Reaction To Inositol

by Holly
(Atlanta, GA, USA)

I tried inositol yesterday for the first time for anxiety (1000 mgs plain inositol powder in capsules) and experienced huge histamine increase. It was taken alone so it was definitely the inositol. I had no idea that inositol caused increased histamine. It was worse than eating sauerkraut. I went to the internet and found confirmation everywhere that inositol increases histamine release. My histamine issues began after my GYN gave me estrogen/testosterone shot last year and have since learned estrogen dominance often causes histamine issues. Within 6 weeks on progesterone cream alone and following Wray's protocol, as well as switching to keto diet, all histamine issues ceased, until yesterday when I took inositol. Inositol gets such rave reviews and helps so many people but apparenty not me. My advice is if you have high histamine and want to try inositol anyway, take it alone and have your histamine decreasing protocol ready, i.e. I've been drinking tall glasses of water with 2400 mgs of ascorbic acid (powdered vitamin c) every several hours.

This website is a godsend for me and my only desire in writing this is to share my experience. If someone has high histamine and finds inositol helps lower it, please let me know. I want to learn. Sincerely, Holly

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Nov 10, 2015
Thank you
by: Susan Jo

Hi Holly

Thank you. I looked it up and was surprised to read that. So off my list. I also read NAG also. I hope all antioxidants don't react histamines. I did read that sam-e helps histamine, breaks it down. So far there are a lot of supplements I can have.

Thank you very much
Susan Jo

Nov 11, 2015
Food Sources
by: Holly

Hi Susan Jo, So good to hear from you! After the inositol experience I looked up NAC and read it does increase histamine so am not willing to try it at this time. I did try gaba sublinguals and tryptophan and felt nothing, at all. From personal experience, getting nutrients from foods (and organic, grassfed, hormone free ones) always works better. Taking one part of a food and capsuling it in a lab just can't compare to the real thing, plus there's often unhealthy additives included. I made a list of the nutrients I want and get them from foods daily (ie, tryptophan is abundant in meats as well as other foods). I didn't want to give up pleasure eating but now I crave the foods that are healthy for me and get so much more pleasure out of feeling good. I've found the only nutrients I'm not getting enough of from foods are D3, C, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and the delightful progesterone! The ketogenic diet is absolutely perfect for me. My brain, gut and body love it. Clear brain, calm emotions, happy intestines, clean energy. In so many ways I feel my life has just begun. At 59! Enjoy your day! Holly

Nov 14, 2015
I agree
by: Susan Jo

Hi Holly

I have a small headache so this is going to be a quick response. I made a typo. I ment to say just about all supplements don't agree with me. As of know I only use progesterone cream which I know I need more of hence the headache. I well continue more of an update when I feel better.

Susan Jo

Nov 17, 2015
by: Susan Jo

Hi Holly,

I found out why I had a headache, I got my period. .yep. so apparently I need more progesterone. Haha and yesterday I short changed myself with progesterone cream by mistake and woke up with night sweats..grrrrrrr. Still figuring a way to suppress testosterone other than with progesterone. Oh one thing interesting is I look less pregnant. Im thinking because before the period starting I apparently progesterone and estrogen drop sharply and didn't have enough progesterone cream to help. Anyway that's all for now.

God bless
Susan Jo

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