What is the best way to get rid of hayfever?
Beating hay fever naturally.
Hay Fever, also called allergic rhinitis, is a common allergic reaction to pollen, dust mites or even protein from a specific food. It affects 1 in 4 people in the UK.
Symptoms include a runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion and can also lead to sinusitis, ear infections, poor sleep and impact a sufferer’s quality of life.
Why does it happen?
When a person is exposed to a triggering substance, their body’s immune system identifies the trigger as harmful and releases histamine. In normal circumstances, this is a fantastic natural defence against parasites. However, when the immune system overreacts to harmless substances it can cause misery, and this is the problem faced by hay fever sufferers.
Doctors usually recommend hay fever sufferers to take antihistamines although these can have side effects in themselves and are not a cure. How can histamine be reduced naturally to alleviate the symptoms of hay fever?
Natural solutions for hay fever
Beating hay fever naturally means diet and nutrition are key to reducing the level of histamine produced by your body and as a result, reduce the symptoms associated with this debilitating condition.
Vitamin C – this plays a crucial role in reducing the histamine load in the body. Research shows that vitamin C can reduce histamine levels by 30% after a dose of 2 grams of vitamin C is administered. This helps the body to avoid becoming overwhelmed with a cascade of histamine load and makes symptoms more manageable.
Quercetin – a compound called a flavonoid, is found in apples, citrus fruit, parsley, onions and red wine amongst others. It can help inhibit histamine release from mast cells, which are important immune modulatory cells in the body.
Both Vitamin C and Quercetin have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well and play important roles in other body systems and processes which are beneficial to overall health.
What to take for hay fever
When looking at beating hay fever naturally, we recommend the amazing and powerful LVC6, which is a combination of Vitamin C and Quercetin. LVC6 delivers 500mg Vitamin C and 150mg of Quercetin per 5ml.
Taking adequate amounts of bioavailable Vitamin C and Quercetin is of huge importance to sufferers of hay fever.
Dosage: Take 5ml twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. If you experience severe symptoms you may take 5ml up to 4 times a day, every 3-4 hours, so the body receives regular doses.
Of course, we always recommend consulting your doctor or health practitioner before you start taking any supplements as everyone’s physiology is different.
Diet and lifestyle recommendations for dealing with hay fever.
Nutritional supplements are most effective when combined with a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Here are our top tips for helping you beat hay fever naturally:
- Go dairy-free – dairy can contribute to excessive mucus production in the respiratory tract which worsens the symptoms of hay fever. Going dairy-free, or reducing dairy intake, during hay fever season is highly recommended.
- Choose a low histamine diet – foods that are high in histamines should be avoided; these include tomatoes, aubergine (egg plant), avocado, olives and beans.
- Keep well hydrated!
- Shower and change clothing after returning home and wash bedding regularly.
- Wear sunglasses to cover your eyes when outdoors.
- Identify your key triggers and reduce exposure wherever possible.
Does treating hay fever naturally work?
lipolife products are produced based on science, nutrition and clinical trials. We stand behind our products’ absorption rates, efficacy, and potential to make a difference. So we’re putting LVC6 to the test.
Meet David; a videographer, photographer and digital marketing executive. David is a life-long hay fever sufferer, experiencing multiple symptoms every year and a complete sceptic when it comes to beating hay fever naturally. Follow David’s journey as he tries lipolife LVC6 for the first time.
Will lipolife work for him?
Watch below as David has his first session with lipolife Lead Nutritionist, Ani.