What Are Hypoallergenic Supplements? Here’s What You Need to Know!
Learn how hypoallergenic supplements may help people sensitive to allergens.
Many of us struggle with seasonal allergies and sinus issues in the spring; however, these struggles are different than having an allergic disease. Allergic diseases are on the rise and stem from an unfavorable, allergen-induced immune-response which can be serious and even life threatening. These allergic diseases include asthma, food allergies, eczema, and hay fever.
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), springtime is “peak season for people with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.” The problem is widespread – in fact more than 50% of Americans test positive for one or more allergens, often causing symptoms which result in missing school and work days.
One of the ways we are working to support those with allergic diseases is by offering a wide variety of hypoallergenic supplements. These products are able to support health and wellness for those with allergies without the worry of a negative reaction.
Keep reading to learn more about hypoallergenic supplements and how they can benefit you.
What are Hypoallergenic Supplements?
The term hypoallergenic means that the substance or item in question has little likelihood of causing an allergic reaction. These reactions can range from stomach discomfort, skin rashes, dizziness, swelling of the lips and face, and airway closure.
A severe allergic reaction can be life threatening in some instances, so for people with allergies or sensitivities to certain substances, hypoallergenic purity in a supplement is crucial. According to research, 4% of adults and 8% of children have a food allergy and rely on companies to create quality, allergen free medications and supplements to meet their needs without triggering a reaction.
How To Ensure Your Supplement is Safe
When you have a serious allergy or food sensitivity, it’s foundational to become a savvy label reader. To be labelled hypoallergenic, a supplement must be free from common allergens such as gluten, soy, shellfish, and dairy. Your supplement should list all ingredients as well as the nutrients and vitamins it contains. Additionally, it’s smart to do research on each individual company you purchase from, to ensure their product testing meets the highest standards.
Pure Encapsulations is a company dedicated to quality control and purity in their products. They work with their suppliers to ensure ingredient purity and have taken precautions to ensure no cross contamination in their production facilities. Additionally, they inspect their capsules to ensure quality across the board.
Try These Hypoallergenic Supplements
O.N.E Multivitamin by Pure Encapsulations – O.N.E Multivitamin provides essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in a comprehensive multivitamin designed for both men and women. This hypoallergenic multivitamin provides antioxidant support as well as promoting cellular and optical health.
PureMelt B12 Folate by Pure Encapsulations – Pure Melt B12 Folate by is a unique lozenge that melts in your mouth. These supplements deliver easy-to-absorb B12 and L-5-MTHF, the naturally occurring, universally metabolized form of folate.
Probiotic-5 by Pure Encapsulations – Probiotic-5 is a dairy-free blend of probiotic bacteria to support immune and gastrointestinal health. Probiotics can play a powerful role in supporting gut health, which has been shown to play a role in both allergic and autoimmune diseases.
What hypoallergenic supplements do you rely on to support health and wellness? Share your stories and favorite products with us in the comments section below.
About Theresa Groskopp, CN
Certified Nutritionist in Appleton, Wisconsin, Founder of Natural Healthy Concepts. Natural health and nutrition advocate. Enjoys gardening, biking, fitness, boating, animals (especially cats), and cooking. Theresa Groskopp