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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 taken as a supplement, higher doses of arginine are often needed, and up to 1200 mg per day have been shown to be helpful. Before taking it, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

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



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



The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

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