Arginine, or L-Arginine HCL, is one of the 20 amino acids we get from proteins. It is typically considered a semi-essential amino acid, which means the body gets enough of it if you eat a healthy diet. It is the main precursor in the body in the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO). L-Arginine HCL is a synthetically manufactured form of L-Arginine that combines the amino acid with a hydrogen chloride molecule, and can be found in either powder or capsule form. Hydrogen chloride is combined with L-Arginine to make the supplement more palatable and to enhance its absorption by the digestive system.
Because of this function, doctors often recommend L-Arginine HCL supplements to help treat heart and blood vessel conditions. These conditions include congestive heart failure, chest pain, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, erectile dysfunction, clogged arteries, and vascular headaches.
L-Arginine is also used for recurrent pain in the legs due to blocked arteries (intermittent claudication), decreased mental capacity in the elderly (senile dementia), erectile dysfunction (ED), and male infertility.
Some people also use L-Arginine for preventing the common cold, improving kidney function after a kidney transplant, high blood pressure during pregnancy (pre-eclampsia), improving athletic performance, boosting the immune system, and preventing inflammation of the digestive tract in premature infants.
- Helps support a modest improvement in exercise capacity in individuals with stable cardiovascular diseases (CVD)
- L-Arginine is a non-essential amino acid that is involved in protein synthesis
Each level teaspoon contains:
Take 2 - 6 level teaspoons per day on an empty stomach or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Do not use if you have had a myocardial infarction (heart attack), or if you have asthma. Consult your health care practitioner prior to use if your taking cardiovascular medications, potassium-increasing drugs or sildenafil. Do not use if seal is broken.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Recyclable container and label.
Product of Canada.