Do you suffer from frustrating seasonal allergies, or a weak immune system? Don’t worry, you can find relief in knowing that Cleared exists, and is here to help you! Having launched this summer, and backed by a team of in-house nutritionists, allergists, and immunologists, Cleared will offer seasonal immune support in the form of lozenges and liquid shots — which are perfect for supporting your needs at every step of the day. Additionally, Cleared will offer telemedicine services via a digital telehealth clinic, allowing users to connect directly with a certified allergist or immunologist, offering access to Allergy Immunotherapy in addition to their immune support supplements. Talk about 21st century innovation!
Founded by Ryan Rockefeller, James Taylor, and Dr. Payel Gupta, Cleared aims to bridge the gap between traditional allergy suffering and well-rounded seasonal immune support with immunity-boosting products that fit in your pocket, access to experienced allergists from the comfort of your home, and a passion for supporting clean air initiatives. This is your official welcome to seasonal immune support for the 21st century.
Cleared launched this summer with two initial SKUs: Immunity Support Shots ($34.99/6pk; $5.99/single) and Immunity Support Lozenges ($12.99/bag of 20). With Support Shots available in honey lemon ginger, and lozenges in honey mint flavor, both products contain a mix of certified organic herbs, vitamins, and minerals such as zinc and magnesium. In addition, Cleared’s products are housed in plastic-free packaging to minimize any harmful effects on the environment. Cleared’s products offer support for maintaining healthy immune function and defense during peak allergy seasons, and when used in tandem with the telehealth clinic, support healthy responses to allergens. Not only should you be excited for this new health experience, but you can also find excitement in learning more about Cleared directly from its co-founders, Ryan Rockefeller and Dr. Gupta, by reading below.
Q&A With The Co-Founders
Q: In the age of COVID, many people have a newfound sense of proactive responsibility pertaining to their health and immune systems. How can Cleared help those who are now eating healthier, or even those who struggle with staying on track, when it comes to doing what’s best for their health and wellness?
Ryan: Most people don’t realize that an allergic reaction to common irritants like pollen, dust, and pet dander all starts in the immune system. So while your typical medications suppress symptoms, people often neglect the root of those symptoms. Our mission at Cleared is to focus on that root, to help your body strengthen its immune response to airborne triggers, and help maintain healthy sinus and immune function and overall vitality and well-being. As they say, the best offense is a great defense, and one can be a very proactive defender with Cleared by building strength in your system day by day.
Dr. Gupta: To keep your body healthy it is important to get a balanced diet. For those who don’t feel that they are getting a balanced diet- supplements can help provide the extra that might be needed. Our supplements contain ingredients that will help with sinus + immune support from common irritants like pollen, dust, and pet dander.
Q: Can you describe the process one would go through to start and maintain a Cleared regimen and telehealth relationship?
Ryan: Our drink shot and lozenges are meant to be complementary — the drink shot is a powerful one-a-day boost, and the lozenges for on-the-go support. They both can be taken as needed, but for optimal strength they’re designed for back-to-back daily use to strengthen your response to triggers and promote a sustained boost to sinus and immune function. We recommend 6 days in a row to start, to strengthen the system, and then as needed thereafter when irritants are present. If further support is needed, our doctors are available for online consultations.
Dr. Gupta: Our platform allows you to either do a chat consult or a video consult with one of our doctors who specializes in the treatment of allergies. Either option is great. Once questions about your health history are answered, the doctor will give you recommendations on which medications to start and will send over prescriptions to your preferred pharmacy. Once you get your prescriptions we are here to make sure you are supported in your journey to feeling better. From education on how and when to use your meds to continued access to our specialists we will make sure your allergies are controlled.
Q: It sounds like “nature as medicine” is at the core of Cleared. When it comes to food and medicine, a big selling point right now is being “as close to how nature made it.” Can you provide some insight into what goes into your support shots and lozenges, and how those ingredients are sourced?
Ryan: For both the shots and the lozenges, our nutritionists and allergists handpicked extensively studied, science-backed ingredients shown to strengthen sinus and immune function. These include a mix of plant and fruit extracts, like Organic Curcumin, Organic Adaptogenic Mushrooms, Nettle Root, Rose Hips, and Elderberry, as well as key minerals like Zinc and Magnesium. Everything is sourced through our top certified U.S. manufacturers as well, who’s food scientists put it through extensive trials and testing. We’re also proudly putting both support options through clinical trials as we speak, because we care about transparency, quality, and evidence-based nutritional science.
Q: What is the main difference between the Immunity Support Shots and Lozenges? For example, is one more beneficial than the other? Should buyers practice taking both for optimal results, or is one enough? Is this something that will be discussed once connected with an allergist or immunologist?
Ryan: The two are meant to be complementary, but the drink is designed to be a one-a-day powerful boost, with the lozenges as more on-the-go support. While both can be taken as needed, for optimal use, they’re best to take daily so as to strengthen your system day by day. Our bundle pack, which comes with 6 drink shots and one 20 count lozenge bag, is a great way to kick start your routine and boost your defense over several days. If you have questions or need further support, you can reach out to one of our allergists/immunologists for an online consultation at getcleared.com/consult.
Dr. Gupta: They each contain different ingredients that are found to be helpful for common environmental irritants – so we recommend taking them together when you feel like your symptoms are not under control.
They do not need to be taken daily, but rather as a supplement for symptoms that are not controlled.
We want people to try both products and see how they feel with both or one or the other.
Q: Cleared is for seasonal allergies and immune support, but what about everyday allergies, like pets and food? Is there any possibility that the company could expand into developing products to help address those needs, or is there a possibility that the current shots and lozenges may be beneficial with those types of allergies as well?
Ryan: 75% of sufferers now experience year round symptoms of allergies, in part thanks to climate change elongating and exacerbating pollen seasons, so what used to be a “seasonal” issue really is now an “everyday” issue for most people unfortunately. While we’re focused for the moment on helping give people a new kind of support from airborne irritants in particular, we’re keen on empowering our doctors to deliver a fuller scope of support for people with food or skin issues too. So, yes, we’re exploring, with a focus on adding value to a currently antiquated system of care for people who struggle with these things.
Dr. Gupta: We believe that the shots and lozenges are effective for any environmental allergy and that would include pets.
Food allergies are different and the main therapy for food allergies is avoidance of the food. These lozenges and shots would not benefit those allergies.
Q: What are some of your short-term and long-term goals for what you’d like Cleared to become?
Ryan: Short-term, we’re excited about providing people like ourselves with new support options to add to their routine. There’s so much opportunity to actually improve peoples’ quality of life with our approach, so we’re not really caught up with what else we can do long-term and really just focused on helping people get the support they need now.
Dr. Gupta: We are excited for Cleared to be a portal where people can get the integrative support they need. Whether people want just supplements or advice on how to take over the counter allergy meds and or prescription meds. We want cleared to be the new way to treat allergies from the comfort of your home but with the best specialists out there.
Over time we will offer treatment for other allergic disorders like food allergies, asthma and eczema to name a few.
We hope that during this challenging time and as our new normal changes – we can continue to take care of allergic conditions together and safely.