* *ADVISORY* *Arginine should be used with caution in patients on medication for diabetes since it can further lower blood pressure and blood sugar.
DOSAGE: A typical dosage for arginine as a supplement ranges between 2 to 8 g and no more than 20 g per day.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that while arginine shows promise for improving vascular function, there is not enough evidence for us to recommend its use for this indication. If you do elect to try it, please discuss your decision with your doctor, and observe carefully for any changes in your health.
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