Breathe Easy and Get Outside
Spring is the time of year when Americans actually come together to breathe a unified sigh of relief. Finally, winter is ending. You’ve hung up your heaviest coat for the season (or stuffed it under your bed). We bet you’re wearing sunglasses because you’re staring straight into that light at the end of the tunnel. But if you’re one of the 20 million Americans who suffer from seasonal intolerances you might also be preparing yourself for the sneezes, sniffles, and sinus headaches that taunt you from March to June. We had all 20 million of you in mind when we created Outside—our new spring probiotic.
Outside’s probiotic strains will boost your immunity before common triggers like pollen and dust come crawling (or should we say, floating). Because as winter ends and you get ready to breathe that long-awaited sigh of relief, we don’t want anything holding you back.
So what’s making me sneeze so much?
Certain environmental factors, like pollen, mold spores and dust trigger people during different times of the year. Pollen is one of the main culprits for these seasonal intolerances, and it’s released by dormant trees blossoming in spring. These pollen particles are essential to the fertilization of other plants, but they’re also the cause of your uncomfortable symptoms. Has anyone ever told you that it’s the most beautiful things that can hurt you the most? They were talking about trees during the month of May, actually.
Seasonal intolerances cause the same immune reaction as other common intolerances, like sensitivities to food or pet hair. If you are sensitive to these triggers, your immune system views pollen, dust mites or mold spores as a major threat. And when you breathe them in, your defense mechanisms kick into high gear. The result? Congestion, sneezing, watery eyes and an itchy throat (just to name a few). Although your immune system is just doing its best to protect you, wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to make this reaction a little less inconvenient for you?
It’s just a gut reaction
You might be confused about how your debilitating congestion has anything to do with gut health. That’s what probiotics are all about anyways, right—gut health? Well, yes, you’re correct. But we’re going to keep reminding you until it sticks: 70% of your immune function is in the gut. Your gut health is your overall health.
The National Institutes of Health actually released a study verifying that adults with seasonal sensitivities have a different gut microbiome than those without. This difference lies in a lack of bacterial diversity. Simply put, the people who weren’t inhibited by a sinus headache had better gut health.
Time to get Outside
At Jetson, we’re always going to remind you how important transparency is for us. So here’s the scoop on probiotics and allergy relief: no probiotic company can claim that they can completely relieve these symptoms. But because over here at Jetson we’re innovating at the speed of science, we make a point to use bacterial strains as soon as they’ve got clinical trials to suggest their efficacy. So, when we saw the promising studies behind Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Lactobacillus rhamnosus CG we knew they deserved a place in Outside. I know, I know, this is a lot of science talk. We’ll sum it up for you: if you’re getting outside, our probiotics are doing their job.
Although improving your gut health with Outside is a proactive way to prepare for spring, taking an Outside probiotic isn’t the same as taking an antihistamine, and you shouldn’t treat it as such.
We created Outside to help you get one step ahead of your sinuses. To breathe clearer, travel easier and leave the personal pouch of Kleenex at home. Whether you’re headed to the tropics for spring break, or you just want to be able to enjoy a fresh bouquet of flowers in the house, Outside has your back.
Put “allergy season” behind you
We think Spring is one of the most refreshing times of the year. However, 10% of the population also knows it as the time they’re left at the mercy of pollen, dust mites, and mold spores. Blossoming trees, lush grass, and blooming flowers should be the reasons you go outside—not the culprits for keeping you in.
Sure, you’ll be frolicking in the spring air so much you’ll barely think of us. But we’ll let it go, because you have a winter’s worth of fresh air to make up for. Go, get Outside. The dawn of a longer and sunnier day is right around the corner.