Probiotics For Histamine Intolerance

Wow, I thought all probiotics were the same.Had no idea there were so many choices.  I believe I have a histamine tolerance issue (rash around eyes when drinking alcoholic or fermented beverages(Kombucha) ao am looking for a probiotic that helps to suppress histamines. My understanding is that most yogurt and probiotics have just the opposite effect.

After reading several articles I believe I need a probiotic containing bacteria infantis and bacteria longum.


Here is one review



and based on that review here are a few products that seems relatively affordable. 



Bio-Kult Probiotic



and PRO-15



and one more Align (contains ONLY infantis?)


Any other suggestions? I was considering VSL#3 as well but seems very expensive!



  • googlealchemistgooglealchemist Alchemist

    Curious specifically about the bio-kult. The last 'real job' I had many years ago, at a health and wellness center, we sold tons of the stuff. The owner was really big into GAPS and Donna Gates.


    I do see that it has the casei in it that Dave said is histamine well as L. Delbruekii.bulgaricus which I'm not sure if that is the same as the Lactobacillus bulgaricus Dave said to avoid for the same reasons.

  • Two of the three probiotics mentioned above contain Lactobacillus casei, which is supposed to be rather harmful if you have histamine intolerance. I just spent quite some time looking for probiotics with the helpful ones(Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium longum, and Lactobacillus plantarum), and not the harmful ones(Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus reuteri, and Lactobacillus bulgaricus). 


    Here's two, I hope it saves you some time - 


    Replenish The Good - Daily Probiotic


    Kyo Dophilus 9


    Both only have two of the three beneficial strains, so personally I think I'll be buying both so that I can get the full benefit. 

  • googlealchemistgooglealchemist Alchemist

    That first one looks pretty good on the surface at least thanks...not sure if it has a wide enough sprectrum of strains or high enough dosage though


    I'm still rather confused on the whole subject actually. It looks like most if not all of the probiotics, even from the people I generally trust and buy products from like mercola...all have the l casei in them. Now...does this histamine producing bacteria produce significant amounts of histamine to be worth avoiding or is it more of a technicality being overshadowed by its benefits?

   I'm looking for the best possible base starter culture to use for my veggies...that has the casei in it

   This one is very popular in the bb crowd for increasing food digestion, the casei is in it and is quoted as helping with lactose (protein powder farts etc) which on the surface sounds like a great thing

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