The Hay Fever Hack Nobody is Talking About

It costs about the same as a takeaway coffee

Sarah Kat
3 min readMay 23


Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva

If you love spring and summer, but it burns your eyes and makes your nose run, then I’ll get straight to the point. There is a simple supplement you can take alongside a standard anti histamine pill that boosts your relief from symptoms.

The best part is that it costs about the same as a take away coffee for a whole month’s supply of the supplement.

Little green power house

Spirulina is sold as a little green dietary supplement pill, made from blue-green algae. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals and protein. So it’s a good thing to add to your diet anyway, regardless of the time of year.

But when it comes to hay fever, it’s the anti-inflammatory effects that make the difference.

Spirulina reduces the amount of histamine that our mast cells produce. In turn, this reduces our hay fever symptoms.

Taken alongside a regular anti histamine tablet, many people feel a huge improvement in their hay fever symptoms.

The research

Spirulina has been studied in participants with allergic rhinitis, and a whole host of other conditions. It seems it may benefit people with a range of conditions, including diabetes and other metabolic conditions.

Spirulina can alleviate allergic rhinitis through its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as evidenced in human clinical studies involving allergies.

-EC Nutrition

It had also been studied as a supplement for college athletes, when used to reduce inflammation and boost immunity while training.

My own experience

Personally, I was taking a combined spirulina and chlorella tablet in the earlier months of the year, but for a different condition. I had breast implant illness, and chlorella is known for helping to chelate and remove metals from the body.

I didn’t know about the hay fever benefits of spirulina at all.

However, I had noticed that my hay fever didn’t start this spring while it was affecting all my friends.



Sarah Kat

Self help, neuropsychology, small business and marketing. An Elective Orphan and abuse survivor.