extract or Grape Gold Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract exhibits a very high content of Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC’s). OPCs are bioflavonoid complexes that act as free radical scavengers in the body. Beyond their antioxidant properties, OPCs have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic, and wound healing effects. Dr. Jacques Masquelier was a French scientist who dedicated his life to researching OPCs. He first tested bioflavonoid red skin peanuts on lab animals in 1948. He found that the animals’ blood vessel walls doubled in strength only hours after eating the peanuts. In 1951, Dr. Masquelier was successful in extracting OPCs from pine bark. He then went on to discover a far more potent source – grape seeds.

Only Dr. Masquelier’s formulation creates the natural response which builds immunity to allergens. While there are other grape seed extracts on the market, these do not have the active OPC ingredient extracted through the Masquelier patented process. Dr. Ivker recommends taking 300 mg (three capsules) per day in the morning on an empty stomach for 2 weeks prior to when you normally begin having allergy symptoms. He then recommends taking 200 mg (two capsules) per day thereafter during allergy season.

2. Natural allergy formulation: Sinus Survival Allercide or Pathway Allergy Plus

Taking a comprehensive natural allergy formula such as Pathway Allergy Support Plus or Sinus Survival Allercide addresses the full suite of respiratory and allergy symptoms. Key ingredients include quercetin, bromelain, vitamin C, stinging nettles, and NAC, which support the immune system, combat symptoms, and provide powerful anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory support. These formulas provide rapid relief without the side effects commonly associated with taking over-the-counter allergy medications. Dr. Ivker recommends taking either Pathway Allergy Support Plus or Sinus Survival Allercide daily during allergy season. He sees the best results when his patients take two capsules up to three times daily on an empty stomach, in addition to grape seed extract.

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