Vitamins for Allergies Treatment

Allergies occur when our body defense system i.e. immune system makes a mistake while identifying a harmless substances as an allergen. To naturally releases the  immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody to neutralize the allergen. The antibodies remain in the bloodstream. Once the allergen returns to the human body, the immune system triggers the release of chemicals like histamine.

To treat allergies doctors prescribe medications like –

  • Antihistamines that relieve the basic allergic symptoms.
  • Topical creams that treat hives and dermatitis.
  • Bronchodilators that help clear the congested bronchial tubes and airways to improve breathing.
  • Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation and prevent allergy attacks from recurring.

Vitamins are also very effective in treating Allergies. Vitamins A, B, C, E, Pantothenic acid work well for Allergies.

Vitamin A –

Vitamin A is a well known anti oxidant that assists the body in healing. It is an anti-inflammatory, protects the skin, repairs body tissues and blood. It also strengthens the immune system helps building a resistance to infections; thymus and spleen growth; lymphocyte formation. Yams, butter, beef liver, halibut liver oil, carrots, eggs, apricots, spinach, peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe and peaches are good sources of Vitamin A. 10,000 IU of Vitamin A supplements taken twice or thrice daily helps greatly for allergies.

Vitamin B –

Vitamin B helps form the red blood cells and it also helps to keep the nerves healthy. Vitamin B12 reduces the inflammatory response. Vitamin B5 enhances adrenal function. Beef liver, algae, canned tuna, brewer yeast, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, meat, brown rice, prunes, peas, bananas, blackstrap molasses, cottage cheese, milk, wheat germ, legumes and eggs, are good sources of vitamin B. 1000mg of Vitamin B5 taken twice daily; 1,000 mcg of B12 daily in morning help allergies.

Vitamin C –

is a natural antihistamine. 5000mg daily enhances adrenal function depending on bowel tolerance. Oranges, papaya, strawberries, kiwi, tomatoes, guava, red pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, and parsley are good natural sources of Vitamin C.

Vitamin E –

400 IU of Vitamin E taken with 50mcg of selenium is a very good immune booster. Vitamin E also protects the lung tissue from inhaled pollutants.
oatmeal, beef liver, Wheat germ oil, soybean oil, walnuts, whole grains, eggs, tomatoes, nuts, peas, beans and all seeds are rich in Vitamin E.