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Probiotics for Treating Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergy (hay fever), clinically referred to as allergic rhinitis, is commonly associated with a plethora of unwelcome symptoms, in addition to the obvious runny nose and watery eyes. Seasonal allergy sufferers also report having a poor quality of sleep and being less productive at work or at school which can lead to emotional distress and embarrassment. Over the past 50 years there has been a steady increase in the incidence of seasonal allergy. Although there are over the counter and prescription medications used in the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal allergy, most, if not all of these medications, come with undesirable side effects such as drowsiness, sleepiness, dry mouth etc, all of which further deteriorate the allergy sufferers quality of life.

A recent report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that the consumption of probiotics is associated with a statistically significant improvement in the quality of life of the study participants…

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