Allergy season is upon us. Itchy watery eyes, sneezing, wheezing, sore throat, nasal drip... sound all too familiar? Well I've been in allergy denial for about 5 years. I was the sister who skipped the asthma and allergy gene, so I can't let my pride down, I have to hold this title over their heads. However, living in lovely sunny Los Angeles where you may assume the air is clear and clean, you are wrong; so wrong! After spending enough time here sure enough I am now a seasonal allergy sufferer. The worst part about it; my allergy is mainly due to dust, so my attacks only happen inside my own home. Do you know how frustrating this is? So then what does one do... well I got rid of the rug, the curtains, any additional pillows or throws. Which actually made a considerable difference immediately. Then I splurged on an air purifier, two house plants and additional essential oils for purifying the air. When my wallet magically refills my next step is to replace our pillows and duvet with allergy resistant wool. Trust me, there is nothing worse than sleeping in your own bedroom and waking up with snot running down your cheek, crusty eyes and this noisy scratchy throat. Luckily my husband being a deep sleeper doesn't get to witness this hot mess. 

Then a friend of mine turned me onto a brilliant new concept: Environmental Probiotics. Most of us are aware of the benefits from taking probiotics internally; they put healthy bacteria back into your system to improve the immune system and digestive tract. So when she mentioned to me that probiotics could be released into the air and have the same effect on your environment, it made complete sense. My next question was how do you get the probiotics into the air, that is when she told me about Better Air™

Better Air™ is a small air purifier which releases billions of micron sized, organically cultured probiotics to purify the air and clean surfaces; resulting in a healthy microbiome. It consumes organic matter found on hard surfaces such as dust mite excrement, pollen and dead skin cells. The Better Air™ purifier helps enhance and improve indoor air quality and prolong the cleanliness of hard surfaces. In addition, it can aid in the reduction and prevention of bad odors caused by microbial contamination. The product is chemical-free, all natural and safe for humans and pets. 

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Unfortunately, for regular air purifiers, 95% of the bacteria within our indoor living spaces exists within porous object surfaces and not in the air! By promoting the good bacteria that resides here, we can increase our best defense against the bad microorganisms that do us harm. By releasing the probiotics into the air, it creates a shield to establish a healthy barrier between us and immune triggering elements. Air purifiers with negative ionizers are actually quite misleading, they actually work by dropping airborne allergens and dust onto the ground and surfaces around them. Which means they are not making it into the HEPA filter in the air purifiers!! 

I was gifted one of these after our conversation a few months ago, just in time for allergy season. I have this simple white machine perched in our bedroom on a side table. It is so much smaller and easier to hide than our huge air filter system. I have noticed quite a difference with my allergy reaction in our bedroom, so much so, that now I am considering one for each room. Los Angeles, is insanely dusty, we all complain about it all the time. I worry for my daughter that she too will develop allergies as it seems unavoidable here. I am hoping that Better Air™ will provide us with immune strengthening benefits, whilst keeping the dust away for a cleaner fresher home. If you suffer from allergies within the home or you find your pet carrying in outside pollen. This may be a great asset to the quality of living for you and your family.