• 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.