Histidine is needed during periods of growth, stress, and recovery from illness and injury. It is essential for the growth and repair of tissues and in the maintenance of nerve cells.

One of the more significant ways that your body uses histidine is to protect itself from allergies. Your body uses histidine to make histamine, which reduces your sensitive to allergens, however; your body can not make all the histamine you need, making histidine a semi-essential amino acid

Histidine is also a protector. It is needed for the production of both red and white blood cells and protects the body from radiation damage.

Key Uses of Histidine
*Body uses histidine to make histamine

*Used to treat high blood pressure, anemia

*Promotes the formation of hemoglobin-carries oxygen in the blood

*Aids in the removal of heavy metals from the body

*Can be used to increase sexual arousal

*Maintenance of nerve cells

*Growth and tissue repair

*Protects blood cells

Food Sources: Found in most protein foods, but is highest in pork, poultry, cheese, and wheat germ.

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