Histamine is an inflammatory neurotransmitter that is produced in excess when the immune system responds to a stimulus or trigger. There are many different types of triggers that can increase the production of histamine, widening the blood vessels and making them more vulnerable to the many symptoms associated with inflammation and allergies. Some of the top causes of histamine release are:
Oxidative stress is an important part of the biological aging process and plays a major role in skin aging. As we have touched on in previous articles, there are two major types of skin aging: intrinsic and extrinsic aging. These are both exacerbated by oxidative stress.
Of the two forms of skin aging, extrinsic aging is most driven by oxidative stress. Extrinsic aging refers to the aging of the outermost skin layer (the epidermis), normally caused by external factors such as UV radiation, environmental toxins, and diet.
Could a zinc deficiency be at the root of your skin issues? Plenty of the body's organs, glands, and tissues require generous supplies of zinc to function, including your skin. In fact, the skin is the third most zinc-abundant tissue in the body and requires adequate supplies to maintain a healthy state.