Wellness Tips for Allergies
Please see our list of Foundational Nutrients for general health.
Freshlife Buffered Vitamin C Crystals- Boost your resilience to allergens with Vitamin C! Vitamin C not only helps to clear allergens from your system but also provides anti-histamine relief. If you suffer from allergies, it’s time to boost up your daily dosage. We recommend titrating to your bowel tolerance. That means take 1000mg every hour until you get a bowel flush. At that time you will know that you have saturated your system. Keep track of the amount you took to reach saturation and take that dose daily.
Quercetin- Quercetin is a bioflavonoid or plant derived nutrient. We like to think of bioflavonoids as Vitamin C’s cousins. Together they are a powerful support system for your health. Quercetin has antioxidant properties similar to those of Vitamin C, and even works with Vitamin C to boost immune system function. Quercetin is definitely the big cousin you want to bring along to the fight against allergies. It not only helps with reducing inflammation, but like Vitamin C it reduces the body’s histamine response as well!
Freshlife MSM- Methylsulfonylmethane, known as MSM, is a form of sulfur, a mineral found in every cell in the body. It is abundant in connective tissue and most commonly used to treat joint pain and degeneration. Did you know that MSM is also a powerful weapon in the fight against allergies? Because MSM is also a great cellular detoxifier, it helps the cells expel different kinds of toxins, including heavy metals, free radicals, and allergens. It can also reduce side effects of elevated histamine by reducing inflammation. 2,000-6,000mg per day is the amount usually needed to see a reduction in symptoms. If you experience gastrointestinal upsets or loose stool, it may be a result of the detoxification process – simply reduce to a tolerable dosage until symptoms ease. Over time you can gradually increase the dosage.
Freshlife Bromelain- Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme that works to relieve inflammation and swelling. It is most commonly used to alleviate pain and help rid the body of excess protein buildup (ie scar tissue). It is also helpful in ridding the body of excess mucus. Take on an empty stomach for best results.
Please note that Bromelain is derived from pineapple stems, so if you are allergic to pineapple, it is possible to have an allergic reaction from Bromelain as well.
Freshlife Suprema Dophilus- It is worth mentioning that many of our customers have noticed reduced allergy symptoms over the years due to the introduction of a probiotic. Many researchers have taken notice of this as well, but are still unsure what exact strains or actions account for this phenomenon. This 5 billion multi-strain daily probiotic helps to boost immune defenses which may account for why people are noticing improvements. If you don’t take a daily probiotic, it might be worth seeing if it will help with reducing your symptoms.
Natures Allergy Remedies
Freshlife Aller-7 Support- If you read the foundational nutrients above and said to yourself “I want to take all of those!”, first of all, you would be wise. Secondly, you can get the top four, and then some, in our very own Aller-7 Support formula! This has been a long time customer favorite. We prefer the daily dosage of 3/day year round because the value of this super antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine blend to your all around health is immeasurable! Besides, we know allergy symptoms are often caused by a lack of these important nutrients. But if you missed that boat, and allergy season is already upon you, simply double or triple the dose to bowel tolerance until relief is achieved. After your symptoms have subsided consistently for two weeks, you may begin decreasing the dosage to the lowest necessary to maintain results. Your clear eyes and dry nose will thank us:)
Freshlife Nettle- Yes that’s right, your enemy when you brush up against it in your shorts on the trail, is your friend when it comes to reducing allergies! In fact, this is one of our favorite herbs because of it’s impressive profile of minerals and antioxidants. It is a great support for anyone concerned with malnourishment, bone density, or nervous system disorders. But nettle doesn’t stop there, it also provides anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory relief as well…now that’s nothing to sniff at!
Mega Quercetin- Mega Quercetin combines bromelain, Vitamin C, and of course quercetin all in one easy to swallow capsule. Again depending on your individual health factors you may need to add several thousand milligrams of Vitamin C, or MSM to your regimen to achieve results.
Aller-Ease- Get fast results with this high potency liquid formula! If your allergies are getting you down, Aller-Ease will pick you up! This remedy is just what the doctor ordered when you need fast relief! It can be used daily for those with several or severe allergies, or as a jump start to the allergy season. Many of our customers will use this great formula to get a handle on their symptoms and continue through the rest of the season with one or more of the previous remedies for convenience.
Homeopathic Remedies- Allergy Relief is our most popular homeopathic remedy for unidentified allergies. Safe and easy to take, this is a great formula for those who have trouble swallowing pills. Also look for our line of liquid homeopathic remedies for specific allergies. These simple remedies need to be taken frequently is small dosages for maximum effectiveness.
Diet and Lifestyle
If you haven’t already, it is very helpful to identify and seek to reduce your exposure to allergens when possible until your system is strong enough to handle them without having a reaction. For example, if you have pets you are allergic to and are unwilling to seek a new home for them, take them to a groomer regularly, and hire a house cleaner to help keep dander to a minimum. We also recommend keeping such pets out of the room you sleep in. If you are allergic to grass, hire someone else to mow your lawn or seek to replant your lawn in non-allergenic species of grasses.
Include local honey in your diet, the pollens in local honey have shown to increase resistance to seasonal allergies; we think that’s a pretty sweet deal!
Eat a diet rich in antioxidants, whole foods, and plenty of water.
Get adequate sleep every night.
Get an air purifier, or add plants to your home as they are nature’s air purifiers.
Wash clothes, and bedding regularly, keep couches and chairs vacuumed.
Replace carpet with hard flooring.
Stay indoors and keep windows closed on high pollen days.
Health Disclaimer: The information provided in this handout should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. It is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat any disease. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this handout. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. For more information or recommendations tailored to your specific needs, please schedule a Nutritional Consultation with a Freshlife Wellness Coach.