Histidine
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Histidine Usage

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Therapeutic Uses

Although individuals with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have reduced levels of histidine in the blood, 1 this by itself doesn't prove that taking histidine will help. One study designed to evaluate this question directly found no significant benefit. 2

References

  1. Gerber DA, Tanenbaum L, Ahrens M. Free serum histidine levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and control subjects following an oral load of free L-histidine. Metabolism. 25(6):655-7.
  2. Pinals RS, Harris ED, Burnett JB, Gerber DA. Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with L-histidine: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. J Rheumatol. 4(4):414-9.
 
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