Causes and helpful ways to manage allergies

Causes and helpful ways to manage allergies

Author -  Good Health

If you suffer from sneezing, sniffling and generally feeling miserable from seasonal allergies and hay fever, you are not alone. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of hay fever in the world.

About 20 percent of New Zealanders suffer from hay fever, making it one of the most common ailments. Many people consider hay fever to be a minor disorder, yet it can cause significant discomfort. Other than pollens and grasses, other common allergens are house mites, animal dander and hair, foods such as nuts and seafood, penicillin, and insect stings.

The quick low down…..

Seasonal allergies are officially underway when plants start flowering and pollination begins. This is typically from September to March, with variations in intensity and duration of symptoms.

Interestingly, the word ‘allergy’ originates from two Greek words meaning ‘altered reactivity’. Basically it’s when a person’s immune system over reacts to a substance that is normally harmless.

Why do we get seasonal allergies?

Seasonal allergies occur when the immune system over-reacts to a harmless substance in the environment; usually grasses or pollen. The immune system mistakenly thinks that this harmless substance is dangerous and mounts an attack against it. Allergies occur because the immune system is out of balance and is reacting to something that a healthy immune system wouldn’t do. Cells belonging to our immune system, called basophils, release a chemical called histamine which produces all the unpleasant symptoms related to hay fever and allergies such as sneezing, red itchy eyes, nasal congestion or a runny nose, itching ears and nose, a tickly throat, skin reactions, or even more seriously, can trigger asthmatic or eczema conditions.

Have you tried everything?

No doubt you have your annual routine of either taking an anti-histamine and nasal decongestant or anti-allergic and decongesting products. However, now there’s a new way to support allergies with Immulox; a new innovative approach to balancing the immune system.

Immulox® is rich in Proline-Rich Polypeptides (PRPs). Proline-Rich Polypeptides (PRPs) are naturally derived from Colostrum powder and have an immune balancing action that is suited to either an overactive or underactive immune system. So for this time of year it’s ideal if you suffer from allergies or hay fever with an overactive or out-of-balance immune system.

Why are PRPs so good for hayfever?

PRPs (Proline-Rich Polypeptides) help to balance the immune system. They work as messengers that send out chemical signals to either activate your immune response, such as when you get a cold or an infection, or de-activate your immune response as in the case of allergies (allergies occur when your immune system is over-reacting).

This is really important because an allergic response happens when your immune system overreacts to a substance it normally shouldn’t react to and fails to switch off the normal immune response.

PRPs can promote a normal immune response as they are able to ‘switch-off’ an overactive immune response and can inhibit or prevent the inflammation processes creating a well-balanced immune system, just as it should be.

So why not give Immulox® a try – a natural component found in colostrum which is one of the safest and most natural products that could help you fight off your allergy symptoms.

​Not all products recommended may be available in South Africa at this time.

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Not all products recommended may be available in South Africa at this time