Is your gut sensitivity getting you down? Are you struggling with asthma or a food allergy? Supplements could be the way forward for you. They could help you to lead a happier, healthier life, free from allergic reactions and pain.
Have you recently received results from a food intolerance test and discovered that certain foods are leading to nausea, diarrhoea, headaches or poor skin conditions? Are you trying to eliminate those foods from your diet so that you can become pain-free? It is not easy! Supplements could improve your gut reactions and make the gut stronger and less sensitive in the long run.
Allergies can be scary; they affect the respiratory system and can be fatal. Therefore it must be worth giving the following supplements a try in order to reduce these symptoms and improve your lifestyle and stress levels.
Which supplements are the best for allergies and intolerances?
MSM has been proven to lower symptoms in the respiratory tracts and hence I would suggest that it is worth ingesting 6000mg a day if troubled by an allergy, especially asthma.
Additionally, vitamin C fights infection and strengthens the immune system. It instantly stills allergic activity and also owns anti-inflammatory qualities. Asthma sufferers experience very low levels of vitamin C in their blood so by taking 2000g of vitamin C a day, those who must endure the stress of asthmatic episodes will see an immediate calming of their reactions. Vitamin C can also strengthen bones, skin and joints by improving the production of collagen in the body.
Glutamine also has many health benefits including restoring healthy mucous membranes. If 500mg is taken daily, it can help in reducing food intolerance potentiality and can also aid in promoting strong immune function.
Vitamin P, which is, for the most part, found in plants is a powerful antioxidant and can aid the body in absorbing vitamin C which in turn comes with its own health benefits.
Red onions, berries and apples comprise of another very beneficial antioxidant, called quercetin. This has potentially lifesaving benefits as it can amazingly, regulate histamine in the body. To see a strong effect in allergic reactions a supplement of 500mg daily would be advised.
Finally, probiotics and L – glutamine have proven to reduce inflammatory reactions in the digestive system when taken before every meal thanks to the digestive enzymes which break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats, enabling them to be absorbed.
Are there any negative side effects to taking these supplements?
Although helpful in reducing allergic and intolerance reactions, taking too much of anything can cause side effects. Vitamin C can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, heartburn, headaches, and fatigue but this is when greater doses than 2000mg is taken. On the other hand, there have been no negative effects associated with vitamin P. Although relatively safe, quercetin can cause headaches if more than 1000mg is taken daily. Finally, people with liver or kidney disease should avoid taking glutamine.
What Makes Supplements So Beneficial?
When you suffer from allergies or an intolerance, it can be difficult to get the nutrients and vitamins that you need. Sometimes, the best foods to eat are the ones that can cause problems and so, you could find yourself missing out on what you need.
This is where supplements can really help.
When preparing meals that give you the vitamins and nutrients, it can prove challenging but also time-consuming. We all lead busy lives but when you suffer from allergies, it’s vital that you give your body what it needs. Supplements make it possible to do this without the fear of triggering an allergic reaction. In pill form or powder form, you can add it to your diet and know that you are getting exactly what you need.
In addition to this, they are also convenient as you can take them whenever you wish. They can be slipped into your bag for the day and consumed at any time. Take them during your lunch, have them on the move or take them before you head to bed.
What is also great about supplements is that you can get the right dose. This can prove difficult when preparing dishes as it can be difficult to get the doses right. In contrast, if you know that you need to consume a certain amount of vitamins, then it can be challenging to get what you need from food alone. You can measure out the right amount of supplements that fit in with your diet based on what you have consumed or plan to consume that day.
Remember to Experiment With Care
As with anything new, you can take too much of something and that can cause you to become unwell. Therefore, instead of taking your recommended dosage from the beginning, you should start on a relatively low level. Then, over time, you can begin to increase this so that you find a level that you are comfortable with. This will also give your body the opportunity to adjust instead of overloading it with new vitamins and nutrients at a level that it simply is not used to.
As always, you should ensure that you not only follow the instructions on the packaging but if you are unsure, you should seek medical advice. Your doctor will be able to discuss your supplement choice with you and give you helpful guidance that works for you.
Don’t Let Allergies Control Your Life
Allergies might have been present in your life for some time or you might have just developed them. Whatever your situation, when you take back control of your allergies, you’ll experience a more fulfilling standard of life. Don’t let allergies dictate how you live but instead, manage them correctly, introduce the right supplements and transform how you live.