An April 2015 study published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology concludes that seasonal allergy sufferers showed “a significant clinical benefit from the use of probiotics” .
Researchers analyzed 23 studies with almost 2000 patients. In 17 of the 23 studies, results showed a reduction in runny noses and watery eyes with the use of probiotic supplements.
Synthetic prescriptions and over-the-counter sprays and pills also provide allergy relief, but many doctors and consumers are now exploring probiotics for similar results with a natural supplement.
The 2015 study considered sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes in response to non-specific allergens, and indicates that probiotics users can build resistance to other common allergens including mold, pet dander, dust, and more. And according to a 2010 study published in Clinical & Experimental Immunology, there is “very promising evidence” to recommend adding probiotics to food to prevent and treat allergies generally .
Other studies have explored the effect of using two probiotic strains together to reduce allergy symptoms. Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis, two types of probiotic flora found in H2PRO’s Immune Health, were shown in a 2009 study to “positively influence markers of respiratory allergy,” and their use also resulted in a tendency for reduction in reported nasal symptoms .
Medical research supports probiotic supplements as a sound way to prevent and treat seasonal allergies. Allergy sufferers have nothing to lose but adverse reactions to standard treatments (headache, dried-out nasal passages, sleepiness, heart palpitations, insomnia) and the time and expense of doctor visits, prescriptions, and OTC remedies.
As seasonal pollen dusts the world with misery, don’t hate your allergies, love your guts. Explore proactive, whole-body allergy protection with H2PRO.
1. American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. ACAAI “Allergy Facts” page.
2. Zajac AE, Adams AS, Turner JH. A systematic review and meta-analysis of probiotics for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015; DOI: 10.1002/alr.21492
3. Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 2010 Jun; 160(3): 295–304. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2010.04109.x
4. World Journal of Gastroenterol. 2009 Jul 14; 15(26): 3261–3268. Published online 2009 Jul 14. DOI: 10.3748/wjg.15.3261