More than 30% of the population also suffers from some type of allergy. Let's learn a little more about these conditions.
What causes allergies?
Allergies are immune reactions produced by our body to substances that activate them, called allergens. The main allergens are: food, pollen, animal hair and dust mites.
The most common allergy symptoms are:
- Runny eyes
- Red eyes
- Nasal congestion
There are different types of allergies like:
Seasonal rhinitis like the one caused by pollen.
Allergic asthma, which can be caused by dust mites.
Contact dermatitis caused by contact with nickel, fragrances and preservatives.
Food allergy, triggered, for example, by the consumption of milk, cereals, nuts, peanuts, fish and shellfish.
Urticaria, which causes itching by contact, for example, with latex.
Allergy to drugs as penicillin.
Anaphylaxis, a severe immune reaction.
Allergy to insect stings, like those of bees or ants.
Allergy cases are on the rise worldwide.
According to the World Allergy Organization WAO, allergic diseases are continuously increasing, especially in the most developed countries. This is due to several factors:
Lack of breast milk feeding to infants.
Extreme climatic changes
Extreme "disinfection", reducing exposure to microorganisms
Probiotics to reduce allergy symptoms
Functional foods with alive probiotics with anti-allergic potential strains, as in the case of lactobacillus paracasei (present in CW and XAVIAX's MGF), which create defense mechanisms. Lactobacillus Rhamnosus (present in DTX, C+A, OME, D3 and MGF of XAVIAX) is also recommended mainly for food allergies as it helps to rapidly eliminate allergens.
Intestinal permeability is involved in the development of food allergies, such as gluten. Probiotics strengthen the intestinal barrier and help digest allergy-triggering compounds and minimize their effects.
Probiotics also help you maintain a balanced and healthy microbiota by counteracting the body's inflammatory response.
For these reasons, probiotics are also recommended for pregnant women to prevent allergies in the newborn. Breastfeeding is essential to prevent the development of short and long term allergies in your baby.
You might also be interested in our article on breast milk as a first source of probiotics.
Probiotics to look and feel better with a boosted immune system
At XAVIAX we know that allergy symptoms directly affect our lifestyle. For this reason, we recommend integrating probiotics into your daily diet. Consume them 3 at day to discover the advantages of maintaining a day-to-day life with greater freedom and confidence.