Arginine

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Arginine is a non-essential amino acid that is a building block of protein. Most of the time it can be manufactured by the human body. The many benefits and functions attributed to oral supplementation of L-arginine, which include:

  • Precursor for the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO)
  • Healing of tissue and bones
  • Repairs damaged tissue
  • Assists in lowering blood pressure and its vasodilator through the synthesis of nitric oxide

With the regular free form arginine (the type most widely sold for dietary supplements) the minimum daily dosage is 5 grams (5000 mg) to have sufficient arginine absorption to attain all the positive benefits associated with arginine.

There are many forms of arginine:

  • L – arginine hydrohloride (free form)
  • Arginine Alpha ketoglutarate (A-AKG)
  • Arginine ketoisocaproate (A-KIC)
  • Perfusia-SR sustained-release ™
  • Arginine ethyl ester HCL
  • Arginine nitrate
  • Arginine pyroglutamate

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