Springtime Allergies have arrived!
Ah, Springtime! The trees are budding and flowers are making their way up through the ground to brighten the landscape with vibrant colors and scents. Spring paints a serene picture in your mind, doesn’t it? Most of us were fortunate enough to experience a mild winter and an early introduction to this grand season of new beginnings. But with these overwhelming positive feelings associated with Spring, many of us will also begin to battle the effects of allergens in the air. Pollen counts are rising, as well as episodes of sneezing, itchy eyes and general feelings of fatigue.
As we admire and enjoy the beauty of Spring around us, many will also have to fight annoying allergy symptoms. In fact, as many as 26 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. To combat the effects of allergies, a number of us will choose the standard routine of visiting our doctor, braving the waiting room and writing checks for co-pays, only to finally see our physicians and leave with costly prescriptions. None of that necessarily helps us feel much better. Rather, we’ll most likely leave the Doctor’s office with the same sniffling and sneezing, as well as a sizable hole in the wallet.
If prescription relief is not the answer to seasonal allergy symptoms, what alternative options are there for treatment? We can stay inside and try to hide from the irritants that cause us to suffer but chances are, they’ll find a way to follow us inside. And with pets and children in and out of the house with the improving weather, it’s a far better strategy to treat allergy symptoms with easy to obtain and effective, all-natural supplements. No prescription is necessary and it’s Doctor recommended.
First, what are allergens and why do we experience allergy symptoms when spring time arrives? An allergen is any substance, be it pollen, dust, pet dander or other substance, capable of causing an allergic reaction. Allergens like pollen are wicked shaped particles, looking like a tiny, prickly sea urchin. The airborne allergens make their way into the nasal and bronchial passages, latching on to mucous membranes, triggering the release of histamine. The allergen causes what’s known as a type-1 hypersensitivity in the individual with “allergies”, creating this antigen-based response by the body to rid itself of the foreign invader. The reaction by the body results in symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, coughing and the like, causing the sufferer to feel miserable.
What can we do? Well, if Mother Nature is the cause of allergy symptoms, shouldn’t we look to her for a solution? Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Vita Logic helps you fight back with its all-natural, Allergy Formula. By providing antioxidant support with other key nutrients, such as ample vitamin C, the body can become more resistant to aggravating pollutants. Allergy Formula’s herbal blend of stinging nettles and eyebright along with the antioxidant protection from vitamin C and bioflavonoids, helps to support proper cellular response to common irritants.
As always, our diet can heighten our resistance to common illnesses and even allergy symptoms. Studies have concluded that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can ease inflammation and reduce our vulnerability to seasonal allergies. Essential fatty acids are vitally important to health and can be found in fish oil supplements like Vita Logic Fish Oil and in cold water fish like salmon, halibut and tuna, as well as in some nuts and flax seed. The benefits of omega-3’s are far reaching, as they not only control inflammation but also reduce thickening of the arteries, help maintain healthy blood sugar levels and even prevent cancer growth. Again, nature can give us issues to deal with but she can also provide the tools for us to fight back, only if we make the right lifestyle choices.
Get ready for springtime and enjoy the beauty that comes with new beginnings. Don’t let allergies keep you inside! Instead, reach for all-natural supplements to keep you from coughing and sneezing your way through this most beautiful season.