Vitamin D could reduce mould allergies: By Nathan Gray - Nutra Ingredients USA

Air quality issues?

Contact us now and you may be eligable for a free trial of GermXit!







Type this below: captcha




Client Testimonial

  • When we first moved into the new building everyone got sick with colds and flu. We cleaned the air conditioners and installed Germxit and notice illness reduced over the following months. We also had a problem with allot of mosquitoes in the office and Germxit got rid of thoses too. It seems mosquitoes don't like tea tree oil, which was a bonus for us. Thanks Germxit !

  • 1

    “...we found that the number of illnesses dropped by around 80%. Further the nasty smells that dominated disappeared. I would highly recommend Germxit to anyone”
    MOPU Superintendent

  • 1

    “We added GermXit™ to a 2nd rig and ... we could see an immediate effect.”
    MOPU Superintendent

  • 1

    “Under the conditions of the experiment, GermXit™ gel had a measurable biocidal effect on E.coli and C.albicans”
    university lab report

  • 1

    “The study has demonstrated that GermXit™ gel has the potential to be a useful decontamination agent in HVAC duct systems”
    university lab report

  • 1

    “There has been an apparent decrease in coughs, colds, etc. ...the decrease in these ailments in such a closed environment of a ship is testament to the overall effectiveness of your process.”
    ships captain

  • 1

    “There is no doubt the product GermXit™ has not only improved the air quality throughout the living facility it continues to neutralize and disperse all Bacteria, Fungi, etc. from the system.”
    drilling rig manager

  • 1

    “I have used GermXit ever since the system was first installed and will continue to do so.”
    drilling rig manager

11 September 2018 - 15:25, Tags: , , ,

Vitamin D may protect asthmatics and others from an allergic response linked to common mould, suggests a study from the US supporting the vitamin’s immune health effects.

Results of a cell study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, identified a connection between vitamin D levels and the activity of certain allergy associated immune cells.

“We found that adding vitamin D not only substantially reduced the production of the protein driving an allergic response, but it also increased production of the proteins that promote tolerance, said lead researcher Dr Jay Kolls from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

Allergies – especially to common mould (Aspergillus fumigatus) can cause often severe complications for asthma sufferers, whilst also commonly effecting sufferers of cystic fibrosis.

Mould is one of the most widespread fungal organisms inhaled by people, but does not cause any problems to the vast majority of people. However, in asthmatics and in patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), exposure can lead to significant allergic symptoms. Up to 15 percent of CF patients have severe allergic responses – called Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)  due to the inhalation of common moulds.

The research revealed high Th2 allergen reactivity in ABPA patients was associated with lower blood levels of vitamin D. “We found that adding vitamin D not only substantially reduced the production of the protein driving an allergic response, but it also increased production of the proteins that promote tolerance,”said Dr. Kolls.

The study concludes that its data strongly implicates vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for ABPA. Also suggesting that vitamin D enrichment or supplementation could be a valuable way to treat, and possibly prevent allergic reactions to common mould in people that are already suffering from respiratory conditions

For more information, click here