Gut Health

Can Mucus Fix Your Allergies?

YES… but not in the way you think.

Your allergy experience defines your life.

Maybe you’re sidelined by congestion, wheezing, and knockdown headaches whenever allergy season comes around.

Or you suddenly can’t breathe because your kids came home covered in cat hair.

Or you have to avoid restaurants because you might accidentally get exposed to milk, eggs, or shellfish and end up in the ER.

If you’ve been suffering with allergies, you know the symptoms can be unbearable. You’ve probably tried OTC and prescription medications, but they may have left you feeling jittery, tired, or cloudy. And while they may have reduced some of your symptoms, your allergies definitely aren’t better or gone.

But there is a way to get ahead of this problem, stopping allergy aggravations before they start. And the answer lies in a very unlikely place… Keep reading to find out how you can find relief from allergies and start feeling your best.

Allergies Have Reached Epidemic Levels

If it seems like you suddenly have allergies—or more allergies—that you didn’t have before, you’re not alone. Allergies are on the rise in adults and kids all around the world.[1,2] In the U.S., 33% of adults and 25% of children have at least one allergy.[3]

And food allergies are increasing at an especially alarming rate, leading scientists to worry that they’re reaching epidemic levels.[4]

One study[5] found that at least 10.8% of American adults—around 26 million people—have food allergies. That’s much higher than expected, and what’s more:

  • 51% of them had experienced a severe reaction
  • 39% had ended up in the ER
  • 45% were allergic to multiple foods
  • 48% first developed food allergies as adults

And if you’re one of the people suffering with allergies, you’ll try almost anything to make them stop.

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Sidelined by Allergy Symptoms

Whether you’re dealing with seasonal allergies, food allergies, or allergic asthma, it takes a huge toll on your quality of life.

Seasonal allergy symptoms can last for months and range from congestion to hives to wheezing to itchy skin.

With asthma, common symptoms include your chest getting tight, wheezing, and coughing. It gets harder to breathe, like you can’t get enough air no matter what.

Food allergies happen quickly and strike hard, resulting in symptoms like:

  • Hives
  • Itchiness inside your mouth
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Stomach pain, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • Swollen lips, tongue, face, and throat

Sometimes these symptoms are mild and clear up pretty fast, but other times food allergies can be life threatening.

And while the different allergy types may seem unconnected, they have something crucial in common: Your immune system is overreacting. So to calm things down and fix that problem, you’ll need to help your immune system stay in control.

The Wrong Reaction

Your immune system protects you against all sorts of invaders from infectious bacteria to viruses to toxins. It has a whole army of cells and organs that defend you so you don’t get sick all the time.

But when you have allergies, your immune system treats harmless things—like grass, cats, and eggs—as deadly threats. So it mounts intensive defense reactions to deal with those threats and ends up attacking you instead.

Rather than just covering up your allergy symptoms, what you really want is to get to the root of the problem: an improper immune response.

And the first critical step in calming your immune system is fortifying your mucosal gut barrier.

Your Mucosal Gut Barrier Protects Against Allergies

Did you know that around 80% of your immune system lives in your gut? So it makes sense that the most important fix for your allergies starts there.[6]

Your gut’s first line of defense is the mucosal gut barrier, a thick layer of protective mucus.[7] That mucus decides which molecules get through and which get blocked out. The molecules you need—like vitamins and antioxidants—are very small, and the mucosal barrier lets them sail right through. Bigger molecules like toxins, allergens, and harmful bacteria can’t get through—at least not when everything is working the way it’s supposed to.

Unfortunately, some harmful bacteria and toxins know exactly how to weaken your mucosal gut barrier. And they want to break through, so they attack it constantly.

When your mucosal gut barrier gets damaged in those attacks, the bigger molecules can pass through to your bloodstream. That’s called leaky gut[8]… and it’s been directly linked with increasing allergies and allergy symptoms.

diagram showing healthy gut versus leaky gut

Leaky Gut Can Lead to Allergies

With leaky gut, allergens and partially digested food particles can sneak into your circulation. That triggers inflammation all throughout your body, amping up your immune system and setting off allergic reactions.[9,10]

At the same time, those escaped allergens directly stimulate your immune system[11], causing even more trouble.

Leaky gut has been directly linked to:[12,13,14]

  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Food allergies
  • Seasonal allergies

Natural medicine practitioners often focus on treating leaky gut to stop the “allergic cascade.”[15]

And one of the most effective ways to keep that from happening is to address your leaky gut by providing more support to the protective barrier.

How to Support Your Mucosal Gut Barrier

If you want to make it as easy as possible for your immune system to function properly, you need to start with your mucosal gut barrier.

That starts with making sure there’s plenty of thick, gel-like mucus to coat it. To create lush mucus, you need to start with a protective protein called MUC2 (or Mucin 2).[16] Your body uses a combination of four key amino acids to build enough MUC2 to keep that mucosal gut barrier in great shape:[17]

  • L-proline
  • L-serine
  • L-cysteine
  • L-threonine

At the same time, you want to ensure that mucus can stand up to free radicals, which can cause significant damage to the gut barrier.[18] That job calls for antioxidants, free radicals’ worst enemy.

Another great support for your mucosal gut barrier are citrus polyphenols. These unique plant compounds have been shown to promote healthy gut barrier function and balanced inflammatory responses.[19,20]

All of that support can keep your mucosal gut barrier strong and selective… but it works best in connection with a healthy, well-balanced gut microbiome.

The Dysbiosis Factor

Your gut microbiome contains trillions of bacteria, both beneficial probiotics and harmful pathogens. In a healthy gut, probiotics vastly outnumber pathogens. But sometimes, that ratio flips and your microbiome gets overrun by pathogens—a condition called dysbiosis.

And since your immune system has a direct connection with your gut microbiome, dysbiosis can contribute to all sorts of immune issues, including allergic reactions. Research shows that dysbiosis can actually cause allergies to develop, setting you up for a lifetime of struggle.[21,22]

Plus, rogue pathogens and the toxins they produce attack the mucosal gut barrier[23], cranking allergy issues up to eleven.

Luckily, you can balance your gut microbiome with high quality spore probiotics. These powerful probiotics clear a path for a diverse population of beneficial gut bacteria and help keep your mucosal gut barrier in great shape.

Support Your Gut for Healthy Balanced Immunity with Gut 4-tify

When you struggle with allergies, any day without symptoms is like a gift from your immune system. And your immune system relies heavily on your gut—both your gut microbiome and the protective mucosal gut barrier—to do its job properly.

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    • L-serine
    • L-cysteine
    • L-threonine
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  • A natural citrus polyphenol extract that supports optimal gut barrier function

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