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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
At age 18 your growth starts to slow down.
More importantly, why is an 18 year old guy taking three medicines?
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Maybe: There have been some reports of arginine/ornithine intake and psychotic episodes; I don't think that whether a person is exercising at the time makes a differernce. In any case, psychosis is an emergency, and if you or someone you know is having psychosis you should get help through an emergency department or mental health professional immediately ...Read more
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
Amino stacks useless: Arginine and ornithine are nonessential amino acids. In fact your body makes ornithine from arginine. Lysine is an essential AA that MUST come from your diet. The typical healthy teen will see NO benefit from supplements. Arginine can boost growth hormone synthesis/release in the elderly but only at doses 10-20g per day and it only works because the elderly don't make much to start. Eat well not p ...Read more
Peak Height vitamins wanted 2 see if these where safe 4 my 11yr old son 2 be taking as far as the ingredients. L-arginine 500mg and l-ornithine 250mg?
A beauty supplement has L-gluthatione and L-ornithine in its ingredients. I am breastfeeding my 1year old daughter. Can I consume the supplement?
L-arginine, citruline, ornithine amino acids and safflower together are said to increase blood flow into the pelvis for arousal for women is it true?
No: The first three moieties are part of the urea cycle, which metabolizes ammonia to urea in both the liver and kidney. Safflower, used in chinese medicine to increase blood flow, has never been thoroughly evaluated from a rheologic standpoint, that is, how it impacts human vascular haemodynamics. Kegel exercises, biofeedback, tantric... These may positively enhance enhance pelvic flow. ...Read more
49 YO male on Crestor (rosuvastatin) & Losartan. Is it safe to take: • Bee Pollen • L-Arginine/L-Ornithine • L-Isoleucine/L-Leucine/L-Valine • Creatine • Selenium?
Possibly, but why?: 1st 2 have been extensively studied in clinical trials with known usual human responses, though Crestor (rosuvastatin) suppresses cholesterol production every cell & only indirect effect to? LDL-particles (correct issue). Remaining OTC agents=no such clinical trials or evidence of beneficial responses. Items 4-8 are animo acids (pre-digested 5 of the 20 of which all proteins are made). Marketing, marketing. ...Read more
Hi I m 21female. I wanto increase my height by two inches. I have started taking L-arginine nd ornitgine supplements. Anything else can help me?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more