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Doctor insights on: L Arginine Thyroid

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What is l-arginine good for?

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

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Are there any differences between the types of l-arginine?

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

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L arginine can make me grow taller?

L arginine can make me grow taller?

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

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Can L-arginine cause erectile disfunction?

Can L-arginine cause erectile disfunction?

L arginine: L-arginine has been studied along with pycnogenol in men with erectile dysfunction, and found to help a significant percentage of them have normal erections. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12851125. ...Read more

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Can using L-arginine make you grow taller?

L arginine: Not recommended because we dont know the long term effects of l arginine. ...Read more

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Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

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

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Is pycnogenol and l-arginine good together for the body?

Is pycnogenol and l-arginine good together for the body?

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

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How much l-arginine can I take without having harmful side effects?

How much l-arginine can I take without having harmful side effects?

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