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Histidine

Histidine is also a precursor of histamine, a compound released by immune system cells during an allergic reaction. It is needed for growth and for the repair of tissue, as well as for the manufacture of both red and white blood cells. It helps to protect the body from damage caused by radiation and in removing heavy metals from the body. It is found in abundance in hemoglobin and has been used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergic diseases, ulcers and anemia. In the stomach, histidine is also helpful in producing gastric juices, and people with a shortage of gastric juices or suffering from indigestion, may also benefit from this nutrient.

Good sources of Histidine are:
meat
poultry
fish

Deficiency of Histidine may cause:

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