The number one treatment for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is diet. You absolutely want to make sure you’re eating low-histamine foods. Supplements are another essential part of the treatment for MCAS. Buffered vitamin C is of the first supplements I recommend. The ester form of vitamin C is also okay. I suggest that people take anywhere between 3000 to 6000 milligrams of vitamin C a day on a trial basis. Vitamin C is a very good antihistamine in its own right.
Bioflavonoids are another supplement I recommend for MCAS. Bioflavonoids help to stabilize mast cells and prevent them from degranulating too quickly. You will need 800 to 2,000 milligrams per day of bioflavonoids. Quercetin is the bioflavonoid I recommend. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in plants along with vitamin C. It helps stabilize vitamin C, making the vitamin C even more effective. You will need a minimum of 1,000 milligrams of quercetin per day.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate) is a vitamin with multiple effects. Vitamin B6 has hormonal effects, musculoskeletal actions, and it up-regulates the immune system. Vitamin B6 works well with zinc and magnesium. If you are taking a multivitamin, make sure that it contains B6.
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Omega-3 fatty acids have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect by reducing the level of certain cytokines. If the mast cells do degranulate and release inflammatory molecules, omega-3 fatty acids diminish the impact of these molecules. I recommend that you take 3,000 milligrams per day of omega-3 fatty acids – one dose at breakfast, lunch, and supper.
Digestive enzymes can also help manage MCAS. I suggest considering CanXida Restore, which contains both probiotics and digestive enzymes. You only need one capsule with breakfast and one with your evening meal. You can combine CanXida Restore with CanXida Rebuild, a multivitamin I created that contains vitamin C, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids. You would still need to take additional vitamins C. CanXida Rebuild also includes all the small trace elements you need to be able to mount a robust immune response.