Questions about L-arginine
So I’ve been searching around the forum for information about the use of L-arginine and despite the huge amount of information available I still need to ask a couple of questions.
My first one being if there has been any consensus about what form is the best to use, powder vs pills. I’ve started taking 500mg pills that I got at Whole Foods, 2 at a time, between 3 to 4 times a day. Ill take them right when I wake up so I have about twenty minutes before I eat breakfast. Ill also take them before going to bed, and then Ill try and take them other times throughout the day when ever I have an empty stomach. From what I’ve read 5000mg/5g is the recommended does to see results and that your supposed to build up to that. I’m about a week in to this and haven’t gone above 4g a day and seem to be having a hard time with that amount. My issues with it being stomach problems and kind of a slight fuzziness in my head when I do to much. I’ve tried taking 1.5 g at a time and I just can’t do that. And I also try and drink as much water as possible which usually helps a bit.
I will say that I have noticed a difference in my morning wood/ PI, which has been lacking from probably over training. I will also comment that I think I have had a deficiency do to the fact that I have allergies to gluten/wheat and peanuts, which seem to be the foods with the highest concentrations of L-arginine. I came to the conclusion about a year or so ago that these items where the cause of my psoriasis and since I’ve eliminated them from my diet I rarely see it any more. Anyway..
Was also wondering if people who are taking large doses at once find it better to be taking them at specific times, like before bed versus when you get up. I know people talk about taking it before working out and I’ve tried it and it just messes with my stomach. Once again should I try a different form?
I’m also wondering if anyone who uses powder forms has stomach issues? I hear it tastes like shit but I just want the best source that I can get with out the issues that I’m going through.
Also I’m seeing people talk about using the Akg form and wondering if that is actually better then just taking normal L-arginine. I’ve looked into the NO2 but I don’t think I go to the gym enough to justify using that just for my erections. Lots of options out there and Ill start mixing it up but any input is helpful. Thanks