Dr Lynch states that for someone who is histamine intolerant, starting with vitamin B12 may not be the best choice. Instead, he suggests focusing on identifying causes of the histamine intolerance first. He states that mold, stressors, infections, imbalanced microbiome, histamine-producing probiotics and chemical exposures are common causes of histamine intolerance. Consider reading Dirty Genes, the book written by Dr. Lynch, specifically the DAO chapter. This chapter really focuses on histamine metabolism and function. www.DirtyGenes.com
Methylcobalamin is generally not a good choice for someone with histamine intolerance, as Dr Lynch states that it can be oxidized and further slow methylation.*
Hydroxocobalamin may be a great choice as it helps support the reduction of reactive oxygen species which are often associated with histamine intolerance, according to Dr Lynch. He also suggests adenosylcobalamin, as it may also be supportive for those with histamine intolerance as it may support mitochondrial function. Reduced mitochondrial function may lead to increased histamine levels.*
Consider speaking with your doctor about the following supplements initially, before considering vitamin B12, as they are supportive of histamine balance*:
- ProBiota HistaminX
- Optimal Electrolyte
- Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C Plus
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.