by Lauren Davies October 11, 2020 1 min read

At certain times of the year, some people suffer from sinus issues. As a way of flushing out offending inhaled particles, sinus passages can become congested, inflamed, and swollen. This is part of the immune system reaction where mast cells release histamines to try to get the invader(s) out of the body. That reaction is behind what's causing those sinus issues such as sneezing and/or a stuffy or runny nose. When this happens, natural antihistamines can help.

These are some key natural ingredients that can support healthy nasal and sinus passages for people experiencing elevated histamine levels and respiratory irritation:

  • Bromelain

  • N-acetyl cysteine

  • Quercetin

  • Stinging nettles leaf

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C in particular is an important antioxidant that also has natural antihistamine effects. Vitamin C specifically influences mast cells to help reduce or eliminate histamine release, which influences healthy nasal and sinus passages.This essential vitamin also supports overall immunity and can help balance healthy levels of inflammation.

It's important to note that sometimes higher amounts of vitamin C are needed when experiencing sinus issues. To help ensure optimal absorption and reduce potential stomach upset at higher doses, choose an alkaline buffered form of vitamin C.

Vitamin C in combination with the other natural ingredients listed above works synergistically to get at the root cause of seasonal sinus issues.

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