Arginine is an amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. Arginine has recently gotten attention due to its potential benefits for the heart. Deficiencies of arginine are rare. Arginine is used in the body for healing wounds, maintaining immune and hormone function, helping the kidneys remove waste material and it also dilates and relaxes arteries. In the body, Arginine turns into nitric oxide which is a powerful neurotransmitter, that helps blood vessels relax and improves circulation. This improves symptoms of chest pain or angina, clogged arteries and coronary artery disease. Due to its abilities to affect blood flow and circulation, it may also be useful for treating erectile dysfunction. It has also been used for patients who suffer from intermittent claudication (intermittent leg-cramping and weakness), who have benefitted from it as their walking distances have improved.
Arginine is found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. It can also be produced synthetically in a laboratory to be used as medicine. Some people use Arginine for preventing common cold, improving kidney function post-kidney transplant, improving athletic performance, boosting the immune system, and preventing inflammation of the digestive tract in premature infants. Arginine also has the potential to reduce blood pressure and is used for preventing high blood pressure during pregnancy called pre-eclampsia.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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