July 27, 2016


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What other names is Histidine known by?

Alpha-amino-4-imidazole propanoic acid, Histidina, L-2-Amino-3-(1H-imidazol-4-yl) propionic acid, L-Histidine, L-Histidine AKG, L-Histidine-Alpha Ketoglutaric Acid, L-Histidine HCl, Levo-Histidine.

What is Histidine?

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.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Anemia associated with kidney failure or kidney dialysis.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Allergic diseases.
  • Ulcers.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of histidine for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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