Histamine Intolerance


Histamine Intolerance is Real

Umbrellux® DAO can help.


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.


Symptoms of Histamine Intolerance

  • Vasodilation (flushing/reddening)
  • Hypotension/Tachycardia
  • Stuffy, Runny Nose/Sneezing
  • Swelling or red, watery eyes
  • Headache or Migraine
  • Diarrhea, cramps, bloating
  • Feelings of anxiety
  • Urticaria (hives)

Histamine-Rich Foods

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

Histamine Liberators

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

DAO Enzyme-Inhibiting Drugs

  • Acemetacin
  • Acetylcysteine
  • Adalimumab (Humira)
  • Amitriptyline
  • Antihistamines
  • Aspirin
  • Diazepam
  • Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
  • Etanercept (Enbrel)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Haloperidol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Neomycin
  • Propranolol
  • Ranitidine (Zantac)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Venlafaxine
  • Verapamil

**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”


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


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


Causes of Histamine Intolerance