If you feel like you always have a runny nose and watery eyes, you might be suffering from allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever). Hay fever is caused by dust mites, pollen, or pet dander allergens and can be triggered both indoors and outdoors. Hay fever affects between 10% and 30% of the worldwide population.
Since hay fever is so widespread, shouldn’t there be a way to prevent it?
A recent study shows that there is!
German researchers studied 80 adults with both hay fever and Vitamin D deficiencies. The researchers blindly administered 40 adults with allergy medication, and the other 40 adults with allergy medication and Vitamin D. The adults who received just the allergy medication showed an 8% reduction in allergy symptoms after 8 weekly treatments. The adults who received the medication in addition to the Vitamin D showed an astounding 29% reduction in allergy symptoms.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, raising your Vitamin D levels through supplements or our Vitamin D Sunlamp can be an effective preventative measure for the symptoms of hay fever.
If you’d like to test your Vitamin D levels, you can purchase a testing kit here.