Quercetin is a natural compound found in onions and happens to be a cell stabilizer/ powerful natural flavonoid which builds immune function. Quercetin has been shown to inhibit certain compounds that typically affect sinus and respiratory health. Quercetin supplements are available in capsule form and Granny Smith Green Apples are also high in quercetin. You can eat the seeds which have good properties of it. Organic is best.
Stinging Nettles Leaf is a herb shown to have demonstrated both promising mechanisms and clinical results for supporting nasal passageway health. Some further study is needed but trials have shown stinging nettles demonstrated measurable differences vs. placebo after only one week. The recommended dosage is 50 — 100 mg./twice daily.
Bromelain is a strong pineapple enzyme and has proven mucolytic properties. Bromelain supports normal mucousal tissue function and enhances the absorption of quercetin. It is also an anti-inflammatory for arthritis, lung congestion and other joint problems. Taking 500 mg. twice daily is the usual dose. Allergies: If you are allergic to pineapple, wheat, celery, papain, carrot, fennel, cypress pollen, or grass pollen, you might have an allergic reaction to bromelain. You can be muscle tested for this as well.
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) An amino acid that is a natural mucous reducer and also reduces the thickness of mucus. Studies have shown individuals have been treated effectively without side effects when given NAC. 600 mg. once daily is the usual dose. N-Acetyl Cysteine is a more stable form of the sulfur amino acid L-cysteine and is a powerful antioxidant. It is an excellent precursor of glutathione, another major antioxidant. Glutathione is also the precursor, along with selenium, of glutathione peroxidase, one of the most important antioxidant enzymes in the body. I like a product by Max International called “Max ATP”. Its great for energy, exercise strength and helps to protect against free radicals.
Leave a comment and let me know how these work for your sinus problems. After 2-3 weeks, you should notice a big improvement and may be able to help stop your allergy medicines.
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