With fall just around the corner, it is time to brace ourselves for the dreaded fall allergies. Fall allergies are typically derived from Ragweed and Ragweed pollen. Did...
What causes seasonal allergies?
Now that spring has sprung, it is time to get ready for the inevitable rise in allergy irritants. As plants start to produce pollen for reproduction, the pollen travels in the wind - causing millions to have an itchy, and sneezing summer/fall.
Since tree pollen is so light and many trees rely on wind for pollination, trees can be the biggest offender for causing allergy symptoms.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology the following trees have the worst tree allergens:
- box elder
- date palm
Another big offender for springtime allergies is grass pollen, here some common grass types that have bad allergens (according to the ACAA&I):
- Johnson grass
- Kentucky bluegrass
- orchard grass
- rye grass
- sweet vernal grass
Tips for avoiding spring allergies
Here are some tips for avoiding springtime allergies:
- Wear a mask when you are doing yard work. This will help minimize the allergens that you breathe in.
- Track mold and pollen counts in your area. Many common weather channels, websites, and apps have great pollen trackers that can alert you on days you may want to avoid going outside.
- Bathe after being outside. Be sure to change your clothes and take a shower after being outside. This will help minimize bringing pollen into your home.
- Be prepared. Have anti-histamines, and other allergy support supplements ready to help alleviate the discomfort of seasonal allergies.
Supplements for Allergy Support
Natural D-Hist from Ortho Molecular
Why I love it - This is my GO TO for allergies and even sinus congestion. My family and I have used it for years. There is even a chewable kid version.
Natural D-Hist has a blend of Vitamin C, Quercetin Dihydrate, Stinging Nettle, Bromelain, and N-Acetyl Cysteine.
Let's break down a few of these key ingredients and how they can help you get relief from fall allergies.
Vitamin C - A Natural Antihistamine
Vitamin C can do it all! Vitamin C has been proven effective at deactivating histamine, improving your immune system, and promoting cellular growth and repair…. Along with so much more!
Stinging Nettle - An Ancient Medicinal Plant
I could write a book about the history and many uses of the wonderful plan, the Stinging Nettle. Used in ancient Egyptian times for back pains, wound healing, immune boosting and various other ailments, this stinging plant has history as rich as its medicinal and nutritious uses.
In Natural D-Hist, Stinging Nettle is used to inhibit the formation of key inflammation that can trigger allergies, reduce inflammation, and relieve common allergy symptoms like sneezing & itchy eyes.
Bromelain - The Pineapple Enzyme
Bromelain is an enzyme that can be found in pineapples and pineapple stems. It must be raw and freshly cut, not canned. The Bromelain enzyme is both anti-inflammatory, and has anti-allergic properties - making it an integral component for fighting off fall allergies.
ClearLife Allergy Nasal Spray Extra Strength
Why I love it - ClearLife Allergy Nasal Spray is formulated to bring relief to most allergy symptoms, including:
- Hay Fever
- Stuffy Nose
- Sinus Pressure.
The best part? This Extra Strength Nasal Spray works on both indoor and outdoor allergies, in any geographical region - making it a must have for traveling during allergy seasons!
This product is homeopathic, so it is not habit forming. It is gentle to use with no side effects or drug interactions.
Xlear Sinus Netirinse Bottle - Xlear
Why I love it - If you are surrounded by all the allergens and inhaling them- it makes sense to rinse out those nasal passages from the allergens. It takes a bit to get used to. Nasal lavage, or nasal rinsing has been used for centuries! Make certain to use purified water and see the recommendation for salt below so you use the right stuff to make the rinse solution!
ConclusionWith these pollen busting essentials, you and your family will be able to breathe easy and enjoy summer, and fall.
- Natural D- Hist from Ortho Molecular
- ClearLife Allergy Nasal Spray Extra Strength
- Xlear Sinus Netirinse Bottle
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Like with any recommendation- Please make certain it is right for you and follow the instructions on the bottle and read any caution warnings that may apply to you especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
What are the natural ways you and your family fight off the fall allergies? Let me know in the comments below!