HAY FEVER FIGHTERS

Stop sea­sonal al­lergy symp­toms in their tracks

Amazing Wellness - - REMEDY 411 -

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.

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