Q:

Hello! I am 16weeks pregnant. Today my doctor took a scan n told me that my fluid is bit low. And suggest to take L- arginine supplements 2times a day. As per my knowledge as a dietician it's an non-essential amino acid which human body can produce from any 1st class protein,which I am taking regularly. So, should I take the arginine supplements again? N Y I Need to take that. Please explain.



Sonali Shivlani

Yes the body is able to produce this from another class one protein but the challenge is that during pregnancy since we have a short time to ensure that growth and development is optimum these supplements are prescribed. Low amniotic fluid can compromise the growth of the fetus.

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