Astaxanthin supports your defences against seasonal allergies
Spring brings a fresh beginning with lambs and daffodils popping out everywhere. Plants are flowering, abuzz with bees and there is a mass of pollen in the air. And then there’s that face you make before you sneeze…
20% of New Zealanders will experience itchy eyes, a tickly throat and bouts of unexpected sneezing fits during this glorious seasonal change. These are typical symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) that can also activate asthma and eczema conditions. Half of us experience these reactions for more than 4 months each year.
What causes seasonal allergies?
In allergic prone people, our immune system has an exaggerated response as it mistakes an allergen, such as pollen, as a harmful invader. Our body produces the immune response chemical messenger histamine. Histamine causes blood vessels and skin to swell so that the allergen can’t enter the body. Plasma is released to dispel the allergen, which we notice as runny eyes and nose.
What can I do?
Support your immune system balance. We often focus on boosting it into action when we notice the signs of a cold. When seasonal allergies are prevalent, we can support it to deactivate overreactions.
Studies have shown that Astaxanthin supports modulation of the immune system. This may aid a reduction of hypersensitivity to pollen allergens.
Astaxanthin is also a potent anti-inflammatory agent. This action may assist in reducing inflammatory responses.
Astaxanthin provides support against seasonal allergies
- A 2010 Korean study of females average age 21.5 years over 8 weeks, found that dietary Astaxanthin enhanced immune response and decreased inflammation in young, healthy females.
- A recent Kuwait University study demonstrated improved activity of antihistamines (commonly used allergy medicine) when used in conjunciton with Astaxanthin.
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Did you know…
- that you have a greater chance of experiencing hay fever if one of your parents had it and are even more likely to if you are the eldest child?
- pre-adolescent boys are twice as likely as girls to have hay fever but post puberty, girls are more affected than boys.
Take care this Spring,
The AstaSupreme Team