Clinical studies have shown that supplementation with the amino acid l-arginine spares loss of muscle mass. L-arginine enhances vascular function by increasing nitric oxide, which dilates blood vessels. It also helps clear ammonia from the body. L-arginine is a primary nutrient scavenged by Mycoplasma, and replacement may be beneficial.

Suggested Dosage: 3-6 grams (3000-6000 mg) daily.

Side effects: Generally well tolerated.