How It Works
What is in a flu vaccine? THE FLU! Just like any other vaccine, antigens are exposed to the T-helper cells that quietly learn to recognize the proteins as “no longer a threat,” thus building a tolerance to them over time. There are two types of immunotherapy:
Allergy drops are the preferred method of immunotherapy in Europe and have proven to be the safer and more effective immunotherapy solution (no recorded fatalities in the world). Allergy shots were outlawed in Great Britain in 1985 due to the high risk/low value ratio risk associated with shots. Allergy Drops are considered “off label” use of FDA approved antigens and can be prescribed by any clinician with prescription writing licenses.
In a nutshell, micro-dosing prescription strength sublingual drops used under the tongue daily allows antigen extracts to slowly be absorbed through specialized cells into the blood stream. This exposure helps the immune system increase tolerance to the proteins that would normally trigger your allergic reaction. Each 30-day dropper contains doses that increase in quantity and concentration weekly until “Maintenance Dose” is reached at 5 months and is continued for the rest of the year.
At the end of the year, another complete blood test is provided to compare to the testing results from the previous year. If the test results come back as negative and the patient is no longer symptomatic, then you have safely and effectively “eliminated” your allergies…making you AllergyFree!
Allergy shots are the most common form of immunotherapy in the United States because it is reimbursed by insurance carriers to doctors. Although allergy shots are covered by insurance carriers, patients only have a 25% compliance because it still costs money and time to go back to the doctor’s office for weekly shot visits.
Because allergy shots have been linked with deadly anaphylaxis, there is a limit to the number of antigens that can be put into the patient-specific immunotherapy shot – which means the coverage is not as comprehensive as the proprietary universal vaccine formulation found in AllergyFree drops. This also means allergy shots are limited to one of nine regions in the US, and if you travel for work, it makes it really tough to keep compliant to your therapy.
AllergyFree allergy shots are “prescription only” meaning that doctors will send their test results to our pharmacy which will prepare and send to the doctor’s office for mixing. This allows doctors to administer allergy shots in their offices.