How to soothe the irritable itch: A probiotic dream team to reduce allergy.
The incidence of allergies has increased exponentially over the last decade, with around 50% of the population worldwide affected.
Significant risk factors for allergy development include genetic predisposition, early use of antibiotics and a Western-style diet leading to an imbalance in the gut. 70% of our immune system resides in the gut, making the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) an essential treatment target for your allergies.
Allergy symptom reduction is achieved when we dampen your overreactive immune response i.e. choosing specific medicines with an immune modulating action rather than immune boosting qualities.
Immune system – calm down!
A major player in immune regulation within the gut are regulatory T cell’s (Treg). These cells play a vital role in dampening unrestrained inflammation in allergic disorders.
Excitingly, specific probiotic stains have been demonstrated to boost Treg levels and therefore reduce allergy symptoms.
Probiotics to the rescue
Lactobacillus paracasei (LP-33®) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG®) are two clinically trialled probiotic strains shown to help restore immune control and moderate overactive immune responses.
Studies have shown that these two probiotic strains were associated with a decrease in dermatitis symptoms, less topical steroid use and improved quality of life.
Evidence indicates probiotics can even change the trajectory of genetic predisposition to allergies in childhood!
Furthermore, when these two synergistic probiotic strains are combined, Treg production is induced, providing important immune-regulatory support to allergy sufferers.
Supporting the gut barrier to boost results
Given the strong connection between the health of the gut and immune reactivity, holistically supporting GIT function is essential. This addresses some of the underlying contributors to allergic disorders, including immune modulation and gut inflammation.
Potential remedies such as glutamine, vitamin A, zinc and shiitake mushroom can help heal the gut barrier / lining, alleviate inflammation and modulate immune function.
Get ready to settle down symptoms of allergy!
If you feel that you’ve tried countless remedies for your allergies, natural treatments can go a step further to balance your immune response. A holistic prescription can help to subdue the itchy symptoms of an overactive immune response. What a relief!