Allergies

Allergic rhinitis is an allergic reaction that happens when your immune system overreacts to substances that may be airborne. Symptoms are characterized by sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, a runny nose and a burning sensation of the palate and throat.

There are a number of different ways to build up a strong defence against airborne allergens. 

Here are a few starting points; 

Vitamin C and Zinc – Antioxidant, immune booster it builds up the bodies natural defences to ward off infection and inflammation.

Vitamin E – has immunologic effects and works as an antioxidant to protect membranes for free radical damage. (1) 

Omega – 3 – Has anti-inflammatory properties, studies suggest that taken daily it can reduce prevalence of allergic rhinitis. (2)

Quercetin – is a  bioflavonoids which is a natural antihistamines and strongly anti-allergenic. It works with the body to decrease the histamine production. (3)

References

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20477613
2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17634174
3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18187018

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