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Does L-arginine hydrochloride help to boost immunity and health?

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: Hello Doctor!
I have started taking L-Arginine hydrochloride for the last 10 days, before going to bed - 5 grams of the amino acid on a daily basis. I do this in order to boost growth hormone production naturally while I sleep. My question is, how long should I take L-Arginine HCL? can it be taken continuously lifelong?

My Stats:
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Height: 5.8 ft
Weight: 146 lbs
Health status: Healthy, no major health issue

I exercise religiously 6 days a week, have a healthy diet that includes a lot of proteins and vitamins (I take a good multivitamin everyday) and I don't smoke nor drink. I also take Ubidecarenone 60 mg daily.
I basically want to be youthful and I do feel maintaing a healthy lifestyle along with these supplements help me a lot!
Please let me know your thoughts on L-Arginine.HCL dose and duration.
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take as 10 mg daily for 30 days.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir.

I understand your concern.

Yes you can take L-arginine hydrochloride.

Its an excellent supplement to boost your immunity and health.

Its very much known to delay aging.

You can take the drug as 10 mg daily for 30 days.

Ubidecarenone can be taken simultaneously.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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Follow up: Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (4 hours later)
Thanks very much Doctor.

Would taking 10 mg L-Arginine daily cause any side effects? Is there any particular brand you suggest?
Also, I am thinking to combine it with Citrulline and/or Glutamine. Please, can you suggest a good combination - arginine+citrulline or arginine+glutamine and their dosage (I hope there would not be any competitive inhibition during absorption).
My main aim is to boost hGH naturally to stay healthy and maintain my lean mass.

Also, it will be very helpful if you can help me understand whether I should take Ubiquinol or Ubidecarenone? I have heard that the former being the reduced form is more active.

Many Thanks for all your help.
I am sorry for repeating the question doctor, but is not 10 mg L-arginine.HCL too low a dose to boost hGH? I currently take 5000 mg daily before going to bed at night.
If I take 5000 mg daily, for how long can I continue taking it?
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Albument RRT is advisable.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir.

I understand your concern.

You need to take 10 gm..(not mg I apologise).

Combination with Glutamine is good.

There is no antagonism between the two.

Combination with Glutamine is available in powder form along with lots of amino acids additionally which are vital in keeping you young.

This is available as Albument-RRT from B.V. Bio-Corp.

You can continue this powder for as long as 6-12 months.

When L arginine is alone taken as 10 gm daily,its advisable to keep its use to 1 month to prevent protein overload.

Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Does L-arginine hydrochloride help to boost immunity and health?

Brief Answer: Take as 10 mg daily for 30 days. Detailed Answer: Hi Sir. I understand your concern. Yes you can take L-arginine hydrochloride. Its an excellent supplement to boost your immunity and health. Its very much known to delay aging. You can take the drug as 10 mg daily for 30 days. Ubidecarenone can be taken simultaneously. Post your further queries if any. Thank you.