Allergy season is just around the corner, when trees, flowers and grasses release pollen and other irritants into the air.
Many people suffer from itchy eyes, stuffy noses, headaches and general lethargy cause by histamine, a biochemical our bodies release to fight invaders like pollen or dust.
Millions of people rely on allergy shots, nose sprays, prescription medications or over-the-counter pills to cope with symptoms.
There are natural remedies that can also help.
Here are a few immunity-boosting vitamins and minerals that can help you get through allergy season with a clearer head:
- Vitamin C. Studies have shown that Vitamin C can help reduce the release of histamines, and help our bodies break them down faster after release.
- Bioflavonoids. These chemical compounds that naturally occur in many foods such as citrus, cherries and rosehips can also help reduce histamine reactions.
- Zinc. This mineral is found in many foods and may help reduce sinus inflammation.
- Vitamin A and Vitamin E. These vitamins are part of a group of compounds that are antioxidants, which protect our cells from free radical damage and may play a role in reducing nasal allergies.
Citrus fruits and juices are a great source of Vitamin C, and each bottle of organic NADI rosehip drink also supplies 135% of daily Vitamin C needs as well as dozens of other vitamins and nutrients.