Anyone who suffers with allergies knows they are so annoying. An increasing amount of people are developing allergies and it has been suggested that lack of exposure to good bacteria may be a factor. Bacteria in your gut contributes to your immune system and help teach your body how to react to sickness and foreign substances. A daily probiotic is recommended to balance the good bacteria in your gut, which will produce a more robust immune response to common allergens.
Runny nose and sneezing are common reactions to allergic rhinitis which is caused by dust, pollen, mold spores, pet fur and other allergens in the air. The runny noses and sneezing are your body’s immune response to foreign substances. It is often doable to change and reduce the severity of these symptoms and experts believe that using probiotics can help.
Allergy symptoms and digestive symptoms are commonly interwoven because of histamine. Histamine is released when a foreign substance like pollen or dust or possible threat is recognized as entering the body. In response to the detection of a foreign substance mast cells release histamine to let your body know it needs to respond. Then, because of the histamine release surrounding blood vessels dilate, which increases the white blood cells and blood plasma proteins in that region. The antigens from the foreign substance and the antibodies from immune system proteins bond. Sometimes severe allergy symptoms are a result of your immune system overreacting to the perceived threat. This can be for many reasons but with seasonal allergies it is often due to the fact that your body is unable to keep up with the number of perceived threats invading your system. People who have seasonal allergies have greater than normal levels of histamine. Most often these heightened levels of histamine stem from a digestive disorder or a digestive microbial imbalance. When histamine and deficient gut health are mixed they can cause worsened allergy symptoms and digestive problems like bloating and cramping. Lowering your histamine levels and restoring your microbiome help immensely with allergy symptoms. Some strains of probiotics seem to change the balance of antibodies which can be extra useful for those whose allergy symptoms are provoked in the summer by pollen.
The past couple of years have shone a spotlight on the importance of good hygiene and sanitization to eliminate bad bacteria however, the problem in that sometimes the good bacteria ends up also being killed in the process. Studies have indicated that kids who grow up in sterile environments have a greater chance of developing allergies, asthma, and other problems associated with immunity later in their lives. When children do not have strong gut flora they miss out on a lot of crucial diversity that would allow their bodies to handle foreign but harmless substances such as pollen. NOVA probiotics offer a special line just for kids to help them build a strong gut.
Certain strains have probiotics have demonstrated the ability to regulate T-cells in the body which can assist in producing a more powerful immune response to common allergens.
Probiotics also help make you gut wall stronger which prevents pathogens and allergens from seeping through and causing problems for your immune system.
It has been found that people who have allergic rhinitis symptoms have a better quality of life when taking a daily probiotic and may experience fewer episodes each year.