Benefits of L-Arginine and Its Uses




Protein is the building blocks of body and every cell in the human body needs protein. Essentially, proteins are broken down into parts which are called Amino acids and the Human body needs these Amino acids in large numbers for better health and bodily function.


Aminoacids are basically of 3 types:


  1. Essential
  2. Non-Essential
  3. Conditional


Non-Essential Amino acids are made in our body or by the process of breaking down of proteins, while Essential Amino acids are supplemented through protein rich food products like eggs, milk etc.


L-arginine is an Amino acid which like any other Amino acid helps in building protein which in-turn helps in building muscles and rebuilding tissue. Generally taken as supplements in the form of liquids or tablets, L-Arginine has various benefits starting from healing muscles and wounds, to maintaining a functional immune and hormonal system in the body. However, the major reason it has garnered attention as a supplement is owing to its positive effect on human heart. Nitric oxide broken down by amino acids helps to widen Blood vessels for better blood flow. It helps in blood circulation to stimulate release of growth hormone, insulin, and other substances in the body.L-arginine is also used to treat Erectile dysfunction to some level.Athletes and Bodybuilders use L-arginine as a supplement for muscle gain and increased blood flow.Frombuilding muscles to repairing tissues and wounds, improving heart health and to improve male sexual health, the benefits are plenty and hence it is essential to educate people regarding this supplement and its potential benefits.


There also have been few questions regarding the safety of over the counter supplements of L-Arginine. However, it is pertinent to note that it is a real safe supplement consumed by numerous people globally, with visible benefits in the health system. The only people who should stay away from the supplements are pregnant women and men who use Viagra in their day to day routine as it has the tendency to lower blood pressure.


Although majorly taken as a supplement, L-arginine is also found in foods that you consume, including but not limited to red meat, poultry, fish, lentils, and dairy products. Hence, it is time for you to consider adding more chicken, turkey, lean cuts of beef, soybeans, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, lentils, lobster, shrimp, spinach or seaweed to your diet in order to avail the health benefits of L-Arginine in your body.


Author: Dr. Anil Date, MD | Dr2bThin – A medically supervised weight loss program based in California, USA. For any query/assistance, reach back to us at




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