L-Arginine capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contain 700 mg pure, crystalline L-arginine.
Amino acids have many functions in the body. They are the building blocks for all body proteins—structural
proteins that build muscle, connective tissues, bones and other structures, and functional proteins in the form
of thousands of metabolically active enzymes.
The body is usually capable of producing sufficient amounts of arginine, but in
conditions of physical stress, e.g., trauma or illness, production is often inadequate to meet the
increased demands. L-arginine can either be used for glucose synthesis or catabolized to produce energy via
the tricarboxylic acid cycle. It is needed for tissue protein synthesis and ammonia detoxification via the urea
L-arginine is required for the synthesis of creatine phosphate. Similar to adenosine triphosphate
(ATP), creatine phosphate functions as a carrier of readily available energy for contractile work in muscles.
Adequate reservoirs of creatine phosphate are necessary in muscle as an energy reserve for anaerobic
L-arginine is also a precursor of polyamines, including putrescine, spermine and spermidine.
Spermine and spermidine interact with DNA, act as physiological growth regulators of cell proliferation, and are
involved in the stabilization of cell membranes and cell organelles.
L-arginine is a potent stimulator of insulin, glucagon, and growth hormone release, and functions as a representative signal to the endocrine system that
dietary protein ingestion has taken place.
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, improving fertility, improved detoxification and support blood flow in the brain.
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.
Other L-arginine benefits include:
- fighting inflammation
- lowering risk for arteriosclerosis and heart attack
- repairing blood vessels
- fighting congestive heart failure (CHF) and coronary artery disease
- helping lower high blood pressure
- improving athletic performance
- increasing immune function
- reducing muscle pains (especially in the legs caused by blocked arteries)
- improving kidney function
- improving mental capacity
- fighting dementia
- correcting impotence, erectile dysfunction (ED) and male infertility
- preventing the common cold
Each capsule contains:
L-Arginine……………………………………………………………. 700 mg
One to two capsules, three times daily at the start of a meal, or as directed by physician.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.