08 Nov Probiotics – A Natural Defender in the Fight Against Allergies
Everyone loves springtime! After being cooped up inside all winter, people look forward to shedding clothing layers, relishing more daylight hours, and watching as colorful foliage blossoms to life. But there is one element about spring absolutely no one likes: unbearable allergies, compliments of Mother Nature.
Researchers estimate 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies. Allergic diseases including asthma, eczema, and hay fever affect as many as 30% of adults, 40% of children, and are the fifth leading chronic disease in the United States. For these individuals, spring becomes a constant battle against sneezing, stuffy noses, runny noses, watery eyes, stinging eyes, scratchy throats, and pounding sinus headaches. These reactions can be triggered by airborne pollen, dust, pet dander, and certain foods. Those that are particularly sensitive to allergens find themselves experiencing unpleasant reactions year-round, as their immune systems constantly overreact to combat harmless intruders.
While there is no cure for allergies, sufferers are constantly searching for ways to lessen the severity of reactions. It’s one of the reasons allergies cost Americans in excess of $18 billion annually. Pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter pills, nasal sprays, eye drops, creams and even injections are some of the methods employed in the fight against irritating allergic reactions. Fortunately, cutting-edge research has discovered another effective option – probiotics.
Probiotics are good microbes (bacteria, yeast) that are beneficial to promoting a healthy well-being. When it comes to probiotics, most people think of yogurt or supplements that can improve the microflora found in the gut to support a better digestive system. However, studies have shown probiotics play a substantial role in preventing allergies as well. Ten-year-old children and twenty-year-old adults who were administered non-pathogenic E. coli as infants were found to suffer from significantly fewer allergic diseases later one, for example. Probiotics have been proven effective in providing relief against birch pollen allergy in children, cedar pollen allergy in adults, and eczema in infants and children.
Consuming probiotic-rich foods or dietary supplements is not the only way to harness the power of these good microbes to alleviate allergies. At BetterAir, we have crafted an organic, eco-friendly strain of Environmental Probiotics that can be dispersed via our patented 3D Purifiers to consume pollen, dust mite waste, and pet dander. Our technology operates on a microscopic level, releasing billions of Environmental Probiotics to purify the air, clean surfaces and help improve the body’s natural ability to protect against irritants.
A theory gaining popularity among researchers suggests that modern hyper-vigilance regarding germs may be causing more allergies to develop, as we rely on manufactured anti-bacterial and sanitization products that were unavailable to previous generations. Environmental Probiotics provide a more natural defense against harmful microbes, while supporting the immune system. BetterAir’s solutions leverage the power of probiotics to improve air quality, mitigate the effects of allergens, and promote better overall wellness.