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Spring Is Here And So Are Allergies


What Are Some Of The Causes Of Allergies?

Now that the weather is turning toward spring, many of us must prepare to manage our allergies.  The spring weather will entice people outdoors to face one of the season’s biggest problems—pollen.  A study by NIH MedlikenPlus provides very good information about some of the causes of seasonal allergies.  “The key to surviving spring allergies is knowing what triggers your symptoms," Dr. James Sublett, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, said in a college news release.  "Because there can be millions of pollen particles in the air, finding allergy relief can seem nearly impossible for some.  But by knowing what triggers your allergy symptoms and how to avoid these allergens, you can be on your way to a sneeze-free season," he said.

Many think that allergies are caused, or triggered, only by pollen.

According to, there are dozens of triggers.  “Many people call it ‘hay fever,’ but pollen from many different plants can trigger an allergy.  Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy and watery eyes. Dust Mites; these critters are so tiny you can’t see them without a microscope. Symptoms are like those caused by a pollen allergy, but they often happen year-round instead of just during certain seasons.Molds are tiny fungi with spores that float in the air like pollen. They thrive in damp areas such as basements or bathrooms and in piles of leaves or grass.You might react to the proteins from oil glands in an animal's skin or proteins from an animal's saliva.”

What Are Some Common Seasonal Allergy Symptoms?

  • Hives
  • Itchy eyes and skin
  • Flushing
  • Belly pain, nausea, vomiting
  • Swelling in the mouth, throat, hands, and feet
  • Feeling light headed or passing out
  • One of the best ways to reduce the chance of allergies is to maintain a strong immune system.


Can Supplements Help Offer Support During Allergy Season?

One way to help reduce the possibility of allergies is to maintain a strong immune system. Beta Glucan is a powerful immune stimulator, activating the macrophages in the immune system. Studies have found that this product not only has a positive effect on the macrophages, but also on B lymphocytes, natural killer cells, and suppressor T cells. In addition to these important functions, Beta Glucan is an effective antioxidant and free radical scavenger.*

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Magnesium may ease breathing. This mineral helps relieve constricted airways in the lungs. Magnesium is essential for hundreds of chemical reactions in the body. It functions as a coenzyme (participating in over 300 enzymatic reactions!) for proper function of nerves and muscles, formation of bones, and energy metabolism.  It also may help support healthy blood pressure levels and healthy cholesterol levels.

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Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids. “Allergens cause certain cells in the body to produce histamine, which is responsible for common seasonal complaints like tearing, excess mucus and a runny nose.” according to NatahaTuirner, ND in an article on  Bioflavonoids are water-soluble plant pigments.  They are naturally occurring chemical compounds that are important to maintaining optimal health. A scientist named Albert Szent-Gyorgi who called them "vitamin P,” discovered them in 1936.  Since then, over 4000 bioflavonoids have been identified and scientists believe that many more will be discovered in the future.

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For additional research on this topic, here is a link to a good article.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Although results may vary and are not guaranteed, Supplement Spot will refund all unsatisfied customers.