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The Best Vitamins & Supplements for Spring Allergies

Jim Fain

Posted on October 30 2017

Spring time with dog and flowersAre you ready? The jonquils and daffodils are in full bloom the trees are getting ready to burst forth. Evenings are longer and warm enough to enjoy while the days are still a little chilly. Must be close to springtime and sneezes, itchy eyes and nose. The green cloud of pollen we get every year is close to happening.

Now is the time to start using pycnogenol to help reduce allergies across the board. This is a product when taken on a regular basis (1 cap/day) helps your immune system moderate its response. Meaning that it remains pointedly effective at struggling with colds, infections and nasty things that cause us trouble but reduces the immune battle with allergens that will soon be floating through the air as a green cloud of pollen. Pycnogenol helps the immune system call out the full power of the armed forces for big nasties but only calls out the local cop for pollen, etc. It takes a little time for our bodies to adjust, so start using pycnogenol sooner than later and keep using it through the worst of the pollen.

Quercetin, as a safe antihistamine, and a Neti pot nasal rinse are very beneficial for Springtime allergies as well.  New science has shown Quercetin to not only reduce allergic reactions but to also help lower blood pressure if it is elevated and reduce gout. So unlike some synthetic over-the-counter allergy products Quercetin is exceptionally safe with no drowsiness. Add an aromatic eucalyptus or peppermint and symptoms are much less troublesome.

Annoying bugs will not be far behind the blooming greenery. Now what about that chigger or tick? Likely, since we had such a mild winter the ticks and chiggers will be out in force this year. The best way to deal with the bites is to avoid them. But, that can be difficult if you step off the pavement or have a dog or cat that goes outside. I like a natural repellant to spray on my neck, arms, waste and ankles like Cactus Spray. I find it keeps all sorts of flying biters, chiggers and ticks at bay. It is so safe (and DEET free) that it can be used on dogs, cats and children.

Here is to a beautiful oncoming spring and blooming flowers!

In good health,

Dr. Fain

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