Thursday, September 6, 2012

Natural Solutions to Allergies

If you are looking for natural solutions to allergies, algae may be the answer for you. Of course there are many different types of allergies ranging from food allergies to the seasonal pollen reaction type allergies. Turns out blue-green algae can offer natural solutions to many types of allergies.

Algae Offers Natural Solutions to Allergies and Asthma Relief
Jeffrey J. Bruno, Ph.D. concluded that "A daily dose of beta-carotene, from an algae extract, demonstrated a protective effect against exercise-induced asthma" and cites two studies that show adding blue-green algae to one's diet can contribute to a reduction of aphylactic and immune-type allergic reactions. ("Edible Microalgae, Jeffrey J. Bruno, Ph.D.) He also cites researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital findings that algal oils reduced blood levels of arachidonic acid in rats. Arachidonic acid creates molecules that trigger allergic reactions and that might contribute 1000 times more than histamine to asthmatic bronchial constriction. A study by the National Center for Health Statistics (1996) found that algae eaters had fewer allergies, skin problems and asthma.

Algae Offers Natural Solutions to Allergies to Foods
James Breneman, former chairman of the Food Allergy Committee of the American College of Allergists has stated that food allergies or intolerances are estimated to affect 60% of the population. But you are in luck if you are already an algae eater, as studies have shown that algae has been known to reduce allergic sensitivity in milk products. Another study reports findings that Spirulina ingested by mice enhances IgA antibody levels which may protect against allergic reactions to foods. Other studies have found that intolerances and allergies to food can be relieved by good digestion requiring a sufficient secretion of hydrochloric acid and pancreatic enzymes in to the stomach to process foods. AFA blue-green algae with its carotenes and chlorophyll have been shown to be beneficial in dealing with these type of food allergies and intolerances.

Natural Solutions to Allergies
Bluegreen alage that is the whole, complete algae, and provides essential fatty acids, proteins, complex sugars, vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids including the beta-carotene Dr. Bruno refers to.

Algae powder has been found to be effective in coping with seasonal pollen allergies.  This powdered algae blend is a mix of blue-green alage, probiotics, enzymes, and antioxidant rich organic wheat sprouts making it a good choice of powder form algae.

This antioxidant supplement with wheat sprouts can help reduce histamine reactions associated with allergies and enzymes can help break down the pollen sheath thus reducing irritation of mucus membranes. Many people find allergy relief by taking these convenient packets which include two kinds of bluegreen algae as well as enzymes and probiotics.

So no matter what your allergy concerns are, we've got you covered with algae products offering natural solutions to allergies.

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