Which Nutritional Supplements Can Help Counteract Allergies?

Now that summer is in full swing, so is allergy season! While summer is a great time to get outside, allergy sufferers know it can also be miserable, thanks to things like pollen, mold, or pet dander in the air.

No matter what time of year it is, allergy symptoms can wreak havoc on your body. Thankfully, there are things you can do to combat seasonal allergies. Homeopathic medicines and natural supplements are a great way to find relief from your symptoms so you can actually enjoy being outside this summer.

Let’s take a look at some of the best supplements for allergies that you can start taking right away, so you can breathe easier.

 

Stinging Nettle

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If you’re an allergy sufferer, stinging nettle should be at the top of your list when it comes to natural herbal supplements. It’s an herbal antihistamine that can help to reverse allergy symptoms like congestion or other noticeable symptoms like hives, sneezing, and watering eyes.

Stinging nettle doesn’t have any negative side effects, and it won’t make you drowsy like many popular over-the-counter allergy medications. It’s very easy to take, as most of the stinging nettle inside supplement capsules has been freeze dried.

 

Quercetin

Quercetin has many benefits for people dealing with allergies. First, it helps to repair your gut. Some research shows that inflammation within the gut can contribute to allergies. So, focusing on your gut health can be a great way to manage your symptoms.

Quercetin is also a natural anti-inflammatory, so, if you deal with itching and/or inflammation as a result of your allergies, it can help to combat those symptoms.

Because quercetin is a natural antioxidant, you can also find it in many of the foods you eat, typically in produce. Introduce more things like onions and apples into your diet if you want a quercetin boost. Or, you can take a 500mg supplement each day.

 

Vitamin C

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Vitamin C has a variety of health benefits (and it’s something you should be taking regularly, even if you don’t have allergies!), but for allergy sufferers it works overtime. The best part? You can get vitamin C in a variety of different fruits and vegetables, but it also benefits you to take it in supplement form.

Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine and an antioxidant. Because it protects your cells, it will help to defend your body against the symptoms of allergic reactions, which can make the symptoms less severe. Vitamin C also decreases the histamine production within your body. So, it will slow down any “overreaction” your body might have to things you’re allergic to.

You don’t have to worry about paying too much for over-the-counter allergy treatments that can come with potentially harmful side effects. By making a few changes and adding some of these natural supplements to your daily routine, you can fight allergies every day, and receive additional health benefits while you’re at it!

If you’re looking for more natural ways to combat allergies or deal with other ailments using homeopathic methods, feel free to browse through our selection of supplements and other natural health products. No matter how severe your allergy symptoms may be, Forrest Health has natural, safe solutions you can feel good about taking every day.

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