L-Arginine

Arginine is classified as a semi, conditionally essential amino acid. It is nonessential in nature, but becomes essential in times of extreme stress. The body's ability to synthesize this amino acid is lost during these traumatic periods. Adequate dietary intake is therefore necessary to meet the increased physiological need.


Synthesized in the kidney, arginine is a vital amino acid, critical for numerous metabolic processes. Processes such as nitrogen catabolism, the Krebs-Henseleit urea cycle, and detoxification of ammonia are directly dependent upon arginine. It also serves as a precursor to a host of hormones, neurotransmitters, and proteins. Arginine may also be used for biological energy if glycogen is needed by the body.


Supplemental L-arginine
is also acknowledged for its antioxidant properties, immunological benefit, and wound repair activity. It shows great promise in the prevention of cardio vascular disorders (e.g. atherosclerosis, angina pectoris), supporting male infertility, and aids in both kidney and liver functioning. Claims that L-arginine supplementation enhances the reduction of body fat and increases both lean muscle mass and exercise performance are, however, unsubstantiated.



Products Containing L-Arginine
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Amino 2000 $6.75
 
(1)
$0.27 25 Prolab
Amino Fuel 1000 $15.34
 
(2)
$0.41 37 Twinlab
Amino Fuel Liquid $7.18
 
(0)
$0.34 21 Twinlab
Fast Charge $25.59
 
(0)
$0.85 30 Amino Vital
Gainers Fuel $18.62
 
(0)
$1.86 10 Twinlab
HairTopia $49.94
 
(1)
$0.00 0 Hair Boutique Hair Loss
Hardcore Essentials Pure Pro $39.99
 
(0)
$0.55 73 ABB
Hombron $9.95
 
(0)
$0.17 60 Absolute Nutrition
Mus-L-Blast 2000 $14.95
 
(0)
$1.66 9 Genisoy
Muscle Juice $15.89
 
(0)
$1.77 9 Ultimate Nutrition
Myodrive $52.49
 
(1)
$2.62 20 SAN
Real Gains $21.63
 
(1)
$1.97 11 Universal Nutrition
Recover X $31.99
 
(0)
$2.00 16 Muscle Link
Russian Bear $22.95
 
(0)
$7.65 3 Vitol
Smart Gainer $38.99
 
(0)
$1.39 28 IDS
Super Amino 2000 $11.99
 
(1)
$0.24 50 Ultimate Nutrition
Super Amino 4800 $18.88
 
(2)
$0.25 75 Dymatize
Sytropin $59.95
 
(6)
$2.00 30 Speedwinds Nutrition Inc Strength
Whey Protein Fuel $30.91
 
(2)
$0.48 65 Twinlab
Whey Stack $21.99
 
(0)
$0.71 31 Champion Nutrition

 

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