Springtime Allergy Support
by Judi Epstein, MSN, ARNP
Quercetin and Vitamin C may be helpful in supporting your immune system this spring, in conjunction with using a neti pot. You may also schedule an appointment with me if you’re interested in gentle homeopathic options for relieving allergies.
Quercetin is a flavonoid that affects mast cells, which when stimulated play a key role in the inflammatory processes of an allergic response.
Quercetin is known to be a mast cell inhibitor and can be helpful during high allergy season. I recommend taking 500-1000mg 3x/day for optimal support. Quercetin should be avoided during pregnancy.
Vitamin C helps to regulate histamine levels and can help control the body’s inflammatory responses. I recommend taking 1000mg 2-4 times daily.
A Neti Pot can be used to decrease congestion and keep nasal passages clear. Use daily.
Quercetin (capsules) and Vitamin C (capsules or powder) can be purchased at my office or from the online dispensary on my Website,www.judiepsteinarnp.com/
supplements. A neti pot can be purchased at Mountain Rose Herbs.
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