Hello Spring. Hello Hay Fever.

Hello Spring. Hello Hay Fever.

Hello Spring. Hello Hay fever! Spring is that abundant time of year that brings with it new life and a deluge of airbourne pollen. Approximately 20% of New Zealanders suffer from Hay fever and if you’re one of those lucky people you’ll know how irritating it is sneezing your way through the day. Fortunately I have a solution: bee pollen.

Although many plant pollens can cause or exacerbate hay fever, bee pollen can actually help reduce the symptoms of the conditions. Bee pollen is different to airbourne, allergy-causing pollen as they come from two different sources: bee-pollinated plants and air pollination-reliant plants. There have been over forty five bee pollen clinical studies performed through out the globe on individuals who suffer from hay fever and asthma, among other things. The hay fever sufferers whom took part were given bee plant pollen capsules and monitored. An overwhelming 73% of people revealed a 75% progress rate when taking a daily dose of bee pollen. 78% of asthma patients averaged a 75% improvement in taking bee pollen orally.

Another reason why bee pollen is so effective in decreasing allergic and hay fever responses is the Quercetin and Vitamin C content. Quercetin is a potent antioxidant that promotes a healthy inflammatory response and inhibits the release of histamine into the body. Vitamin C is one of the most important anti-allergy vitamins as it builds a strong immune system and immediately relieves allergic reactions and is also anti-inflammatory. Many naturopaths advise taking bee pollen before the allergy season begins as it may take a few weeks for the pollen to work

If you have a love / hate relationship with Spring because of hay fever you may want to give bee pollen a go. It’s a 100% natural alternative that may even help rid you of allergies in the long term. I recommend Naturebee Potentiated Bee Pollen. Unlike other bee pollen’s that can be hard to digest, Naturebee is almost completely bio-available – ready for your body to soak up all its nutrients. As with any bee products you should take caution if allergic to bee stings.

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About the author
Sarah Kapeli is the Marketing Manager of NatureBee Healthfoods. Sarah is passionate about good health and wellbeing and has gained considerable knowledge of natural healthfoods and the effects on the body through her work.

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