Thread: What does L-Arginine taste like?
- 08-06-2012 #21XitemeMGuest
Okay let's see. Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate, Cocoa (3%), E955. Cut to Google... yup that's sucralose. Is that a problem for the average Joe?
With the L-Arginine I think it's a good idea to start at the low end. For one it can cause stomach pain in higher doses, and secondly, too much NO in the system may be dangerous in the long term. I'm looking into this in the next week or two. I think 1g just before exercise should be plenty for starters, but I think around 3g is the most commonly used dose. I'll let you know how I go, but I've also have that beta-alanine which contributes to NO production as well. I don't know enough about all this as I should (especially any negative side-effects), but then again I haven't even taken my first L-Arg dose either.
By the way, there seems to be a few hits if you search for "flavourless whey protein". Nature's Best Perfect Isopure sounds promising: "Pure Unflavored Protein With Zero Additives!" Maybe have to order from the US?
- 08-06-2012 #22
About sucralose: It's not a problem to most people. It's just to test it and you'll find out. My body reacts sentitively to many substances, so I am not surprised that I get a negative reaction on sucralose. Now I know that some people would say that all artificial sweeteners are dangerous (long-term effect), but I think that the word 'dangerous' is a bit too strong. People will always react differently to different substances, be it natural or artificial.
Thank you for the internet search you did for me! I will have to see whether I find it in my country. Or perhaps from England. I am cautious about importing it from USA as of European Community Control rules making the Customs hit harder regarding import from USA. Even when there are nothing illegal, the Customs enjoy stopping packages from USA. Anyway, since it's probably very reasonable from USA, I will perhaps order it from USA. If it gets stopped in the Customs, the worst that happens is that it gets returned to USA.
- 08-06-2012 #23
dermnetnz.org by Mobify
Hey guys i found this page while looking for bad side effects of too much NO. The are at the bottom. I have been taking 16 grams of arginine per day for about a month now. I have NOT experienced any weakness, fatigue, fainting, nausea, heart palpitations, blood in urine, low blood pressure, diarreah, trouble breathing, or anything else negative. I have searched "reccomended doses of arginine" numerous times and they all say to start with a low dose and see how your body reacts and tweak until you get the best result with the least problems. I am still concerened with the effects on the brain as i cant really test that. My dosing and other supplements come straight from a maazine and is meant to keep NO levels optimal throughout the day. Hope this helps!
NO = Nitric Oxidepterodactyl
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- 08-31-2012 #24XitemeMGuest
I thought I'd give a little tip here on the taste issue. If anyone has plain L-Arginine powder you'll know that the taste is not too pleasant. I have a technique now that works really well for masking the unpleasant aftertaste.
- Serve out some L-Arg powder in a glass, add about 1/2 cup of water or so and then add an ice cube. Stir it around around, and let it sit for a while until the ice is melted and the powder is pretty much fully dissolved.
- Drink the liquid and don't breathe in through your nose or anything in between gulps. Don't breathe in or out afterwards either because that's when it tastes the worst.
- Instead after it's down, bite into a pre-prepared thin half slice of lemon, swallow (take a test breath here if you want because it's not as bad now) and then bite into a second bit of lemon for good luck.
This technique works a treat and makes taking your L-Arginine dose easy with hardly any sense of bad taste at all
- 08-31-2012 #25
How is it working out for you X? Im going to take a month off the NO regimen that im on to see if i notice any differences in anything. Ive been on it for 2 months now.pterodactyl
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- 09-02-2012 #26XitemeMGuest
I'm quite decked out now with weights and equipment and has only cost me $90 all up. Oh plus another $50 for a punching bag, oh and I bought some gloves as well I'm pretty excited about it all. I like the pump I'm getting from the L-Arg, makes me feel like I've got some muscles. Problem is I almost always get home late, have dinner late, and end up taking it on a full stomach which I'm sure is less effective. I'll be interested to hear the difference you notice when you're off it though.
- 09-02-2012 #27
My last dose will be tomorrow =) Gratz on all your stuff!pterodactyl
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- 09-17-2012 #28
not much taste I get mine at walmart is less than 4.00
- 09-17-2012 #29XitemeMGuest
- 09-17-2012 #30
I get mine in pill form from the bodybuilding store. I think it's calle satur8 or something. No taste at all
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