Histidine

18/Description

About

Histidine is an amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein in our bodies. People use histidine as medicine.

Histidine is used for rheumatoid arthritis, allergic diseases, ulcers, and anemia caused by kidney failure or kidney dialysis.

How it works

Histidine is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes in the body.

Effectiveness

Possibly Ineffective
Rheumatoid arthritis
Anemia associated with kidney failure or kidney dialysis

Concerns

Histidine might be safe for most people. Doses of up to 4 grams per day have been used in research without causing noticeable side effects.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of histidine duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Histidine.

Folic acid deficiency: If you have this condition, don't use histidine. It can cause an unwanted chemical called formiminoglutamic acid (FIGLU) to build up in the body.

Interactions

No information available.

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