Mineral Antihistamines: Magnesium, B12, Boron, MSM Sulfur, Iodine

Jason: Can you tell me more about histamine intolerance?

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Histamine intolerance is a condition where the body is unable to break down histamine properly, leading to a buildup of histamine in the body1. Histamine is a chemical that is involved in the immune system’s response to allergens and injury, as well as in digestion and brain function2. When there is too much histamine in the body, it can cause a wide range of symptoms, including digestive issues, headaches, skin rashes, and nasal congestion1.

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Histamine intolerance can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, medications, gastrointestinal disorders, and diet1. Some people may have a genetic mutation that affects their body’s ability to produce the enzyme diamine oxidase (DAO), which is responsible for breaking down histamine1. Certain medications can also interfere with DAO function or production, leading to histamine intolerance1. In addition, gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can cause DAO deficiency1.

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Diet can also play a role in histamine intolerance. Some foods are naturally high in histamine or can trigger the release of histamine in the body. Consuming these foods can cause histamine levels to rise and trigger symptoms in people with histamine intolerance1.

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Treatment for histamine intolerance typically involves avoiding foods that are high in histamine or that trigger histamine release. In some cases, medication or supplements may be recommended to help manage symptoms.

Jason: Does mangesium help to increase DAO?

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Yes, magnesium plays a prominent role in accelerating the breaking down of histamine. Magnesium plays a role in DAO activity and in the activity of HDC (histidine decarboxylase). HDC is an enzyme that makes histamine from histidine, an amino acid1. In order to prevent DAO deficiency, it is suggested to intake an adequate level of Magnesium to regulate the DAO activity without any interruptions. In magnesium deficient rats, DAO activity is decreased to 50% after 8 days of magnesium deficiency and it returns to baseline once magnesium is reintroduced back into the diet1.

Jason: Does Vitamin B12 help to increase DAO, diamine oxidase?

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Yes, Vitamin B12 is one of the vitamins that can help elevate diamine oxidase (DAO) activity1. DAO is an enzyme that helps break down excess histamine in your body, thus easing uncomfortable symptoms, such as nasal congestion, itchy skin, headaches, and sneezing2.

Jason: Does boron help to increase DAO, diamine oxidase?

ChatGPT4 at Bing: I’m sorry, but I couldn’t find any information about boron increasing DAO activity.

Jason: Yes, but boron helps to retain magnesium, which helps to increase DAO.

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Yes, you are correct! Boron helps to retain magnesium in the body, which in turn helps to increase DAO activity. Magnesium plays a role in DAO activity and in the activity of HDC (histidine decarboxylase). HDC is an enzyme that makes histamine from histidine, an amino acid1.

Jason: Does MSM Sulfur help lower histamine?

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Yes, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a sulfur-containing compound that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce histamine levels in the body1. MSM is believed to act as a histamine inhibitor, reducing the body’s excessive production of histamine in response to allergic stimuli1. The anti-inflammatory properties of MSM seem to block the receptivity of histamine in certain allergy-sensitive tissues, such as the mucous membranes in our nasal pathways2.

Jason: What is the relationship between iodine and allergies, DAO, and histamine?

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Iodine is a chemical element that is essential for the production of thyroid hormones. Some people may have an allergic reaction to iodine, but it is not a common allergy. Research shows that iodine is likely not an allergen and that other substances in items also containing iodine are responsible for any hypersensitivity reactions people may have1. I couldn’t find any information about the relationship between iodine and DAO or histamine.

Jason: Some people who have taken an iodine contrast dye then develop an allergy to iodine in the form of Lugol’s. Are there any known ways to detoxify iodine contrast dye? What is in iodine contrast dye, and why is it toxic?

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Iodine contrast dye is an iodine-based or gadolinium-based substance.

ChatGPT4 at Bing: Some natural remedies that may help detoxify gadolinium from the body include activated charcoal, diatomaceous earth (food grade), silica, zeolite, and N-Acetylcysteine 2

2: https://cilantronews.com/remove-gadolinium-from-body/