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Has anyone read about histidine deficiency as cause for low stomach acid?

i was just reading and lately I kept running into histadine/histamines. I realized I used to take antihistamines all of the time for years before my low stomach acid started. And they ARE related. Several things are needed  to make stomach aid, including histamine(made from the amino acid from our foods histidine), as well maganese, zinc, and C, and many b vitamins. But it's the taking of antihistamines consistantly that tweeks my interest. This because our stomach problems are clearly epidemic in our country. Could many of us have taken anti-histamines and depleated our histamines in our bodies and caused low stomach aid and this nightmare? I totally wonder? Would it be a great solution to so many who are suffering if that were the real cause in mass for our population? Histidine deficiency I mean!
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620923 tn?1452915648

  Yes I did read some article on this...I also read about low magnesium levels affect us as well, we can not absorb Vit D without it...and so many r dx'd with low D levels and given a RX of D and it never goes up...this may be a reason.
But to keep it in the digestive vein, low magnesium also affects so many with IBS...and not enuff attention is being paid to ne of this.
798555 tn?1292787551
Magnessium glycinate by KAL is a really good product. Helps with the digestive tract, muscles and the whole nervous system. Taken before bed you wake very refreshed.
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How do these have to do with histidine suppliments? that as the topic here!
798555 tn?1292787551
Magnesium is related, which you did not mention in your post, so settle down. Magnesium is a natural way to increase histamine. Low MG = low histamine. Most Americans are low in Mg. So if you want to up your histamine, thats one way - and a good magnesium supliment is good for the whole digestive tract as well as the gut lineing.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3111814

1205824 tn?1357661442
I just read that:

"Magnesium, selenium, and calcium are among the minerals that can work to promote antihistamine actions"... that is counter intuitive to your statement... they should be taken to LESSEN allergy symptoms which are caused by increased histamine...
1205824 tn?1357661442
L-histadine is an amino acid whose secretion takes priority over the secretion of histamine.
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