Arthrem and Food Allergies
Taking medications when you have food allergies can make life a lot more difficult than it needs to be. It’s tough having to weigh up the decision of which is worse, ongoing joint stiffness or an allergic reaction? At Promisia, we develop products with only the necessary, natural ingredients to support your joints and to minimise the likelihood of an allergic reaction. There are no other additives or ingredients.
What is a food allergy?
A food allergy is an immune system response. This happens when the body mistakes an ingredient in food (usually a protein) as harmful. Your body then activates its defence mode and creates antibodies to fight the foreign invader. Food allergy symptoms develop when the antibodies are in full ‘battle mode’. The most common food allergies are:
- Tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds)
- Fish and shellfish
- Soy products
What are the symptoms of food allergies?
Symptoms of a food allergy can range from mild to severe, and the amount of food necessary to trigger a reaction varies from person to person. Symptoms of a food allergy may include:
- Rash or hives
- Stomach pain
- Itchy skin
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Swelling of the airways to the lungs
Can I take Arthrem?
Arthrem is a 100% natural product. The active ingredient is an extract of the plant Artemisia annua. This plant is sourced in Switzerland, grown and harvested by hand in Tanzania and extracted and manufactured in New Zealand. Each Arthrem capsule contains 150 mg extract of Artemisia annua, grape-seed oil, glycerine and gelatine. There is no other ingredient.
This means that you can take Arthrem even if you are:
- Lactose intolerant.
- Gluten free.
- DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension).
· Specific carbohydrate diet: A diet that aims to restrict the intake of complex carbohydrates such as found in grains and complex sugars. This diet is often promoted as a way of reducing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, and autism.
Can I take Arthrem with other medications?
As with all dietary supplements, if you are taking prescription medication we recommend that you check with your doctor before using Arthrem.