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salt pills as an anti-histamine?

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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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3280 · August 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I have read from multiple sources that vit-c was a good anti-histamine. I never knew it could lower blood histamine levels. I will give it a try, thank you!

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471 · January 19, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Tell the world! Low sodium is the #1 issue troubling low carbohydrate diets and most people are completely unaware.

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842 · January 02, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Not everything on Wikopedia is accurate. People can add whatever info they want. Up above someone suggested putting a unprocessed salt such as Himalayan or Celtic Grey Sea Salt. That's a great suggestion for everyone. Hopefully, all of us know by now not to use iodonized table salts.

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41560 · December 19, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I don't know if vitamin C really is a miracle cure here. Elevated histamine suggests inflammation and oxidative stress. No surprise that an anti-oxidant reduces inflammation markers like elevated histamine. That also explains the correlation between ascorbate and histamine levels. High histamine level necessary indicate inadeaquate vitamin C.

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11048 · December 19, 2012 at 2:41 PM

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2688 · 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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471 · January 19, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Tell the world! Low sodium is the #1 issue troubling low carbohydrate diets and most people are completely unaware.

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471 · January 19, 2013 at 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!

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable

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381 · December 19, 2012 at 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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41560 · December 19, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I don't know if vitamin C really is a miracle cure here. Elevated histamine suggests inflammation and oxidative stress. No surprise that an anti-oxidant reduces inflammation markers like elevated histamine. That also explains the correlation between ascorbate and histamine levels. High histamine level necessary indicate inadeaquate vitamin C.

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842 · January 02, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Not everything on Wikopedia is accurate. People can add whatever info they want. Up above someone suggested putting a unprocessed salt such as Himalayan or Celtic Grey Sea Salt. That's a great suggestion for everyone. Hopefully, all of us know by now not to use iodonized table salts.

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3280 · August 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I have read from multiple sources that vit-c was a good anti-histamine. I never knew it could lower blood histamine levels. I will give it a try, thank you!

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697 · December 19, 2012 at 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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