Histidine is involved in many different metabolic processes in the body.
People use histidine for diarrhea due to cholera infection, eczema, kidney failure, metabolic syndrome, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
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Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Histidine is commonly consumed as part of the diet. There isn't enough reliable information to know if histidine is safe to use in larger amounts as medicine when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Folic acid deficiency: People with folic acid deficiency should avoid histidine. It can cause an unwanted chemical called formiminoglutamic acid (FIGLU) to build up in the body.
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