Resources and Recommended Products for People with MCAS and Histamine Intolerance
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Foods - Low Histamine
Low Histamine Meat Options
Vital Choice – King Salmon guaranteed gutted and flash frozen on the boat
North Star Bison Meats – Grass Fed Bison – Use coupon code – MASTCELL360 for 10% off
White Oak Pastures – Low Histamine Meats – Use coupon code MASTCELL360 for 10% off your first purchase
Misc. Low Histamine, Low Lectin, Low Oxalate Foods
Cassava Flour – Otto’s
Coconut Milk – Native Forest Simple
Monk Fruit Pure Extract
Olive Oil – Kassandrinos
Pecans Pesticide Free
Stevia – Organic Better Stevia (contains alcohol)
Stevia – Organic Better Stevia Glycerin (alcohol free)
Tiger Nut Flour
Health and Beauty / Personal Care Items
Bath Soaks/Home Spa Products:
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes – These are magnesium chloride bath flakes. Great for relaxing muscles and calming down before bed.
Aztec Secrets Indian Healing Clay – This is a really pure bentonite clay for detoxing the skin and tightening pores
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
True Dark Twilight Classic
I’ve tried a number of aluminum free deodorants. Most of them didn’t work at all.
Crystal Mineral Deodorants have worked really well for me. I’m not a heavy sweater though. And I don’t spend a ton of time in the heat.
I love this deodorant for active days when I’m going to sweat more:
Primal Pit Paste – it comes in unscented and essential oil varieties. This does contain shea butter which can be a problem with latex allergies. It is a bit hard to apply with the applicator. I find the easiest way is to put the amount I’m going to use in my hand and let it warm up a little to soften it, then apply directly with fingers.
Primal Life Organics Deodorant:
Is a new option I am very excited about.
I only use essential oils for fragrance. Not everyone tolerates essential oils. But if you do, Rocky Mountain Oils is a wonderful company. There are major issues with essential oils being diluted with toxic, synthetic fragrance and other additives. Rocky Mountain Oils is certified and third-party tested. Their essential oils are therapeutic grade. And I really appreciate that they aren’t a MLM – Multi-Level Marketing company. I don’t have time for all that complication. I like to just buy my products and be done. I really trust this company. My favorites to dab on for a little fragrance are:
Balance – a floral, citrus, woody blend that is grounding
Citrus Passion – a bright and light, refreshing scent that is uplifting
Calming – a fruity, floral smell that is relaxing
Organic Broccoli Seed Oil: This is a lightweight oil that is perfect for smoothing those fly-aways for frizzy hair days. Even better, it is mast cell stabilizing! Just use a tiny amount and smooth on the top layer of hair. No, it doesn’t smell like broccoli. 🙂 It just has a slightly nutty smell. I store mine in the fridge to keep it from going rancid.
Therapeutica Orthopedic Sleeping Pillow – measure according to directions for proper size
Living Life to the Fullest with EDS PT Strengthening Program by Kevin Muldowny
Kinesiotape – Therapist’s Choice is a more affordable brand that works well
Thoracic/Rib Cage brace
Activator – Chiropractic Adjustment Tool – the 6 level type works better than the J-Tech (spring wears out quick on this one)
Makeup, Personal Care Products:
Primal Life Organics – wonderful skin care company with non-toxic products packaged without plastics. Skin care, soap, hair care, moisturizing, makeup. No fragrances. They do use essential oils. Some products without essential oils.
100%Pure– I love their makeup, shampoo, soap, and skin care. They do use essential oils. Their products are amazing, and they have a very easy, no questions return policy if you react to anything or just don’t like it for any reason. (UPDATE: Some of the 100% Pure products have undergone formula changes. And some of those changes are no longer MCAS friendly. I’m currently looking into good alternatives. For now, please check the ingredients in any 100% Pure product before purchasing.)
Masks for Perfume Exposure /Travel
Vogmask with Filter
Skin Care -Topical Products:
Organic Rose Hip Oil – Contains retinoids (form of Vitamin A) that may help stabilize mast cells. Very light.
Organic, unrefined, Grade A Shea Butter – option for those who aren’t allergic to latex (shea is in latex family). Very thick.
Organic cold pressed Mango butter – can occassionally cause challenges with latex allergy. Thick.
Toothpaste has been the hardest product to find without toxic and mast cell activating ingredients. The non-toxic ones often have xanthan gum, carrageenan, clove cinnamon, or sodium benzoate.
I searched for 3 years to find a mast cell friendly toothpaste option. Finally found one!
Primal Life Organics tooth powder (get peppermint or spearmint, NOT cinnamon. Bubblegum or orange may be ok for those less sensitive) This is a great, clean product.
Tooth Whitening System – These are natural products and safe for mast cell activation.
Air Purifier – Medical Grade – United States, Canada, Mexico
After trying and researching numerous air purifiers, I’ve found that Air Doctor is both the best quality and the best priced. And you can get $300 off with the link below:
Air Doctor Air Purifier – $300 Off
Air Purifier – Medical Grade – OUTSIDE OF United States, Canada, Mexico
If you live outside the US, Canada, or Mexico, then IQ Air is a great option and available for shipping to more countries. You can order it with the link below.
Use this coupon/discount code for 5% off HealthPro and GC MultiGas units: IQ44373
IQair Purifiers: https://www.iqair.com/us/
Shower Filters – affordable shower filters to reduce chlorine in shower that can trigger mast cell degranulation
Bath Filter – no installation bath filter to reduce chlorine in bath that can trigger mast cell degranulation
Cleaners and Dishwashing Detergent – Non-toxic & Fragrance Free
Seventh Generation Fragrance Free Dishwasher Detergent Packs – enzymatic based that actually cleans the dishes; I use white vinegar diluted 50% with water in a glass container on top rack instead of glass rinse aid
Seventh Generation Glass and Surface Cleaner
Baking Soda – for cleaning sinks and tubs; mix with a little white vinegar for cleaning chrome
Seventh Generation Fabric Softener Sheets, Free & Clear
Cleaners – Non Toxic (with natural essential oils)
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner – I use the spray to disinfection the kitchen. I take the wipes when I fly to wipe down my area on plane. I take the spray to hotels to disinfect the room.
Seventh Generation Toilet Bowel Cleaner*
Completely Washable Modular Sanitary Humidifier
Mattress/Pillow Allergen Covers
These are small enough micron to prevent dust mites and bedbugs in pillow/mattress.
Eco Living Friendly Pillow Covers – check sizes
Eco Living Friendly Mattress Covers – check sizes
Mold Reducing Products
Keystone Room Dehumidifier – highly ranked by Consumer Reports; keep humidity in house below 40% to reduce mold growth potential. MUST keep the bucket emptied and clean the bucket weekly with hydrogen peroxide.
Probiotic Options for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome/Histamine Intolerance
These probiotics are all histamine lowering or histamine neutral strains. They do not contain the histamine raising strains.
Soil based probiotics do not need to be in a delayed-release capsule. Regular probiotics do need to be in a delayed release capsule. Otherwise the probiotics die when exposed to stomach acid.
Overnight shipping is usually not necessary, per the manufacturer. Place the probiotic in the fridge when it arrives and allow it to cool down before opening to bottle to protect the live organisms.
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Biospora – spore based probiotic (B. coagulans and B. subtilis). Often this is better tolerated in SIBO
HMF – Lacto and Bifido strains. 2.5b organisms.
Therbiotic Factor 4 – Bifido strains. 10b organisms. Contains inulin. Contraindicated in SIBO.
Therbiotic Metabolic Formula – Lacto and Bifido strains. 25b organisms. Contraindicated in SIBO.
Therbiotic Factor 6 – Lacto and Bifido strains. 100b organisms. Contraindicated in SIBO.
Vitamin C Sources (low histamine):
Camu Camu Powder (also low oxalate) – Navitus is most reliable brand in terms of testing for purity
Camu Capsules (also low oxalate) – Amazon Andes is Organic
Metabolic Maintenance Sodium Ascorbate (the ascorbic acid is not from corn fermentation) – Get 15% off all your FullScript orders when you create an account with this link
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