Proteins provide nutritional benefit as essential components of a healthy diet. The body metabolizes proteins to make hormones, antibodies, enzymes and various tissue/organ components including muscle. Proteins consist of long chains of amino acids – building blocks linked together with peptide bonds. In their natural form, proteins are not easily absorbed from the digestive tract into the blood stream. Digestive enzymes in the stomach and intestine must first break apart the peptide bonds. The process of digestion breaks proteins into shorter chains of amino acids called peptides, which the body can easily absorb. Nutritional efficiency (the percent-age of protein in
Spring is (finally) in the air for most of us but, unfortunately, so is pollen, and that translates into seasonal allergies and irritating, cold-like symptoms for millions of North Americans. Also known as “hay fever,” seasonal allergies occur when outdoor moulds release spores and trees, grasses and weeds release pollen. When those of us who are allergic breathe them in, our immune systems treat them as invaders and release histamines from our “mast cells” into our bloodstream to fight them. Histamines are organic compounds involved in local immune and inflammatory responses. They defend your immune system by causing a chain reaction of symptoms – sneezing, itching, congestion, watery eyes – which causes inflammation that triggers other chemicals from your immune system to step in and help.
Some allergy sufferers take antihistamines and decongestants but these can cause unwanted side effects, from dry mouth to drowsiness to rebound congestion.
There’s no need to suffer through spring however, because AOR has several products that ease allergies.
A Flavonoid Powerhouse
Quercetin belongs to the flavonoid class of antioxidants and is beneficial for a variety of immune-related ailments, including allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes and throat, sneezing, and nasal congestion. It does this by inhibiting histamine release and the enzymes responsible for the production of inflammatory mediators.
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Address Underlying Immune Issues
While antihistamines aim to address symptoms, AOR has created a formulation that not only provides fast, clinically proven relief but also works to modulate immune function and release the potential for allergies. This combination of probiotics, botanicals, vitamins and nutrients mitigates allergies naturally.
Breathe Easy with NAC
This antioxidant is a precursor to glutathione, one of the body’s best free-radical eliminators. But it’s NAC’s abilities as an expectorant that also make it helpful for chronic respiratory conditions and allergy symptoms. It helps reduce mucus and therefore congestion, helping relieve the irritating post-nasal drip often associated with allergies.