L-Arginine 500 mg (100 caps) by Metabolic Maintenance
This workhorse nutrient performs numerous vital functions, including supporting wound healing and the secretion of key hormones such as insulin and glucagon. L-Arginine is a valuable precursor to nitric oxide which promotes vasodilation and cardiovascular health. It also helps maintain normal systolic and diastolic blood pressure and total and LDL cholesterol. *
- Promotes healthy blood flow*
- Nourishes tissue healing*
- Supports production of nitric oxide*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
What is L-Arginine? Though arginine is considered a nonessential amino acid, it becomes “conditionally essential” as a limiting substrate under stress conditions . This means certain disease states, trauma, or mental stress can stop the body from making enough L-arginine for the body to function effectively. L-arginine is needed to take part in numerous vital functions, including wound healing and the secretion of key hormones such as insulin and glucagon. L-Arginine is also a valuable precursor to nitric oxide which promotes vasodilation and cardiovascular health. It also helps maintain normal systolic and diastolic blood pressure and total and LDL cholesterol. How does L-Arginine Work? Nitric oxide, produced from L-arginine in virtually all mammalian cells, plays a role in many cellular processes; one of which is wound healing. Arginine has been shown to promote wound strength and collagen deposition in the healing of acute wounds . L-Arginine supplementation has also been shown to support cardiovascular function through contributing to processes related to cholesterol balance [2,3], healthy blood flow , normal blood pressure , and the promotion of fat metabolism over fat synthesis [5,6]. Oral supplementation of L-arginine in clinical trials demonstrated an effect of increased exercise-induced blood-flow, mediated by NO . Endothelial production of NO, specifically, is a key element in many of the processes associated with the development of atherosclerosis . Therefore, L-arginine supplementation and the NO production that happens, in turn, is a means to support vascular health in a variety of ways. L-Arginine also plays an important role in fat metabolism. NO stimulates the oxidation of energy substrates (including fatty acids and glucose) throughout the body . The tissues in which this process takes place include, but are not limited to, fat tissue, the liver, skeletal muscle, and the heart . Dietary arginine supplementation may also increase insulin sensitivity and amplify its signaling mechanisms on net protein synthesis . Arginine supplementation may play a role in the use of dietary energy to favor muscle-building over fat synthesis in adults . What are the Suggested Uses for L-Arginine? Supports healthy production of nitric oxide (NO), which in turn contributes to:
- Wound healing
- Healthy blood flow and cardiovascular health
- Regulation of fat metabolism and protein synthesis
Source Materials: Cellulose for capsules is derived from softwood tree pulp. All ingredients are vegan and non-GMO. Allergens: According to information provided by our suppliers, these capsules are free of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts. Recommendations: Use as directed by a healthcare professional. Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.
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