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L-Arginine Hydrochloride (HCL) is an amino acid needed to maintain the health of the liver, skin, joints and muscles. The hydrochloride analog's molecules produce a neutral pH, making L-arginine HCL more palatable than L-arginine base powder when mixed with water or juice. L-arginine helps strengthen the immune system and aids in regulating hormones and blood sugar. It is considered a semi-essential amino acid. Although the body can normally manufacture enough for its own needs, there are times when dietary supplementation may be needed. During physical training cycles inadequate amounts of arginine may be synthesized in the liver from other amino acids. Arginine acts as a precursor to nitric oxide (NO), a vasodilator that increases the intensity and duration of blood flow to the muscles, removing toxins and replacing supplies of fuel and oxygen. Arginine also stimulates and strengthens the immune system by increasing the production of T lymphocytes (T- cells) from the thymus gland. Arginine supports the liver by neutralizing the effects of ammonia and other toxic substances in the body. It is essential for the generation of urea, needed to remove toxic ammonia from the body during urination. Arginine is directly involved in a myriad of hormonal processes in the body. It supports and triggers the pancreas to release insulin and is used to manufacture the pituitary hormone vasopressin. Health Benefits of L-Arginine HCL Large concentrations of arginine are found in the skin and the amino acid plays a key role in the health of the bodys connective tissues, particularly muscles. Arginine helps the body process creatine, a natural substance that provides energy during exercise tasks. It also helps process nitrogen, a chemical needed for muscle metabolism. Many common foods such as chocolate, coconut, dairy products, brown rice, raisins, almonds, barley, cashews, cereals, chicken, gelatin, meat, oats, peanuts, soybeans, walnuts, white flour, wheat and wheat germ contain large amounts of arginine. Arginine supplements should be considered by those with health issues that may deplete arginine or those looking to support a strenuous exercise regimen. Common Effects of L-Arginine First isolated in 1886, it was not until 1932 that scientists learned L-arginine is needed to create urea, a waste product necessary to remove toxic ammonia from the body. In 1939, researchers discovered that L-arginine is also necessary to manufacture creatine. Creatine supplements are used by athletes attempting to improve sports performance, increase energy levels and speed up recovery. Arginine helps inhibit creatine breakdown.
Nutrivitashop's L-arginine hydrochloride contains no fillers, taste additives or anti-caking agents. Suggested use of L-Arginine The suggested serving size for L-arginine is 750 milligrams to 1500 milligrams daily, taken on an empty stomach. Individual needs vary. A serving size of 1/4 teaspoon is about equal to 750 milligrams (mg). A serving size of 1/2 teaspoon is about 1500 mg.