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Has anyone tried "Probiota HistaminX" from Seeking Health?

Discussion in 'Mast Cell Disorders/Mastocytosis' started by Gingergrrl, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    I got an e-mail from Seeking Health today re: a new probiotic called "Probiota HistaminX" and was curious if anyone here has ever tried it? I buy other products from Seeking Health (Hydroxo B-12/Folinic Acid and B-Minus) and am very happy with them. But I do not take any probiotics (and haven't in about three years) and am hesitant to mess with my current protocol which is working so well. So I was just wondering if anyone with MCAS (or in general) has ever tried this probiotic? Here is the link:

    https://www.seekinghealth.com/probi...W-_JA-77HcnG5jpaNijnTlSiSSpv0g&_hsmi=63832877

    I have no affiliation with this company or product and am just curious what others think of it. Thanks in advance for any feedback!
     
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    ChrisD Senior Member

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    Lactobacillus salivarius appears to be the only unique bacteria that is not commonly found in other probiotics, all the others are in many commercial probiotics so I am not sure how this specifically deals with Histamine any better than others?
     
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    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    Thanks for the feedback @ChrisD and I was not sure if there was anything special or unique about this Probiotic re: histamine. I am not having any allergic reactions at present but as I am starting a Cortef taper, I am interested in finding other products that could help in this regard (if needed) and wasn't sure if this one could be helpful vs. a marketing gimmick.
     
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    ljimbo423 Senior Member

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    Hi ChrisD - I think the purpose of this formula is not to better deal with histamine or process it. Instead, it's a formula that doesn't add to creating more histamine in the gut, which many probiotics can.

    From seeking health website-

    LINK

    @Gingergrrl - I have seen many videos and read a great deal of info from Dr. Lynch, who runs seeking health. I find him a man of high integrity and researches relentlessly.

    Hopefully just some info to help you make a more informed decision.:)

    Jim
     
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    That is correct, I listened to one of his talks on Facebook about how to treat Candida and he mentioned this then. I can see I have been doing it wrong where Candida and other pathogenic gut bugs are concerned. His recommendations make much more sense, basically one thing at a time and go very slowly and pulse the various parts of his protocol. If you are being made worse like I was then you are either taking the wrong supplement or taking too much or taking too many things at once.

    Pam
     
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    I agree and I was unable to find a single version of B-12 or Folate that I could tolerate, and also did not have food dyes that I was allergic to, and desperately needed to increase my very low B-12 and Folate on tests.

    The Hydroxo B-12/Folinic Acid by Seeking Health was the first one that caused me zero side effects and raised my B-12/Folate on blood tests. I also take their "B-Minus" for the other B-vitamins. Both are excellent products and when they briefly became unavailable, I called Seeking Health and they had a few bottles left and went out of their way to ship them to me within days.

    I don't think it is a scam whatsoever, I was just curious how this probiotic differed and if it really lowered histamine (but it sounds like it avoids the ones that raise histamine so you can get a variety of safe probiotics if you have MCAS). I am interested in this product as I do not take any probiotic now and have started a (very slow) taper off Cortef. I am still undecided and was curious if anyone else from PR had ever tried it?
     
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    I have never taken the product myself, maybe somebody else can jump in and give you some feedback.

    Good luck with the cortef taper, I hope it goes smoothly!

    Jim
     
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    I think this might be a brand new product although I am not certain of this.

    Thanks, Jim, and if I do the taper as planned, it is actually going to take me 1.5 years (which sounds ridiculous but if it succeeds, I will be off Cortef and will have reversed the adrenal insufficiency vs. the alternative of being on Cortef for the rest of my life).
     
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    havent used it, but do use Bifido infantis when histamines flare up, and it does really seem to help
     
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    I tried "Align" (Bifido Infantis) when I was at the most severe point of my entire illness (2015) and it did not do anything for me. But I am wondering if now that I am better, if a probiotic would be helpful? I got another e-mail from Seeking Health today offering a discount on the Probiota HistaminX but am still undecided if I want to try it.
     
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    hmm...first time I took bif inf I started with small amount , part of a capsule, and got bellyache from it ( therapist had told me nobody ever gets bellyache from it, can given safely to babies...well, lets say i know my belly better then he does)

    so that maybe a thing, the slowly building.

    the other thing may be the additives, I could not read it well on the amazon picture, but saw a list of additives. I go for the cleanest sups and happily have a brand without baddies added.

    Also I find that now that I'm moderate instead of severe, body can handle things that it couldn't when severe.

    so I'd say worth giving it a try, slow and careful
     
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    The additives for this probiotic are: Vegetarian capsule (hypromellose, water) and microcrystalline cellulose. All of those would be okay for me and I am more concerned about the probiotics itself!
     
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    yes...I get that.
    I do not do combined probiotics anymore, and have two sorts ( reuteri and another whose name I don't remember now) waiting for a daring moment.
    Not yet, as i got a viral infection and feel frigging bad.

    Not least of all because GP told me that my fear to get bedbound again was unfounded and advised psychosomatic physiotherapy.

    :mad:
     

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