Science-Backed Natural Choices for Allergies

By Eric Spinner, CNC


40 Million Americans Suffer with Allergies. Many people deal with runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and itchy throats due to seasonal hay fever allergies in spring and fall. For some people these symptoms are a yearlong struggle due to molds, dust mites, and animal dander as well. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, estimates that over 16 million office visits a year are attributed to allergic rhinitis (allergies), with costs totaling over $6 billion.

Allergy sufferers may choose from prescription drugs, OTC drugs, and natural supplements. Many of the prescription drugs and OTC drugs have an array of side effects, which may make consumers hesitate to try them, and Doctors hesitate to prescribe them. Many natural choices contain the herb Ephedra, which is controversial in its side effects. Ephedra based products are not the only available choice, and new and promising scientific research on an array of natural remedies provides safe and effective choices for allergic individuals.

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