Histamine Intolerance & Hives 

Histamine Intolerance is a common issue that manifests with symptoms such as hives, irritability, profuse sweating or becoming red in the face when exercising, exercise-induced asthma, psoriasis, eczema, insomnia, nosebleeds, anxiety, and sweaty hands and feet.

Too much histamine in your body can contribute to symptoms such as flushing, runny nose, sleep difficulties, and/or headaches. These pesky symptoms can be the result of slowed enzyme activity in your histamine pathway. 

Some people react to food-derived histamines (fermented foods, aged cheese, wine, etc.). 

Others are more sensitive to the histamines created by probiotics or gut bacteria. 

And still, others are sensitive to histamines in their environment (seasonal sinus issues, runny nose, etc.)

Causes

Dietary changes and environmental factors are thought to contribute to the increase in allergies seen over recent years. Increased consumption of a “Western diet” including fewer fruits and vegetables and more processed grains, fats and meats leads to a significant decrease in dietary intakes of beneficial compounds such as flavonoids, antioxidants, and polyphenols found in fresh fruits and vegetables.

Histamine-containing foods: Histamine, a part of the body’s biological defense system, is also found in many common dietary sources such as fish, meat, cheese, fermented foods such as miso, pickles,

sauerkraut, aged food such as parmesan, smoked food such as smoked salmon, red wine, champagne, fish, acid food such as tomatoes, citrus fruit, vinegar, alcohol, citrus juices, and leftovers.

🌸Avoid aged, fermented food. Eat only the freshest meat and fish available to you. 

🌸Avoid aged cheese especially parmesan, considered a great offender.  

 

Other foods contain histidine, which is converted to histamine during digestion by certain bacteria in the gut. At healthy levels and in the right places, histamine is needed for a normal digestive process and sleep-wake cycle, and for a functioning immune system. On the other hand, too much histamine can cause unpleasant side effects like rashes, itching, stuffy nose, swelling, headache, and gastrointestinal complaints.*

Environmental Stress worsens histamine intolerance can also contribute.

For me, it is conventional laundry products smell coming from neighbor's laundry rooms.

  • Choose always organic laundry products. I hope there will be more awareness and protection from unhealthy cause-effect from fragrances.

  • If you are allergic to dust mites wash your bed sheets with water at higher temperatures.  

  • Choose organic skincare and organic hair products without harsh preservatives such as sodium benzoate classified 3 on ewg.org, identified as capable of causing contact urticaria.

Enzyme DAO and HNMT

People with histamine intolerance often have low levels of either of two very specific enzymes—diamine oxidase (DAO) and histamine-N-methyltransferase (HNMT)—that process histamine in your body.

Some of us people do not produce enough of this important enzyme called DAO, produced by our digestive system to help break down histamine.

For this reason, we need to follow a low-Histamine diet, avoid external stressors,s and supplements with anti-histamine supplements.

 

I listed here all the products to help you with histamine. I found them to great for my occasional hives.

I also create a diary where I record the food I had after a hives episode to help to spot the food that creates intolerance.

🌸 A healthy gut is a key factor in normal histamine metabolism and healthy histamine levels throughout the body.*

🌸 If you are dealing with Hives, Urtica, and Histamine Intolerance I can recommend a naturopath in Los Angeles. He is Stephen V. Meeneghan, LAc

Anti-Histamine products

🌸Here you can find natural supplements and tea that helped me with my hives.

I listed here all the products to help you with histamine. I found them to be great for my occasional hives.

I also suggest you create a diary where I record the food I had after a hives episode to help to spot the food that creates intolerance.

Seeking Health HistaminX 
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🌷HistaminX by Seeking Health provides a combination of supportive herbal and plant-derived compounds that may work together to support seasonal comfort and a healthy inflammatory response. 

Bioflavonoids quercetin, rutin, and luteolin may play a role in modulating the body’s histamine response. Great for menstrual cramps too!

Made with Natural Nettle, Quercetin, Rutin, Bromelain Blend with Broccoli Seed Extract.

  • The leaves of stinging nettles support respiratory health, a healthy urinary tract, healthy mucus membranes, and overall well-being.*

  • Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme found in pineapple, helps support a normal inflammatory response, and the body’s healing processes and is sometimes used as a digestive enzyme.

  • Glucoraphanin, a compound found in plants in the genus Brassica (e.g. broccoli and cauliflower), supports healthy detoxification processes, a healthy immune system, and provides mitochondrial support.* 

INGREDIENTS: Stinging Nettle Extract (Urtica dioica)(leaves)(1% silica) 200 mg, Luteolin:Rutin Cocrystal (45% luteolin)(45% rutin) 200 mg, Quercetin (as quercetin dihydrate from Sophora japonica)(bud) 100 mg, Bromelain (2400 GDU/g)(from Ananas comosus)(fruit) 100 mg, Glucoraphanin (from broccoli extract)(Brassica oleracea italica)(seed) 25 mg, Dihydroquercetin (from larch tree extract)(Larix dahurica)(Larix gmelinii)(Larix sibirica ledeb)(Larix cajanderi)(saw logs) 20 mg. HPMC (vegetable capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, ascorbyl palmitate, L-leucine, medium-chain triglyceride oil, and silica.

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Seeking Health ProBiota HistaminX 

🌷ProBiota HistaminX contains only probiotic species that are considered "histamine-friendly" and excludes those known to produce histamine in the gut.*

🌷ProBiota HistaminX contains probiotic species that have been carefully selected to exclude those that are known to increase histamine in the gut. The histamine-friendly species included in this formula are delivered in a delayed-release (acid resistant) capsule to ensure that the probiotics are delivered intact to the lower digestive tract. This formula helps to support the body’s microbiome and healthy digestion and may help support the healthy metabolism of ingested histamine.*

INGREDIENTS: Probiotic Blend (10 billion CFUs) - 77mg: Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium breve, Vegetarian capsule (hypromellose, water), and microcrystalline cellulose.

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Seeking Health Probiota HistaminX Powder

🌷Histamine-friendly probiotic containing strains not known to produce histamine

  • Supports microbiome balance and healthy gut response to ingested histamine

  • Supports the health of your immune system and skin

🌷ProBiota HistaminX is now packaged in a moisture-controlled, desiccated bottle for enhanced product stability and potency. This new packaging delivers unparalleled protection for live probiotic products, which are sensitive to outside moisture.

🌷A desiccant sleeve surrounds the product creating an impenetrable barrier, contributing to greater product stability over time. Research has shown this container system to be more effective than standard bottles containing desiccants or even blister packs.

INGREDIENTS: Bifidobacterium breve (1.255 Billion CFU), Bifidobacterium Lactis (25 Billion CFU), Bifidobacterium Infantis (3.75 Billion CFU), Bifidobacterium Longun (3.75 Billion CFU), Bifidobacterium Bifidum (5 Billion CFU), Lactobacillus Plantarum (4.375 Billion CFU), Lactobacillus Salivarius (4.375 Billion CFU).

Seeking Health Histamine Block
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🌷Histamine Block by Seeking Health contains a patented enzyme formula providing 10,000 HDU of diamine oxidase (DAO) - the main enzyme responsible for the degradation of ingested histamine - per capsule. 

🌷EAT HISTAMINE FOODS AGAIN: Enjoy the freedom to eat your favorite histamine-containing foods and drinks again with Histamine Block health supplements. This digestive enzyme allows you to enjoy that glass of wine with no more histamine-related headaches!*

  • Designed to help your body break down food-derived histamine in the digestive tract. It is not designed to allow you to eat foods to which you are allergic, and it will not prevent allergic reactions.*

  • TAKE 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE: Take 1 capsule no more than 15 minutes before the consumption of histamine-rich foods or drinks, or as directed by your healthcare provider, to keep your digestive health in order and finally get gas and bloating relief caused by the ingestion of histamine.*

  • CONVENIENT FOR ON-THE-GO: Don’t let histamine stop you! Bring Histamine Block digestive enzymes with you to friends’ homes, restaurants, wineries, and vacations so you can enjoy your wine, cheese, and other high-histamine foods freely.*

INGREDIENTS: Vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate)10 mg, DAO2 porcine kidney extract (Diamine Oxidase Activity 10,000 HDU) 4.2 mg. Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable capsule (hypromellose, water, and gellan gum), and ascorbyl palmitate.

Seeking Health Histamine Block Plus
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🌷Dr. Ben Lynch formulated one of the first and only products including the specific nutrients your histamine enzymes need to function:

Histamine Block Plus is a comprehensive formula containing seven essential nutrient cofactors plus powerful antioxidants to support total histamine metabolism in each and every cell.

  • DAO — Contains 5,000 HDU of a patented DAO, a major enzyme responsible for breaking down histamine

  • Copper — A nutrient cofactor for the DAO enzyme

  • SAMe — A nutrient cofactor for the HNMT enzyme, another major enzyme involved in histamine breakdown

  • Alpha Keto-Glutarate — Supports the normal breakdown of ammonia, which is a toxic byproduct of histamine metabolism

  • Riboflavin — A nutrient cofactor for the MAOA and MAOB enzymes, which aid in neutralizing histamine toxic byproducts

  • Zinc and Vitamin B3 — Nutrient cofactors for the ALDH enzyme family, which help to break down acetaldehyde, a toxic byproduct of histamine metabolism

INGREDIENTS: Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 100 mg, Thiamine (as thiamine hydrochloride) 20 mg, Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium) 10 mg, Niacin 25 mg, Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate) 7 mg, Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 10 mg, Magnesium (as DiMagnesium Malate§) 50 mg, Zinc (as zinc gluconate) 5 mg, Copper (as copper gluconate) 0.5 mg, Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid 150 mg, SAMe (as disulfate ptoluensulfonate) 100 mg, PQQ (as LifePQQTM pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt) 7 mg, DAO2 porcine kidney extract (Diamine Oxidase Activity 5,000 HDU) 2.1 mg. Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (hypromellose, water, and gellan gum), microcrystalline cellulose, ascorbyl palmitate, and silica.

Pure Encapsulations Quercetin 
organic quercetin, organic anti-histamine

Many of us have histamine intolerance issues caused by dietary and environmental factors!
It can show as allergy, sinus, skin reactions such as eczema, psoriasis, hives.
Quercetin is my new discovery!
Quercetin is found in foods such as broccoli, parsley, artichokes, butternut squash.
Quercetin belongs to a class of water-soluble plant pigments called bioflavonoids that cannot be produced by the human body. This quercetin is derived from Fava d’ anta tree.
Recommended for many functions such as supporting healthy enzyme activity, it contains one of the most bioactive bioflavonoids.
It is also great for workouts!
It offers immune support
Antioxidants support
Cellular support and maintain mast cell function!
It is part of my supplement collection!
✅Gluten-free
✅GMO-free
✅Vegetarian
✅Hypoallergenic

Pure EncapsulationVitamin C 
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🌸 The majority of Vitamin C available on the market is made by a cheap form of Ascorbic Acid and it acid for our stomach. I found this version made instead of calcium ascorbate.

This Vitamin C is great since it has quercetin in it.

🌸Vitamin C is a great antioxidant that supports the immune system and the reaction to Histamine as well as healthy cell function. 

Antioxidant Support: Includes bioflavonoids, quercetin, and rutin, which are free radical scavengers that complement the role of vitamin C

This Vitamin C provides highly absorbable vitamin C better forms since it is a non-acid version, great if you have acid-reflux -GERD.

🌸This is Gluten-free, Vegan without added fillers. Made with hypoallergenic, vegan ingredients

🌸 Vitamin C is a great antioxidant that supports the immune system and the reaction to Histamine as well as healthy cell function.

Antioxidant Support: Includes bioflavonoids, quercetin, and rutin, which are free radical scavengers that complement the role of vitamin C.

🌸 This Vitamin C provides highly absorbable vitamin C better forms since it is a non-acid version, great if you have acid-reflux -GERD.

Quercetin is another widely available natural product that also shows good efficacy against coronavirus and the complications it creates (bronchitis, pneumonia…).

Plus this form is NOT acid, like the cheaper version of ascorbic acid vitamin C. This form is great for sensitive people.

🌸This is Gluten-free, Vegan without added fillers. Made with hypoallergenic, vegan ingredients

Coronavirus: it is recommended to boost the immune system for this virus as well.

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Vitamin B6  by Pure Encapsulatin

🌸 Vitamin B6 works for Instamine intolerance.

Activated Vitamin B6 to Support Metabolism of Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins.

Vitamin B6 is often mentioned as help to be relieved from high histamine levels, due to its important role in the breakdown of histamine by DAO.

🌸Vitamin B6 50 mg once daily.
Note: never exceed the recommended dose.

Your body needs Vitamin C and vitamin B6 to manufacture the DAO enzyme, which helps break down histamine in the body. Remember to use a low acid Vitamin C, avoid the cheap ascorbic acid form. Better even if you have acid reflux or GERD.

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USDA Certified Organic Hibiscus Tea

🌟Great for Hives and Histamine issues.

Anti-inflammatory, rich in quercetin, it stabilizes mast cells.

It is Non-GMO verified; All Ingredients Certified Organic; Kosher.

Hibiscus also boosts circulation & acts as a light diuretic, its medicinal properties including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.