HAY FEVER FIGHTERS
Stop seasonal allergy symptoms in their tracks
SNEEZING, WHEEZING, AND WATERY E YES; ITCH Y EARS AND E YELIDS; STU FF Y NOSE—TH ESE ARE TH E BANE OF allergy sufferers. The first resort for many is to reach for popular over-the-counter antihistamines such as Claritin, Allegra, and Benadryl. These drugs work by reducing histamine response (histamine is a naturally occurring substance that ramps up the body’s immune response to environmental irritants). They are also notorious for some unpleasant potential side effects—including impaired thinking, altered taste and smell, anxiety, increased appetite, and low libido, according to Javed Sheikh, MD, a Boston-based allergy and immunology specialist. If you’re ready for some safe and effective alternatives, reach for natural products like these instead.
THE VITAMIN SHOPPE Quercetin + C. Studies show quercetin prevents
immune cells from releasing histamines that
cause allergic reactions. In this formula, vitamin C is added to quell inflammation and enhance the
immune response. XLEAR Sinus Care Spray helps to keep sinuses clear, hydrate nasal passages, and relieve irritation caused by allergens with a patented blend of Xylitol and saline.