L-Arginine

500 mg Vegetarian Capsules

Categories:

Amino Acids

Sizes

90 Vegetarian Capsules
(SKU : 2821)
Supports healthy immunity and wound healing

Feature Summary

L-Arginine, an amino acid, supplementation has been shown to be beneficial in a number of cardiovascular diseases including angina pectoris, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, and peripheral vascular insufficiency (decreased blood flow to the legs or arms). Its beneficial effect in all of these disorders shares a common mechanism - increasing nitric oxide levels. Nitric oxide plays a central role in regulating blood flow. By increasing nitric oxide levels, arginine supplementation improves blood flow, reduces blood clot formation, and improves blood fluidity (the blood becomes less viscous and, therefore, flows through blood vessels more easily). The degree of improvement offered by arginine supplementation in angina and other cardiovascular diseases can be quite significant as a result of improved nitric oxide levels.

L-Arginine supplementation is often, but not always, an effective measure to improve male fertility. The critical determinate appears to be the level of the sperm count. If sperm counts are less than 20 million per mL, arginine supplementation is less likely to be of benefit. In order to be effective, it appears that the dosage of L-Arginine be at least 4 g a day for three months. In perhaps the most favourable study, 74% of 178 men with low sperm counts had significant improvements in sperm counts and motility. L-Arginine therapy should be reserved for use after other nutritional measures have been tried.

How it works

Arginine is an amino acid that is involved in protein production, wound healing, and the production of nitric oxide and other important compounds. Nitric oxide is a molecule that is involved in many physiological processes, especially in the cardiovascular system. Many diseases are associated with low production of nitric oxide including diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, and aging. Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels, increases blood flow, improves functioning of the endothelium, and inhibits platelet aggregation and smooth muscle proliferation. These effects help maintain normal cardiovascular function and blood pressure, and protect against oxidative damage.

In skeletal muscle, arginine causes the release of nitric oxide, prostaglandins, and other powerful compounds that increase muscle force and power, stimulate protein synthesis, maintain glucose homeostasis, and increase blood flow to muscles.

Arginine stimulates the release of hormones from the pituitary and adrenal glands, including growth hormone, insulin, and glucagon, which may help bodybuilders increase muscle strength and lean body mass. Arginine promotes protein synthesis, improves collagen deposition, improves wound strength, decreases inflammation, and strengthens the immune system, making it an important supplement for wound healing.

Positioning Line

Supports healthy immunity and wound healing

Medicinal ingredients

Each capsule contains:
L-Arginine (Hydrochloride)500 mg

Non-medicinal ingredients

Rice starch, vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water, silica), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).