L-arginine is an amino acid with many important health benefits, but is best known for its key role in the production of nitric oxide, a potent factor in relaxing blood vessels and promoting blood flow. This particular form also includes magnesium, l-glycine, thiamine, and folate. This combination helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It also helps to prevent thiamine deficiency, maintain proper muscle function and to form red blood cells.
By increasing the effect of nitric oxide, Arginine has the ability to block plaque and blood clot formation and reduce the stickiness of the blood. Clinical studies have found high doses of arginine beneficial for many cardiovascular conditions including high blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease and angina. In addition to its action in blood vessels, arginine enhances the release of human growth hormone (hGH), enhances insulin sensitivity, supports liver detoxification, and has been shown to support interstitial cystitis, sperm formation, and treatment of brain injuries. Since Arginine has so many beneficial effects on blood flow, people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes or metabolic syndrome should consider supplementation. Athletes in particular can benefit from arginine since it supports healthy heart function, blood flow and exercise capacity.
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Caution: If you suffer from a cardiovascular disease , consult your healthcare practitioner for use beyond 6 weeks. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a renal/kidney disease, if you are following a low protein diet, or if you are taking medication for cardiovascular diseases, erectile dysfunction, and/or blood thinners. Consult a healthcare practitioner if your cardiovascular condition worsens or if you suffer from a cardiovascular disease and are attempting an increase in physical activity. Do not use if you have had a myocardial infarction. Some people may experience gastrointestinal discomfort (such as diarrhea).
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