- Q: What causes food intolerance?
- A: Histamine is an important messenger (mediator) for many allergic and pseudo-allergic reactions. It’s produced by the body itself and is contained in various foods like cheese, yogurt, tomatoes, sparkling wine or red wine at different concentrations. Millions of people suffer digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation and flatulence, cardiovascular problems, migraine, asthma as well as other allergy-like symptoms. An overload of histamine can be responsible for these disorders. Food Intolerance appears when the organism is not able to regulate histamine that is absorbed via food or comes from the body’s own cells fast enough.
- Q: What’s the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?
- A food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by the body’s immune system.
Allergic reactions to food can cause serious illness and, in some cases, death. Therefore, if you have a food allergy, it is extremely important for you to work with your health care provider to find out what food(s) causes your allergic reaction.
Sometimes, a reaction to food is not an allergy at all but another type of reaction called food intolerance, which will often manifest itself as digestive problems, including diarrhea and flatulence.
Food sensitivity or intolerance is more common than food allergy. The immune system does not cause the symptoms of a food intolerance, though these symptoms can look and feel like those of a food allergy.
- Q: What can help food intolerance?
- A: Diamine Oxidase (DAO) is the body’s own absorbing enzyme for histamine. If histamine, due to a deficit of enzymes or repression, is not regulated in a sufficient quantity, the symptoms of histamine intolerance can be released. DAO appears in the whole body, the most important spot is the gut. The activity of DAO determines the speed with which histamine is abolished. In the case of a DAO-deficit or a DAO-repression, histamine gets accumulated, which again causes the symptoms of HIT.
In case of a reduced DAO-activity, histamine-related food needs to be avoided, which due to the various compositions of foods is getting more and more difficult and means a strict and permanent diet.
- Q: How do Histame capsules work?
- A: Histame is the first product in the US that degrades histamine levels that can cause food intolerance by replenishing the body’s digestive enzyme DAO. The food related deficit of enzymes is thus balanced in a natural way.*
- Q: How should Histame capsules be used?
- A: For optimal results, take 1 to 2 Histame capsules within 15 minutes of consuming histamine-rich foods/substances known to cause food intolerance. Since the main ingredients have been developed to be stomach acid-resistant, you can open the capsules and swallow the ingredients (if preferred to swallowing capsules).
- Q: Who should take Histame
- A: Histame is not intended for those who have immune system-related food allergies.