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Do L-Arginine, L-Ornithine and L-Lysine tablets stunt height growth in adolescents? Are they just as effective if they are stacked? Thanks

Do L-Arginine, L-Ornithine and L-Lysine tablets stunt height growth in adolescents? Are they just as effective if they are stacked? Thanks

Meds: At age 18 your growth starts to slow down. More importantly, why is an 18 year old guy taking three medicines? Please let me know. ...Read more

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Do L-Arginine, L-Ornithine and L-Lysine tablets stunt growth in a 15 year old? Is stacking them just as effective? How much is a healthy amount?Thanks

Do L-Arginine, L-Ornithine and L-Lysine tablets stunt growth in a 15 year old? Is stacking them just as effective? How much is a healthy amount?Thanks

No: They are all amino acids available in foods that we eat. What ever convinced you that you had too little of them so you had to supplement a normal well rounded diet by taking extra amounts of those particular amino acids. That would be like looking at your written output and telling you that you won't be a good writer because you use too few "l, q, and t" 's in your writing. Speak to your doc abou ...Read more

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Do lysine tablets for coldsores affect birth control pills?

Do lysine tablets for coldsores affect birth control pills?

No and no: Lysine does not help cold sores and there is no scientific evidence to support this approach. It will no alter bcp effectiveness. ...Read more

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What is lysine?

What is lysine?

Essential amino acid: Lysine is an esential Amino Acid (a building block for proteins) that is not synthesized in animals. We get it from aspartic acid from plants(especially legumes) or our friendly flora (bacteria), eggs, meats, soy, cheese and fish. It is metabolized to get acetyl-coa which is essential for production of energy & acetylcholine. It's been pro-ported for immunodeficiency, anxiety, cancer, incr bp.. ...Read more

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Why would require lysine?

Why would   require lysine?

Can't make it: Everybody needs some lysine in their diet as an essential amino acid; especially, vegetarians need to take note. Lysine as a dietary supplement seems to slow down cold sores, and the stuff is promoted to athletes probably without any real benefit. ...Read more

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Can I take more than 2000 mg of lysine a day? Thanks in advance.

Can I take more than 2000 mg of lysine a day? Thanks in advance.

Yes: Lysine is an essential amino acid with many benefits. Foods like beef, chicken, tuna and salmon contain 2000-4000 mg per serving. Studies where people take 3000 mg/day show no problems. Massive doses may be unsafe in those with kidney or liver disease but yes, more than 2000 mg/day is safe. See http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21791 ...Read more