HayMax – A Hay Fever Helper for Mountain Sports Lovers

STORY BY Megan Hughes 8th March 2018

Tree pollen can be released as early as February, and the main tree pollens are released from March to May. Although hay fever is often associated with grass pollen in late spring and early summer, for around one in four UK sufferers, their symptoms start much earlier with the release of tree pollen. There is no cure for hay fever, but there are a large array of products available to reduce or prevent your debilitating symptoms and enjoy the outdoors again as soon as possible.

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen. It occurs as a result of the immune system’s overreaction which results in the production of histamines. Normal amounts of histamines in your brain are good – they keep you alert, attentive and awake. But when there are too many in the body, they can cause the various symptoms common to hay fever sufferers including sneezing, a runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, watery eyes, streaming eyes, swollen eyes, itchy nose and throat. Hay fever can also make it difficult to get to sleep and can in turn zap your energy levels leaving you feeling low and sluggish. Chronic hay fever sufferers may experience more severe or prolonged symptoms, which can severely affect your ability to enjoy summer activities outdoors.

There are many products available for hay fever sufferers to reduce or prevent their symptoms, with an increasing number of natural products as well as the usual anti-histamines and steroid nasal sprays.

One natural product with some real evidence behind it is HayMax, an organic drug-free allergen barrier balm (sometimes referred to as a nasal balm), which is applied to the rim of the nostrils and the bones of the eyes. It has been proven by the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit to reduce the amount of pollen entering the body by more than a third.

Everyone can tolerate a certain amount of pollen without reaction. This is called their trigger level. By reducing the amount of pollen getting into the body, the sufferer remains below their trigger level for longer; and as long as the trigger level is not reached, hay fever symptoms will not be triggered.

There are also several antihistamine medicines available today, in the form of tablets, capsules and nasal sprays. An antihistamine works by blocking the action of the histamine, which works well for some people and is one of the most popular methods of treating hay fever. But because they block the histamine they can also affect the histamines in your brain and therefore cause drowsiness as well as a dry mouth. Many people do not like the idea of putting drugs into their body on a regular basis although others are quite comfortable with this – as long as it works!

However, HayMax is made from natural ingredients and contains no drugs. As HayMax does not contain anti-histamines, it doesn’t cause any drowsy side-effects. As such, it’s the perfect product for hay fever sufferers who enjoy the great outdoors, in particular, mountain sports.  Unlike anti-histamines, it can be used while driving and operating machinery and will not affect your performance at work or at school, or your active lifestyle.

It’s unsurprising then, it’s a popular choice for many hay fever sufferers. In a 2016 survey by leading allergy charity Allergy UK, 80% of respondents said that HayMax worked. HayMax balms have won over 40 awards from various consumer and trade organisations, bodies and magazines.

HayMax organic drug-free allergen barrier balms retail at £6.99 per pot and are available from; Holland & Barrett, selected Morrisons and Boots, independent chemists, pharmacists and health stores, online and direct on 01525 406600 or www.haymax.biz.


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