You have a number of natural options for helping your child deal with allergies.
- Probiotics: Researchers have discovered that people who take probiotics throughout allergy season have lower levels of an antibody that triggers symptoms and higher levels of a different antibody (IgG) thought to play a protective role against reactions. Related research has shown evidence that giving probiotics to newborns and mothers-to-be may help prevent childhood allergies.
- Omega 3 fatty acids: Recent studies have found that people who have diets rich in omega 3 fatty acids suffer from fewer allergy symptoms.
- Vitamin D: Insufficient vitamin D levels are linked to more severe asthma and allergies in children. Also, vitamin D has been found to reduce allergic responses to mold.
Quercetin: A natural antihistamine. It reduces histamine reactions in your body;
Bioflavonoids & quercetin are both members of the Vitamin C family and are helpful aids in stabilizing the mast cells, so they don’t flood your tissues with histamine production. Keep in mind that excess histamines are the troublemakers that make your lungs, nose, & eyes itch & swell up, creating runny noses.
- NAC (N-Acetylcysteine) is one of the most potent antioxidants in the body. When taken orally, it has the ability to thin mucus & makes it easier for the body to assimilate it. NAC is known for reducing airway inflammation in the lungs.
*This article is informational only
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