Spring Into Action Against Airborne Allergies
BY STEVE BORN
March 20th marks the first day of spring, though there are many who have already been battling springtime allergies for weeks prior to that official date. For those people especially, but for any who suffer from allergies when spring hits in earnest, now is the time to put Clear Day to work for you.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that there are approximately 36 million people in the United States who suffer from seasonal allergies, and it’s believed that four out of ten endurance athletes suffer from seasonal allergenic reactions as a result of inhaling airborne substances.
These allergies are not only unpleasant to deal with, they hamper athletic performance as well. Researchers Komarow and Postolache state, "As a result of the increase in ventilation during exercise, athletes in particular experience significant symptoms of allergy triggered by exposure to aeroallergens. The allergic response causes nasal and conjunctival congestion, tearing, breathing difficulties, pruritus [itching], fatigue, and mood changes, which affect athletic performance."
Q: What causes an allergic response?
A: In simplest terms, an allergy occurs when the body's immune system overreacts and attacks certain substances that would normally be considered harmless. Air-borne allergens include pollens, grasses, molds, and animal dander. For many people, the inhalation of these substances causes no reaction; for others, these substances become antigens, triggering an abnormal immune system response that causes the release of chemicals, primarily histamines and leukotrienes. The main storage sites of these chemicals are mast cells (in the skin, connective tissues, and mucosal membranes) and basophils (in the blood), and they're responsible for the symptoms (runny nose, itchy/red eyes, etc.) that one experiences when they have an allergic reaction.
Q: How does the nutrient combination in Clear Day work against allergies?
A: The nutrients in Clear Day have a wide range of beneficial properties—antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-irritation, and antihistamine—that help prevent air-borne allergic symptoms from occurring while also alleviating air-borne allergic reaction discomforts that one may currently be experiencing.
- Olive Leaf Extract – Its main component is a chemical compound called oleuropein (pronounced oh-LURE-uh-pain), which has irritation-alleviating, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. That first benefit alone would merit olive leaf extract’s inclusion in Clear Day, but it's the latter three that really boost the product's effectiveness. Oleuropein's antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties positively influence the body's ability to resist allergies—an "anti-antigen" type of property—similar to how oleuropein positively influences the immune system. Dr. Bill Misner writes, "When microbial load—bacterial or viral entities—is reduced, and when excess free radicals are neutralized, the presence of antigens is automatically reduced. Oleuropein inhibits harmful microbes from provoking the immune system to overreact to bacteria, virus, or harmless substances by blocking the inflammatory cascade."
- Quercetin – This is a flavonoid found in a variety of fruits and vegetables (particularly onions). In addition to having powerful antioxidant and anti-irritation benefits—even antiviral effects according to some research—quercetin (pronounced: KWARE-ceh-tin) has the unique property of being able to inhibit the release of histamines and leukotrienes, the primary allergy causing chemicals. Because it has been shown to inhibit the release of these allergy symptom-causing chemicals, quercetin has been touted as a natural antihistamine. Lastly, quercetin also increases the production of a substance known as interferon gamma, which helps inhibit the allergic reaction to antigens.
- Bromelain – Derived from pineapples, bromelain (pronounced: BRO-muh-lane) is a proteolytic enzyme, aiding in the digestion of protein. Especially when consumed apart from protein-containing foods, bromelain exhibits powerful analgesic effects. Perhaps even more importantly, bromelain significantly increases the absorption of quercetin.
- Resveratrol – Found primarily in the skin of red grapes, but also in other fruits (primarily berries) and in the roots of a plant known as Japanese knotweed, resveratrol (pronounced: rez-VARE-ruh-trahl) is one of the most studied compounds in the past decade for everything from potential life-extending and anti-cancer capabilities, to its antioxidant and irritation-alleviating properties. The latter two are why resveratrol is in Clear Day; like the oleuropein component in olive leaf extract, resveratrol is a superb antioxidant and a substance that also exhibits powerful antihistamine effects.
The all-natural Clear Day formula gives your body the ammunition it needs to tackle even the toughest airborne allergies safely and effectively, and without the side effects associated with over-the-counter allergy medications. Over the course of the past 3.5 years, Clear Day has worked superbly for everyone who has tested it, and we guarantee that it'll work just as well for you.
CLEAR DAY FAQ:
Q: How do I take Clear Day?
A: We suggest 1-2 capsules every 4 hours. For maximum benefits, Clear Day should be taken on an empty stomach, 60 minutes before or three hours after a protein-rich meal.
Q: Why do I need to take Clear Day away from protein?
A: Because bromelain is a proteolytic digestive enzyme, it will aid in the digestion of protein. This will diminish bromelain’s anti-irriation effects and decrease its ability to enhance absorption of Clear Day’s quercetin component.
Q: How does Clear Day help prevent allergies from occurring?
A: The primary reason is due to the quercetin and resveratrol components, both of which have been shown to help prevent histamines from being released from mast cells and basophils. When release of allergy causing chemicals is inhibited, the potential for allergy symptoms to appear are greatly diminished.
Q: How quickly does Clear Day work?
A: While it depends on one’s personal physiology, as well as the severity of their allergies, most test subjects experienced relief of numerous air-borne allergy symptoms within 20 minutes after taking a dose of Clear Day.