Probiotics and allergic rhinitis

Allergy is one of the focus areas of Winclove and comprises various diseases such as eczema, food allergy, asthma and allergic rhinitis. In collaboration with Griffith University, Australia, we have got the opportunity to study the effect of Ecologic Allergycare on quality of life in patients suffering from allergic rhinitis. A total group of 40 participants with allergic rhinitis will receive the formulation for 8 weeks. Before the intervention, and 4 weeks and  8 weeks after the intervention the mini Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (mRQLQ) is filled in. In addition questions will be asked about allergic symptoms and medication used. A subgroup of these participants also provided nasal lsamples and whole blood samples, which will be used to investigate the influence of probiotic supplementation on local and systemic immune responses.