Please note the DAO ingredient is of animal orgin
For a vegetarian and vegan option for DAO, please see our Cozidase product
For those that are deficient in the DAO enzyme, which can cause Histamine or Amine Intolerance which includes 'Asian Flush Syndrome'. This product contains the DAO enzyme plus two supportive ingredients to increase the effectiveness, taken at the time of the meal or drink.
- 2 tablets with the Diamine Oxidase (DAO) enzyme (20,000-30,000 HDU per capsule)
- 1 tablet with 38 mg Quercetin
- 1 tablet with 20 mg Vitamin C (= 25% of the reference intake)
Directions for use: Take 1 capsule just before the histamine containing meal or drink. Use a maximum of 3 capsules per day. In case of difficulty swallowing capsules, the capsules can be opened and then you can swallow the individual tablets with some water, without chewing them.
Ingredients: Pig kidney extract with 7% diamine oxidase (DAO) enzyme (20,000-30,000 HDU per capsules), Quercetin 95%, Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid). Fillers: microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose. Glazing agent: ethyl cellulose, potato starch. Stabilizers: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, medium chain fatty acids. magnesium stearate, oleic acid, sodium alginate. Humectant: glycerine. Anti-caking agent: stearic acid, magnesium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, Rice starch. Coloring agent: caramel. Capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC).
Please note this product is not suitable for vegetarians as each tablet contains 4.2 mg pork kidney protein extract which contains the 20,000-30,00 HDU DAO enzyme.
DAOfood Plus or DAOfood mini tablets: which one should I choose?
The amount of the active Diamine Oxidase enzyme is the same for both products, namely 20,000-30,000 HDU per tablet/capsule. Do you only want to use the Diamine Oxidase enzyme? Then it is best to choose the DAOfood Mini tablets. These are easy to swallow (5mm diameter). If you also like the benefits of the additional active ingredients Vitamin C and Quercetin, then choose the DAOfood Plus capsules.
What is the difference between the DAOfood Plus and DAOfood mini tablets?
The DAOfood mini tablets contain only the Diamine Oxidase enzyme, packed in a small tablet (diameter 5mm). In addition to Diamine Oxidase, the DAOfood Plus also contains vitamin C and Quercetin, packed in a capsule. Both the DAOfood Mini tablets and the DAOfood Plus capsules contain 20,000-30,000 HDU per tablet/capsule.
Are there completely different ingredients in the DAOfood products?
The active substance in DAOfood is the Diamine Oxidase enzyme. In addition, DAOfood Plus capsules also contain the active ingredients Vitamin C and Quercetin.
How can you say that DAOfood contains 20,000 - 30,000 HDU per capsule or tablet, but the number of mg of pork kidney extract is always the same?
We can imagine that this may seem confusing! With enzymes, however, the number of mg does not say much about the effectiveness/strength of the enzyme. The exact number of HDU can differ per batch. Diamine Oxidase is a very difficult enzyme, which means that the same efficacy cannot be achieved every time per batch. The current batch (2006A) DAOfood Plus contains 27390 HDU and the current batch (2002) DAOfood mini tablets contains 28000 HDU Diamine Oxidase.
Why is the maximum number of capsules per day that I can take only 3 capsules?
The European Commission has now determined that a maximum of 3 capsules or tablets per day may be taken, equal to 0.9 mg Diamine Oxidase.