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  L-Arginine & Nitric Oxide


L-Arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide, a compound that plays a key role in the heart and circulatory system, both at rest and during exercise. Nitric oxide helps the inner lining of blood vessels to dilate and is often used for supporting healthy sexual function.

Nitric oxide triggers a biochemical process that leads to relaxed arteries in the sex organs when they're stimulated. When these arteries are relaxed, they can dilate and flush with the blood that causes sexual arousal, which is necessary for sexual performance.

Nitric oxide:

  • acts as a vasodilator (blood vessel relaxant)

  • controls blood flow to tissues

  • regulates the binding and release of oxygen to hemoglobin

  • controls the supply of oxygen to mitochondria (cell powerhouses that generate energy)

  • kills parasitic organisms, virus-infected cells, and tumor cells (by inactivating respiratory chain enzymes in their mitochondria)

  • stimulates the production of new mitochondria

Dietary L Arginine supplements may improve the physical fitness of heart failure patients by enhancing their endurance to exercise, according to a French study in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, July 2006.

L-Arginine, which constitutes approximately 5% of the amino acid content of the typical adult diet, is absorbed in the lower 2/3 of the small intestine along with other basic amino acids. L-Arginine stimulates the secretion of a number of important hormones including hypothalamic corticotropin releasing factor (CRF), pituitary growth hormone and prolactin, pancreatic insulin, glucagon, pancreozymin and polypeptide, somatostatin, aldosterone and adrenal catecholamines.

L-Arginine supports a healthy immune system and helps with weight loss because it facilitates an increase in muscle mass and a reduction of body fat.


51-6 L Arginine 500mg 90 capsules $19.95


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