As the weather gets warmer and the florals start to bloom, there’s nothing more uplifting than enjoying the outdoors in the springtime. Unfortunately, I deal with pretty bad allergies. From the constant sneezing and stuffy nose to the watery eyes and feeling all-around irritated and itchy, springtime allergies are the bane of my existence. Instead of enjoying the decent weather, I barricade myself indoors to keep away from pollen and freshly cut grass. It’s not like I can carry an air purifier with me in the great outdoors. As much as I love the outdoors, I can take the hint that love is sadly not reciprocated. After hearing about Hilma’s Indoor/Outdoor Support herbal supplement ($30), I jumped at the chance to test it out. It provides daily sinus support for common irritants like pollen and dust.
I have a fleet of medications to help me during my dreaded springtime allergies — Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, Benedryl, you name it, I’ve probably tried it out. Some of these don’t work for me at all, and others help out a lot. But there’s always a side effect that nearly outweighs the benefits — drowsiness. Hilma’s Indoor/Outdoor Support herbal supplement is a nondrowsy solution to sinus irritation. It contains four research-backed herbal ingredients: nettles, PA-free butterbur, Tinospora, and spirulina. The brand’s site claims that nettles provide daily sinus support for common irritants like pollen and dust; butterbur helps with sinus functions and response, specifically around the nasal pathway; Tinospora helps the overall immune system to stimulate macrophages that aid the body’s ability to respond to seasonal transitions; and spirulina helps to promote clear breathing and overall sinus support. It’s clean, gluten-free, and vegan as well!
The directions say to take two capsules twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evenings — that’s a total of four capsules daily. These pills are on the larger side, so I like to take them with a giant gulp of water. For the first few weeks, I took two in the morning before my tea or coffee and two right before bedtime. To truly test them out, I took these without my other allergy medications. From day one of using the supplements, I noticed a subtle but quick change. My eyes weren’t watery, and my nose didn’t feel irritated or stuffy. In fact, I barely had to sneeze all day. I can breathe easier and enjoy the outdoors without constantly feeling itchy and irritated. It felt like a regular day without dealing with allergies and irritants as well as drowsiness. The herbal supplements really kept my allergy symptoms at bay. I was truly shocked by how well it worked, and that too in comparison to the leading over-the-counter allergy medications.
Now that I knew these supplements work, I wanted to test out if I really needed to take four a day and if it’s something I can take when needed rather than on a scheduled regimen to reap the benefits. I usually get allergies in the daytime rather than the nighttime, so for around a week or two, I only took two capsules in the morning and none at night. The results were pretty much the same. It diminished the feeling of irritation and stuffiness from the springtime allergies. I was able to even skip days when I didn’t feel any allergy symptoms in general. Based on this, I’d say you can take the Hilma Indoor/Outdoor herbal supplements on a need-to-serve basis rather than as part of an everyday regimen.
If you’re dealing with springtime allergies or dust allergies, the Hilma Indoor/Outdoor herbal supplement will help you breathe much clearer all year round. These work for me just as well as over-the-counter medications. They’re perfect for those who want a nondrowsy alternative to diminishing the feeling of stuffiness and general irritation from your environment.
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