How It Works
How to Use It
Most people do not need to supplement histidine. Optimal levels for others remain unknown. Human research has used between 1 gram and 8 grams per day.
Where to Find It
Dairy, meat and poultry, and fish are good sources of histidine.
According to limited research, many people with Reference rheumatoid arthritis have low levels of histidine. Taking histidine supplements might improve arthritis symptoms in some people.1
Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds
Interactions with Medicines
No side effects have been reported with histidine. However, people with kidney or liver disease should not consume large amounts of Reference amino acids without consulting a healthcare professional.
1. Gerber DA, Gerber MG. Specificity of a low free histidine concentration for rheumatoid arthritis. J Chronic Dis 1977;30:115–27.
Last Review: 11-07-2012
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