For most people the first hints of spring generate anticipation for warmer, sunnier days, but for millions of Americans it also conjures images of the dreaded allergy season. During this time, when the air is thick with microscopic plant particles, allergy sufferers experience immune imbalances from mast cells that cause excess histamine. This triggers symptoms, such as itchy eyes, sneezing, and sniffling. Herbs and nutrients can offer relief without side effects and they tend to be most effective when started a few weeks before the allergy season hits.

Quercetin, found in Querciplex and BCQ, is especially effective for allergy symptom overload because it stabilizes mast cell membranes and prevents the release of histamine and other inflammatory agents. Due to its antioxidant effects, quercetin can inhibit inflammatory processes mediated by leukotrienes, hyaluronidase (collagendestroying enzymes), and lysosomal enzymes (promoters of localized inflammation).

Quercetin works to strengthen the cell membrane of the mast cells; however, it does take time. One may need to take it for 3 to 6 weeks to notice its antihistamine effect and it’s more effective if taken preventively before the allergy season begins and it’s continued throughout the season.

AllQlear by Integrative Therapeutics is a fast–acting seasonal support made from a proprietary blend of quail eggs, which contain ovomucoids that provide a unique mechanism to support healthy stabilization of mast cells.

Lab testing has identified the main bioactives in quail eggs and how it works. These studies suggest that protein fractions contained in quail eggs, specifically ovomucoids and ovoinhibitors, are the primary constituents to help support healthy respiratory function. The constituents also help stabilize mast cells, as shown in animal studies. Because of the two ways that quail egg bioactives work, they provide a more comprehensive approach to respiratory wellness than what is offered by other supplements. AllQlear is a chewable tablet with a light vanilla flavor.

Natural D-Hist is a popular formula that is a targeted blend of flavonoids, antioxidants, proteolytic enzymes, and botanicals designed to provide complete support for seasonal challenges caused by common environmental allergens. The formula includes: quercetin, bromelain, stinging nettles leaf, and N-acetyl cysteine. This powerful combination actively promotes healthy nasal and sinus passages for individuals with elevated histamine and respiratory irritation.