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a hormone - treats Burns, Peripheral vascular disease / claudication, Infertility, Interstitial cystitis, Dental pain, Heart protection during coronary artery bypass grafting, Immunomodulator, Exercise performance, Migraine headache, Kidney disease or failure, Transplants, Senile dementia, Cyclosporine toxicity, Critical illness, Adrenoleukodystrophy, Respiratory infections, Pre-eclampsia, Autonomic failure, Growth hormone reserve test / pituitary disorder diagnosis, Kidney protection during angiography, Chemotherapy adjuvant, MELAS syndrome, Raynaud's phenomenon, Heart failure, Chest pain, Anal fissures, Erectile dysfunction, Altitude sickness, Coronary artery disease / angina, High blood pressure, Wound healing, Asthma, Recovery after surgery, Myocardial infarction, Diabetes, Diabetic complications, Pressure ulcers, High cholesterol, Circulation problems, Gastrointestinal cancer surgery, Breast cancer, Intrauterine growth retardation, and Inborn errors of urea synthesis and prevents Prevention of restenosis after coronary angioplasty

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WARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
AIDS/ HIV (prevention of wasting), ammonia toxicity, anti- aging, anti- inflammatory, anti- platelet agent, anxiety, beta- hemoglobinopathies, cancer, chronic pain, cirrhosis, cold prevention, cystic fibrosis, endocrine disorders (metabolic syndrome), glaucoma, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), hepatic encephalopathy, increased muscle mass, infantile necrotizing enterocolitis, infection, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ischemic stroke, liver disease, lower esophageal sphincter relaxation, metabolic acidosis, obesity, osteoporosis, pain, peritonitis, pre- term labor contractions, sepsis, sexual arousal, sexual function in women, sickle cell anemia, stress, stomach motility disorders, stomach ulcers, supplementation to a low protein diet, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), trauma (recovery), tumors, ulcerative colitis.


Dietary Sources of Arginine

Walnuts, filberts (hazelnuts), pecans, Brazil nuts, sesame and sunflower seeds, brown rice, raisins, coconut, gelatin, buckwheat, almonds, barley, cashews, cereals, chicken, chocolate, corn, dairy products, meats, oats, peanuts.

Adults (18 years and older)

There is a lack of standard or well- established doses of arginine, and many different doses have been used and studied. A common dose is 2- 3 grams taken by mouth three times daily. In studies, 0.5- 16 grams of arginine has been taken daily by mouth for up to six months. Arginine has been applied to the skin in order to improve wound healing.

Doses of arginine used intravenously depend on specific institutional dosing guidelines and should be given under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

Children (younger than 18 years)

Arginine supplements are not recommended in children because there is not enough scientific information available and because of potential side effects.

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