When I was consuming dairy on a regular basis I was experiencing things like nasal swelling, sinus headaches, phlegm build-up, post nasal drip, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and more on a regular basis. Since removing it from my diet in late 2012, I rarely have issues with allergies. However, I still do experience them from time to time, especially during season changes. I wanted to switch to something more natural than the typical OTC allergy medication with decongestants I had been using in the past. Most of the remedies in our home are as close to natural as possible.
While on a shopping trip to Natural Grocers (when we were still living near one), I asked one of the store associates what a good alternative to a traditional OTC allergy decongestant was and she suggested AllerMax by Country Life brand. I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. On the days when I’m having allergy symptoms I take this supplement and it definitely helps. It has vitamins B & C, co-enzymes like quercetin, bromelain, and herbs like stinging nettle & cayenne. Sometimes you may need to take “loading doses”, where you have to take the supplement 2 – 3 times per day during the first few days when you have symptoms. Yes, you may have to take more than the recommended amount, but according to two different doctors that I’ve seen, it’s perfectly safe to do so.
Another thing to keep in mind is your expectations. Often natural treatments don’t work as fast as traditional medications, because a vitamins, enzymes & herbs that heal takes longer than a pill that blocks a bodily mechanism. While I understand that sometimes it is absolutely necessary to block bodily mechanisms (as in the case of anaphylactic shock), it’s not something I want to do on a regular basis for a non-life threatening allergy.
If you’re looking to switch to a more natural alternative to treat seasonal allergies, this is a great one to try! I hope this information helps you. As always, I appreciate you stopping by!