Hay fever is a common allergy that bring suffering to millions during the summer months. Our natural, nutritional supplements can help ease the symptoms so you can enjoy the sunshine.
Beat hay fever naturally
Hay fever is a confusing health condition because hay isn’t actually an allergen, and fever isn’t one of its symptoms.
Instead, a runny nose, constant sneezing, itchy eyes and skin and a sore throat are all things that hay fever sufferers must contend with.
As any sufferer knows, the sunny summer weather can make their life a misery.
The pollen count is at its highest between late March and September, especially when it's warm, humid and windy, and that’s when your symptoms are probably at their peak.
What to look for
Hay fever symptoms can start at different times of the year, depending on which allergens you are allergic to. If you are allergic to a common pollen, you may have more severe symptoms when the pollen count is high.
If the pollen you are allergic too is less common, you may not suffer for the whole season, or in environments where the pollen count for that particular allergen is low.
Although most hay fever symptoms are mild, in severe cases, you could suffer from sweating, headaches, loss of smell and taste, facial pain, rashes, tiredness or fatigue, irritability and insomnia. It might also cause more serious problems for people with existing respiratory conditions such as asthma, which can exacerbate symptoms like wheezing and breathlessness.
Natural hay fever relief
Your diet can actually help alleviate the symptoms from hay fever.
Vitamin C is natural antihistamine, which helps your body defend itself against allergens, and can be found in fresh oranges, kiwi, papaya, broccoli, kale, peppers and lemon juice.
It can also help sooth symptoms from other allergies including hives, conjunctivitis and animal fur, and reactions to insect bites or stings.
On the other hand, foods which contain histamine, such as cheese, red wine, chocolate, sauerkraut and canned or smoked fish can also help.
Strawberries and citrus fruits also can be high in histamine, so you may need to take in more Vitamin C through other nutritional sources to balance this out.
Reducing dairy over the hay fever season can also make a big difference to nasal congestion. Lily & Loaf offers a wide range of nutritional supplements to help ease the misery of hay fever and enhance your overall health and happiness.
Vitamin C 1000mg - Timed Release (60 Tablets)
Specially coated, time-release tablets to allow a slow release of Vitamin C which delivers a continuous supply to the body throughout the day.