What Is An Allergy?

What Is An Allergy?

What Is An Allergy?

An allergy is the response of the body’s immune system to normally harmless substances, such as pollens, foods, and house dust mite. Whilst in most people these substances (allergens) pose no problem, in allergic individuals their immune system identifies them as a ’threat’ and produces an inappropriate response. For example, most people tolerate being in contact with cats, but when you are allergic to them you start to sneeze, and you get an itchy and runny nose.


Our immune system protects us against invasion by harmful external agents such as bacteria or viruses that can cause infections, or against your own cells that might pose a threat, such as tumour cells. But it must also be able to allow the entry of beneficial substances as the nutrients ingested with food. Depending on the allergen, allergy symptoms can involve the nasal passages, eyes, sinuses, airways, skin, and digestive system. Reactions can vary from mild to severe and, in some cases, cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition.

Allergic symptoms:

  • Production of mucous/phlegm leading to a ‘runny nose’
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Headache/inability to concentrate or focus
  • Watery/itchy eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Itchy skin


When out of balance, the immune system not only fails to protect the body but can even begin attacking it. Keeping the immune system in balance is crucial for maintaining good health. An underactive or weakened immune system will increase the body’s susceptibility to infections and diseases. Therefore there is a need to balance the immune system; not only to boost or to suppress it. Natural products have the greatest chance for helping people maintain healthy, balanced immune systems with minimal or no side effects. The all-natural product, Lectranal®, manufactured by Kordel’s, has been clinically proven to balance your immune system.

Kordel’s Lectranal® contains activated astragalus root extract, which is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help strengthen the body against stress and diseases. Lectranal® helps the immune cells to be more selective and remember common allergens, thereby reducing sensitivity to allergens. It helps prevent future onset of symptoms of allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, normalizes breathing and acts as a relief for future allergic reactions. Most importantly, Lectranal® restores the natural balance of the immune system.

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