How does L-arginine work?
L-arginine is converted in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. L-arginine also stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin
, and other substances in the body.
Are there safety concerns?
L-arginine is safe for most people when taken appropriately by mouth. It can cause some side effects such as abdominal pain
, bloating, diarrhea
, blood abnormalities, allergies, airway inflammation, worsening of asthma
, and low blood pressure
Do not use L-arginine if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have allergies or asthma.
- You have cirrhosis of the liver.
- You have herpes.
- Your have low blood pressure.
- You have recently had a heart attack.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.