What is L-arginine?
L-arginine, is an amino acid that is made in the body. As a supplement, it seems to help with several conditions, from migraines to inflammation.
Why do people take arginine?
Because it relaxes blood vessels, arginine might have cardiovascular benefits for some people. Studies show that it might ease the symptoms of anginaand peripheral arterial disease. It seems to boost the health of people withheart failure. It might also help with erectile dysfunction, but mostly when combined with other supplements such as pycnogenol. Some studies have shown an immune-boosting effect.
Arginine may also combat the symptoms of weight loss caused by HIV. It seems to improve the symptoms of kidney inflammation and assists kidneyfunction after a transplant. Studies show arginine might ease migraines, improve blood pressure, and lessen recovery time after surgery.
Not all studies have been positive. Arginine does not seem to help with heart attack recovery, preeclampsia, wound healing, or exercise tolerance in people with heart failure. It seems to worsen asthma.
Arginine has been studied as a treatment for many more conditions. They
include dementia, hypertension, cancer, male infertility, diabetes,