Unexplained causes of various symptoms is frustrating.
There it is again.
“What the heck? Why am I feeling this way?”
It’s easy knowing that if we drink too much alcohol, we pay the price with dizziness, headaches and may be bowing to the porcelain God later on in the evening.
We remedy this by choosing how much we drink and typically we stop while it is still enjoyable.
It is not always this easy – far from.
What if you’re going on about your life and you get numerous symptoms that have no explanation?
Doctors not getting it.
Imagine you’re experiencing these and have NO CLUE WHY:
- difficulty falling asleep,
- runny nose,
- bloody nose,
- exercise-induced asthma,
- sweaty feet,
- alternating high / low blood pressure,
- horrific seasonal allergies,
- periodic loose stools (diarrhea to be blunt),
- leaky gut
That would be awful right?
That was me – nearly every single one with the exception of asthma and migraines.
Is it you?
How would you like to actually KNOW what may be contributing to ALL of these?
What contributes hugely to histamine intolerance?
Yes – yours.
There are many strains of bacteria which actually produce histamine.
We will get into this in a moment – but first we have to set the stage.
Is histamine all bad?
It’s good to have histamine in your stomach as it stimulates stomach acid.
It’s good to have histamine in your small intestine as it stimulates motility (movement of your stool).
It’s good to have histamine in your small intestine as it stimulates immune response.
It is NOT good to have TOO much histamine in your gut.
Too much histamine in your digestive tract leads to:
- increased immune response
- leaky gut syndrome
- diarrhea (faster motility)
- GERD / acid reflux
Did you say acid reflux and GERD is associated with high histamine?
I thought it was high stomach acid?
I thought it could also be low stomach acid.
There are some types of GERD / acid reflux that are associated with high histamine.
“Histamine 2 blockers (also called H2 blockers) target a substance called histamine. The result is that your stomach makes less acid, which cuts down on heartburn. You can get these products in a lower strength as OTC medications, and at a higher strength as prescription drugs.”- WebMD
If you are taking these medications and seeing improvement in your acid reflux / heartburn, then you have higher histamine in your stomach:
- Famotidine (Pepcid as a prescription, Pepcid-AC as an OTC medication)
- Cimetidine (Tagamet and Tagamet-HB)
- Nizatidine (Axid and Axid AR)
- Ranitidine (Zantac and Zantac 75)
How are histamine levels managed in your gut?
Your DAO enzyme lives in your small intestine.
It cannot live in your stomach as your stomach is way too acidic.
In your small intestine, DAO gets ‘dirty’ easily and cannot handle the histamine load produced by your microbiome.
So – the histamine gets absorbed.
“Impairment of DAO activity either due to genetic predisposition, gastrointestinal diseases, or due to medication with DAO inhibitors results in high histamine blood levels, which consequently overload the internal hepatic inactivation system of histamine-N methyltransferase, and leads to histamine intolerance causing numerous symptoms mimicking an allergic reaction even after the ingestion of small amounts of histamine tolerated by healthy individuals.” source.
Where does the excess histamine produced by your microbiome go?
Think about it.
If your microbiome is producing histamine at levels exceeding your body’s ability to break it down via the DAO enzyme, it has to go somewhere.
Once it hits your blood, goes everywhere.
Your nose, arms, legs, brain, skin – it’s no wonder that histamine has such diverse effects and creates a flurry of random symptoms.
The issue is the absorption of histamine from your digestive system into your blood is delayed. This delay makes it very tough to pin point. Some days you tolerate it ok and some days you don’t.
I know what you’re thinking….
“How can I lower the histamine in my blood?”
Well – there are many things you can do.
This is the wrong question though.
You should be asking, “How can I reduce how much histamine from my gut is absorbed into my blood?”
“How do I lower the histamine in my gut?”
There it is!
By altering your microbiome.
By providing your microbiome with bacteria which:
- blunt your response to histamine
- do not produce histamine
- degrade and breakdown histamine
Which probiotic strains reduce histamine?
- Bifidobacter strains – some more than others
- Certain lactobacillus strains – some more than others and some are also the opposite of what you want.
After a few years of research, I’ve identified which strains of probiotics support those with histamine intolerance.
Then I combined them into a unique formulation.
After months of testing on people all over the country, I’m now confident to release it to the public.
The results have been phenomenal.
For me. My sons. My friends. Many of my colleagues and people who I never met but were given some samples of it by their health professional.
All had a reduction in their histamine-related symptoms.
ProBiota = “in favor of a healthy habitat / environment”
HistaminX = “supporting a healthy histamine response”
What is in ProBiota HistaminX?
|Probiotic Blend (10 billion† CFUs per capsule)|
How to use ProBiota HistaminX?
When remodeling the microbiome, it can lead to various symptoms.
- altered time of day for bowel movements
I originally had it 20 billion count per capsule in the testing samples. I reduced it to 10 billion count per capsule for a few reasons:
- easier to swallow for children
- more cost efficient
- less remodeling side effects (gas, bloating, altered time for bowel movements)
One needs to talk with their health professional if ProBiota HistaminX is right for them and at what dose to take.
Here is what I did and how I use ProBiota HistaminX:
- I took anytime of day I wanted to support a reduction in my symptoms of histamine intolerance. It’s in an acid-resistant capsule so one doesn’t need to take it with food.
- I took 20 billion (which is now 2 capsules) to have a more immediate impact. However, it altered my microbiome a bit too well and caused me to have no bowel movement for a day which is unusual for me. So I recommend considering using only 10 billion (1 capsule) as an initial remodeling amount to minimize the microbiome remodeling effect.
- Any time I had a ‘histamine’ response, I took one. The most I took one day was three capsules. That happened once and in the beginning when I was really putting my histamine to the test with vinegar, grape juice, wine, cheese.
- I take one nightly before bed.
What changed for me when taking ProBiota HistaminX
- I used to get a ‘burnt’ tongue when eating or drinking anything with histamine in it. Now not at all unless I really push it with high amounts. Before I couldn’t touch my tongue to vinegar, avocado, lime, banana. Now I eat all these without any issue.
- Sweaty feet. I used to have sweaty feet all the time. It was annoying. Gone.
- Irritable after eating histamine foods. Gone.
- Freedom. I used to restrict my diet and drinks to low histamine. It was ok. I was used to it. Now I have opened up my life to a wider array of foods again which is great. This means not only more interesting meals but also less likely to react to other foods.
- Less hungry. I am digesting my foods better. I have not tested but I believe I am absorbing nutrients better and my previous likely leaky gut has been improved.
How will ProBiota HistaminX help you?
I look forward to hearing!
Share your experiences below as you have them!
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Another fantastic formulation which took years – and testing – and now you finally have access to it!
I was not going to make it available if it didn’t change my life for the better.
Now I want it to improve yours!