Arginine is an conditionally essential amino acid which the human body can usually manufacture in sufficient quantifies from nutritional foods like red meats, chicken and poultry, fish and certain grains, dairy products and nuts. It can also be supplied to the body in supplement form. It is one of 20 'proteinogen' amino acids used to build proteins in the human genome, and amino acids are essential to the body's metabolic processes.
In the body, Arginine converts to nitric oxide (NO) in the body, opening blood vessels and increasing blood flow. It helps release growth hormone, supports good immune function, supports faster wound healing and increases muscle mass. A deficiency of L-Arginine can be created when the body deals with a chronic disease such as hypertension or type II diabetes. These conditions can cause an increase in an enzyme which degrades L-Arginine. When this occurs, it can precede a rise in blood pressure which can be countered by increasing L-Arginine, or by resolving the health condition. Please consult your healthcare professional if you believe you may be suffering from these potentially life-threatening conditions. It is always desirable to obtain the L- form of amino acids, as it is natural to the body, unlike D- or DL- forms.
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