How to better arm yourself against seasonal allergies?
Ah, this stage of the year that we would really like to forget! Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, itchy throat, all symptoms we would like to say goodbye to!
Seasonal allergies are caused by trees and grasses releasing their pollen into the air. Allergy season usually starts in May and ends in September/October depending on seasonal temperatures. It is possible that with warmer temperatures the season will start earlier, for example in March and end in October.
Which allergies for which time of year?
From March to June, we frequently find allergy to the pollen of trees and shrubs that are budding. From May to October, we find more often the allergy to grass pollen, such as grass or hay. From July to October, we find allergies to ragweed pollen.
Among the most common symptoms are:
- Nasal congestion,
- itchy eyes
- swelling of the eyelids
- Eye redness
- Repeated sneezing
- Tingling of the throat, nose and ears.
Some people who are affected may also experience fatigue, irritability, concentration problems and sleep disturbances.
Ways to fix it
Did you know that an allergy is a disorder of the immune system which corresponds to a loss of tolerance vis-à-vis harmless substances? Either by genetic predisposition or exposure to the allergenic substance, you could be affected.
There are several natural ways to remedy seasonal allergies. Quercetin is a natural way to help boost your immunity daily. Quercetin is present in foods such as fruits and vegetables. It is one of the flavonoids, the pigments giving color to fruits and vegetables. It is plant-based and has a host of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties, which is what interests us in this case.
Quercetin helps strengthen your immune system and decrease the response to allergens. In two Japanese studies, it was shown to reduce congestion, eye irritation during allergy episodes.
At Vogel St-Jérôme , we have a wide range of products designed to help you during the period of seasonal allergies. Lipomicel Quercetin from Natural Factors is indicated to help improve immunity and provide your metabolism with the support needed during periods of allergies. It comes in a 60 capsule format and is easy to digest and absorb. Do not hesitate to consult one of our qualified naturopaths if you have any questions.
* It is important to consult a healthcare professional if you are unsure about your symptoms and to find out if the product is right for you.