- Your gut microbiota matures and contributes to the ongoing development of your immune system.
- Specific gut bacteria enhance the effect that allergens (peanuts, shellfish, etc.) have on the cascade of reactions within the immune system, leading to a harmful allergic response with potentially life threatening changes such as hives, difficulty breathing, rapid drop in core body temperature, and ultimately, anaphylaxis.
- Certain other bacteria, if present, prevent these immune reactions from happening, and instead instruct the immune system to be tolerant cascade ofpotential food allergens. We believe that once “trained” to behave in a benign way, the immune cascade is altered long-term.
- ConsortiaTX has discovered consortia of bacteria which can prevent food allergies and, if missing, once restored, can reduce or eliminate the effect of food allergies.