Why Dr. Sheryl Recommends This Supplement for Allergies & Asthma
One-in-three people suffer from allergies. Allergens, such as pollen, dust-mites or animal hair cause negative reactions from the body’s immune system triggering the release of tissue-hormone histamines. In turn, the histamines trigger sneezing, nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, itching and bronchial swelling. In clinical studies Pycnogenol® was found to inhibit the release of histamines to help prevent allergies. The strong anti-inflammatory property of this powerful antioxidant inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators which helps to relieve swelling and reduce allergic reactions.
In case studies Pycnogenol® has shown results in managing childhood asthma. In a blind-test study 60 participants ages 6 to 18 years old suffering with mild to moderate asthma supplemented with the use of Pycnogenol® or a placebo. Those who received the Pycnogenol® showed significant reduction or discontinued use of their rescue inhalers. The complimentary placebo group showed no benefit. (Lau BHS et al. Pycnogenol® as an adjunct in the management of childhood asthma. J Asthma 41: 825-832, 2004) Pycnogenol®’s antioxidant activities coupled with its anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritations that cause the bronchi to swell, relieving the symptoms that make breathing difficult.
Many over-the-counter pharmaceutical antihistamines used to treat allergies and asthma can have negative side effects such as drowsiness, headaches, dry-mouth, confusion, blurred vision, constipation and difficulty passing urine. The frequent use of inhalers like Albuterol, commonly used to treat asthma, can have side-effects such as change in appetite, dizziness, headache, hyperactivity, nausea, nervousness and shakiness. Reducing the use of medication by taking an all-natural supplement like OPC-3 is simply good commonsense and a good health choice for allergy and asthma sufferers.
- Powerful anti-inflammatory
- Natural antihistamine
- Promotes normal blood vessel dilation
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Powerful antioxidant – 20 times stronger than vitamin C and 50 times stronger than vitamin E
“I have been taking OPC-3 for several months and found my overall health improving greatly! However, my asthma seemed to find a life of it’s own (I am surrounded by farmland, where crop dusting, burning, pesticide and herbicide use are commonplace). I was on Proventil, Intal and Azmacort inhalers, a dose of Singulair at night, and used both Vancenase and Nasalcrom. I still suffered with poor breathing capability, chest tightness (sometimes I would even say chest PAIN). Within 18 hours of drinking Ultimate Aloe (about 4 ounces spread throughout the day), I have been able to give up all six of these medications. Those of you with allergies should try it if you aren’t using it now. I hope this helps another as it has me!”
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Complimentary products for Allergies and Asthma: Ultimate Aloe Juice
The reason I use aloe juice when working with Allergies and asthma is the fact that aloe juice has an amazing ability to stimulate a healthy immune response as well as improve digestion. The polysaccharides inside the aloe plant will stimulate the white blood cells to attack foreign invaders like pollen and other substances that will trigger a histamine response. Allergies and Asthma indicate a weekend immune system. The digestive tract plays a huge role in your immune system “weak digestive tract week immune system”. If you are suffering form allergies or asthma it is important to address improving digestion. Not all aloe juice on the market contains the enough active ingredients polysaccharides to be effective. The Aloe Juice I recommend won the International Science Council award because of its purity.