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L-Arginine during pregnancy??

I am 29 weeks pregnant. my doctor suggested me to take L-Arginine granules twice daily . She says that baby s weight is less . Can this help me gaining weight.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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hi welcome to healthcare magic.L-arginine is an amino is necessary for the body to make is also found in red meat,paultry,fish,daily products.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 is possibly safe when used appropriately short term in pregnancy.not enough is known about using it for long term in pregnancy and during breast feeding.if it supplement along with antioxidant vitamins it can reduce the incident of preeclampsia.
It may be a good idea to avoid L-arginine supplements if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, unless your healthcare provider recommends that you take L-arginine for a specific medical reason.
Pregnancy is not a time to be experimenting with supplements or medications. It is best to stick with products that are known to be safe for pregnant women.
Avoid in pregnant or breastfeeding women, due to a lack of sufficient available safety and efficacy data.
Answered: Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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