Top 5 Allergy Busting Nutrients

Top 5 Allergy Busting Nutrients

Allergy symptoms are plain bothersome. At The IV Wellness Boutique, we are helping patients find symptom relief with our Breath Easy IV. Our custom drip delivers high doses of vitamins & minerals like Vitamin C & glutathione to fight your toughest allergy symptoms. If you’re looking for an alternative to over-the counter- medications, talk to one of our naturopathic doctors about what supplements are right for you, and book your Breathe Easy IV today!

As one of our body’s strongest antioxidants, glutathione assists with detoxification of free radicals, heavy metals, carcinogens, UV radiation and other chemical compounds. In the lungs and nasal passageways, glutathione acts to thin mucous secretions and in the liver helps to breakdown histamines, the main molecule responsible for allergy symptoms.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C has been shown to decrease blood levels of histamine, and raise levels of glutathione, helping to reduce congestion, fullness and runny nose. Vitamin C’s immune enhancing effects also help to prevent infection and reduce duration of an illness.

As an antioxidant, quercetin regulates immune function and reduces inflammation by blocking the release of histamines. It is useful for managing allergy symptoms, and when paired with Vitamin C, quercetin reduces the incidence of oxidative damage caused by glutathione depletion.

Recent studies have shown that the blue green algae Spirulina platensis acts on allergy symptoms by significantly reducing the secretion of an inflammatory cytokine IL-4. Spirulina is also a rich source of plant-based iron, protein & vitamin c.

Packed with nutrients like vitamins A, C and trace minerals Urtica dioica, commonly known as Stinging Nettle leaf, has been shown in studies to inhibit pro-inflammatory pathways related to allergic rhinitis.

Dr. Alaina Overton, ND