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Product & Usage

What is Allergy Mix?

Allergy Mix is a homeopathic medicine that provides temporary relief of seasonal allergy symptoms. Local formulas or “mixes” have been developed with homeopathically prepared allergens which stimulate the body’s own natural ability to heal itself on a deep level instead of suppressing symptoms.

When should I take Allergy Mix?

Take Allergy Mix at the first signs of symptoms.

How many doses of Allergy Mix can I have per day?

Up to 6 times per day.  Often, benefits will be noticed with 1 to 3 doses daily. Some will feel immediate relief and some will benefit after a few days of use. For best results when using the product for the first time, use the entire bottle to determine product effectiveness.

What is considered a dose?

10 to 15 drops is equivalent to the amount that one squeeze of the dropper top will draw into the pipette. It is not necessary to take a loading dose when first using the Allergy Mix.

How long does it take to feel the effects of Allergy Mix?

In most cases relief is within 15 minutes to an hour.  However, everyone’s system is unique and it may take up to a week to 10 days to feel the full effect of symptom relief.

Does Allergy Mix have any side effects?

Allergy Mix is a homeopathic blend with no known side effects.

How is Allergy Mix different from conventional allergy medications?

Allergy Mix is a homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy seeks to balance the body and correct symptoms while conventional medicine seeks to suppress symptoms.

What are the directions for using Allergy Mix?

For best results, avoid food and fluids for 15 minutes before and after taking Allergy Mix. Homeopathic medicines are most effective when mint products, camphor, and caffeine are avoided. It is also best to keep the Allergy Mix away from strong electromagnetic fields, computers, cell phones, and intense heat.

Can children take Allergy Mix?

For children under the age of 12, consult a healthcare professional for best use.

Regarding alcohol in Allergy Mix:

The liquid drops contain alcohol as a carrier, but the amount ingested is negligible with proper use.  Pharmaceutical grade alcohol is used.

Are there any drug interactions with Allergy Mix?

There are no known drug interactions. Check with your healthcare professional if you have concerns.

Will I build immunity to the allergens in Allergy Mix over time?

No. Allergy Mix is for temporary relief of allergy symptoms such as watery, itchy or irritated eyes, runny nose, and sinus congestion. As well as sneezing, coughing, scratchy throat, upper respiratory discomfort, and mold sensitivities.

Is there an expiration date on Allergy Mix?

There is no expiration date on homeopathic medicines. The FDA has exempted homeopathic manufacturers from putting expiration dates on their product labels. It is recommended that Allergy Mix products are stored in a cool dry place.

How long can I use Allergy Mix after the product has been opened?

It can be used indefinitely if it has been stored properly in a cool dry place.

Does Allergy Mix contain GMO’s?

Allergy Mix does not contain GMO’s.

Has Allergy Mix been approved by FDA?

Allergy Mix is manufactured in an FDA approved facility. The facility is inspected, licensed and regulated by both state and Federal regulations.

Does Allergy Mix contain Gluten?

Allergy Mix does not contain Gluten.

Is Allergy Mix Vegan?

Yes, Allergy Mix is vegan.

Allergies

What are allergies?

An allergy is a specific immunologic reaction to a normally harmless substance. In response to this harmless allergen, the body generates large amounts of an antibody called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). The IgE travels to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction. 

What is a pollen allergy?

Trees, flowers, grass, or weeds produce pollen. Pollen is an airborne fine powder that when inhaled can cause an allergic reaction. Many people have an inflammatory response to pollen when the immune system mistakenly identifies the pollen as an intruder.

What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis/seasonal allergies?

Symptoms include: watery, itchy, or irritated eyes, runny nose, sinus congestion, sneezing, coughing, scratchy throat and upper respiratory discomfort.

What causes the sneezing, itchy eyes, and other symptoms of seasonal allergies?

Certain types of airborne allergens cause an allergic reaction to certain sensitive people. The allergens are microscopic particles that are usually inhaled. In response to this harmless allergen, the body generates large amounts of an antibody called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). The IgE travels to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction which cause many of the symptoms; runny nose, watery eyes, itching and swelling.

How do I know what pollen I’m allergic too?

Learn the pollens in your local area, monitor the pollen levels of these allergenic plants to determine when your system is the most reactive.

What is allergy season?

Allergies are seasonal and are most prevalent in the spring and the fall. The airborne allergens may cause our immune system to overreact at different times of the seasonal cycle. Trees are the first seasonal allergen followed by weeds and grass. The season in the arid desert and coastal areas can be considered year-round because of perennial plants, wind, and moisture along the coast.

How do I know if I have a cold or allergies?

Colds and allergies have similar symptoms. Cold symptoms are resolved within two weeks or less. Allergies may last for weeks, months or even years. With a cold the discharge from the nose has color and is accompanied by body aches and pains.

Why is it called Hay Fever?

“Hay fever” is a term commonly use to describe the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis. However, the symptoms are not caused by hay nor is it associated with a fever. Health care professionals prefer the term Allergic Rhinitis over Hay Fever because it better describes what is occurring.  Words ending in “itis” are describing inflammation and swelling, which is the body’s way of controlling an invasion of a pathogen or a foreign compound.

What is a pollen count?

It is a method or technique of measuring pollen. Pollen grains are collected on a per square meter bases over a 24-hour period. 

This collection represents a certain collection area at a specific time. Pollen counts collect and include trees, weeds, grasses, and mold spores. The numbers are developed into a system low medium and high, indicating the degree of pollen count in the air.

How can I minimize my allergic reaction to airborne pollen?

  • Keep your car windows closed on high pollen count days. If it is hot weather, use your air conditioner.
  • Encourage hand washing after outdoor play to avoid transferring pollen from the hands to the eyes and nose.
  • If possible, keep windows and outside doors shut during airborne pollen season, especially during the daytime.
  • If you have central or room air conditioning, use it so you can keep windows and outside doors shut.
  • Review pollen counts when planning outdoor activities. This may help to limit your outdoor activities during the times of highest pollen and mold counts.
  • If you are outdoors during high pollen counts, change your clothes (not in your bedroom) when you come indoors and leave these clothes in the laundry room, take a shower and wash your hair.
  • Avoid hanging clothes outside to dry, put laundry in a dryer only.
  • Keep pets that spend time outdoors out of the bedroom. In addition to animal dander allergens, they may carry, and deposit pollen stuck to their fur.

What time of day and weather conditions are worst for people with pollen allergy?

Generally, pollen is most abundant in the early morning, especially between 5 and 10 a.m. Wind velocity can also be troubling for allergy sufferers. Rain can lower the pollen count and prohibit some plants from pollinating.

I’ve never had allergies before. Why do I have them now?

It is unknown why one develops allergies at certain times in their life. Seasonal allergies may develop because of changes in the immune system.

Why are some people allergic to pollen while others are not?

Allergies to some extent are genetic. Individuals with pollen allergies have an immune system that overreacts to certain pollens. Exposure to allergens at times when the body’s defenses are lowered or weakened also seems to be a factor.

How many people have allergies?

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost more than $18 billion. Approximately 55 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergens.

Should I consider moving to decrease my allergy symptoms?

Moving to a new environment is not a lasting solution. Environmental allergens are in every geographic location and over time you may develop allergies to the plant pollens in your new location.

Homeopathy

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a natural health system that uses many materials including plants, minerals, and animals in small amounts to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanism. Homeopathic medicine works with, rather than against, the body’s natural ability to heal itself on a deep level instead of suppressing symptoms.

How Does Homeopathy Work?

Homeopathic medicines work by stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself on a deep level.

Are homeopathic medicines safe?

Homeopathic medicines are safe and are officially recognized as over the counter drugs in most countries. In the United States they are recognized as a drug and are manufactured in FDA regulated and approved facilities.

Are there any side effects when using Allergy Mix?

Allergy Mix medicines have no known side effects. Homeopathic medicines are safe and gentle.

Can I use prescription pharmaceutical drugs while I take homeopathic medicines?

Allergy Mix medicines can be taken with over the counter conventional drugs. In many cases Allergy Mix remedies are all you need. Conventional drugs may be so strong that they inhibit Allergy Mix medicines from working effectively. 

Homeopathy advises restrictions in diet when taking medicines, is it necessary?

Restrictions are for about 15 minutes before and after so nothing interferes with the absorption of the medicine. For best use stop the use of stimulants like coffee or strong foods like licorice or garlic. These foods use the same pathways in the mouth that the homeopathic medicine uses. It may be helpful to rinse your mouth out with water before taking Allergy Mix, as this may balance the pH of your mouth.

Why can’t I take herbs and other treatments at the same time?

In many cases you can use herbs and other substances while taking Allergy Mix. Understand that not all medications can nor need to be stopped. Consult with your healthcare professional before use.

Can pregnant women be treated with homeopathy?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult a healthcare professional before use.

How do the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulate homeopathic medicines?

Congress passed a law in 1938 supporting the use and regulation of homeopathic medicines. They are under regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. They do not require a prescription because they are considered an over the counter medicine. Homeopathic medicines are required to meet certain standards for strength, quality, purity, and packaging. The guidelines for development of Allergy Mix are found in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.

What is homeopathy's history?

Homeopathy has a 200-year history of safety and clinical effectiveness. The German physician Samuel Hahnemann founded the principles of homeopathy (1755–1843). Dr. Hahnemann coined both the terms homeopathy as well as allopathy, which is now referred to as conventional medicine. Dr. Hahnemann was disenchanted with conventional medicine as he found it ineffective and possibly harmful. The basic principal of homeopathy is the Law of Similars or commonly referred to as “like cures like,” this law allows the correction of symptoms of ill-health with substances that produce similar symptoms when tested on a healthy person.