Practical Tips to Help You Embrace Beautiful Blooms

We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the vibrant and blooming springtime. At Sfera, our connection to nature and deep commitment to natural remedies means we are dedicated to supporting your health and ensuring you can relish the beauty of spring and every season to the fullest.

Here are 5 tips to help you savour Spring without the hay fever.

  1. Time Your Outdoor Activities: When planning your outdoor adventures, aim for midday when pollen levels tend to be lower.
  2. Keep Windows Closed: During peak pollen seasons, keep windows and doors closed to prevent pollen from entering your home. You could use air purifiers with HEPA filters to improve indoor air quality and ensure it remains pollen-free.
  3. Drink Nettle Tea: Nettle tea is known for its natural antihistamine properties; a soothing cup of nettle tea may help you smell the roses.
  4. Supplement with Quercetin: In a randomised controlled-trial, Quercetin was shown to reduce the symptoms of allergy, including eye itching, sneezing, and nasal discharge (Yamada, 2022). Sfera Quercetin Complex contains a synergistic combination of Quercetin (extracted from Japanese Pagoda tree flower buds), bioflavonoids from bitter orange, the enzyme Bromelain (from pineapple), and lastly Nettle leaf extract for a potent ally this spring. 
  5. Local Honey: Some people find relief from hay fever by consuming local honey, as it might help build tolerance to local pollen.   
  6. Zinc: Include zinc-rich foods in your diet, such as nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes. Zinc plays a crucial role in supporting your immune system, which can help your body better cope with seasonal changes. A study showed that people with lower levels of zinc had higher incidence of allergic sensitivity (Seo, et al. 2017). For an extra boost you could incorporate Sfera Zinc Complex into your daily routine.

Written By Cobus Botha
Natural Health Expert


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