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Van Luven: May flowers bring sinus powers


It’s that time of year again where your sinuses may realize everything is in bloom.

Allergies are the body’s reaction to a foreign protein it sees as an enemy. The result is your immune system sending out histamine. Before you go grab an antihistamine, keep in mind that histamine is responsible for several necessary bodily functions like body temperature, digestion, blood pressure, emotions, memory, sleep-wake cycles and even neurotransmitter regulation.

Essentially, the body is misfiring — performing the act it is supposed to, but at the wrong time. So why do we get allergies in the first place? There are many theories, including intestinal worms, parasites, medications and toxins like pesticides, dioxins, BPAs and many others. We can also inherit defective gene snips responsible for mediating enemy versus non-enemy. Lack of nutrition may also play a role in the immune system’s ability to function optimally,

If you suffer from allergies, you may benefit from nutrition therapy as well as detoxification. Your liver does much of the detoxifying. Unfortunately, with the overload of toxins in our modern society, it can get severely overloaded. If your body can’t effectively clear toxins, they get stored and built up in your body and can cause health issues like allergies.

What can help? Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that supports your liver in the breakdown of toxins and free radicals, reduces inflammation, helps repair DNA and even supports digestion, all of which can help alleviate allergic symptoms. Specific to allergies, glutathione has been shown to decrease congestion and mucous build-up. Foods highest in glutathione are spinach, avocado, asparagus and okra.

Unfortunately, with much of society having impaired digestion and the lack of nutrients in our food, it is difficult to get enough glutathione through diet alone. Oral supplementation is helpful; but you may only uptake 10-20% of what is in the supplement. Injectable and intravenous glutathione is delivered to your bloodstream, bypassing digestion, so you receive the full benefits of the nutrient.

At Prime IV Hydration & Wellness, 2025 N. Power Road Suite No. 106 in Mesa, we provide glutathione in both intravenous and injectable forms to help you optimize your immune system and help your body overcome allergy symptoms. We offer a variety of other nutrients as well to support you with your wellness goals. Call us at 480-992-4202 or go to https://primeivhydration.com/locations/arizona/northeast-mesa-85215/#overview for more information.