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salt pills as an anti-histamine?

by 120 · January 19, 2013 8:38 AM

i have read that a histamine response is a result of dehydration in the body and the histamine production is a result of a lack of salt....so if i am getting an inflammatory response from the histamine response, should i be supplementing with salt pills? i'd prefer to not take an anti-histamine if not necessary, however, I am not sure what my other options are...any advice would be much appreciated

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2711 · December 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I don't know about the science but I used to have low level sinus headaches nearly everyday. Then I saw a comment on here about salt water in the morning aleviating this and I tried it.

Now I have 1/2 a teaspoon of salt dissolved in water in the morning and no more headaches.

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459 · January 19, 2013 8:38 AM

Salty bone broth would be best. I just use a chicken bouillon cube with extra sea-salt. About 2g of additional sodium daily is my minimum. Add more if you plan on sweating.

Eventually we will come to appreciate how common borderline hyponatremia is among people on low-carb diets. Until then, one person at a time is realizing what the science has shown for 25+ years. If you are under 100g of carbs a day, Its unlikely diet alone is providing adaquate sodium. If you aren't feeling thirsty quite a few times throughout the day but drink water out of habit, its gonna get you!

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393 · December 19, 2012 6:55 PM

The best natural anti-histamine by far is Vitamin C.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia:

Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine. It both prevents histamine release and increases the detoxification of histamine. A 1992 study found that taking 2 grams vitamin C daily lowered blood histamine levels 38 percent in healthy adults in just one week.[78] It has also been noted that low concentrations of serum vitamin C has been correlated with increased serum histamine levels.[79][80]

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709 · December 19, 2012 7:23 AM

Why would you take a salt pill, here everything is more about nutrition that you can derive from food. Why not look into Keltic salt or Himalayan?

I read an article too about how not enough water or salt balance can cause histamine problems. Was the article credible that you read? I'd be interested in reading it. Mine was just an article by a person who I'm not sure was an MD or not and had no posted related studies.

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