Important Safety Information
When buying L-Arginine supplements.
You should keep in mind that medical professionals classify it as “possibly safe”.
This does not mean that the product is unsafe or that there is a high safety risk if you take it.
Rather, it means that the product is generally safe to take, provided you use it within the guidelines set by health professionals.
Basically, you have to use it only up to the recommended dosages, and avoid using it if you are suffering from health conditions that are contraindicated for use.
To ensure complete safety, take L-Arginine only up to the levels found in food.
Since the FDA does not regulate dietary supplements and herbal products, you must read the label carefully to determine the product’s exact formulation (what ingredients are included) as well as the amount of L-Arginine per dose.
If you are unsure about the product, contact the manufacturer or consult with a doctor.
Overdosing on L-Arginine can have serious side effects.
For example, L-Arginine can cause Nitrous Oxide buildup in the brain, which can cause toxic effects.
To ensure safety, make sure that you take no more than 30 g per dose.
There are also certain classes of people for whom taking L-Arginine may pose a health risk so they should either avoid taking it, or take it only under the supervision of a medical professional. These include pregnant and nursing women and children.
If you experience any allergic symptoms after taking L-Arginine, you should immediately cease using the product and consult with a health professional. These symptoms may include shortness of breath, rashes, and itching. Some users have also reported hives.
If you are taking medication that increases the risk of bleeding or has a bleeding disorder, use L-Arginine with caution. The amino acid may increase bleeding risk, and your doctor may adjust the dosage you can take.