Product Name: L-Arginine powder CAS: 74-79-3
Appearance: White crystal or crystalline powder
Specification: 98.5%~101.5% Verion:USP
L-Arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid. It is important for blood flow and nitric oxide levels, but oral supplementation may not reliably improve blood flow in humans.
Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts
It is a conditionally essential amino acid found in the diet. It is a dietary supplement used mostly by athletic people because it is the amino acid that directly producesnitric oxidevia thenitric oxide synthaseenzymes.
It's particularly important during periods of illness and chronic conditions like hypertension and type II diabetes, as these states tend to be characterized by an increase in the enzyme that degrades L-arginine (known asarginase) resulting in a transient deficiency; this precedes an increase in blood pressure in these states, and can be partially remedied by an increase intake or resolution of the illness/disease state.
It is a popular supplement for athletes as it is touted to increasenitric oxideactivity in the body. Unfortunately, this effect appears to be unreliable in otherwise healthy adults. While there have been studies that have measured increased effects of nitric oxide (blood flow) they are paired with studies showing no net effects. As for the mechanism, there is a reason to believe that this difference is in part due to poor absorption of L-arginine from the intestines before it can reach appreciable activity in the body.
L-Citrullineis another supplementation option because it is converted into arginine in the kidneys. It also has a better absorption rate. Citrulline is able to increase levels of plasma arginine more effective than arginine itself. For long-term health-related supplementation, L-citrulline may be a better supplementation option.
Things To Know & Note
Is a Form Of Other Functions: Primary Function:
◆ Amino Acid Supplement ◆ Cardiovascular ◆ Muscle Gain and Exercise
Also Known As Goes Well With
◆ Arginine ◆ Anionic salts such as Alpha-ketoglutarate
◆High doses can cause gastrointestinal upset preceding diarrhea
How to Take It
Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details
★The standard pre-workout dose is 3-6g.
★To maintain elevated arginine levels throughout the day, arginine can be taken up to three times a day, with a combined dose total of 15-18g.
★Note:L-Citrullinesupplementation is more effective at maintaining elevated arginine levels for long periods of time.
★Taking more than 10g of arginine at once can result in gastrointestinal distress and diarrhea.