L-arginine is an amino acid involved in a number of processes in the body, primarily related to the cardiovascular system. Whilst it is not considered one of the essential amino acids, i.e. the group that our body cannot make itself, it is still a very important one. HealthPost carries several l-arginine products, both on their own and in combination with other amino acids.
L-arginine is a non-essential amino acid used to form nitric oxide in the body, which in turns aids circulation, blood flow, and relaxes blood vessels. It is also heavily involved as an antioxidant, supporting healthy inflammatory processes and immune function, and is involved in the function of nerve cells and the nervous system. Our levels reduce as we age, and many people don’t get adequate levels from their diet.
L-arginine is also popular for those who participate in sports or intense exercise due to its participation in the synthesis of protein, it’s potential to be converted into glucose, and therefore be converted into energy. Arginine is also used to produce various compounds other than nitric oxide, including creatine and glutamate within the body.