l-Arginine is a nutritional supplement made by Pure Encapsulations, manufacturers of hypo allergenic nutrition supplements. Every batch of finished products are tested and certified by independent laboratories. All products are manufactured under conditions similar to those employed in making pharmaceutical grade drugs and complies with the FDA GMP guidelines. More Information on the Manufacturing and Quality Control of this supplement.
*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 lipid peroxidation, enhancing its cardiovascular support properties.
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.
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.
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. Nitric oxide is also a mediator of neurotransmission in the brain, supporting memory under the circumstances of reduced intracellular arginine. Preliminary studies suggest that l-arginine may support bladder comfort and function in some individuals.
l-Arginine is a safe, versatile amino acid precursor of nitric oxide associated with promoting cardiovascular health, immune support, sexual function, and memory.
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 contra-indicated for individuals with the herpes virus.
Siani A et al. Blood pressure and metabolic changes during dietary L- arginine supplementation in humans. Am J Hyperten 2000 May;13(5 Pt 1):547- 51.
Ingredients and Dosage:
each vegetable capsule contains:
l-arginine HCl 750 mg.
2–6 capsules per day, in divided doses, between meals.
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