L-Arginine is an amino acid that promotes heart health. It stimulates nitric oxide, a compound involved in circulatory and immune function. Nitric oxide degrades very rapidly after its formation. L-Arginine serves as the precursor for continued nitric oxide production. This product provides Free Form L-Arginine to promote optimal absorption and assimilation.
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Arginine is an important amino acid. Amino acids form the basic components of proteins in the body. The importance of Arginine and its impact in the body is becoming more widely recognized. Early in life Arginine is considered an essential amino acid necessary for growth but researchers are identifying Arginine important applications for adults. The body converts Arginine to nitric oxide and this holds, perhaps, the most potential benefit. Nitric oxide relaxes blood vessels. Studies involving patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) showed promise of benefit from taking arginine. The dilated blood vessels led to relief of some symptoms of CHF. The ability to relax blood vessels offers promise of benefit in other conditions involving restricted blood vessels. These conditions include atherosclerosis, angina, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, and intermittent claudication. Due to potentially negative side effects for unknown reasons, arginine should not be used by heart attack victims. Arginine is also crucial to wound healing. It may particularly help older people who tend to have low levels of arginine and difficulty healing. In addition to these functions Arginine also plays a role in cell division aiding growth of muscles and other tissues, a healthy immune system, liver regeneration, and increased production of hormones including growth hormone. Vitamin B6 helps metabolize Arginine and other amino acids. Our formula includes significant amounts of Vitamin B6 to help the body fully utilize Arginine Benefits, Side Effects and Information Arginine is an essential amino acid that is believed to aid in healing wounds, helping to eliminate ammonia from the body, improving immune function, and enhancing production of several hormones including glucagon, insulin, and growth hormone. The effect of arginine on growth hormone levels has implicit value in the body building industry in particular. In studies when arginine was combined with vigorous exercise and weight training, a much greater decrease in body fat was obtained after only five weeks than when the same exercise was combined with a placebo. By helping to increase protein synthesis, arginine may help increase cellular replication in people with low levels of certain kinds of cells. Arginine's ability to positively affect protein synthesis is also believed to improve wound healing. Arginine is also a precursor to nitric oxide, which the body uses to keep blood vessels dilated, allowing the heart to receive adequate oxygen. Researchers have begun to use arginine for people with angina and congestive heart failure. Preliminary evidence suggests that arginine may help regulate cholesterol levels. Arginine also appears to act as a natural blood thinner by reducing platelet aggregation. Dosage While some people with serious infections, burns, or other trauma should take arginine, appropriate amounts must be determined by a physician. However, research on cardiovascular disease has used between 6 and 20 grams of arginine per day.
SUGGESTED USE: As a dietary supplement for adults, take one (1) to six (6) vegetable capsules daily, between meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
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Serving Size: 1 Vegetable Capsule
Amount Per Serving
L-Arginine (Free Form) 500 mg
**Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.
FREE OF: Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Soy, Yeast, Sugar, Sodium, Artificial Flavor, Sweetener, Preservatives and Color.