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What dosage of L-arginine do you use to improve inflammation and health?

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There is no standard dosage of L-arginine for a patient to take when using it to reduce inflammation and improve health, according to WebMD. Two to 3 grams, taken three times per day, is a common dosage, although studies have been conducted using higher and lower amounts for different conditions.

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It is not clear how safe it is to use L-arginine supplements for an extended period of time. A person considering taking the supplement needs to consult a physician. The majority of people in the United States have a sufficient supply of the amino acid in their bodies, and a supplement may not benefit them, notes WebMD. Patients suffering from conditions such as protein malnutrition, burns or infections may need the supplement. L-arginine is found in foods such as nuts, whole grains, chicken and chocolate.

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