06 October 2017
Margot Berings, PhD at Ghent University, conducted tests involving 20 house dust mite allergy (HDMA) patients, aged 18-65. They were given probiotic impregnated Purotex covers that significantly reduced overall Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever) symptoms and patients noted an improved quality of life.
A significant overall improvement of allergic symptoms when sleeping on Purotex! Sensitivity to house dust mite allergens, found in most beds and mattresses, has a negative impact on the sleep quality and sleep comfort. Even though 25,9% of the population is highly sensitive to these allergens, very few people are aware of their allergy. In order to improve the life of allergy patients, BekaertDeslee created an allergen-reducing mattress fabric.
Purotex uses the technology of active probiotics to clean up house dust mite allergen along with other allergen types. Applied on mattress or pillow textiles, they reduce the amount of house dust mite allergens by 93,7% two weeks after application. In other words, active probiotics create a fresh and clean sleeping environment. Probiotics are also used in yogurts to guarantee a healthy microflora and in hospitals as cleaning products to prevent resistant bacteria.