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Best supplements for hay fever: Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine - two other remedies

HAY FEVER can be a distressing allergy to have - sore, itchy red eyes, a bunged-up nose and a cough can make going outside unpleasant. Considering that's the only option right now when it comes to meeting up with friends, what can you do? Typical treatments include hay fever nasal sprays, eye drops and antihistamine tablets, but were you aware that some supplements could be helpful too? Here's what to pack in your arsenal. Vitamin C acts as a natural antihistamine, which has been shown to reduce oxidative stress, thought to play a key role in allergies. Researchers from the the University of Medicine Rostock, Germany, treated 71 patients with allergy-related respiratory symptoms with vitamin C. More than 50 percent of the participants took no other allergy-related medication, beside vitamin C, during the trial. The observational study concluded that treatment with "high-dose vitamin C reduced allergy-related symptoms". Vitamin C is present in many fruits and vegetates, such as: However, vitamin C supplements are also an easy way to get your daily recommended amount of 40mg.

Reference : Express.co.uk