Histidine

How does Histidine work?

Histidine is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes in the body.

Are there safety concerns?

Histidine might be safe for most people. Doses of up to 4 grams per day have been used in research without causing noticeable side effects.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of histidine during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Folic acid deficiency: If you have this condition, don't use histidine. It can cause an unwanted chemical called formiminoglutamic acid (FIGLU) to build up in the body.

Dosing considerations for Histidine.

The appropriate dose of histidine depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for histidine. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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