It’s pollen season. And if that doesn’t sound like good news to you, well, don’t get too disheartened yet. As experienced herbalists are happy to tell you, by supporting a healthy, balanced immune response and a well-functioning liver, it’s possible for everyone to bask in the joys abundant this time of year from a place of clarity and freshness. Our Aller-Blast formula is designed with this in mind and with the added benefit of also including herbs that have traditionally been used to support mucus membrane integrity for healthy eyes, nose, sinus, and respiratory tract.
To understand how herbs support us during this season, it is helpful to understand balanced immune function and how it relates to liver function. Every day, a healthy immune system is busy at work identifying any unhelpful trespassers in the bloodstream and responding appropriately to eliminate them. At the same time, a healthy liver is breaking down and removing byproducts of the body’s normal everyday processes (i.e. immune responses) and metabolizing other normal bodily exposures (i.e. dietary and environmental) so that they can leave our body via the bowels. While an underactive immune response leaves one vulnerable, an overactive immune response can create a hot storm of activity that the liver is left to clean up after. This sort of upkeep is part of the liver’s everyday job. Supporting its optimal function therefor helps maintain clean, smooth metabolism. With this process in good working order, metabolites leave the body rather than recirculate in the bloodstream and your immune system is left to function in peace.
In Aller-Blast, we call on reishi for its outstanding ability to maintain a balanced immune response. Right by its side is artichoke, whose bitterness is vital for supporting healthy liver function. When liver and immune support are combined, the body is set-up for its healthiest response to normal, everyday exposures. And with your systems running smoothly, you’ll be free to work and play at your best.
Now is the ideal time to begin when it comes to herbal support. While many plants featured in our Aller-Blast are fast acting, you’ll get the most out of this formula by planning ahead. Immune-modulating herbs, including reishi, are best taken daily and begun 4-6 weeks in advance of when you anticipate counting most on their support. If you start early, try taking 1-1.5 teaspoons per day and increasing to one teaspoon every 2-3 hours at the height of the season. Didn’t get a head-start this time around? No need to worry since you will still receive the powerful, fast acting benefits of Aller-Blast when taken in the moment at the suggested dosage.
Cheers to your health!