The "Live Healthy" Journal

Better Living Through Nature

What is L-Arginine?

on August 13, 2012

             A new source of “Pump” has come to the rescue for your body during intense workouts.  If you looking for an amino acid that will really get your juices going, look no further, L-Arginine is here for you. Amino acids are important in nutrition and are commonly used in nutrition supplements, fertilizers, food technology designed to aid you body when it get pushed to max. This supplement was first isolated in 1886. The L-form is one of the 20 most common natural amino acids. Its is classified as a semiessential or conditionally essential amino acid that will keep you “Pumped” during you workouts.


            Amino acids are molecules containing an amine group, a carboxylic acid group, and a side-chain that is specific to each amino acid. The key elements of an amino acid are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. They are particularly important in biochemistry, where the term usually refers to alpha-amino acids. This new source of “Pump” is a chemical precursor to nitric oxide which is a blood vessel-widening agent called a vasodilator. Early evidence suggests that this new “pump” is good for people with high blood pressure. Other conditions this amino acid helps include chest pain, clogged arteries, heart disease or failure, and other vascular diseases.


             L-Arginine is a semiessential amino acid; although the body produces enough of it, supplementation with additional amounts is needed for maximum results. This “new source of pump” is found in foods containing protein and also triggers the body to make protein and has been known for healing wounds, bodybuilding, enhancing sperm production, and preventing tissue wasting in people with critical illnesses. This “Pump” is converted in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. It also stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin, and other substances in the body. If you want your muscles to explode then look for this “pump” at your nearest health store.









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