Benefits of L-Arginine


Written by Elite HRT on October 24, 2016

Medically reviewed by

Camille Freking, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, MEDICAL ADVISOR

L-arginine is a natural amino acid that your body is unable to produce.  However, we are able to obtain l-arginine from our diets, especially through animal sources that provide protein including; red meat, fish, eggs, poultry, dairy products, beans, nuts, leafy vegetables, and more. Your body uses arginine to synthesize nitric oxide which helps your blood vessels expand and relax

Some Benefits of l-arginine:

  • Improves growth hormone production
  • Improves Libido (erectile dysfunction)
  • Helps increase strength and lean muscle mass
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Increases immune function
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Improves kidney function
  • Improves blood flow which boosts exercise performance by bringing necessary nutrients and oxygen to muscle and joint tissue

There are other benefits associated with l-arginine supplements including its ability to prevent infection and help speed up the healing process.

Symptoms of an arginine deficiency:

  • Constipation
  • Hair loss
  • The presence of skin rashes
  • Wounds that fail to heal
  • Low sperm count
  • Atherosclerosis (plaque buildup inside your arteries)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and would like to know whether or not l-arginine is right for you, contact us today and one of our wellness consultants will be happy to discuss the best options for unique situation.