What is L-Arginine?
L-arginine is an amino acid that has numerous functions in the body.
Helps to form compounds in the body such as creatine, L-glutamate, and L-proline, and can be converted to glucose and glycogen if needed.
L-arginine is used to make nitric oxide, a compound in the body that relaxes blood vessels.
L-arginine is also involved in protein formation. In larger amounts, L-arginine stimulates the release of hormones growth hormone and prolactin.
Immediate precursor of NO (Nitric Oxide), urea, ornithine, and agmatine; is necessary for the synthesis of creatine; and can also be used for the synthesis of polyamines (mainly through ornithine and to a lesser degree through agmatine), citrulline, and glutamate.
Arginine is necessary for the execution of many physiological processes. These physiological processes include hormone secretion, the removal of toxic waste products from the body, and immune system defenses. Arginine is also used in the treatment of male and female infertility.