What is histamine?

Histamine is a hormone and a neurotransmitter that occurs naturally in the body and in food. Histamine fulfils many important functions within the body and is the main inflammatory substance released during an immune response. Histamine causes the symptoms in allergic reactions such as itching, sneezing, wheezing, a runny nose and watery/itchy eyes as well as inflammation on the skin. The body eliminates histamine from food in the digestive tract using an enzyme called diamine oxidase (DAO), and in other parts of the body histamine is degraded using an enzyme called histamine n-methyltransferase (HNMT). When the body can properly eliminate histamine using these two enzymes, histamine does not adversely affect. However, when the body can’t eliminate
histamine properly, excess histamine can begin to cause symptoms such as those mentioned above, leading to histamine intolerance.

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