Aug 17, 2010 10:17 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Vitamin D may help treat allergies caused by a common mold.
Experts say the environmental mold doesn't harm the average person when it's inhaled but can cause severe allergic symptoms in both asthmatic and cystic fibrosis patients.
Researchers at Louisiana State University discovered people with this severe response had low levels of vitamin D in their blood. When they gave patients more vitamin D, the proteins causing the allergic response decreased and it boosted the body's protective effect.
If you are suffering from asthma, contact Colorado Springs Allergy and Asthma Clinic for proper treatment to control your symptoms.