|L-arginine is a chemical building block called “an amino acid.” It is obtained from the diet
and is necessary for the body to make proteins. L-arginine is found in red meat, poultry,
fish, dairy products and nuts. L-arginine is commonly sold as dietary supplement.
Necessary for the production of protein, L-arginine also helps rid the body of ammonia (a
waste product) and stimulates the release of insulin. In addition, L-arginine is used to
make nitric oxide (a compound that relaxes the blood vessels).
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and ameliorates insulin sensitivity and inflammation in cardiopathic nondiabetic patients after an
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|Proprietary blend: L-Arginine
Price: $ 20.00
100 grams (powder)
Serving Per Bottle:
Approx. 100 Servings
As a dietary supplement, take 1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon (in water or juice)
two to three times a day.
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