Histamine Intolerance



Body Peace is pleased to announce that we are now able to offer a new HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE TEST.


Histamine Intolerance

Histamine is released in the body during an allergic reaction, but also occurs naturally in certain

histamine-rich foods including tuna, red wine and aged cheese. Other foods, although low in

histamine themselves, can also encourage the release of histamine within the body including

bananas, citrus fruit, tomatoes and chocolate.


Histamine intolerance is caused by the inability of the body to break down histamine sufficiently.

Under normal circumstances, when foods are eaten that contain or trigger histamine release, the

excess histamine is metabolised by the enzyme Diamine Oxidase (DAO).


However, some people unknowingly have low levels of DAO and are unable to metabolise histamine

quickly enough. This results in excessive quantities accumulating in the lungs, skin and colon

primarily. As a consequence, individuals can suffer from allergy-like symptoms when too many

histamine-rich/histamine-inducing foods are consumed.


Possible Symptoms


 Runny Nose • Sneezing • Asthma • Fatigue • Aching Limbs • Headaches • Diarrhea

Abdominal Cramps • Hypertension • Skin Redness and Itchy Skin • Anxiety • Dizziness • Nausea




Until recently, the conventional method for diagnosing histamine intolerance was to adopt a low-

histamine diet for several weeks and then observe if symptoms improve. However, following a low-

histamine diet can be very restrictive, especially as it requires individuals to avoid healthy foods.

Being able to test for histamine intolerance can provide assurance to clients that they are restricting

the diet for good reason, whilst enabling you to look at which co-factors may be beneficial in their



Laboratory Test


Utilising proven ELISA-based technology, the DAO Screen test offers a convenient and reliable

method to detect circulatory levels of DAO in the bloodstream. Testing is straightforward: simply

collect a Dried Blood Spot sample using the components provided in the Sample Collection Pack and

send to the CNS Laboratory using the pre-paid envelope supplied.



For further information, please contact Body Peace Ltd on 01628 662255 or www.bodypeace.co.uk

Price of the DAO Test is £85.00