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Allergy Support

Natalie Cote

Did you know?!?!

 

The 2019 spring allergy season is well underway. Do you find yourself with a runny nose, sneezing, congestion or itchy, watery eyes? You may be affected by this year’s allergens. Right now, tree pollen is the most common culprit of seasonal allergies, particularly in the Northeast region of the US. Some regions of the country are ranked as extreme allergy capitals, including Providence, RI and Springfield, MA. With grass pollen triggers right around the corner followed by ragweed, it is best to be proactive in your approach to addressing your allergy symptoms.

 

While nasal corticosteroids, antihistamines and decongestants are common over-the-counter treatment options for seasonal allergies, you may find relief in non-medication treatment options that are safer and well tolerated.

 

There are many nutrients involved with the natural immune response that occurs when an allergen is detected by the body. First, immune cells such as mast cells and basophils respond by binding proteins on the surface of allergens, such as pollen. At the end of a normal immune response to allergens, mast cells and other immune cells die and release histamine into the surrounding tissue. Histamine is responsible for the most common seasonal allergy symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes.

 

The following dietary components can promote a healthy immune response in the presence of allergens and other triggers:

 

  1. Quercetin—acts as a free radical scavenger; supports normal immune response, a healthy histamine response and stabilization of mast cells
    1. Manages the intensity of environmental sensitivities
  2. Bromelain—an enzyme (commonly found in pineapple) supports protein metabolism and the absorption of quercetin
    1. Relieves irritation and discomfort associated with the natural allergic immune response
  3. Perilla Seed Extract—supports histamine levels within normal ranges; helps reduce discomfort with histamine release
    1. Relieves skin irritation, sneezing, stuffy nose, overproduction of phlegm, eye irritation and runny nose
  4. N-Acetyl Cysteine—supports healthy lung tissue
    1. Breaks up mucus
  5. Grape Seed Extract—act as a natural antihistamine
    1. Manages discomfort associated with seasonal respiratory challenges
  6. Vitamin C—powerful antioxidant; supports proper immune and respiratory functions to regulate the production of histamine
  7. Dimethylglycine—fights free radical damage; supports proper respiratory function by promoting healthy circulation and oxygen utilization in tissues

 

These ingredients can all be found conveniently in our Aller-DMG™ supplement! Aller-DMG™ is available as a non-GMO, gluten free, vegetarian capsule or chewable tablet. The usual dosing is to take 1 tablet or capsule two to three times daily between meals.

 

-Natalie, PharmD, RPh


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