Each year when the snow melts, the irritation and watery eyes that are triggered in sensitive people often mark the beginning of what can be a long season of distressing allergies and reactivity. Yet as opposed to simply suppressing the symptoms with antihistamines, there are several things you can do to fight back at a deeper level of cause. This means calming the immune response by balancing the two major arms of the immune system (Th1 and Th2 discussed below), and preventing inflammation at a cellular level.
As detailed in one of our latest articles articles, our first go-to at Optimum Health for decades has been the DDS superstrain of acidophilus used in our Opti-Elite Probiotics. Given that 70-80% of the immune tissue in our body is found surrounding the gut, this isn't a big surprise.
To further aid in this quest to calm and balance the immune response we have found that our Optimum Immunity, formerly named Opti-Immune C&F, can be invaluable. (As referenced below, particularly the Pau D'arco in the formula can also be anti-fungal, whether it is snow mold or things like candida or food-allergies you are dealing with.)
Our Opti-A.I. Extra formula has the approved claim: "Used in herbal medicine to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms." This is due to its wide range of immune modulating anti-inflammatory and antihistamine ingredients including: quercetin, nettle root, resveratrol, grape seed extract, C3 curcumin TM, standardized boswellia, rosemary, and green tea. (** References)
Doing our best to help naturally,
- Quercetin and Its Anti-Allergic Immune Response
- Efficacy of Supportive Therapy of Allergic Rhinitis by Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) root extract: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled, Clinical Trial
- Anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effects of resveratrol via inhibiting TXNIP-oxidative stress pathway in a mouse model of allergic rhinitis
- Grape seed extract: having a potential health benefits
- Immunomodulatory effects of curcumin in allergy
- Boswellia Serrata, A Potential Antiinflammatory Agent: An Overview
- Ursolic Acid Alleviates Mucus Secretion and Tissue Remodeling in Rat Model of Allergic Rhinitis After PM2.5 Exposure
- Anti-inflammatory Action of Green Tea