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Anyone taking L-arginine?

Postby redheadsrule » Wed May 25, 2011 08:19 am

by redheadsrule (5 Posts), Wed May 25, 2011 08:19 am

My sister forwarded this new study to me on the use of L-arginine and antioxidant vitamins during pregnancy for a study of pregnant women who were high risk of pre-eclampsia based on prior history or family member who had it. It appears to have great results. I gave it to my ob who was positive about it and felt it was a good study. He seemed to no think it would have any negative effects if I took it. He was not sure of the dosage though. In the study they gave it to the participants in a bar farm and included 3.3g. From the internet people seem to use the supplement in small dosages 1-2g up to 30 g. I am not sure the dosage and because it is a supplement there appears to not be any usual dosage yet.

Any ideas??? Anyone talk to their Dr's and know? I wanted to pose this tot he experts thread but I am not sure how to do that. Any help would be great.

http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d2901.full
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Re: Anyone taking L-arginine?

Postby jamie w » Wed May 25, 2011 10:10 pm

by jamie w (978 Posts), Wed May 25, 2011 10:10 pm

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Re: Anyone taking L-arginine?

Postby caryn » Thu May 26, 2011 08:52 pm

by caryn (10124 Posts), Thu May 26, 2011 08:52 pm

Here's another recent article: http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewt ... 28&t=42748

Are you seeing a MFM for oversight? I'd want to ask a doc who was actively involved in research; this field changes very, very rapidly.
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
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