Histidine - Medical & Other Uses
Medical & Other Uses
HISTIDINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid)
Is found abundantly in hemoglobin; has been used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergic diseases, ulcers & anemia. A deficiency can cause poor hearing.
There are three kinds of subset amino acids. (1) the L series which are organic (2) The D series are basically synthetic. They are a mirror image of the L series. (3) The DL series are a mixture of the L and D series.
I, personally, only advocate the pure L series. Of the L series there are 2 categories. There are the semi and Nonessential amino acids which comprise 80% of all the body protein make up. They are called non essential amino acids not because they are unimportant as the name may imply. On the contrary, they are very important to the body. They are called nonessential because they can be produced and converted by the liver if proper nutrition is taking place.
Essential amino acids comprise the other 20% and you need to eat the foods that contain them because the liver can not convert or manufacture them.
Healthy red and white blood cells, natural histamine production.
L-Histidine needs to be ingested with L-Arginine.
Histidine - the ejaculation-control amino acid
The importance of the amino acid histidine for sexual function is often overlooked. While it is already common knowledge that arginine is the amino acid important for erections, Histidine plays a role in ejaculation. It does so because the body utilizes histidine to produce Histidine, and histamine in the corpus cavernosum (the penile erection tissue) is ultimately responsible for the way ejaculations and orgasms happen.
The importance of the amino acid histidine lies in the fact that the body uses it to manufacture histamine, and histamine is responsible for a wide range of physiological processes. It is common knowledge that histamines cause the swelling and reddening in many inflammations and allergic reactions. Doctors therefore often prescribe antihistamines in the treatment of inflammations and infections, as well as allergies.
Less known is the important role, histamines play in sexual functions. By and large it is histamines that regulate ejaculations and orgasms. Men suffering from premature ejaculations often show increased Histidine activity. They may be helped by an amino acid which counteracts the formation of histamine from histidine, or the activity of histamine, namely methionine.
Contrarily, men and women having difficulties achieving orgasms may be helped by histidine supplementation, as this may result in increased histamine levels in the sexual tract, which in turn may make orgasms and ejaculations easier. Older men who experience a slow down in sexual response may also ask their doctors about histidine supplementation.
An additional pro-sexual effect of histidine may lay in its vasodilating effect, thus making blood flow to the sex organs easier.
Apart from its sexual functions, histidine is involved in many other physiological processes. It is necessary for the production of red and white blood cells and supports the activity of suppressor T cells.
Histidine is used as a supplement for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, since it has been shown that in these patients, histidine levels are low. And last not least, histidine is, like many other amino acids, important for growth and general tissue repair.