L-ARGININE 500 mg from Solgar . Arginine food supplement, one of the twenty amino acids that participate in different functions of our body.
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are required for many functions. Our body uses amino acids to create hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters, antibodies, and nutrient transporters. It is divided into essential and non essentials. The essentials are those that our body does not produce by itself and we must obtain them from the diet (the foods that provide amino acids are meat, beans, cheese and eggs). An insufficient supply of essential amino acids increases the need for non-essential ones. Arginine is a non-essential amino acid and, although the body can synthesize it, some groups of people such as athletes can benefit from an extra supply, due to its role in muscle metabolism and that it helps transport, storage and excretion of nitrogen. It is also found in high concentrations in the skin and connective tissue. It helps to absorb proteins from the body, improves circulation and the functionality of the cardiovascular system.