Has your nose been runny? Or what about your eyes? Are they itchy or burning? It’s likely due to spring allergies or common spring illness. What’s that saying again? Spring showers bring May flowers? And May flowers bring…allergies.
Thankfully, there are vitamins for allergies — ones that provide relief, and ones that help prevent symptoms all together. For today’s blog, we’re going to run through some vitamins and essential minerals that help provide you with relief.
The most common allergens are pollen from plants, such as trees, grasses, and weeds. Sometimes, you can even be allergic to the dust and pesticides in the air too! Your doctor will be able to pinpoint what you’re allergic to through a quick test.
Before we get into relief, let’s make sure your symptoms are caused by seasonal allergies. Be on the lookout for the following:
Swelling and/or runny nose
Coughing or wheezing
Redness, tearing, burning, and itchiness in the eyes
Pollen allergies are not life threatening, but they are a huge nuisance, especially since they never seem to end. So, what vitamins for allergies are out there?
Vitamins For Allergy Relief
Vitamin C is a popular antioxidant that helps boost your immune system. Although it’s best known for shortening colds and flus, vitamin C is also extremely helpful with combating allergy symptoms.
It helps ease the effects of foreign agents, such as allergens, when they enter your body, meaning it shortens how long you feel the symptoms.
The best part about vitamin C is that it boosts your immune system by encouraging the production of white blood cells. It also protects those same cells, so your body’s natural line of defense against diseases is in tip top shape.
How To Get Vitamin C
Vitamin C is highly accessible. You can take vitamins, supplements, eat foods rich in vitamin C, such as green and red peppers, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes, and more. Or, you can get it in an IV, along with our second allergy relief powerhouse: glutathione.
Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps support your immune system and reduces inflammation. Like vitamin C, it is also proven to help defend you from the symptoms of seasonal allergies and fortify your immune system.
Where vitamin C is your white blood cell producer, think of glutathione as your immune system’s arsenal. Vitamin C trains them up to be knights and provides the armor, while glutathione gives them a sword and shield.
In scientific terms, here’s how it works. A recent clinical study demonstrated that “liposomal glutathione supports immune cell defense by restoring/increasing levels of key immune factors that protect against microbial agents and viruses, including TH1 cytokines, IL-1β, IL-12, IFN-γ, and TNF-α.”
In English, all that means glutathione boosts your body’s natural line of defense against common allergens. If they want to cause trouble, glutathione helps your immune system kick them out.
How to Get Glutathione
Your body naturally produces glutathione, but it starts making less as you get older. While you can take supplements to get vitamin C, that’s not the case with glutathione. It’s tough on your digestive tract and doesn’t break down well on its own.
That’s not the case with IV glutathione treatments! An IV puts glutathione directly into your bloodstream, where it is broken down efficiently for maximum absorption. Because it’s given through an IV, it bypasses your digestive tract completely. This way, you won’t need to worry about changing your diet, only to lose what you need most.
We offer in home mobile IV Vitamin Therapy, meaning their team of registered nurses brings the treatment to you. The best part? You can pair glutathione with vitamin C in your treatment for ultimate allergy relief! Give us a call or request an appointment online today.
Other Springtime Illnesses Got You Down?
The spring brings a lot more than allergies. It brings the rhinovirus, also known as the common cold, the flu, and is a pain for those with asthma. Well, worry not. Our next blog this month will cover vitamins that help with cold and flu symptoms too.
Or if you’re looking to travel and want to protect yourself so you don’t get sick beforehand, give us a call. We can recommend a treatment that is fully customized to fit your needs. Just give us a call and don’t let spring illnesses slow you down!