L arginine helps the body get rid of wastes and synthesize proteins. Promised as a bodybuilder’s dream, it has also been found to provide migraine headache relief. Usually the body produces enough L arginine to remove bodily waste but there are times when this doesn’t happen as efficiently as possible.
Your body needs L arginine to produce urea which is the waste product you get rid of when you urinate. Removing waste products from your body is essential to remove all of the toxins that have built up through normal life processes and also from choices an individual has made for consumption. L arginine helps your body regulate its waste and improves certain chemical imbalances. If there is too much waste in the body, it will react with pain and discomfort, triggering migraines for many.
L Arginine Side Effects
- Abdominal pain
- Breathing problems
- Low blood pressure
- Diarrhea, bloating, nausea
- Chest pain
- Worsening of asthma
L Arginine Warnings: L arginine should be used with caution if you have allergies or asthma. It has been known to cause an allergic reaction and increased airway swelling worse than normal. If you have low blood pressure, this could cause problems. Also, do not take L arginine if you have suffered a recent heart attack. Stop taking L arginine two weeks prior to scheduled surgery because of its effect on blood pressure.
When used in combination with other pain drugs such as ibuprofen, L arginine has been known to reduce migraine pain more quickly than ibuprofen alone. This combination can sometimes work in as little as 30 minutes.
Most people get enough arginine through the food they eat (dairy products, meat, fish, poultry, and nuts) or what is produced by the body in the liver and the kidney. If, however, there is excess waste in the body, this could possibly be a cause of your migraines.
Before seeking migraine headache relief with substances you know little about, do your homework. Learn as much as you can and ask your doctor specific questions about dosages, expected results, side effects, and any warnings that you should be aware of. It is your body and your migraine pain, take any opportunity that you can to prevent the migraines all together.