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L Arginine And Synthroid
Is it ok to take these together - I take Synthroid (thyroxine) in the morning and was going to take L-Arginine in afternoon?
Arginine: ....Is something your body normally makes, but you can be deficient if you don't have enough of the building blocks. Symptoms of deficiency include poor wound healing, hair loss, skin rash, constipation, and fatty liver. There is some evidence it may be useful for claudication (pain in your legs with exercise due to poor circulation). It's used for lots of other things, but without good evidence. ...Read more
Unlikely: Assuming that the source of the l-arginines that you are considering are reliable, then this is a basic Amino Acid which should be the same whatever the source. There is always a risk with unregulated products like this that you are getting less than the label says, or some hopefully benign adulterant to save money for the manufacturer. ...Read more
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 more
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.
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 more
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, I'm a 20 boy and I'm 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 more
I want to know what dose of L-arginine (500mg)should take each day to increase muscle. I also want to know if I take arginine before exercise or after?
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 more
Doubt it: At a listed age of 19, your growth centers are likely closed and no further linear growth would be expected. An x-ray of your wrist and hand could be reviewed for open growth centers, but if they show closure you are finished growing taller. If open, a balanced diet, proper rest and regular exercise will support proper growth. Diet supplements or hormone injections only help those with deficiency ...Read more
Safety, unclear need: L-arginine is a dietary supplement. It is made by the body, but is used as a supplement in various adult disorders. No specific indications have been identified in chidlren and adolescents, and it is a substance that, in overdose, can cause brain edema and even death. Oberdose is easier in children because of their smaller size. So, no clear value and possible risk: not a good combination. ...Read more
Probably yes: Pycnogenol is known for its wide array of health benefits. Primarily taken as a food supplement, it can dramatically increase overall wellbeing when introduced into a daily diet regimen. The positive side effects run the gamut from sexual health to anti-aging to cancer fighting. Arginine can interact with many different medications, including viagra, (sildenafil) zantac and even over-the-counter drugs. ...Read more
Unknown: All meds & supplements have potential side effects, and usually it's a pretty long list of potential but uncommon side effects. Side effects are not always dose dependent, so even 1 dose can sometimes cause. Just b/c it's a supplement doesn't mean no risk. I discuss w/ my pts about doing a risk-benefit analysis before starting a new tx. ...Read more