Why Arginine Is Not Recommended for Diabetics

Q Why are InnerPower and ProSexual Plus not recommended for diabetics?

KEVIN, Queen Creek, AZ

A It’s the arginine, which in large enough amounts can stimulate the release of growth hormone. And growth hormone can increase the level of a protein called insulinlike growth factor (IGF-1), which can interfere with insulin’s efficacy in the body. (On the other hand, smaller amounts of arginine may improve insulin release by the pancreas.) For those with diabetes or borderline diabetes, therefore, I recommend working with a healthcare professional when using arginine.

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