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Forum Name: Nutrition & Diet
Question: Arginine supplements and HGH
|tkaselitz350 - Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:13 pm|
Hi, I am a 19 year old extremely active male who is 6'6" tall. As you might imagine, I DO NOT wish to grow any taller. I am also a college athlete (football) so I weight train year round. The past 2 months, I have been taking a supplement of concentrated L-arginine. This is the only supplement that I am taking at the moment. I have heard that it is quite safe and that it is semi-essential amino acide that AIDS in protein synthesis in the muscles. I have also heard that it has a variety of other benefits (all good). Just recently I have heard that arginine stimulates the release of human growth hormone (HGH) resulting in higher HGH levels in the blood. Is this true?? I know that HGH is responsible for a multitude of functions throughout the body including long bone growth. As I said, I do not want to get any taller. Will the L-arginine supplement result in increase HGH levels ultimately making me taller?? or do I have nothing to worry about?? If HGH is increased, is it significant enough to cause a problem??
P. S. I have heard that natrually increased levels of HGH are beneficial especially with regards to the aging process.....any comments??
|tkaselitz350 - Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:49 pm|
|tkaselitz350 - Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:58 pm|
Will someone please reply for the love of god
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:14 pm|
Irrespective of whether you are taking arginine or not, some persons continue to grow taller till the age of 21 depening on when their bone growth centers fuse.
However, I don't think l-arginine supplementation is going to have any effect on you getting any taller.
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Yasser Mokhtar, M. D.
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