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Old 03-01-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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When should I take L-arginine? Before a workout when I eat a small meal or before bed time?
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When should I take L-arginine? Before a workout when I eat a small meal or before bed time?
L-arginine stimulates the release of insulin.
Its also used to make nitric oxide (a compound that relaxes the blood vessels allowing them to swell).

With this said on training days before a w/o, on non training days bed time would be fine.

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Although L-arginine may be safe when taken in the short term, it can cause a number of side effects (including indigestion, nausea, headache, bloating, diarrhea, gout, blood abnormalities, allergies, airway inflammation, worsening of asthma, and low blood pressure).

Higher doses of L-arginine can increase stomach acid, so it may also worsen heartburn, ulcers, or digestive upset caused by medications.

Due to safety concerns, L-arginine should be avoided by diabetes patients, people who have suffered a heart attack, and pregnant or nursing women.

In addition, L-arginine may aggravate symptoms in people with herpes.
So research a sup before you take it. Not just in the forums and people hear say. All over the web and know what you are taking and why.
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Is this taken for fat loss or is that a myth?
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Is this taken for fat loss or is that a myth?
To a point yes it does. BUT not directly.

Around before bed 10g vrs 5-7 grams causes a greater impact on HGH, which has potent fat-burning effects.
You should take arginine on an empty stomach for best results.

Also check with your Doc. on your health because it can do just as much harm as good.
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