Hay Fever Sufferers? Start thinking now about relief now.
L. acidophilus NCFM® and B. lactis Bl-04, two specific strains both found in OptiBac Probiotics ‘For every day EXTRA Strength’, have been shown in a clinical trial to help reduce the symptoms of hay fever, including both runny & blocked nose. The trial started one month before birch pollen season, which is in March.
In addition, here are some other suggestions to deal wth the effects of hay fever:
1. Local honey: local honey tends to not be filtered and hence contains a small amount of pollen. Starting to introduce this to the diet now can help the body accustom to the pollen by the time hay fever season rolls around.
2. Other supplements of course include Bromelain (a natural enzyme and antihistamine from pineapples), and Quercetin (a bioflavonoid and antioxidant shown to help with hay fever.)
3. Pollen! Start consuming pollen in cereals, smoothies, or herbal teas, starting with 1/4 teaspoon a day, and gradually increasing to 1 – 2 teaspoons a day within a few weeks.
4. Nettle tea: nettles are thought to help reduce inflammation in the body and reduce discomfort and blockages in the sinuses.
5. Good old vitamin C – of course important at this time of year anyway, but has also been shown to help with hay fever.
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