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How to prep your family for allergy season

Spring has sprung, and while some people can enjoy the smell of jasmine on the breeze, many are unable to smell, taste, or experience the joy the season brings. Pollen levels tend to peak this time of year which can cause seasonal allergic rhinitis (known as hay fever).

Itchy-stuffy-scratchy-runny eyes and noses are a pain in any household and can disrupt your child's daily routine. The simplest of activities like eating, playing outside, and attending school can become a hassle.

If someone in your family suffers from seasonal allergies, experts recommend that you start prepping their immune systems at least two weeks before symptoms are likely to flare up.

Taking an antihistamine isn’t the only way to relieve your symptoms; there are some other things you can do to try and limit the number of tissues piling up at home.

Limit your pollen exposure

Seasonal allergies often occur when pollen enters the eyes, nose or lungs. Tree pollen, dust, and mould are often the leading causes of allergies during spring. Your immune system sees these environmental factors as potential health threats and thus reacts - leaving you sneezing the day away.

Try to avoid the things that switch your immune system to combat mode.

De-pollen yourself by changing your outdoor clothing as soon as you get home, close your windows, and avoid going outside when the dry winds are howling.

Up your antioxidants

Antioxidants help reduce inflammation which is a factor in controlling allergies. You can introduce antioxidants in the body by eating fruits (apples, red grapes, citrus fruits), vegetables, fish, nuts, seeds, green tea.

If you want to turbocharge your immune system ahead of allergy season, then consider adding Sportron's Phytogard to your diet. It contains plant sterols that have a significant effect when it comes to supporting the immune system and reducing inflammation. Phytogard is also loaded with selenium which is an important antioxidant needed to protect all body cells.

Supplement your body

Have you heard of Sportron's Respitron syrup?

Respitron is our number one recommended product to help ease your family through this time of year. Respitron syrup supports and protects the body’s respiratory defense mechanisms.

Respitron also contains amongst other things; magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin E, and all the B vitamins; can help you better manage your allergy symptoms.

It is ideal for people who suffer from hay-fever, nasal congestion, and sneezing during spring.

Also, if you cringe at the thought of a syrup running down your throat, then try Respitron tablets instead.

If you are looking at an all-in-one supplement solution, we recommend Sporton’s Allergy Pack. Not only does it contain Respitron syrup/tablets, but it also comes with Calcitone, which has natural antihistamine properties to help strengthen the respiratory system and reduce the occurrence and severity of allergy attacks.

Reduce stress

If you find yourself in a constant stressful environment, your body is always ready for action - meaning your mental and physical health takes a strain.

Not effectively managing your stress will take its toll on your immune system, which will weaken and allow more allergies to pass through its barrier of protection.

We love Sportron's Neurotron which alleviates nervousness and stress. It is a formulated dietary supplement that will help you cope with the demands and challenges of your busy life.

The most unfortunate part about seasonal allergies is that it affects every person differently. The best advice would be to monitor and re-evaluate how you take care of allergies in your family - determine what alleviates and what aggravates, and then adjust. By effectively prepping and adapting well in advance can prove better than cure.

Drop us a message via should you be interested or have questions about any of the products mentioned above.


Disclaimer: The information contained in this communication is not to be construed as medical advice. Consult a professional on any medical or psychological concerns. The articles and blogs are posted only as opinion or ideas, and are general in nature. The administrator takes no responsibility for any action or outcome a reader may make as a result of reading a post.

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