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- There is a link between bad gut bacteria and allergies.
- Studies are looking at whether probiotics might help asthma and allergy sufferers by switching off an inflammatory response in the intestine.
- Research shows people with allergies have lower levels of healthy gut flora.
- Probiotics can help reset that bacteria balance, providing a protective barrier in the gut.
- Research also shows that people who include fermented milk in their diet have a better immunity to pollen.
- They have lower levels of an antibody that aggravates allergy symptoms.
- They also had higher levels of the antibody IGG, which protects against allergic reactions.
- Taking probiotic supplements can ease the symptoms of respiratory allergies, such as asthma and eczema.
- It is important to remember that supplements can take between 12 to 16 weeks to work.