This is the second article in two-part series on Seasonal Allergies. For information on triggers and common symptoms of seasonal allergies, read Seasonal Allergies: Part 1 - Triggers and Symptoms.
Immune Support is the Key
The true problem with seasonal allergies is not histamine as we have been trained to think. It is actually the immune system. Much like how our body’s immune system responds to viruses, it undergoes the same response to allergens such as pollen, pet dander, mold and more.
For people with seasonal allergies, your immune system has identified it as a foreign entity that must be attacked and removed. This immune response is a natural reaction and favorable. But sometimes the immune system “overreacts” and creates unnecessary inflammation by releasing too many inflammatory mediators and recruiting excessive help from the immune system.
The secret to seasonal allergy control is in balancing the immune response. Balancing the immune response in the right way can make all the difference. This can be achieved with natural ingredients:
Acts by stabilizing an important immune cell called the Mast Cell. Mast cells contain a lot of inflammatory medications such as interleukins, prostaglandins, cytokines and histamine. Butterbur standardized to petasins have shown in clinical studies to be very effective at stabilizing the cell membrane and limiting the release of these highly inflammatory chemicals.
Often overlooked but so important in the moderation of the immune response for allergies. This ingredient is found in high concentrations in parsley and celery. Its specific action is balancing T helper cells. T helper cells are divided between TH1 and Th2. An imbalance in T helper cells can lead to worse allergy symptoms. Apigenin restores this balance in your body.
This ayurvedic herb has a long history of showing benefit for immune support. Andrographis is also a powerful ingredient for inflammation. Highly standardized Andrographis promotes healthy breathing pathways quickly.
4. Rosmarinic Acid
Derived from the rosemary plant, this ingredient when used in its purest form can have a significant impact on histamine. Rosmarinic acid is best used in combination with other herbs when using it for seasonal allergies.
5. Quercetin dihydrate
Very beneficial for controlling both histamine formation and release. It also has some benefits for stabilizing Mast cells. Quercetin alone is not very effective for seasonal allergies but when paired with other immune support ingredients, it can be very effective. It is important to know that not all quercetin are equal in absorption. Quercetin dihydrate has very good absorption characteristics (up to 80%) in the GI system compared to traditional Quercetin which is only 5% absorbed into the body.
Dr. DuBois Pharmacist Pro Tip for Seasonal Allergies
Seasonal allergies affect up to 30 million people every year and the number seems to be growing. Many people use medication to help control their allergies but suffer the consequences of side effects. HybridAR Rapid Nasal & Sinus SupportⓇ is the first natural remedy formulated to work quickly and provide all day benefit. HybridAR is designed to provide rapid benefit in just 20 minutes with all day benefit. It is the only natural remedy that you take once a day.
HybridAR is an ideal remedy because it balances and supports your immune system and also histamine levels. It has helped thousands of people switch off of over the counter medications such as ClaritinⓇ, AllegraⓇ and ZyrtecⓇ to just using HybridAR Rapid Nasal & Sinus SupportⓇ. If you are an OTC medicine user, check out my Top 3 Reasons HybridAR BEATS Claritin®.
This season, if you are looking for a natural remedy that can help you transition off allergy medication or looking for a natural remedy that will help you enjoy the outdoors again, try HybridAR. It has helped thousands of customers nationwide and can help you too.
About Dr. DuBois
Dr. DuBois is a registered clinical pharmacist, educator and Founder of Hybrid Remedies, a natural supplement research and development company.
He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy. Prior to starting Hybrid Remedies, Dr. DuBois was the lead clinical pharmacist at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic specializing in immunology and solid organ transplantation. During his tenure, Dr. DuBois has designed numerous clinical trials and immune protocols and has been a contributing author on several published articles. With over 18 years of pharmacy experience, Dr. DuBois uses his clinical expertise and knowledge of Eastern and Western medicine to help patients safely integrate natural supplements, prescription, and over the counter medications together.
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