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    Blog — vitamin c

    5 Ways to Naturally Relieve Allergies

    5 Ways to Naturally Relieve Allergies

    Ugh, allergies…specifically outdoor seasonal allergies can be so irritating and inconvenient. We live in the Ohio River Valley which often causes tons of allergy issues, especially in spring and fall. The snotty noses, constant sneezing, itchy eyes. It can be miserable! As moms, we dread those symptoms in our kiddos cause it often means sleepless nights and fussy attitudes. Finding natural and inexpensive ways to alleviate allergies can be a daunting task. We hear from SO MANY customers about our syrup and honey keeping our customers healthy during high pollen seasons.  Below are some more natural remedies I have come across that can help your family fight off seasonal allergies. As always, I’m not a doctor and encourage you to ask your doctor before starting any regimen. My hope is that these ideas can keep you and your family active and healthy all year long!

    1. Raw Honey- The bees in your backyard are pollinating the plants that could be causing your allergies. By eating the honey of bees local to your area, your body can begin to build up immunities to your local allergens. In addition, raw honey (as opposed to processed honey) contains natural enzymes that can promote your health and wellness. We have an amazing and delicious product line of raw honeys, check them out here. We offer many infused flavors of raw honey, like vanilla, as well as, regular raw honey.
    2. Humidifier- I don’t know any parent who hasn’t used a humidifier in their kid’s rooms to help with either a cold or allergies. They increase the humidity and purify the air. Rotating filter discs submerged in water remove larger pathogens (bacteria and viruses) and irritants from the air. These humidifiers need more regular cleaning and maintenance, but they can offer more allergy relief by filtering out pollen and dust.
    3. Lowering sugar intake- Even in small amounts sugar suppresses immunity and worsens viral infections 
    4. Vitamin C- Vitamin C is an immune booster to help your body fight against viruses and bacteria, It also aids in the support of a healthy immune system when it comes to allergies. Our Elderberry Gummies are a great source of Vitamin C, check them out here.
    5. Essential oils- peppermint, eucalyptus, frankincense OR Lavender, lemon, and Peppermint are commonly used blend for allergies and healthy breathing. Many people will diffuse these in their homes to purify the air around them and safely experience the benefits of essential oils. Looking for a trustworthy company to get essential oils? Jubilee of Wellness is a dear friend of mine and the quality of her oils is AMAZING! You can order from her website or if you are local, we sell her oils at our shop in New Albany, IN.

    If you’re reading this with a houseful of kids plagued with allergies (or maybe you’re the one suffering), know that you are NOT alone! As frustrating as the symptoms can be, we hear all the time about these natural ways providing relief for our customers. Interested in trying our Elderberry Syrup or Gummies? Use code BREATHEEASY10 to get 10% off your order! Happy Spring!

    Referenced articles:

    https://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/honey-remedy#purpose

    https://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/humidity-humidifiers#:~:text=They%20increase%20the%20humidity%20and,filtering%20out%20pollen%20and%20dust.

    https://acaai.org/allergies/seasonal-allergies

    https://www.isabellemckenzie.com/blog/how-sugar-fuels-your-seasonal-allergies-how-to-fix-it

    The 5 Things You Need To Know About Vitamin C

    The 5 Things You Need To Know About Vitamin C

    We are always hearing about how Vitamin C is good for our bodies but have you ever wondered why? I’m a big fan of simple fast facts, usually in a list form so I can read it, learn it and go on with my full day...so we’ve put together everything you need to know about Vitamin C and how you can get more into your diet so you can read it, learn it and get your kids to soccer practice! Let’s do this!

    • Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free Radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy or when we are exposed to cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.
    • Vitamin C can be found in all kinds of foods (including our Extra Strength Elderberry Gummies) and is a popular supplement to take especially when you’re needing extra immune support.
    • For the kids, it is important to take because as their little bodies grow, Vitamin C can help repair bones and tissues. It can help your children's gums stay healthy and because of the aid to help repair blood vessels, it helps minimize the bruising from a heavy fall or scrapes from playing in the yard.
    • For adults, the results you see when taking this specific vitamin are significant. Vitamin C can help reduce Chronic disease, manage high blood pressure, lower your risk of heart disease, help prevent iron deficiency and boost your immunity. Young or old, Vitamin C is key to your overall health!
    • The amount of Vitamin C dosage your body needs is based around your age or stage of life. Here is a chart to show each age and the recommended dose.

    Our Elderberry Gummies are a great source of Vitamin C as well as Zinc and Vitamins D and E... and they are a fun treat for your kiddos. For a limited time, use code GUMMY15 to get 15% off your order of our Extra Strength Elderberry Gummies!

    Foods Rich in Vitamin C

    Want more foods that are rich in Vitamin C added to your diet? Grab ahold of these fruits and make a fruit salad out of it and you’ll be consuming all sorts of Vitamin C!

    • Cantaloupe
    • Citrus fruits and juices, such as orange and grapefruit
    • Kiwi fruit
    • Mango
    • Papaya
    • Pineapple
    • Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries
    • Watermelon

    Here is one recipe you can make- https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/vitamin-c-superfruit-salad

    FUN FACT (for those who need a little fun):There is a fruit called the Kakadu plum which is an Australian native superfood containing 100 times more vitamin C than oranges. It has the highest known concentration of vitamin C, containing up to 5,300 mg per 100 grams. Hmmmm...I wonder how I can get that into our Elderberry Syrup recipe??

     

    Articles referenced:

    https://www.babycenter.com/toddler/feeding/vitamin-c-in-your-childs-diet_10324695#:~:text=Vitamin%20C%20helps%20form%20and,and%20keeps%20infections%20at%20bay.

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-benefits

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-foods#TOC_TITLE_HDR_7

    https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Consumer/