Histamine Intolerance is real

Histamine Intolerance is Real.

Many foods and beverages contain histamine. Some trigger the release of histamine in the gut.

Individuals who are sensitive or intolerant to dietary histamine react in a number of ways, from digestive disturbances to sneezing and congestion, red/watery eyes, flushed skin, even hives and headache.

Imbalance between histamine and the degrading enzyme Diamine Oxidase (DAO)

Histamine Digest

Histamine-Rich Foods

  • Chocolate
  • Cheese (all types, especially aged)
  • Sauerkraut
  • Tuna
  • Aged, cured, processed and fermented meats (pepperoni, sausage, bacon)
  • Tomatoes/Ketchup
  • Vinegar (all types)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Shellfish
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Eggplant
Histamine Beer

Histamine Liberators

  • Berries (especially strawberries)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Citrus fruits
  • Bananas
  • Chocolate
  • Shellfish

DAO Enzyme-Inhibiting Drugs

  • Acemetacin
  • Acetylcysteine
  • Adalimumab (Humaira)
  • Amitriptyline
  • Antihistamines
  • Aspirin
  • Diazapam
  • Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
  • Etanercept (Enbrel)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Haloperidol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Neomycin
  • Propranolol
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Venlafaxine
  • Verapamil


Alcoholic beverages present a “triple-threat” to histamine levels by: 

  1. 1. Introducing excess histamine levels
  2. 2. Liberating histamine 
  3. 3. Blocking the activity of DAO in the gastrointestinal tract.

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**While histamine is found in a wide variety of foods. Some foods may additionally stimulate the release of histamine within the body. These foods are known as “histamine liberators”

 *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.