L-Histidine is a proteinogenic essential amino acid that is especially important for infant growth. Foodstuffs such as fish (bonito, tuna), meats (chicken, pork), and cheese contain high L-histidine. L-Histidine is a precursor of the neurotransmitter histamine. In animal studies, L-histidine was found to suppress food intake and cause lipolytic action through stimulation of nerve activity.
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