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How to Use It

Most people do not need to supplement histidine. Optimal levels for others remain unknown. Human research has used between 1 gram and 8 grams per day.

Where to Find It

Dairy, meat and poultry, and fish are good sources of histidine.

Possible Deficiencies

According to limited research, many people with rheumatoid arthritis have low levels of histidine. Taking histidine supplements might improve arthritis symptoms in some people.1

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