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L Arginine And Lupus
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Wouldn't recommend: Protein supplementation is not the greatest idea in teens. It really is much better for them to get their nutrition through food intake. These supplements are not well regulated and one can never be sure you are taking what they say. Also, protein supplements are stressful to developing kidneys. If you teen is wrestler ,body builder it is best to get the protein with meats, eggs, dairy, nuts. ...Read more
Depends: For congestive heart failure: doses range from 6-20 grams per day, as three divided doses. For chest pain (angina pectoris): 3-6 grams three times per day for up to one month. For preventing the loss of the effectiveness of Nitroglycerin (angina pectoris): 700 mg four times daily. For organic erectile dysfunction (ed): 5g taking lower doses might not be effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjunct only: I don't believe it will do anything for you. The proposed mechanisms make no sense, and the whole thing is cultish. Interestingly, there's a counter-cult based on taking no arginine in the diet. I wouldn't give money to a pill company that misled me. If you want to try arginine, don't give up on conventional treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are U using: them for? This is a loaded question, as knowing what your intentions are for using these supplements will reveal whether you need to be on them or not.If these are recommended by your PCP then it's best to contact her/his office to find out how much of each, or whether you can combine them or not. So start there.These are very specific indications, so ask first and then let us know so we can help! ...Read more
What is the difference between L-arginine and l citrulline and what are the benefits for me at 44yrs old.
Do not need either: Eating a balanced diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day and exercise 30 minutes each day for good health. The supplements you mention are only good for lightening your wallet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to increase height for a 17year old male. I have heard that L-glutamine or l-arginine can help. ?
Balanced nutrition: At seventeen your growth centers have minimal potential for growth ; simple measures help the best.Keep active ; a healthy diet but don't expect to grow taller than your genetic potential.Supplements or even growth hormone will not add inches unless you have a hormone deficiency.An x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; your doc can give you an estimate of further growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 5"7, 16 years old, male. I have recently started taking L-arginine & l orthinine, will this help increase my height?
Unlikely to matter: The growth centers controlling your final height usually start to close around 16 in males and finish by 18.Most at your height will gain another inch.If you have open growth centers (x-ray can tell) you are can grow. If your bone maturity was more like a 15 year old, you might gain 2.Special supplements do not increase your final height. ...Read more
Can a 19 year old take l arginine? If so, how often should it be taken and when is the best time to take it during the day?
Arginine: You can take it but if you are well and have a balanced diet you are likely achieving the same thing. Many people use it has a supplement prior to exercise. 6 mg a day in divided doses will not harm you. More than 10 mg will make you sick. All the best and just try to include it in your diet. ...Read more
I want to know what dose of L-arginine I should take each day to increase muscle. I also want to know if I take L-arginine before exercise or after.
None: L-Arginine is a Nitric Oxide donor that opens blood vessels to your muscles and causes your skin to feel prickly during exercise. It doesn't increase muscle mass directly. You still have to work out. I think 1000 mg prior to workout is a good way to improve blood flow to your muscles and get a better workout. ...Read more
Hi,Im a 20 boy and Im 175 cm. I searched everywhere but the answers was different.I want to know If I take L-arginine supplements can i become taller?
Noooooo!: Your bones (the long ones) grow from the ends. That usually stops by age 16 in girls and 18 in boys. If the growth plates have fused at the ends, that's it. Human growth hormone (HGH) not L-arginine (an amino acid) is the only thing that can work. People who have that happen to them look like Frankenstein's monster in the movies. Read the "Serenity Prayer" by Reinhold Niebuhr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers