L -arginine is an amino acid that helps the body in many ways: L-arginine has been suggested to play a role in autoimmune disorders, endothelial function, oxidative stress, cardiovascular disease, sports performance, and body composition. Though our body can produce L-arginine, it can be helpful to take a supplement as it supports the production of nitric oxide, a short lived compound involved in circulatory function and protein metabolism, which can help support muscle mass and athletic performance. L-arginine also acts as a vasodilator, helping to dilate (open) the blood vessels.
Nitric oxide is a product of nearly every cell in the body and plays an important role in vasodilation. Vasodilation is the process of widening blood vessels, which increases blood flow and pressure through our body’s veins, arteries, and arterioles. This process helps to support athletic performance.
As we age, our nitric oxide levels naturally decrease. On top of aging, things like smoking, poor diet and inactivity can also cause natural nitric oxide levels to decrease. This natural and not-so-natural decrease has sparked much of the interest in nitric oxide formulas and using them to improve performance not just in the gym, but in daily life as well.
Suggested use: Take 1 capsule daily, without food or as directed by a qualified healthcare professional.