L-Histidine - Glossary

L-Histidine

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An essential amino acid in children and precursor to histamine and carnosine. Histidine is sometimes included in carnosine-boosting, bodybuilding supplements, but is generally unnecessary (beta-alanine alone is sufficient, as adequate histidine is available via diet).

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