Arginine and ornithine are amino acids that serve as precursors to fuel HGH (Human Growth Hormone) production in the pituitary and increase nitric oxide levels in the blood. Such increases have been associated with enhanced athletic recovery times, increased muscle mass, enhanced immunity and improved sexual performance.
Three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize In Medicine in 1998 for discovering nitric oxide's role as a vasodilator.
In a healthy endothelium (inner wall of a blood vessel), nitric oxide (NO) will:
There are over 85,000 medically published clinical studies attesting to the fact that arginine will help lower blood, lower cholesterol and triglycerides, improve diabetes, improve sexual function, reduce blood clots and strokes, improve congestive heart failure, improve wound healing, improve liver and kidney function, improve memory and cognitive functions, increase human growth hormone (HGH), improve muscle growth and performance, and much more.
People who are known carriers of Herpes viruses which can cause cold sores or shingles should take arginine with caution, as it may provoke a flareup in sensitive individuals. This product contains arginine alpha ketoglutarate, a form of arginine which is not commonly associated with herpes flareups, but caution is nonetheless warranted.