What’s In AllergX®?
AllergX® Information & Supplement Facts
AllergX® Natural Ingredients
Cyanocobalamin, Methylcobalamin, and Adenosylcobalamin
The “cobalamins” are the primary active ingredients in AllergX® Allergy Defense Formula. All cobalamins are analogs (molecular variations) within the vitamin B12 family (an unspecific term for the family of cobalamin molecules). All cobalamins contain a biologically rare cobalt metal atom as a central feature.
Attached to their central cobalt atoms, cyanocobalamin has a cyano group, methylcobalamin has a methyl group, adenosylcobalamin has an adenosyl group. Because of the distinct electromagnetic properties of each variant, each of these compounds plays a distinct biochemical role. These molecules are the only molecules in the human body to utilize these special properties of cobalt, are difficult to absorb from food, and cannot be manufactured by the body.
It is the action of these unique cobalamins that acts to down-regulate the over-production of the allergen antibody Immunoglobulin E (IgE) by the immune system’s TH2 Aggressor cells, and increase the effectiveness of the immune system’s TH1 Suppressor cells. This helps regulate and maintain a normal IgE level.
As the over-production of IgE in allergic individuals is, in fact, what makes these individuals “allergic”, the patented cobalamin formula of AllergX is unique, in that it acts to lower over-production of IgE, and regulate the release of histamine (which causes allergic reaction) before the onset of allergy symptoms.
Cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin, and adenosylcobalamin are considered by leading nutritionists and the FDA to have excellent safety profiles. In fact, in direct communication to AllergX inventor and patentor, Ernest T. Armstrong, addressing a daily-use, orally dissolving product with 6.6 mg cyanocobalamin (total daily dose), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wrote that they had “no safety concerns with the systemic exposure” of cyanocobalamin.
The relative amount of the three cobalamins in AllergX has been specifically formulated to achieve the effect of naturally and safely down-regulating the over-production of IgE in allergic individuals.
Riboflavin (also called vitamin B2) has an important function in energy metabolism. It is also responsible for maintaining healthy blood cells, helping to boost energy levels, facilitating a healthy metabolism, preventing free radical damage, contributing to growth, and protecting skin and eye health. Vitamin B2 is needed for the functioning of every single cell within your body, and the B vitamins are responsible for important functions including contributing to skin and eye health, and reducing inflammation.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Persons afflicted with severe allergies almost always exhibit lower-than-normal blood levels of Coenzyme Q10.
Because CoQ10 enhances the ability of immune cells to disable invading pathogens, scientists believe it may benefit people confronted with various challenges to the immune system, including allergies.
Some scientists describe allergies as conditions in which the body’s immune system reacts to generally harmless substances as though they were dangerous invaders. Researchers have demonstrated that people with severe allergies have shown decreased blood levels of CoQ10, leading them to suggest CoQ10 supplementation as a way to modulate allergic conditions such as hay fever. Researchers in Texas similarly encountered low CoQ10 levels in people suffering from rhinitis and other allergies; they believe that further studies may elucidate a role for CoQ10 in managing a wide array of allergy syndromes. These studies suggest that CoQ10 may provide valuable assistance to people battling various allergic conditions, as well as enhanced immune support.
L-carnitine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins). Many people, especially vegetarians, may experience L-carnitine deficiencies.
L-carnitine improves the cell counts of certain cells, such as red blood cells. L-carnitine, is also known to improve conditions associated with low cellular energy, and has been shown to reduce the impairment of immune function.
Inositol is an important constituent of cell membranes and messenger cells, both key players in allergy symptoms.
High levels of histamine as seen in hayfever (allergic rhinitis) sufferers indicate ‘undermethylation’.
“Methylation” is a process where chemicals called “methyl groups” are added to various elements of DNA, proteins and other molecules to help keep them in good working condition. Histamine is one of the chemicals which requires methylation to be metabolized correctly.
If the histamine is “undermethylated”, it can begin to build up in the system. Higher levels of systemic histamine can accelerate the over-sensitive reaction to harmless allergens in allergic individuals.
Certain supplements, including taurine, that increase methylation to lower histamine may be valuable in helping to reduce histamine levels.
AllergX® is a cherry-flavored lozenge you let dissolve in your mouth or under your tongue and then swallow – one lozenge twice a day. It’s important to note that when you swallow various tablets, such as vitamins, they have to pass through your digestive tract where acids and other enzymes can destroy the active ingredients.
By allowing AllergX® to dissolve almost completely in the mouth before swallowing it, you absorb almost all the active ingredients. While it varies from person to person, it can take several minutes for the AllergX® tablets to dissolve in the mouth, but this is intentional, to make sure you absorb as much of the active ingredients as possible.