I grew up in the country surrounded by horses, hay, grass, trees and never had any symptoms of allergies – not even a sniffle. Then I moved to Tokyo for two years (a very polluted city) and when I returned home in the summer I was struck with hay fever – which plagued me from then on. Until I discovered these effective natural remedies for allergy symptoms. If you want complete relief, you really need to do ALL of these at the same time – but even just taking the high dose quercetin for allergies should provide noticeable relief:
1. Take 1000 mg of Quercetin 1 – 2x/ day. Quercetin is a unique bioflavonoid shown to inhibit the release of histamines from immune cells (in cell cultures). It stabilizes mast cells and prevents them from releasing histamine, BUT it does not cause the side-effects of drug anti-histamines; no drowsiness, dry mouth, etc. The key though, is to take it in a high enough dose – otherwise you won’t see the effect. That’s why I specifically sourced a high quality brand of Quercetin for allergies where each capsule is 500 mg, specifically for use as an allergy remedy – otherwise, most brands contain only 100 to 200 mg and you’ll be taking a handful of pills every day! For many people, it works best to take 500 mg of Quercetin three times per day (with food). For others, they prefer to take 1000 mg in one dose, once or twice per day. You may need to experiment a bit to find the best supplementation schedule for you.
Contraindications: Avoid taking quercetin with any medication which indicates you shouldn’t consume the following foods while using it: onions, apples, apple juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, pomegranate juice; white, green & black teas. These foods naturally contain higher concentrations of quercetin, so if a medication conflicts with them, you should also stay clear of a quercetin supplement whilst taking that medication. The following medications are known to either be suppressed or enhanced if taken in conjunction with quercetin: Cyclosporine, Estradiol, Felodipine.