Understanding Probiotics: Benefits for Long COVID in Dallas, TX

Low Histamine Probiotic Strains

After many chronic illnesses such as covid-19 and with antibiotic use, it is common for the gut biome to be altered or damaged. Covid-SARS-cov2 directly can damage the gut microbiome. Probiotics are typically required after recovery to restore the beneficial bacteria flora. Some of the bacteria strains that regular probiotics have, can produce histamine themselves. In a histamine overload situation, that is not desirable. These bacterial species listed below will not produce histamine or will help break histamine down in the gut. You do not need every single bacteria species listed, but the probiotic you select should only have species from this list if you are suffering from histamine overload.

  • Bifidobacterium infantis
  • Lactobacillus gasseri
  • Bifidobacterium breve
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Lactobacillus salivarius
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus – May help stabilize mast cells and reduce the sensitivity of histamine and allergy-associated receptors while up-regulating anti-inflammatory cells.
  • Bifidobacterium longum – Known to be a histamine degrading probiotic. It may help reduce the post-meal inflammatory response and prevent leaky gut syndrome.
  • Bifidobacterium lactis – May help break down histamine and tyramine.
  • Lactobacillus plantarum – May help break down histamine and tyramine.
  • Saccharomyces Boulardii – helps regulate digestive issues, like diarrhea. Has also been shown in animal studies to increase DAO activity.