Allergy Season: How to Treat Your Allergies

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Ah, spring. Here in Wisconsin, spring may feel like winter, summer, spring, and winter again all in a single week, but at least we know summer is near, right?

We also know that it’s allergy season.

If you’re an allergy sufferer, you may have spent a lot of spring suffering not only from allergies, but also from the side effects of many of the allergy medications on the market today, like drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, and/or constipation.

What Causes Allergies?

Allergies are caused when our immune system overreacts to certain environmental stimulants. If you get allergies, it’s because your immune system is particularly sensitive to certain things - dust, pollen, pet dander, and others may be the culprit for you.

Your immune system treats these stimulants as though they are similar to viruses and other illnesses.


How Should I Treat My Allergies?

So which do you choose? Suffering from your allergies, or suffering from allergy medicine?

What if we told you that you don’t have to suffer from either?

With D-Hist and (and D-Hist Jr. for kids), you can get the relief you need from the sneezing, coughing, and itchy and watery eyes associated with allergies without the side effects. Plus - rather than simply taking meds after you’re already experiencing symptoms, D-Hist is a preventative - which means you can avoid allergy symptoms altogether. 


What Ingredients are in D-Hist and How Do They Work?

D-Hist actively promotes healthy nasal and sinus passages for individuals with elevated histamine and respiratory irritation with natural ingredients like quercetin, bromelain, stinging nettles leaf, and N-acetyl cysteine.



Quercetin is a pigment present in plants that serves as an antioxidant and has been shown to support immune health by mediating the release of inflammatory compounds and helps reduce the release of histamines. The release of histamine is the first step in over immune response



Bromelain is a plant enzyme found on the stem and fruit of the pineapple plant. It has been shown to reduce the allergens that cause an exaggerated immune response and seasonal discomfort. It also aids in absorption of quercetin and breaks down allergen complexes.


Stinging Nettles Leaf 

Stinging Nettles Leaf is a plant that helps regulate your immune response in the airways and nasal passages. It does so by controlling the formation of inflammatory compounds in the body.  


N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 

NAC is a building block for the important antioxidant, glutathione. Both glutathione and NAC make it easier to rid the respiratory system of mucus by making it less viscous. 


Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that we lose more quickly when we are under stress. You may already be aware of Vitamin C’s benefits to your immune system, but it’s especially beneficial for those suffering from allergies because it can deactivate histamine. 

These ingredients work together to help your body fight allergies without the nasty side effects. 

It’s worthwhile to note that like many natural supplements, D-Hist will require a loading period. In other words, this is not the type of treatment that will work immediately upon taking it. When you start taking it, you will take a higher dosage for a few days in order to “load” the ingredients into your system. Then, you will reduce your dosage to maintain the levels of these important ingredients in your system.

However, the benefits far outweigh the longer loading period. You’ll be able to avoid drowsiness, dry mouth, and other uncomfortable side effects of many allergy medications, as well as prevent allergy symptoms from the start rather than take medication after they’ve already started.

D-Hist Jr. is made up of the same ingredients as the regular D-Hist, and even offers a yummy flavor to ensure your kids actually want to take it!

Want to learn more about D-Hist? Ask Dr. Sara or Dr. Nick!


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