Should I take a multivitamin powder that contains arginine?

Published: October 18, 2012

Arginine is in the multivitamin powder that you recommend, but I am to avoid this due to many viral issues. What are your thoughts?



This is why we keep the arginine level in the powder very low (145 mg as opposed to over 1,000 mg of other key amino acids). The balance is that arginine is needed for growth hormone and nitric oxide balance, but is a growth factor for certain viruses. The lysine helps balance this out as well, so it is not a problem given the very low amount.


Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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