Enjoy An Allergy Free Life With Herbal Extracts That Control Asthma and Hay Fever!

Finally! New Herbal Extracts Provide Both Short-Term and Long-Term Control of Atopic Dermatitis, Asthma and Hay Fever

On average, adults get between two and five colds each year, and children get between six and ten. On top of that, more than 50 million Americans have allergies or hay fever. So how can you tell whether your red, runny nose and watery eyes are the result of a virus or allergen?

Is it an allergy or a cold?

Sometimes it’s not so easy to tell. Take these hypothetical cases, for instance. Tom, a 40-year-old businessman, wakes up with a scratchy throat. As the day progresses he starts sneezing, and by late afternoon his nose is dripping like a faucet.

He wakes up feeling lousy, but he goes to work anyway and uses an entire box of tissues.Over the next few days his symptoms dissipate, and in a week he feels a bit tired, but his congestion has disappeared. After a couple of weeks, Tom is completely back to normal.

It’s springtime, and Allison, a 30-year-old teacher, is on a morning outdoor field trip with her class. Her eyes itch, and her students are playfully keeping count of how many times she sneezes. (One student counts 21 sneezes in a row.) Allison returns to school mid-afternoon, and her symptoms ease up. But the next morning she wakes up sneezing, and continues to sneeze until early afternoon. This continues for about a week, and then her symptoms get worse. Her eyes, nose and throat itch and she sneezes throughout the day. Allison feels miserable and is irritable with her students. She takes an over-the-counter antihistamine for hay fever and her symptoms ease up, but she drags herself through the day, and her mouth feels uncomfortably dry.

You’ve probably guessed by now that Tom had a cold, and Allison has hay fever. Their cases are typical. Ted recovered quickly from his cold, but Allison, like most allergy sufferers, continued to get worse instead of better. The pharmaceutical drug she took only masked her symptoms, temporarily, and caused her mouth and nasal passages to dry out. It also made her feel lethargic.

There’s a better way to deal with allergies

Supplements containing healthy phytochemicals and botanical extracts work to alleviate symptoms without negative side effects, and strengthen the system so it doesn’t overreact to allergens. On the other hand, pharmaceuticals and most “natural” antihistamines usually contain only inhibitors of histamine release. These may provide rapid relief but most likely do not treat the real cause of long-term allergy problems … which is the immune system’s excessive release of allergy inducing chemicals.

We live in an allergic world

The prevalence of hay fever has increased substantially over the past 15 years.1 Whether that’s due to our exposure to more environmental toxins or lower immunity and poorer overall health is hard to tell. One thing we know for certain is that allergies make you miserable. And unless you live in a glass bubble that protects you from the hundreds of allergens we’re bombarded with every day, you have a 50% chance of testing positive to one or more allergens (i.e. dust mite, rye, ragweed, or cockroach).2

What happens when you have an allergic reaction?

Normally your immune system protects your body from harmful substances such as bacteria, viruses, and toxins (or antigens, any substance that causes your immune system to produce antibodies). White blood cells produce an antibody specific to the antigen. This process is called sensitization.But if you have an allergy, your immune system treats the substance—called an allergen—as a foreign body, and overreacts by producing antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies then cause mast cells to release chemicals and hormones called mediators—such as histamine—into your bloodstream to defend against the allergen invader. Mediators have effects on local tissue and organs, in addition to activating more white blood cell defenders.

When these chemicals are released they can irritate your eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, or gastrointestinal tract as your body tries to rid itself of the invading allergen. Future exposure to that same allergen (such as pollen or mold) will trigger this allergic response again, so that every time you’re exposed to it, you have an “allergy attack.”

Common hay fever and dermatitis symptoms

The release of histamine produces a number of symptoms which vary according to an individual’s hypersensitivity, including:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Watery, itchy eyes
  • Swelling of the face and neck
  • Itchy skin rashes
  • Asthma

Almost anything can trigger an allergic reaction.

Here are some of the most common allergens and causes:

  • Pollen (especially from weeds, trees, grasses)
  • Molds
  • Dust mites
  • Animal dander
  • Plants (poison ivy)
  • Feathers (as in down comforters and pillows)
  • Medications
  • Certain foods
  • Insect venom
  • Viruses and bacteria (may cause an asthma attack or rash)
  • Vaccines and medications
  • Latex rubber
  • Aspirin
  • Extreme change in environmental temperature
  • Emotional upset
  • Hypersensitive skin
  • Cockroaches, especially in inner cities (Exposure to cockroach-infested buildings may be a major cause of the high rates of asthma in inner-city children.)

Adrenal fatigue can result in allergies

Adrenal fatigue is any decrease in the ability of the adrenal glands to carry out their normal functions. The adrenals are no bigger than a walnut and sit on top of each kidney, in the back, near the bottom of the ribs on each side of your spine. They are the major steroid factories of the body producing or contributing to the production of about 150 vital hormones essential to your health and energy production.

What is adrenal fatigue?

When stress overextends the capacity of your body to compensate and recover, the adrenals become fatigued and are unable to continue responding adequately to further stress. Typically what happens to many people is that they get into a vicious cycle of relying on coffee, colas and other stimulants to keep them going throughout the day. Eventually they get a second wind and end up working very late into the night. It becomes harder and harder for them to get going in the morning, so they drink more caffeine, perpetuating the cycle.

But that’s only the beginning. According to James L. Wilson, ND, DC, Ph.D., author of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, adrenal fatigue manifests as a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a ‘syndrome.’ Its chief symptom is fatigue, but once the adrenal buffer is gone, you become susceptible to a long list of health complaints including allergies, asthma, respiratory infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and other immune disorders. Making a few lifestyle changes, such as practicing a stress reduction technique, getting plenty of sleep and eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet, as well as taking Vitamins B-5 and C, ashwagandha—an ayurvedic herb especially useful in treating adrenal fatigue—licorice, Siberian ginseng, and adrenal gland extracts are all excellent ways to support healthy adrenal function.

Botanical extracts provide relief from atopic dermatitis, asthma and hay fever—safely and naturally, without side effects

Taken together in one nutritional supplement, these botanical extracts provide a synergistic effect to help control the common symptoms and causes of allergies by inhibiting histamine release and correcting immune system dysfunction.

And the outstanding benefit of taking them all together is that they provide short-term relief of symptoms and long-term allergy control by supporting healthy immune function.

Atopic Dermatitis
Hay Fever
Persimmon Leaf
Apple Extract
Pine Bark Extract
Rosemary Extract
Rhus Punjabensis Extract

Natural relief for those who suffer from atopic dermatitis

Persimmon leaf extract

Persimmon has been cultivated in Japan for at least 1,000 years, where it is considered the national fruit. So it only seems natural that Japanese researchers discovered that the main flavonoid in persimmon—astragalin—inhibits the release of histamine in mice suffering from atopic dermatitis. When the mice were given persimmon extract, they exhibited fewer behavioral symptoms, such as scratching and biting their skin. There was also a reduction of serum IgE, the antibodies produced in response to an allergen. Additionally, tissue samples showed there was less inflammation and thickening of the skin.7

A second study performed by the same team found that the severity of the dermatitis was reduced dramatically in mice that were given the extract for four weeks. The preventive effect of persimmon leaf extract on the dermatitis was dose-dependent and continuous intake of persimmon leaf extract significantly decreased its onset and development. The scientists concluded that persimmon leaf extract may be an alternative remedy for managing atopic dermatitis.8

Apple Extract

It’s no wonder that apples were the chosen fruit in the Garden of Eden. They have numerous health benefits, and just recently researchers found that drinking apple juice supports brain health.

Apple extract also reduces allergy symptoms. Apples contain many kinds of polyphenols, and the main components are oligomeric proanthocyanidins. Apple extract was found to be especially beneficial in helping regulate allergic reactions. In double-blind clinical trials apple extract ameliorated symptoms in children with atopic dermatitis, and also produced positive results in tests using allergic laboratory animals.9

Pine Bark Extract

Pine bark extract, made from the bark of pine trees, contains a unique combination of proanthocyanidins, bioflavonoids and organic acids. Pine extracts and teas were commonly used by early Europeans and Native Americans.

Today, pine bark extract is considered a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and is revered for its numerous health benefits, including relief from inflammatory skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.111213

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