Bioiberica's histamine intolerance remedy granted Novel Food Status

Published: 24-May-2023

The ingredient will be commercially available in Europe with immediate effect, paving the way for formulators to develop new solutions supporting histamine intolerance

Bioiberica has announced that its diamine oxidase (DAO) enzyme ingredient, DAOgest, has been granted Novel Food Status by the European Commission (EC). 

This means the ingredient is commercially available in Europe with immediate effect. The approval paves the way for European formulators to develop new food supplement solutions that support histamine intolerance – an emerging gastrointestinal condition thought to affect 1-3% of the global population

Making histamine intolerance history

As consumer awareness of histamine intolerance rises, DAO-based solutions are estimated to increase at a CAGR of 10.4% between 2020 and 2028. DAO is naturally present throughout the gastrointestinal tract, where it breaks down the histamine ingested from the food we eat.

Symptoms of histamine intolerance occur when the body does not naturally produce enough DAO enzyme to break down ingested histamine, which can lead to excess histamine in the body and possible allergy-like symptoms. DAO supplementation can therefore help with the condition.

Together, we can help make histamine intolerance history

“At Bioiberica, we’re passionate about developing solutions that tackle emerging health issues, and now that we have been granted Novel Food status for DAOgest, we’re excited to see the positive change it can bring for European consumers who are affected by histamine intolerance,” comments Antonio Vendrell, Marketing Director, Bioiberica. “DAOgest is already being successfully used as a supplement ingredient in the US. Now, we’re calling on our industry partners in Europe to join forces with us to develop long-term solutions for the digestive health market that will aim to improve lives for generations to come. Together, we can help make histamine intolerance history.”

Building on Bioiberica’s almost five decades of scientific innovation and expertise in biologically-derived ingredients, DAOgest is a premium, market-ready solution to support histamine degradation. 

Effective at a low dose of only 4.2mg/serving, the ingredient can help manage the symptoms of histamine intolerance, such as sneezing, hives and gastrointestinal issues.

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