Out of winter and straight into spring can send many allergy sufferers stockpiling over-the-counter allergy medicine, Kleenex tissues, and air purifiers. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, there are over 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies, which means that there is an increased need for people to have strong immune systems since seasonal allergies occur in spring, summer and/or early fall!
While the default way of dealing with allergies would be to use allergy medications from the pharmacy, natural alternatives to relieve allergy symptoms can help people in many ways. No matter how severe your allergy symptoms are, knowledge of allergies and your body's cellular reactions to them can provide you with information regarding their best treatment options.
What are allergies?
Seasonal allergies are your body's overreaction to something "foreign" in the environment, such as pollen. In simpler terms, your immune system freaks out when particles it is not used to, enters the body. This is the reason why some people have allergies, while others do not. Some bodies may be more sensitized to pollen and not view pollen as an invader it needs to fight off, whereas, for someone else, pollen can cause them to get sick because of their body's overreaction.
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When your immune system is functioning normally, it creates inflammation, internally and externally as a protective guard to prevent infection-causing toxins from entering the body and causing harm. During allergy season, when your body is fighting overtime, this overproduction of inflammation is the reason why some of us get sick. Inflammation can cause us to feel tired, reduce our energy levels, cause aches and pains and give us an overall sick feeling.
Fighting allergy symptoms naturallyThere are many ways to reduce allergy symptoms naturally and without medication. It is also best to start taking preventative measures in advance of allergy season.
Some natural remedies include eating foods that will help soothe an inflamed airway. Vitamin C is the best source available when it comes to the body's healing arsenal. Foods rich in Vitamin C will help to support a healthy immune system and overall health. You can increase your intake of vitamin C by expanding your diet to include more strawberries, citrus fruits, Brussels sprouts, peppers, broccoli, and more. Avoid sugary and deep-fried foods as these will hinder your immune system.
Getting Enough Sleep
Allowing your body enough time to recover after a hard day of fighting allergens can help your body to heal faster. Lack of sleep prevents the body from functioning at 100% and will therefore slow down your immune system from fighting to keep you healthy. Be sure to always get your full 8 hours of sleep, especially during allergy season.
Supplements can be helpful in providing your body with amino acids and essential vitamins that you are not getting enough of in your daily diet. There are several supplements, but a couple, in particular, can be helpful in fighting allergy symptoms.
Collagen: Collagen peptides have been shown to help heal areas of the body which are affected by allergies.
- The amino acids in collagen protein help to fight against and reduce redness and inflamed skin.*
- Collagen helps to heal irritated skin from frequently rubbing eyes and blowing noses.*
- Collagen helps joints and muscles which may be affected by inflammation from allergies to recover faster by stimulating the production of synovial fluid which is the necessary lubricant to keep your joints functioning optimally.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.