Hey, Joe Alexander here. I have been taking my l-arginine dosage of 5 grams (5000 mg) to 10 grams (10,000 mg) per day. I perform health screenings on people and I see people all the time with serious cardiovascular health problems. So I take l-arginine to maintain my good cardiovascular health and prevent any problems down the road. I was wandering if one could have too high of an arginine dosage and what the side effects of l-arginine were.
Well, I did some digging around and found that l-arginine has been taken up to 60 grams (60,000 mg) per day for patients under the care of doctors. However, there has been some indication that consuming more than 30 grams could increase certain types of cancer cell growth in humans. However, arginine has been shown to have the opposite effect of actually inhibiting cancer growth for certain types of cancer. Well, my dosage is 5 g to 10 g per day so I’m not going to worry about this since I do not take anywhere close to that l-arginine dose of 30 plus grams.
Now l-arginine can have other side effects too. If someone already has herpes it can lead to an outbreak. However, there has not been any controlled clinical trials proving this-it has just been some anecdotal reports. Schizophrenic patients should not consume it. Concerning l-arginine for women – it is safe, just not for pregnant women. I am going to keep on taking my l-arginine supplement because it has so many positive health benefits to it.