is a crystalline, free-form amino acid. It is an important factor in muscle
metabolism and works to transport, store and excrete nitrogen. It is a
nitric oxide, which promotes increased circulation by relaxing blood
● Amino acids are the building blocks for protein and are very helpful for the skeletal muscle.
● They are found indefinitely in vegetables.
● Arginine is involved in the formation and the synthesis of creatine.
● Arginine is also involved in the removal of ammonia in the body, which is a waste product of protein metabolism.
● Arginine is an amino acid that is found in many foods, including dairy
products, meat, poultry and fish. It plays an essential role in mechanisms
in the body, such as cell division, wound healing, removal of ammonia in the
body, immunity against diseases and the secretion of important hormones.
The body also uses arginine for the production of nitric oxide, a substance
which relaxes the blood vessels. Based on that, arginine is proposed for the
treatment of cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure and periodic
lameness (formed in the leg muscles if they are not sufficiently supplied
with oxygen in the blood), as well as impotence, female sexual dysfunction
and bladder infections. Arginine's potential effects on the immune system
continues made it attractive for the administration of hospital patients
with serious diseases or for prevention of colds.
Scientific evidence: L-Arginine
may lower blood pressure
Stress and high cholesterol promote inflammations.
Researchers at the University of Penn State found that oral supplementation
of L-Arginine decreases blood pressure and homocysteine levels in
middle-aged patients who are exposed to stress. Supplementation with L-Arginine
is therefore advisable, as it is helpful in reducing high blood pressure and
inflammation in the cell walls of the blood circulation.
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