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.

  • “Suppressing of food intake in rats.”(Yoshimatsu H, et al., Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2002;227(1):63-8.)
  • “Promoting lipolysis in rats.” (Kasaoka S, et al., Nutrition. 2004;20(11-12):991-6.)
  • “Improvements in diarrhoea conditions in Cholera patients.” (Rabbani GH, et al., J Infect Dis. 2005;191(9):1507-14.)
  • “Prevention of cataracts in cultured salmon.” (Breck O, et al., J Fish Dis. 2005;28(6):357-71.)

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