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Histidine is a natural amino acids that is a precursor to histamine and present in proteins, and is essential amino acid in children and important for adults.
Found in high concentrations in hemoglobin; has been used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergic diseases, ulcers & anemia.
Found effective when used in the treatment of allergic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcers. May help un-block nasal passages, resolve redness and swelling. Histidine creates a balancing action that may prevent some allergies. Amino acids stimulate the immune system, helping to better fight off viruses and infection.
Useful in treating anemia due to relationship to hemoglobin.
Has been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Precursor to histamine.
Associated with allergic response and has been used to treat allergy.
Assists in maintaining proper blood pH
Histidine is required by the body to regulate and utilize essential trace minerals such as copper, zinc, iron, manganese and molybdenum. L-histidine is needed for growth and for the repair of tissue, and the maintenance of the myelin sheaths that are the protectors of nerve cells. L-histidine is required for the manufacture of both red and white blood cells, and helps to protect the body from damage caused by radiation and in removing heavy metals from the body.
In the stomach, histidine is helpful in producing gastric juices, and people with a shortage of gastric juices or suffering from indigestion, may benefit from this nutrient.
Histidine was first isolated in 1896 by German physician Albrecht Kossel.
Histidine is a precursor for histamine and carnosine biosynthesis.
Deficiency Signs or Symptoms:
Pregnancy- A deficiency can also cause poor hearing.
High Histidine levels are associated with low zinc levels. Low Histidine levels are associated with high zinc levels. Thus, abnormal Histidine levels are an indicator that zinc levels should be tested
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