Fight Seasonal Changes Naturally!
In the springtime, all of the allergens in the air can start to cause drippy noses, inflamed airways, sneezing fits, and watery itchy eyes. If this is you or someone you love - we’re going to be chatting this week about 3 natural items you need to help combat these common issues! The good news is you don’t have to suffer! 

Young Living has an incredible supplement called Sulfurzyme, which contains an organic form of dietary Sulfur called methylsulfonylmethane or MSM. MSM has been clinically studied to help alleviate allergic rhinitis when taken consistently, and does not produce the same side effects as other common substances used to control these issues!

MSM is also amazing for helping support healthy skin & hair - it supports the body in needed ways through things like poison ivy, psoriasis, eczema, and more! 

Sulfurzyme comes in 2 forms to make it easy for anyone to take as part of their daily “Spring Support Regimen.” Sulfurzyme capsules contain 1.8g of MSM and NingXia Wolfberry fruit powder per 2 easy to swallow capsules. You can take 2 capsules twice daily, or you can take more as needed or wanted. 

Sulfurzyme Powder is a delicious powder you can add to beverages. Each ½ tsp of Sulfurzyme powder provides 2.2g of MSM, NingXia Wolfberry powder, and soluble fiber called Fructooligosaccharides. The most DELICIOUS way to take Sulfurzyme powder is to add ½ tsp to 1-2oz NingXia Red, 2-3 drops of Lime Vitality, and fill the rest of your bottle with water! SO YUMMY - you’ll start to crave it every day and LOVE how you feel! 

No matter how you get your Sulfurzyme every day, it’s an incredible dietary supplement that does the following for your body:
  • Supports joint health*
  • Supports recovery time of joints after exercise*
  • Supports normal range of motion*
  • Supports bone health*
  • Supports normal metabolic functions and circulation*
  • Aids the immune system*
  • Supports hair and skin health*

In addition to Sulfurzyme, I add Allerzyme to my supplement stash for spring. Allerzyme is a digestive enzyme that is targeted for those people with environmental allergies and those who easily get allergies from food. Allerzyme helps your body to respond differently to those irritants, making it a go - to solution for those with seasonal issues.

Here are a few of the ingredients that help to make Allerzyme so effective:

  • Amylase - breaks down starch, breads and pasta
  • Bromelain - works in the small intestine to break down peptides and amino acids, and to support the body as it deals with inflammation
  • Peptidase - helps support the immune system and inflammation
  • Protease 3.0 - helps to break down animal proteins
  • Protease 4.5 - helps with sinusitis
  • Protease 6.0 - helps with occasional edema, is detoxifying, helps reduce varicose veins
  • Invertase - breaks down table sugar and breaks the connection between fructose and glucose
  • Phytase - helps pull  minerals from grains, making them more bioavailable
  • Barley grass - supports digestion and healthy bowel function
  • Lipase - helps support healthy liver function, breaks down fats
  • Lactase - breaks down dairy sugars and helps with dairy intolerance
  • Alpha- galactosidase - breaks down polysaccharides, beans, and veggies. Helps to ease gas and bloating
  • Diatase - breaks down grain sugars and starch
  • Infused with Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli - each of these help to support healthy digestion and nutrient bioavailability
  • Note: Barley grass is considered gluten free, unlike the Barley seed, which contains gluten. Allerzyme contains clean barley grass, however it is up to you to decide if this is a good fit for you if you have gluten sensitivities. Many of the ingredients are specifically noted to help digest wheat products and support inflammatory responses, but you have to choose what works for you and your body!

If you suffer with seasonal changes like I do, I can’t suggest Allerzyme enough! I love that we get benefits for multiple systems of the body in one powerful little pill.

Lemon, Lavender, & Peppermint

Three oils you won't want to be without for spring are Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint.  This powerhouse trio helps to dry up the drip, clear your head, allows you to breathe easy and helps with pressure at the front of your face.

Lemon essential oil has the ability to detox and support healthy drainage, while Lavender has natural properties that help the body respond favorably to pollen and allergens in the air. Peppermint essential oil is key in this combination as it works to dry up and clear out pesky seasonal mucus. Used together, they offer seasonal support that can’t be beat!

Here’s how you can use Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint for seasonal support:

  • Add 20 drops of each oil to a 10ml roller and top with carrier oil. Apply to the face, neck, and head as needed. Be aware that Lemon can cause sensitivity to the sun, so don’t apply to exposed areas before you head out to enjoy spring weather!
  • Diffuse 3 drops of each oil. We love to do this at night and let the oils work their magic while we sleep!
  • Use 3 drops each of Vitality Lemon, Vitality Lavender, and Vitality Peppermint in a capsule. Take first thing in the morning with breakfast, and again at lunch if additional support is needed. Some people experience a burst of energy with Peppermint essential oil, so if you need support later in the day I suggest omitting the drops of Peppermint.
  • BONUS: I have shared this video dozens of times because it has some incredible tips for helping encourage proper drainage. Ignore the fact that it’s decades old - the tips are gold: