Since I began my real foods journey several years ago, my allergies and asthma have virtually disappeared. I credit the GAPS diet with much of this but having a really healthy gut is most certainly what is keeping my allergies at bay.
Sacramento has a horrifically high tree pollen count almost year round. This is because there are waaaaay more male trees than female trees. The female trees produce the fruit and the male trees produce the pollen.
It is pretty rare that I get an allergy attack these days. Usually my eyes start to itch like crazy but that it about as bad as it gets. Rasta Daddy on the other hand is a walking allergy nightmare. Seriously, I have heard him sneeze over one hundred times in a row. Tiny is not impacted as much as Rasta Daddy but she still does battle allergies.
I have ONE go-to source for Allergy relief and since everyone asks me what I use and love, I thought I would quickly share it with you!
Allergena is a top selling, homeopathic allergy relief brand.
Allergena's homeopathic remedies incorporate the concept of sublingual immunotherapy by delivering a diluted mixture of common allergens for use under the tongue. It is a safe, effective and natural alternative to common pharmaceutical and over the counter medicines.
Allergena's success began with health professionals across the United States in the early 1980's. Consumer demand provided opportunity for Allergena to expand into retail health food stores by the mid 1990's. Today, it is available online, at health professional clinics and through retail health food stores across the country. Allergena has become a trusted leader in homeopathic allergy relief products for tree, weed and grass allergies as well as mold, dust, fragrances and pet dander.
How does Allergena work to prevent allergies and provide natural allergy relief?
The immune system defends us against disease. When harmful substances are detected, such as pollens, the immune system creates antibodies. The antibodies destroy or neutralize pollens (and/or dust, mold) that are causing your allergic reactions. Allergena is a Homeopathic Sublingual Immunotherapy that reduces your body's negative reaction to allergens. Allergena homeopathic allergy drops build immunity by giving micro doses of what a person is allergic to so the body becomes safely conditioned to tolerate those allergens and reduce allergic symptoms.
Allergena Homeopathic Allergy Drops work in the following manner:
- First, a homeopathic formula of antigens (i.e. tree, weed and grass species) are introduced to the body.This formula stimulates antibodies.
- Now the body's immune system has antibodies that will destroy the pollen, dust, mold or fragrance is causing your allergic reactions.
The cool thing about Allergena is that it is formulated for your specific region!
Obviously, each area of the country (and even within the same state) has very different allergens. So you know that you are getting the EXACT type of allergy relief you need for your area!
Rasta Daddy and Tiny have used this product daily with great success. When Rasta Daddy forgets to take it, he is a mess. But within 30 minutes of taking Allergena, he is good as new! When I do get a little allergy attack, I have noticed improvement within 15 minutes. Pretty great stuff!
But wait – there's more!
Allergena not only has “adult” versions of all of their products but they have child safe versions as well. In addition to seasonal allergy products they have a mold allergen formula, a pet hair/dander formula, dust mite formula, a fragrance allergy formula and more! I love their pet allergy formula quite a bit as well. It halts my sneezing attacks like a boss!
You know what else is cool? Allergena formulates a products FOR pets. Yep – your fur friends can suffer from allergies just like you.
How does Allergena for Pets work?
Allergena is a Homeopathic Immunotherapy that reduces your pet's negative reaction to allergens. Allergena homeopathic allergy drops build immunity by giving micro doses of what your pet is allergic to so their body becomes safely conditioned to tolerate those allergens and reduce allergic symptoms.
No one paid me, gave me anything, twisted my arm, etc… to tell you about Allergena. I just use it, love it, and wanted to share! Also, check out this post if you want to look at other options for Natural Allergy Relief.