Study: Bakers’ yeast beta glucan relieves symptoms of hay fever
Supplements containing bakers’ yeast beta glucan can reduce and relieve the symptoms of hay fever.
A runny nose, red and burning eyes, throat tightness. About 23.7 million Americans experience episodes of hay fever annually. Taking a supplement containing yeast beta glucan reduces the symptoms and intensity with respectively 28% and 52% according to findings published in Food Science & Nutrition. “The potential usability of beta glucan as a food additive is supported by works that show that yeast beta glucan possesses immune modulating functions; however, our research is one of the few that studies whether beta glucan can relieve the symptoms of an allergy.” According to the researchers, led by Shawn Talbott.
This research tested the effects of yeast beta glucan on people with a self-described ‘moderate’ hay fever allergy. 48 participants with an average age of 36 were randomly served either a supplement containing 250 mg yeast beta glucan or 250 mg rice flour every day for 4 weeks.
The participants who got yeast beta glucan, reported through a Visual Analog Scale that the symptoms and severity of hay fever significantly decreased. They reported increased physical health (11%), energy (19%) and emotional well-being (7%), compared to the placebo group. The yeast beta glucan group also reported a reduction in sleeping problems (53%), nasal symptoms (59%), eye symptoms (57%), activities (53%), emotions (57%) and an improved quality of life (56%).
“These findings suggests that a supplement with bakers’ yeast beta glucan can play an effective role in the reduction of seasonal allergy symptoms among hay fever sufferers.” Said Dr. Talbott. “Although these results are encouraging, there still have to be additional studies conducted with more participants.”
Preventing is always better than curing, this is also the case with hay fever. A regular intake of a supplement containing bakers’ yeast beta glucan, like Natriche Immune, before the start of the hay fever season will maximize the reduction of the symptoms. But also during the hay fever season can yeast beta glucan relieve the symptoms. Natriche Immune can be taken all year through to help fight a broad range of allergies and for general support of the immune system.
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