Histamine Intolerance is a terrible condition, it makes you feel like there’s always someone standing around the corner waiting to punish you with some kind of a flare-up.
For me these flare-ups were primarily super bad red and dry eyelids and I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from, this struggle continued for months if not years. But then one day probably a few months after starting my research on probiotics I noticed that many probiotics actually have the ability to reverse histamine intolerance.
Just like with all health problems, even histamine intolerance originates in the gut, due to your gut bacteria being out of balance, so how do you get the bacteria back in balance? With probiotics of course. 🙂
Let’s take a look at my 5 personal best probiotics for treating and reversing histamine intolerance, in fact the first on the list is still my daily probiotic even though all my problems are gone, just because of how good it makes me feel!
BEST Histamine Intolerance Probiotic
First off is the Physician’s Choice Probiotic with over 60 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 10 different probiotic strains, in addition to that it also includes a prebiotic blend made from Organic Jerusalem Artichoke Root & Organic Chicory Root Powder, which greatly contribute to the effectiveness of the probiotics.
In fact, I think the included prebiotic is the main reason why I like this probiotic so much, as well as why it’s so effective – the reason is prebiotics help the probiotics become more bioavailable to the gut, which in turn increases the benefits we experience.
Out of the 10 strains my favorite is L. Casei, as it’s been proven to dramatically improve symptoms like IBS, diabetes, as well as lactose and histamine intolerance.
The recommended daily dose according to the directions is a single capsule per day, ideally on an empty stomach with water.
Overall, I’m a BIG FAN of this probiotic, I’ve been using it for quite a while now and it makes me feel absolutely incredible. I highly recommend it and it’s my TOP recommendation on this list.
Up next we have the Kyolic Kyo-Dophilus Multi 9 probiotic, which as the name suggests includes 9 different probiotic strains, but unfortunately only 6 billion CFUs per capsule.
The recommended dosage according to the directions is 2 capsules per day, before a meal with some water, which does add up to 12 billion CFUs, which is a more respectable dosage.
Out of the 9 probiotic strains included in the probiotic, there are 2 that stand out to me and they’re the L. gasseri, as well as B. bifidum – both help promote good colon health, as well as healthy immune function – both play a big part in lowering histamine sensitivity.
Like other probiotics on this list, the Kyo-Dophilus Multi 9 probiotic is also GMO, Gluten and Dairy FREE, which is a great advantage.
The 3rd probiotic for histamine intolerance is the Now Foods Probiotic 10 and as the name suggests, the probiotic includes 10 different probiotic strains with a total CFU count of 25 Billion CFUs per capsule, which is quite respectable.
The strains in the probiotic are of great quality and I’m actually a big fan of Lactobacillus plantarum, as it’s been shown to reduce bloating and gas, as well as heal the intestinal lining of the stomach.
The recommended dosage is a single capsule daily, ideally before breakfast with some water.
The Probiotic 10 by Now Foods is free of wheat, gluten, milk, eggs and soy and is also GMP certified.
Even though it’s not as potent or effective as the Physician’s Choice Probiotic 10 it’s still a solid choice.
For more info, check out my probiotic 10 review.
Dr. Formulated Probiotics used to be my favorite before trying out the Physician’s Choice probiotic, non the less, they’re still one of my top recommendations, just because of the quality, presentation and a good brand behind the product.
The probiotic itself has 50 Billion CFUs per capsule, coming from 16 probiotic strains, which is a very respectable number, unfortunately though, if you have a sensitive stomach, this might be a problem for you.
I personally find that probiotics with more than 12 strains in a single capsule, cause problems for me for some reason.
Anyway, the probiotic strains are quite good and solid and I can tell that the company has put a lot of effort into researching the probiotic strains.
The recommended dosage is a single capsule per day and I’d be very careful not to exceed that, as the number of strains makes this probiotic super potent and can in fact cause some bad side effects if you’re not careful.
It’s also important to mention that the probiotic is 100% free of gluten, soy and dairy, which is a plus.
Finally, we have the Pure Encapsulations Probiotic 50B, which has 50 billion CFUs per capsule as the name suggests. It’s also gluten, dairy and soy free, also it’s free of all GMOs.
The bottle contains 60 capsules and the recommended daily dosage is a single capsule ideally on an empty stomach with some water.
There are a total of 5 probiotic strains, which is on the lower side, but there is a few very good probiotic strains included like Bifidobacterium lactis and Lactobacillus plantarum, which work great for populating the gut with healthy bacteria.
Overall, even though the probiotic is on the lower end side, it’s still an OK choice.
Best Probiotic for Histamine Intolerance Conclusion
Out of the entire list though I’d have to say that the Physician’s Choice Probiotic is my absolute favorite, just because I’ve been using it for so long and it’s never let me down, the included prebiotic is a great bonus too.
Briana is 33 years old, comes from LA and has 2 kids. Her interest in health supplements (probiotics in particular) started about 6 years ago when she started having a few health problems and noticed she started to gain weight. Today, Briana is healthy and in great shape and dedicates herself to help others improve their health through probiotics.