Resist hay fever on the golf course this spring


Spring is a welcome time of year for all golfers - warmer weather, longer days, spring flowers, trees in blossom - but for some, it brings a most unwelcome illness in the form of hay fever.

Hay fever is caused by pollen and and pollen barriers are an effective way to deal with pollen. HayMax is a pollen barrier balm that has been a firm favourite with many hayfever sufferers for seven years, and it is now proven to trap pollen.

The UK has one of the highest rates of hay fever in the world – with 15 million people allergic to tree and grass pollens.

There are a great many products on the market for hayfever sufferers, but pollen barriers can be used as soon as hayfever symptoms start and even before. They are drug-free and cause no drowsy side-effects and work by blocking the amount of pollen entering the body.

An allergic reaction occurs when too much pollen enters the body. Each person has a different 'trigger' level – the amount of pollen they can tolerate before an allergic reaction occurs.

If the pollen barrier stops enough pollen from entering the body to keep the user below their trigger level, then no adverse reaction will occur, 

HayMax is a pollen barrier balm that is proven to be effective against both tree and grass pollens. It is similar in appearance to a lip balm, and is applied at the base of the nostrils to block pollen entering the nose.

An independent study in July 2009 by Professor Jean Emberlin, Director of the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU), showed that HayMax "does trap significantly more pollen than an uncoated nostril".

HayMax retails at £6.99 for a 5ml pot, and is available from, on 01525 406600 or from Asda, Holland & Barrett, Lloyds pharmacy, selected Boots, Tesco, Waitrose, and independent chemists, pharmacies and health food stores nationwide.