Vitamins & Sinus Infection
The symptoms of a sinus infection can be painful and daunting. If you are looking for a natural way to help decrease the length and severity of symptoms, look into increasing your vitamin intake through foods and supplements.
Zinc has positive effects on the immune system, helping to reduce the effects of sinus infections. As sinus infections are viral in nature, Zinc in all its forms from nasal gel to tablets can help decrease the length and severity of sinus-infection symptoms.
Taking vitamin C or eating foods rich in vitamin C can help reduce increased levels of histamine that are responsible for nasal and sinus congestion. Vitamin C can also decrease the length of time symptoms occur.
Taking Bromelain, made from the stems and juice of pineapple, can help decrease symptoms of an acute sinus infection including sinus pressure, cough and breathing difficulties.
Essential Fatty Acids
Omega 3, omega 6 and other essential fatty acids are needed to build a healthy immune system. Increasing your omega intake while suffering from a sinus infection can jump-start your body’s ability to fight off the infection.
Drinking a fresh fruit juice cocktail full of vitamins A and C can help build up the immune system and antibodies when experiencing a sinus infection.