Fighting Allergies with Probiotics
Posted by adianutrition on August 10, 2012
If you have allergies, you know how frustrating it can feel to go through daily activities suffering from reactions you have no control over. You may feel helpless to fight these reactions. There are many medications that have been designed to combat these ill effects. But one effective method you may not have thought about using in addition to medicine? Probiotic supplements, such as those manufactured by Adia.
An allergic reaction starts when allergens enter the body. For most people, in most circumstances, allergens are harmless substances that have little to no effect on their bodies. For those with allergies however, the body views the foreign substances as invaders and releases histamines to fight off the substances. The ensuing fight causes the symptoms known as allergic reactions.
As has been mentioned in this blog before, an astounding almost 80% of your body’s immune system lies in the digestive tract, where probiotic organisms such as those in Adia live. Consuming probiotics helps strengthen your immune system, and this alone is enough to lessen the ill effects of allergic reactions. However, probiotic organisms also serve a unique function specific to allergic reactions-they allow the immune system to distinguish between antigens, the harmless substances that cause allergic reactions, and pathogens, which are legitimate threats, causing disease.
Probiotics are in no way a cure for allergies and medicine is always your best bet, but if you’re having particularly bad symptoms or if you suffer from allergies in a particular season of the year, you may want to try probiotics as an aid to decrease your suffering.