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L-Arginine 500 mg - 100 Caps
  • Promotes Nitric Oxide
  • Conditionally Essential Amino Acid
  • Premium Grade
L-Arginine is a conditionally essential basic amino acid involved primarily in urea metabolism and excretion as well as DNA synthesis. L-Arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide (NO) in the human body. In the 1990s, scientists discovered that not only is NO an essential compound that helps blood circulation, but it is important to normal sexual function in both men and women.

Insufficient blood flow is a major cause of incomplete erection in men. L-Arginine has been shown to improve blood flow to the genital area by dilating blood vessels and helping the penis to enlarge to its full capacity, thus increasing the size, hardness, and frequency of erections. For women, better blood flow makes clitoral and vaginal tissues more sensitive and responsive to sexual stimulation and helps increase the possibility of reaching orgasm.

Benefits include:

  • Is a precursor of nitric oxide (NO)
  • Promotes circulation resulting in improved blood flow
  • Stimulates the release of growth hormone
  • Improves immune function
  • Reduces healing time of injuries
  • Plays a role in the formation of bone and tendons
  • Increases muscle mass, while reducing body fat
  • Supports male fertility, improving sperm production and motility
  • Supports normal blood pressure
  • Improves vascular function for patients with angina
  • Helps recovery after heart attack
  • Helps prevent and treat cardiovascular disease
  • Helps reduce growth of cancerous tumor
  • Reduces Risk of blood clots and stroke

 L-arginine helps your body manufacture creatine, a protein that contributes to muscle mass and power, and also helps the body get rid of creatinine, the waste product associated with this process, making it popular with weight lifters. L-arginine is a vasodilator- it dilates the blood vessels, allowing more blood to pass through at once. That has the effect of lowering blood pressure and, in some cases, helping the body negotiate the arterial blockages that can come with conditions such as atherosclerosis. For certain patients, L-arginine can help reduce blood clots, especially in the legs.

The powerful effect of L-Arginine was illustrated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the British Journal of Urology International in which researchers evaluated the nitric oxide levels of 50 men with erectile dysfunction. The men were given either L-Arginine or a placebo for six weeks. Nine of the 29 men (31%) given L-Arginine reported a significant improvement in their sexual performance. These nine men had low nitric oxide levels at the start of the trial, but their levels doubled by the end of the study.

Nutrition Info
Serving Size 2 Capsules -Servings Per Container 50
 Amount Per Serving 
L-Arginine (Free-Form)  1.0 g (1,000 mg)   
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container:  50

Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 1 to 3 times daily as needed.  Take between meals or at bedtime with a carbohydrate drink to facilitate absorption.

Other Ingredients:  Gelatin (capsule), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.
Contains no:  sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk egg, shellfish or preservatives.

Warning:  This supplement should be avoided by persons with glaucoma or herpes simplex unless otherwise prescribed by a physician.  Do not use if you have had a myocardial infarction or have established coronary artery disease.

Disclaimers:  *This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 PRODUCT #: 0030
UPC: 733739000309

 Why Do We Need Arginine?

Arginine, also known as L-arginine, is involved in a number of different functions in the body. They include:

    Wound healing
    Helping the kidneys remove waste products from the body
    Maintaining immune and hormone function
    Dilates and relaxes the arteries

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There are plenty of powerful new drugs to help prevent and treat chronic health problems. But we also know that certain nutrients may help, as well. Take arginine, for example. Arginine has gotten lots of attention lately for its potential heart benefits. That's important because, today, about 85.6 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease.

Deficiencies of arginine are rare. It's abundant in many different types of foods, and your body can also make it. Arginine-rich foods include red meat, fish, poultry, wheat germ, grains, nuts and seeds, and dairy products. But what does arginine do for the heart, and are there potential side effects?

Why Do We Need Arginine?

Arginine, also known as L-arginine, is involved in a number of different functions in the body. They include:

    Wound healing
    Helping the kidneys remove waste products from the body
    Maintaining immune and hormone function
    Dilates and relaxes the arteries

As a natural dietary supplement, arginine has garnered particular attention for its possible heart benefits.
What Are Arginine's Heart Benefits?

In the body, the amino acid arginine changes into nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide is a powerful neurotransmitter that helps blood vessels relax and also improves circulation.

Some evidence shows that arginine may help improve blood flow in the arteries of the heart. That may improve symptoms of clogged arteries, chest pain or angina, and coronary artery disease. However, there currently is no data on how the long-term use of arginine affects cholesterol or heart health.

Since arginine may help arteries relax and improve blood flow, it may also help with erectile dysfunction.

There are other potential health benefits with arginine, such as possible reduction of blood pressure in some people and improved walking distance in patients with intermittent leg cramping and weakness known as intermittent claudication. However, the scientific studies are not conclusive enough for experts to make any firm recommendations.

Not all studies on arginine have been positive. A 2006 study showed that arginine was not helpful -- and may have been harmful -- for treating heart attacks in combination with standard treatment.


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