23 Mar

Querce -what?

Quercetin! With more and more public awareness of holistic and natural supplements and foods, you’ve probably hear of quercetin. Quercetin is an antioxidant found in several fruits and vegetables, such as apples, cranberries, blueberries, red onion and broccoli. Among the long list of medicinal benefits, quercetin has an amazing ability to combat allergies. Studies have shown that quercetin limits the release of histamines. In addition, it acts as a decongestant and anti-inflammatory. With such powerful allergy fighting effects, it’s no wonder why we formulated Ludicia with quercetin as one of it’s primary ingredients.

To learn more about quercetin and how it benefits the body during allergy season, visit www.lucidialife.com

19 Mar

Mother Nature has a good sense of humor

For example, the herb, stinging nettle.

Stinging nettles can cause and cure allergies. How does something both cause and cure allergies? Good question. Well, let’s see how this fast growing weed works. First, we’ll start of by describing how stinging nettles causes an allergic reaction. If you’ve ever brushed up against nettles with your bare skin, you’ll know it immediately. Your skin will feel like it has little thorns or needles sticking in it and will most likely start to itch and burn. So this is how stinging nettles causes allergies, now let’s see how they can cure allergies.

The leaves of stinging nettles contain quercetin, a bioflavonoid that inhibits histamine release in the body. Stinging nettle also contains compounds that may have pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory analgesic, numbing, antiviral, and antibacterial effects. And because stinging nettles contain many different active components, it’s likely that benefits of the herb are due to a combination of several of the different components.

To learn more about stinging nettles and how they benefit the body during allergy season, visit www.lucidialife.com