L-Arginine (Arginine) is a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning it is not usually essential, except in times of illness and stress as well as for younger children. Generally, your body will manufacture all of the arginine it needs to function, and arginine can be obtained through most protein-rich foods, including fish, meat, poultry, whole grains, soy products and dairy.
As an amino acid, arginine participants in protein synthesis but it has other functions and benefits, including acting as a vasodilator, due to its role in the production of nitric oxide, to help with blood flow regulation, mitochondrial function, inhibition of gastric hyperacidity and cardiovascular health. L-arginine acts as a precursor molecule for the synthesis of polyamines and other amino acids, including glutamate and proline and benefits the proper functioning of the immune system.
- Country of origin: China
- Starting material: Glucose
- Microbial fermentation
- Stored form: Powder