Spring Allergies And How To Combat Them

Nothing sounds better than finally being able to spend time in the warm sun after a long and cold winter. The weather gets warmer, the sun feels brighter, the days start to become longer, and the earth is ready to come out of hibernation. If you have allergies, this can be a major buzzkill on your outdoor plans. Allergies can occur year round, so why is it usually worse during Spring time? 

When plants begin to bloom, they also produce pollen that can aggravate allergy symptoms. You will most likely suffer from runny noses, itchy or watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing.  Add to all of that an ongoing pandemic, and the fact that allergy symptoms may also be confused with Covid-19, you may just choose to stay indoors. Not to worry though, because we are excited to spotlight some of our favorite products and helpful tips to encourage you and anyone in the house to enjoy the beautiful season outdoors!


Prioritize your Immune System

Did you know that allergies are the result of your immune system’s response? Here at MNB, we are firm believers in non-toxic and holistic ways of treating known symptoms. When you encounter a substance you are allergic to, the immune system overreacts by producing antibodies that attack the allergen. This will result in allergy symptoms such as runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, itchy nose, itchy skin, cough and more. 

So how can prioritizing your immune system help with your allergies? For one, eating and exercising consistently is always beneficial for your overall health. However, there are also different supplements and remedies you can take consistently to help you fight off these pesky symptoms. 

Our Supplements & Remedies that Can Help:

Hilma Immune Support- There are six essential ingredients in these little packets that you can mix with cold or hot water, smoothies, or teas. It includes: Vitamin C, Zinc, Turmeric, Ginger, Ivy Extract, and Echinacea all made to give you that extra boost your immune system needs for support especially during allergy season. Luckily they are ingredients you can trust, and it tastes great too! 

Hilma Indoor & Outdoor Support- This supplement is perfect for strengthening sinus support from common irritants/triggers like pollen and dust. With just two capsules daily or twice a day, you can breathe easier, naturally. The key ingredients that you will benefit from include: Nettles, Butterbur, Tinospora, and Spirulina. 

Olly Kids Mighty Immunity- These little gummies are small but in this case, mighty! The major ingredients to help your kids have a strong immune system include: Wellmune, Acerola Cherry, Elderberry, and Zinc. These gummies are safe for ages 2 and up and will help fight off those unfortunate allergy triggers and irritants. 

Rascal Remedies Iggy Itchies- What about those who get itchy and aggravated skin? This topical remedy is naturally formulated to help ease skin itches and upsets. It is made with 100% pure essential oils and safely diluted with fractionated coconut oil for rascals 2 years and up. Just roll onto the affected area and enjoy the fresh air!

Rascal Remedies Spike Sniffles- Having an itchy or runny nose is one of the most common symptoms of allergies, and this topical remedy can help ease symptoms. Spike Sniffles is naturally formulated to help gently comfort runny noses and is made with 100% essential oils. It is safely diluted with fractionated coconut oil and is great for rascals 2 years and up. Just roll onto the chest, back of neck, and feet bottoms for the benefits!

Wellements Organic Child Cough- A handy combo pack of our daytime and nighttime organic children’s cough syrups, made with organic wild cherry bark, slippery elm, and agave to soothe aggravated throats. Not only this, but it also contains immune supporting elderberry and zinc for the perfect feel good formula. This remedy is free from parabens and preservatives as well as gluten-free and organic. Safe for ages 1 years old and up!

Erbaviva Sniffles Chest Rub- An organic, natural alternative to ease baby through cough and cold season, Sniffles Organic Chest Balm is expertly formulated with essential oils of eucalyptus, tea tree, and myrrh, which are known to be immune boosting and lend powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties. Just apply to your little one’s chest, back, neck, and behind the ears to relax and soothe! 

Other Helpful Tips:

  • Make sure your windows are closed to avoid letting pollen and dust circulate your home. 
  • Shower after going outside to wash possible irritants away to prevent from landing on surfaces such as beds and couches. 
  • Use an air purifier to filter pollen and dust out of your home air and reduce symptoms.
  • Be consistent with your supplements and remedies to continue to keep your allergies at bay. 
  • Wash your bed sheets and comforters to stay clear of possible irritants that may have snuck in from outside. 

Because the change in season is satisfying, we want you to experience all the warm air and plants have to offer. Don’t let your allergies dictate your time out in the sun, make sure you take care of your needs and stay ahead of possible triggers that may come your way!


References:

https://www.chatelaine.com/health/six-supplements-to-help-you-beat-allergy-season/ 

https://www.sylvane.com/blog/battle-early-spring-allergies/