The overall rating for arginine is 1.6 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.
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Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for arginine is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for arginine as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Arginine
There are 21 studies in the database on arginine; the research rating is 40. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for arginine as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Products Containing Arginine
|Products Names||Amount of Arginine|
|Action||Amount not listed.|
|Full list of all 297 products containing Arginine.|
The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease body fat||increase muscle mass||increase weight loss|
|Protein Synthesis Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease protein breakdown|
|Performance Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve cycling performance||improve running performance||improve sports performance||improve sprint performance||decrease fatigue||increase strength||improve cycling sprint performance|
|Hormone Function Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase levels of growth hormone||increase levels of growth hormone releasing hormone|
|Recovery Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve recovery||reduce muscle damage|
The Supplement Database includes 5 studies on arginine dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 500 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Arginine.