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How much arginine is needed daily?

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There is no recommended daily amount established for arginine, because the human body normally makes enough. If you're thinking about taking a supplement, ask your doctor first. There can be side effects.

SOURCES:
Natural Standard: "Arginine (L-arginine)."
The American Heart Association: "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics -- 2015 Update."
Schulman. S, et al. The Journal of the American Medical Association, January 2006.
Natural Medicines Natural Database: "L-Arginine Monograph."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 1, 2019

SOURCES:
Natural Standard: "Arginine (L-arginine)."
The American Heart Association: "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics -- 2015 Update."
Schulman. S, et al. The Journal of the American Medical Association, January 2006.
Natural Medicines Natural Database: "L-Arginine Monograph."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 1, 2019

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