Allergies and the Role of Collagen Protein in Boosting Your Immune System
WRITTEN BY TJ Ferraraabout 2 months ago
While many Americans look forward to the promise of warmer weather and fewer mornings running late for work because you forgot to defrost your car, just as many people cringe at the thought of spring. For these individuals, springtime is equivalent to pollen and pollen means allergies and allergies mean nasty symptoms like runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and congestion. And it’s not like these allergies last for a week like a normal cold and then go on their merry way - allergies can last for the entire season, making the springtime months unbearable for many. Because allergies can have a greater effect on some people and a lesser effect on others, it can be a daunting task to figure out how to best take care of yourself during allergy season. While many turn to allergy medications for relief, others seek out more natural options to alleviate the discomfort. Regardless of how intense your allergy symptoms become, understanding allergies and the way your body fights against these invaders can offer insight into the most effective combative strategies.
What exactly are allergies?
Seasonal allergies develop because the body’s immune system has become sensitized and is overreacting to something in the environment. In other words, your body’s immune system freaks out when certain particles enter the body and then fights against these particles as if they were invasive. This is why certain people are allergic to one thing and others aren’t. One person’s body registers pollen as a dangerous toxin and so the immune system overreacts to protect the body when pollen is present. Another, on the other hand, doesn’t view pollen as a toxin and therefore doesn’t get sick because there’s nothing for their body to fight. Essentially, your body’s allergies are like that overprotective mother whose paranoia about the possibilities of sickness forces their kids to practice everything hygienic short of wearing a hazmat suit - it’s well-intentioned but highly inconvenient.
What happens to your body during allergy season?
Have you ever cut your hand and noticed how it immediately turns red? This happens because of the surge of blood cells to the area to put up a protective guard and prevent infection-causing toxins from entering the bloodstream. The redness, or inflammation, is a sign that your immune system is functioning properly. Inflammation happens externally as well as internally when the body fights invaders, and as you’ve probably guessed, it’s exactly what occurs during allergy season. The reason you might feel so miserable is because of the increased inflammation within the body. Inflammation causes joint and muscle pain, along with redness and puffiness in the skin, as can be seen in the nose and eye area. Overall, inflammation makes you feel sluggish and potentially miserable, especially if you experience more than one allergy symptom. The hard work your body does fighting pathogens can lead to fatigue which leads to exhausted joints, muscles and energy levels, causing a feeling of overall sickness. So, what’s to be done aside from sealing yourself in the house until the trees and plants are done blooming? We’re glad you asked.
Fighting allergy symptoms naturally
With seasonal allergies, your immune system forces itself to work overtime, constantly fighting against the influx of pollen and other airborne plant materials. And while there’s no telling your immune system to cool it, there is a way to help boost it so it doesn’t wear itself out and leave your body compromised. As with all things, the best way to protect your body from the inside out and before the problem begins. First, seasonal allergies are seasonal - you know when to expect them. Depending on where you live in the US, spring can start anywhere from March to May, and so it’s a good idea to begin taking preventative measures before the trees start blooming.
Diet- Vitamin C is Mother Nature’s one-stop-shop to a healthy immune system. To boost your body’s vitamin C count, try incorporating more citrus fruits (oranges), strawberries, brussel sprouts, broccoli, peppers, and more into your diet. Avoid sugary foods and deep-fried items as these weaken the immune system - you don’t want to undo the hard work you’ve already done!
Sleep- Another vital medicine against illness, including allergies, it’s a time for your body to recharge, regroup and recoup from the day’s hard work. Lack of sleep alone makes you feel sick, but lack of sleep combined with allergies is a disaster. So do yourself a favor and get those full eight hours.
Supplements- Sometimes you just need a little extra help. Supplements offer additional vitamins and nutrients to your body that you’re not receiving enough of in your diet. There are numerous supplements, but a few, in particular, can help with allergy relief.
Believe it or not, but collagen peptides positively target all the areas of the body allergies negatively target. Yep, you read that correctly.
- •BUBS Naturals Collagen Protein Powder works to heal the skin, which is good news for those constantly rubbing their eyes and blowing their noses. The amino acids within the collagen protein fight against redness and swelling to lessen the effects of these skin irritants and overall inflammation.
- •Collagen protein alleviates allergy-induced joint and muscle pain by helping the body recover faster and by promoting the production of synovial fluid which lubricates the joints and keeps everything bending, twisting and turning smoothly and painlessly. So long temperature-induced muscle aches!
- •The Fountain of Youth Formula Collagen Protein includes not only collagen, but the daily recommended dose of vitamin C as well as energy-boosting MCT oil for a total body care package. With the boost of collagen to heal joints, the added vitamin C to assist the immune system and the MCT oil to give you much-needed energy without a crash, you’ll be well on your way to fighting allergies naturally and effectively.
Collagen protein for allergy care
It’s time to stop scouring the internet for allergy relief and switch to the natural supplements your body craves. By simply boosting your body’s immune system with BUBS Naturals collagen protein supplements, you’ll be able to effectively fight the symptoms of allergies and heal your body from the inside out.