Allergy symptoms include signs such as sneezing, a running nose, coughing, and watery eyes. If you continually expose yourself to your allergens, you may suffer from your allergy symptoms on a daily basis. They can cause you to be bed ridden if severe and can make your life very miserable.

It is therefore important that you find ways to reduce your symptoms in order for you to lead a better quality of life. One of the most effective ways to fight allergies is to boost your immune system through consuming vitamins and supplements. An inadequate intake of sufficient nutrients can mean that your body is not functioning at its best. Here are some vitamins that you may want to consider adding to your diet:

- Vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as a mild antihistamine, thus assisting you in decreasing allergy symptoms when you come into contact with an irritant. Two to ten thousand milligrams of this vitamin can be taken in divided doses throughout your day to help keep maintain the antihistamine property throughout the day, as Vitamin C is excreted from the body after four to six hours.

- Beta-carotene. Beta-carotene works to boost the immune system, which can help you to naturally fight off the histamine or allergy response to specific allergens. Some foods naturally contain beta-carotene, including deep orange vegetables such as carrots and fruits like papaya or cantaloupe. You can choose to increase the consumption of these foods or you can choose to take a beta-carotene supplement.

- Magnesium. Magnesium has been found to ease breathing difficulties. It helps in decreasing the constriction response in the lungs. If this has been one of your allergy symptoms, then magnesium could be an excellent choice for your allergy diet.

- Vitamin E. Vitamin E is known as an antioxidant that can help boost and increase the effect of your immune system. It has been found very effective in studies in decreasing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, which an inflammatory response in the nose, eyes, and throat that is caused by allergen exposure.

- Vitamin B Complex. Studies have found that taking Vitamin B Complex can help to reduce your allergy symptoms by as much as half. This is a significant finding, because it can move reduce allergy symptoms down into a more manageable range. Some patients actually saw their symptoms reduce to almost nothing, which gave them the opportunity to live a normal life for the first time.

Allergy vitamins can help decrease your histamine response when your body comes into contact with the offending allergen. This natural option is far better than allowing your allergy symptoms to become full blown and then treating yourself with over-the-counter medications and/or prescription medications. Please consult your healthcare provider about taking any of the above mentioned vitamins and supplements and their recommended dosages before consumption.

Author's Bio: 

Evelyn Lim writes about Allergy Natural Treatment. She recommends using safer and natural approaches wherever possible in the prevention and treatment of chronic symptoms. For more information, please visit