I use bromelain quite a bit and also use a lot of onions which are rich in Quercitin. I have not tried the combo pill yet, and am satisfied with the
bromelain action. It does mess up my lipase if I use it regularly, it is a proteinase so it does kind of take apart that enzyme. Regular use can
cause some problems, but using it occasionally to destroy histamine in the blood does keep the mucus down quite a bit and the sulfur chemistry keeps
the bond of the mucus weaker so it isn't so sticky and clogging.
This time of the year I always got problems, right after the snow goes away or while it is going away exposes some molds and stuff, snow mold seems to
trigger it. en.wikipedia.org...
After a few days of long lasting rain the allergy seems to go away, when the leaves loosen from the ground it seems to be clear. I learned not to go
out and mow the leaves finally, mulching them up, without a mask on. That fungus dust is all over in the air, it makes my eyes itch too.
Both of my daughters and my granddaughter who is now married use the bromelain for mucus. I should try the combo you mentioned, it is cheaper than
buying onions. Both bromelain and quercetin also keep the platelets from sticking together by lessening the bond, just like they keep the snot from
sticking together. The thing is too much of a good thing is no good either, constant use can lessen the mucosal layer in the gut too, that can cause
Avoiding foods that are high histamine or cause histaminase to break down can help too. Tomatoes and avacados have a chemical that destroys DAO so
the histaminase is compromised, histamine levels go high and trigger mucus. Terpines are the culprits that brake down DAO, even coffee has a chemical
that breaks down DAO, but it sticks to paper filters in drip coffee makers so it does not cause us a problem, but some use the keurig type coffee
makers or french press and that forces the terpine into the mix. That terpinoid is good for diabetes, but bad for plaque buildup. A screen in the
coffee pot instead of the filter is better for diabetics, but worse for people with heart problems. That turpene also can clear the receptors of the
cells but also has negative effects.
Taurine supplements can also reduce mucus a bit, so can silimaron or holy thistle. Taurine is the bodies natural antioxidant, but L-taurine is a
little different than our own, but it works in humans.
High histamine foods should be avoided during allergy times, also avoid pickles or baking powder with Alum in them, don't put the alum from your spice
rack into the recipes you have, I tossed ours out after discovering that alum makes my breathing much worse during times of allergies. Alum and other
aluminum chemistries are neuro-excitants, so they cause an increase in severity of the reaction. Some people use Homeopathy including alum to deplete
their histamine levels, but that is really dangerous. I do not like aluminum in anything. It is almost as bad as mercury. Most people can detox a
little that is found naturally in foods, but not a real lot of it. Some plants naturally uptake aluminum readily, but I didn't eat those so never
made memories of what they are.
I also have problems with ragweed, do not eat chicory if you are allergic to ragweed, also avoiding green and bell peppers that contain similar
chemistry to ragweed is a good idea. I can eat some kinds of green pepper, something to do with three or four lobe, but I always mess up and forget
which is ok and which is not so now I just avoid the peppers. I do not have a problem with nightshades too much, except the tomato. But I do have a
different problem with consuming too much hot peppers, it messes my methyl cycle up. A little is good, too much makes me break out.
Oranges also block histaminase, citrus is a problem sometime because of the benzoic acid it contains. I am in the middle of studying the balsam of
peru allergy and how it effects metabolics and it is tied to genetics, something in relation to Q10 synthesis. Now, terpines are used as
expectorants to help to cough up things, They give a person the power to cough up things too. I am not sure how histamines can cause mucus, but can
power you up to fight disease and cough up the mucus yet, I still have much more to learn about that. I know too hard of a cough is no good, I
dislocated two ribs at the back from coughing to hard, now I try to moderate things better, sometimes you need to reduce power of the cough.
So, figuring the right way to treat your problems is a personal adventure, we are all different, what works for one may not work for another.
I hope I got that all right, sometimes I get the wrong chemical class messed up in my posts, the names in the language of metabolics and biochemistry
is a very complicated, and trying to compare things from one scientific research subject to that of another type of science is also not that easy.
Many enzyme processes are present in all beings, including plants and microbes.