L-Arginine 700 Mg
A versatile, conditionally essential amino acid.
Brand: Douglas Laboratories
Product Code: l-arginine-700-mg-DGL
Servings per Container: 100
Quantity per Container: 100 Capsules
Amino acids have many functions in the body. They are the building blocks for all body proteins—structural proteins that build muscle, connective tissues, bones and other structures, and functional proteins in the form of thousands of metabolically active enzymes. Amino acids provide the body with the nitrogen that is essential for growth and maintenance of all tissues and structures. Proteins and amino acids also serve as a source of energy, providing about 4 calories per gram.
Aside from these general functions, individual amino acids also have specific functions in many aspects of human physiology and biochemistry. L-arginine is a conditionally essential dibasic amino acid. The body is usually capable of producing sufficient amounts of arginine, but in conditions of physical stress, e.g., trauma or illness, endogenous synthesis is often inadequate to meet the increased demands. L-arginine can either be used for glucose synthesis or catabolized to produce energy via the tricarboxylic acid cycle. It is needed for tissue protein synthesis and ammonia detoxification via the urea acid cycle.
L-arginine is required for the synthesis of creatine phosphate. Similar to adenosine triphosphate (ATP), creatine phosphate functions as a carrier of readily available energy for contractile work in muscles. Adequate reservoirs of creatine phosphate are necessary in muscle as an energy reserve for anaerobic activity.
L-arginine is a potent stimulator of insulin, glucagon, and growth hormone release, and functions as a representative signal to the endocrine system that dietary protein ingestion has taken place.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 - 6 capsules, daily with meals, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
It is recommended that this product be taken in conjunction with vitamins and minerals.
- Serving Size:: 1 capsule
- Servings Per Container: 100
- Amount Per Serving:
- L-Arginine (as L-arginine) 700 mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, gelatin (capsule), water, magnesium stearate and silica.
If you are pregnant, nursing, trying to conceive, taking any medications, or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.
Keep out of reach of children.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
Do not use if safety seal is damaged or missing.