Ingredients & DescriptionIt has been estimated that up to 25% of the population suffers from food intolerance. Also known histamine intolerance, food intolerance is an adverse reaction to foods rich in histamine due to a deficiency of the body’s digestive enzyme Diamine Oxidase or DAO. Common digestive problems range from abdominal pain and spasms, diarrhea or constipation, and flatulence, to facial flushing, nasal congestion, skin rash, itching and headaches.
Already available and sought after throughout Europe, Naturally Vitamins’ new dietary ingredient (NDI), the Diamine Oxidase (DAO) enzyme, was acknowledged by the Food and Drug Administration in 2008. This breakthrough achievement offers hope to millions of Americans who suffer from histamine food intolerance. Histame™ is the first product in the United States that is clinically shown to regulate exogenous histamine levels, elevated by food intake, which can cause food intolerance.
Too many people live for years with the broad ranging discomforts associated with food intolerance without realizing what is causing their symptoms and that mystify their health care providers,” said Dr. Marcus Laux, N.D., renowned naturopathic physician and leading authority on science-based natural medicines. “Clinical studies show that DAO allows regulation of exogenous histamine, unlike antihistamines which simply block it. This specific enzyme technology is a significant milestone in natural health advancement.”
The higher the histamine levels in food, the greater the chances of triggering a reaction in those who are intolerant. Histamine levels are naturally high in certain foods. Plus, the fresher the food, the lower the level of histamine, as histamine levels can increase with food storage. Bananas, pizza, tomatoes, chocolate, select cheese, processed and smoked meats, sausages, even coffee, wine and beer contain increased amounts of histamine. In addition, common prescription and OTC drugs actually block the body’s intestinal DAO enzymes from functioning properly.
It is important to recognize the difference between food intolerance and food allergy. Many food intolerances are confused with food allergies. They are not the same. A food allergy is an abnormal response to food, triggered by the body's immune system. A true allergic reaction can cause serious illness and in some cases even death. In contrast, non-allergenic histamine food intolerance is mostly brought on by foods not processed properly in the intestinal tract. If you have a food allergy, it is extremely important that you work with your health care provider to find out what food(s) cause your allergic reactions.
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).
This product is for children (5 years and older), teenagers and adults consuming foods rich in histamine. Histame is not intended for those who have immune system-related food allergies.
Histame is not effective with immune system-based food allergies, or with peanut or wheat gluten allergies. Ask a health care professional before use, or if you are taking antihistamines. Keep out of reach of children. Stop use and ask a health care professional if your food intolerance symptoms continue or worsen. Check with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.
Suggested Use: Take one (1) or two (2) capsules no more than 15 minutes before the consumption of products causing food intolerance.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
|Vitamin C||10 mg||17|
|Calcium (as calcium carbonate)||100 mg||10|
|Diamine Oxidase Enzyme (as porcine kidney protein concentrate pellets) at 4000 HDU||0.3 mg||*|
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, water
HDU=Histamine Digestive Units
*Daily Value not established.
**Histamine Digesting Units
***Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
*Not intended to diagnose or treat diseases or ailments, and is not reviewed by the FDA.Uses & Indications.