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- Helps healthy dilation of blood vessels and blood flow*
- May support healthy sexual function*
- Made with hypoallergenic, vegan ingredients
What Is It?
l-Arginine is a safe, versatile amino acid supporting protein synthesis and serving as a precursor of nitric oxide.*
Uses For l-Arginine
Cardiovascular Health: In the body, the metabolism of l-arginine leads to the formation of nitric oxide. Arginine-derived nitric oxide is an important catalyst for healthy dilation of blood vessels, circulation, and blood flow. In a prospective, double-blind trial, l-arginine supplementation supported healthy endothelial function in blood vessels of male volunteers. In other studies, l-arginine promoted healthy platelet function and enhanced exercise tolerance. Additional trials indicate that l-arginine may support healthy lipid metabolism and moderate lipid peroxidation, enhancing its cardiovascular support properties.*
Support For Immune Function And Healthy Tissues:
Arginine has demonstrated immuno-stimulatory activity and may promote the utilization of nitric oxide by scavenger cells for defense mechanisms. Enhancement of immune messenger compounds has also been observed in several studies with l-arginine. In a study involving elderly individuals, l-arginine facilitated healthy tissue recovery, accelerated tissue repair and supported immune health.*
Male Sexual Function: In men with low urinary nitric oxide values, l-arginine may support healthy sexual performance. Some but not all research involving l-arginine supplementation for sperm motility have produced positive results.*
Growth Hormone Support: Arginine plays a role in the synthesis of hormones such as insulin and growth hormone, and has demonstrated the potential to support glucose metabolism and growth hormone production respectively.*
Memory: Nitric oxide is also a mediator of neurotransmission in the brain, supporting memory under the circumstances of reduced intracellular arginine.*
What Is The Source?
l-Arginine HCl is derived from the fermentation of soy and other vegetable sources and is ultra-filtered and highly purified.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 2-6 capsules (1400-4200 mg l-arginine HCl) per day, in divided doses, between meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Because of its effect on nitric oxide production, l-arginine is theoretically best avoided by individuals with migraines, depression, autoimmune disorders, and kidney or liver disease. Arginine is contraindicated for individuals with the herpes virus.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.
l-Arginine promotes cardiovascular health, immune support, sexual function and memory. l-Arginine also supports nitric oxide formation, which is important for healthy dilation of blood vessels, circulation and blood flow.*
One of the biggest benefits of L-Arginine is its ability to improve blood flow and circulation. In the body, L-arginine is converted into nitric oxide, which causes blood vessels to open wider.
This has multiple benefits, including improving immune function, fertility, detoxification and brain power. Another important aspect of L-Arginine is that it stimulates the production of certain hormones, especially beneficial growth hormones and insulin that help usher glucose into cells to be used for growth and energy output. This is one of the reasons it’s believed to enhance physical performance, stamina and strength. In a prospective, double blind trial, L-Arginine supplementation supported healthy endothelial function in blood vessels of male volunteers. In other studies, L-Arginine promoted healthy platelet function and enhanced exercise tolerance.
- If you have a history of heart disease, low blood pressure, diabetes, kidney problems or an active virus (like herpes or shingles), it’s not recommended to supplement with L-arginine until you speak with a doctor first.