Supplements may aid in fighting foreign bodies, allergens or even reducing the antibody response.
An allergy is defined when an individual’s immune system, reacts to substances in the environment (allergens) that would otherwise not affect most people. This biological reaction involves the allergen (such as pollen or dust) entering the body, triggering the release of antibodies that attach themselves to mast cells. Once the allergen hits the mast cells, specific immunological substances (such as histamine) are released, which can cause a host of problematic issues including inflammation, swelling and itching. Supplements may aid in fighting foreign bodies, allergens or even reducing the antibody response. Herbs such as Tinospora cordifolia, nigella sativa and Stinging Nettle may assist in allergy relief. Whilst Spirulina, Manuka Honey and Royal Jelly have also attracted scientific attention as a possible solution to some allergies.