Probiotics are Good for the Gut and Good for Management of Allergies.
Garden of Life’s Primal Defense Ultra probiotics contains true HSO (homeostatic soil organisms). Primal Defense is able to reduce damaging yeast, fungi, bad bacteria and parasites often found in an unhealthy gut. New research shows that Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, a strain found in this probiotic, can even help with symptoms of allergies.
How do the HSO organisms support a healthy gut?
HSO’s play a positive role in digestive health by supporting a healthy lactic acid bacteria count and healthy pH levels in the gut. The HSO’s in Primal Defense Ultra can thrive in the toughest digestive environments and are undeterred by stomach and bile acids.
How do Probiotics suppress Allergies?
Research is ongoing and still in it’s early phases but probiotic therapies are being tested in clinical trials for seasonal allergies, hay fever and even peanut allergies.
Doctors at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia have come up with a treatment called PPOIT, which stands for “Probiotics and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy.” This approach combines probiotics, specifically the strain called Lactobacillus rhamnosus. This is one of the strains in Garden of Life Ultra Probiotics.
The researchers at Murdoch conducted a study based on a clinical trial which spanned 4 years and contained 48 children who had peanut allergies. Click Here to Read the Study
The results showed that 82% of the children receiving PPOIT had gained tolerance to peanuts, in comparison to only 4% in the placebo group.
The Immune Therapy, including the probiotic strain, provided a long-lasting suppression of the allergic immune response to peanuts.
In another study published online in the Journal of International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, researchers reviewed data from 23 randomized trials and more than 1,900 people.
In the majority of these trials, people with seasonal allergies who took probiotic supplements showed improvement in their allergy symptoms, compared with allergy sufferers who took a placebo.
One explanation for this is that probiotics may change the balance of bacteria in the intestines in a way that could suppress the immune system from flaring up in response to pollens and other allergens.
The conclusion of this study acknowledges that probiotics may have an important role in the prevention and treatment of allergies. Further studies need to be conducted to determine the most beneficial probiotic strain and the timing of supplementation.
Yet another study published by Jennifer Dennis, a doctoral student in the University of Florida’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Department in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, showed that participants given probiotic therapy combining lactobacilli and bifidobacteria suffered fewer allergy-related nose symptoms.
That’s hopeful news for allergy sufferers! Check back on our blog for further exciting updates on using probiotic therapy for allergy relief.