Key Terms Calorie A unit of energy commonly used on food packaging to describe how much energy is obtained through the consumption of a specific food product. Hormones Signalling mole- cules that are used for communication between various organs in the body for physiological regulation over processes such as metabolism. E very day, we are bombarded with advertisements for new weight loss diets, supplements, and exercise routines. The vast majority of us spend our entire lives struggling to maintain a weight that is healthy or desirable. There are cer- tainly many people that are over-eating or under-exercising for their caloric
Spring is (finally) in the air for most of us but, unfortunately, so is pollen, and that translates into seasonal allergies and irritating, cold-like symptoms for millions of North Americans. Also known as “hay fever,” seasonal allergies occur when outdoor moulds release spores and trees, grasses and weeds release pollen. When those of us who are allergic breathe them in, our immune systems treat them as invaders and release histamines from our “mast cells” into our bloodstream to fight them. Histamines are organic compounds involved in local immune and inflammatory responses. They defend your immune system by causing a chain reaction of symptoms – sneezing, itching, congestion, watery eyes – which causes inflammation that triggers other chemicals from your immune system to step in and help.
Some allergy sufferers take antihistamines and decongestants but these can cause unwanted side effects, from dry mouth to drowsiness to rebound congestion.
There’s no need to suffer through spring however, because AOR has several products that ease allergies.
A Flavonoid Powerhouse
Quercetin belongs to the flavonoid class of antioxidants and is beneficial for a variety of immune-related ailments, including allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes and throat, sneezing, and nasal congestion. It does this by inhibiting histamine release and the enzymes responsible for the production of inflammatory mediators.
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Address Underlying Immune Issues
While antihistamines aim to address symptoms, AOR has created a formulation that not only provides fast, clinically proven relief but also works to modulate immune function and release the potential for allergies. This combination of probiotics, botanicals, vitamins and nutrients mitigates allergies naturally.
Breathe Easy with NAC
This antioxidant is a precursor to glutathione, one of the body’s best free-radical eliminators. But it’s NAC’s abilities as an expectorant that also make it helpful for chronic respiratory conditions and allergy symptoms. It helps reduce mucus and therefore congestion, helping relieve the irritating post-nasal drip often associated with allergies.