Ragweed pollen allergy is a major cause of seasonal allergies that you probably feel the effects of ragweed pollen in the late summer and fall. Ragweed starts pollinating as early as July in some areas, but most commonly, it appears in August and peaks in mid-September. Ragweed pollen can stick around as late as November, depending on where you live.
Ragweed pollen is very light, making it easy for the wind to carry it for miles. In fact, it has been found in the ocean as far as 400 miles away from the coast and two miles up in the air.
Don’t let ragweed follow you around. Cover your hair when you go outside or wash it at night to remove pollen. Also have everyone who enters your home leave their shoes at the door. Shut your windows at night if you are prone to asthma, like me.
Adrenal Stress Can Worsen Your Allergic Symptoms
If you suffer from allergies to pollen, grass, dust, pet dander or other environmental allergens, which does not respond to treatment—there’s a chance that your adrenal glands are not functioning properly. Stressed adrenal glands make you prone to suffering from allergies, let alone the actual stress an allergic response exudes on your body. Activating the immune system like this is very energetically expensive – therefore fatigue and stress is commonly associated with allergies.
Adrenal function plays an important role in allergic reactions. Most allergies involve the release of histamine and other substances that produce inflammation. Cortisol, one of the primary hormones produced by the adrenal glands, is a strong anti-inflammatory. The more histamine released, the harder the adrenals have to work to produce enough cortisol to manage the inflammation and the more fatigued they may become.
It’s not surprising that people with environmental allergies tend to experience adrenal fatigue as well. It’s a vicious cycle of reduced cortisol, which allows the histamine to inflame the tissues more, leading to deepening adrenal fatigue as well as to bigger allergic reactions.
What is The Solution?
Be sure to take adrenal support during allergy season, like Licorice Plus from Metagenics. It is the perfect therapeutic as it contains natural ingredients for allergy support as Licorice Plus® is designed to support healthy cortisol metabolism to help the body manage stress more effectively. It’s suitable for a picture of stressed and fatigued. Licorice also supports the upper respiratory system.
Another addition to your allergy fighting arsenal would be the antioxidant, immune support of Immune Essential. Take three capsules once per day with water preferably away from food.