Vocal Health: Your Allergy Season Survival Guide

May 7, 2015

Pollen is alive and well this spring in Manhattan and across the country! While the beautiful flowers are inspiring and uplifting to the creative spirit, allergy season can be a singer’s worst nightmare.


The good news is that there are several holistic supplements that can help alleviate the congestive symptoms that often accompany springtime. Our Vocal Coaches and professional performer students have had tremendous success with the natural antihistamine supplements Quercetin and Bromelain.

According to quercetinbromelain.org, “Quercetin and bromelain work well together because quercetin works on an antioxidant level to reduce the damage and irritation caused by free radicals while also suppressing your histamine response (that which causes allergic reactions) while bromelain works on an enzyme and protein level, limiting the action of metabolites and neutrophils on inflammation. Additionally, bromelain assists in increasing your body’s absorption and utilization of quercetin.”

Goodbye sneezes – hello sunshine!