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Why should children and teenagers not use l-arginine?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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