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L-Arginine

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L Arginine (L-arg) is known for its use in treating erectile dysfunction (ED). If you are considering taking L-arg for treating ED, also take it with Pycnogenol. L-arg by itself does work but you'll get better results if you combine it with pycnogenol. Research studies prove this. Prelox combines the two natural supplements in one pill.

Marketed as an aphrodisiac and for treating erectile dysfunction, many products contain multiple ingredients such as yohimbe (yohimbine), horny goat weed (epimedium), maca, ginkgo, ginseng, damiana, muira puama, tribulus terrestris, DHEA and vitamins and minerals.

If you are planning to take L-Arg to help your heart conditions or angina, may we suggest garlic and omega-3 fish oils as well? They have extensive research evidence to prove that they will help support your heart.

The use of L-arginine to stimulate release of growth hormone to help with building muscle mass is not supported in current research. Currently, there is not much good research evidence of using L-arg to enhance athletic performance or to increase muscle strength.

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Evidence of Benefits

For detailed comments on research studies for each of the benefits below  see our article Benefits of L-Arginine.
 
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Erectile Dysfunction (ED) / Impotence
Leaf Natural Remedies Herbal Review Benefits Side Effects Angina (Chest Pain)
Leaf Natural Remedies Herbal Review Benefits Side Effects Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) 
Leaf Natural Remedies Herbal Review Benefits Side Effects Heart Disease / Coronary Heart Disease (CAD) 
Leaf Natural Remedies Herbal Review Benefits Side EffectsMale Infertility
Leaf Natural Remedies Herbal Review Benefits Side Effects High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 
Leaf Natural Remedies Herbal Review Benefits Side Effects Pre-Eclampsia 
Leaf Natural Remedies Herbal Review Benefits Side Effects Diabetes / Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention 
Leaf Natural Remedies Herbal Review Benefits Side Effects Cancer 
Leaf Natural Remedies Herbal Review Benefits Side Effects Stimulate Production of Growth Hormones (GH) 

Bodybuilding / Increasing Body Strength or Muscle Mass / Enhancing Athletic Performance 

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Suggested Benefits and Traditional Uses

Orally

Topically (on the skin)

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Facts about L-Arginine

What is L-Arginine? Also known as L-Arg, this one of the amino acids needed to make proteins in our body. It is considered a semi-essential amino acid because the body can make enough of it under normal conditions. However, it can be taken as a supplement as well.

The effects of L-Arg on the blood vessel system is well studied. The body is able to convert L-Arg into nitric oxide (NO), (also known as the endothelium-derived relaxation factor, EDRF). Nitric oxide is capable of dilating blood vessels.

It is shown that NO can reduce blood pressure. L-Arg is the only substance the body can use to make NO. So too little L-Arg will prevent sufficient production of nitric oxide. This would cause reduced circulation and blood flow problems in the body, the coronary arteries and into the penis.

L-Arg also seems to stimulates the release of growth hormone (GH), prolactin, glucagon and insulin but current studies do not support L-arginine's ability to enhance athletic performance or enhance the release of GH. No studies show that using amino acids such as L-arginine before strength training will increase the release of GH. Strength training by itself is responsible for the increase in muscle mass and strength.

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Foods that contain L-Arginine

Foods rich in natural L-Arg include: red meat, poultry, dairy products and fish.

Other good sources include walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, brown rice, coconut, almonds, barley, cashew, oats and peanuts.


Benefits of L Arginine and Discussions on Research Studies Done

Found out results from some of the research studies done on benefits of L-Arginine for treating various health conditions...

Side Effects, Toxicity, Warnings and Interactions

Detailed information on L-Arg side effects is fully disclosed in this article. Find out what to watch out for when taking high doses of this amino acid...

Recommended Dosage to Use

Detailed information on L-Arg Dosage for treating various health conditions is revealed in this article...
 
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Related Articles and Resources for L-Arginine

Prelox by Life Extension - Effective Treatment for ED

List of Natural Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction



 
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