Amy Myers MD Histazyme
Histazyme is perfect for those who struggle with histamine intolerance. It supports a healthy immune & inflammatory response to ingested histamine
- Patented enzyme formula containing diamine oxidase (DAO)
- Clinically proven to break down food-derived histamine in the digestive tract
- Easy to use; just take 1-2 capsule before a meal containing high histamine food
Histazyme – Product Description
Histazyme mitigates the body’s inflammatory response to ingested histamines, so it is ideal for those who struggle with histamine intolerance.
Histamine Intolerance (HI) is more common than you may think and the foods you eat may be aggravating your symptoms. If you find that certain foods seem to be triggering headaches, dizziness, flushing in the face, neuropathy, sinus issues and more, then histamine intolerance may be the culprit. Foods and beverages such as red wine, avocados, green and black tea, most citrus, and meats that are not very fresh such as aged steaks, hamburger that was ground several days ago, or fish that isn’t freshly caught can all be either high in histamine itself, or histamine liberating, i.e. they free histamine from other proteins. They may also block the activity of DAO, the enzyme which is responsible for breaking down histamine in the gut.
Histazyme works like a charm. If you’ve been told that you have an intolerance to dietary histamine, or have discovered that fact out for yourself, following a low histamine diet can assist you in managing uncomfortable symptoms. However, it is sometimes not possible to eat low histamine, especially when dining out at a restaurant, at a friend’s house, or when traveling or on vacation. Taking Histazyme up to 15 minutes before a meal can help break down ingested dietary histamine, thereby eliminating the histamine buildup and immune response and uncomfortable symptoms associated with it.
Histazyme is a great choice for those who:
- Are on a low histamine diet
- Have histamine intolerance
- Wish to occasionally enjoy high histamine foods
- Have difficulty following a low histamine diet while traveling or dining out
FAQs About Histazyme
Will Histazyme help break down histamine in my bloodstream and nervous system? >>
The enzyme in Histazyme, diamine oxidase (DAO), does not absorb intestinally and therefore does not work systemically. Histazyme is formulated to break down food-derived histamine only. This means that you can take it before meals to help break down histamine in the gut, but it will not exert it’s histamine digesting effects systemically or throughout the body.
Can Histazyme help with IgE or IgG immune response related to food allergies the way an antihistamine can? >>
Histazyme is not an “antihistamine” which is a class of drugs regulated by the FDA. The enzyme in Histazyme, DAO, is not absorbed and does not have systemic activity. Because of this, Histazyme does not manage or address antibody-related or IgE-related food allergies. Histazyme is NOT EFFECTIVE for symptoms of immune-related food allergies, such as peanuts, shellfish, etc., or for gluten intolerance due to sensitivity or celiac disease.
Where does the DAO enzyme in Histazyme come from? >>
The DAO enzyme in Histazyme is sourced from Europe and is a porcine glandular extract. This means that if you are in any way allergic to pork, or avoid pork for spiritual or other reasons, you will want to avoid Histazyme as well. Please be aware that Histazyme also contains a corn derivative.