What is L-Arginine?
It’s an amino acid that helps the body build protein. L- arginine is an essential amino acid, so the body produces it naturally. It is also a precursor of nitric oxide (helps to improve blood flow).
Foods that contain L-Arginine
- Port loin
- Pumpkin seeds
- Soy beans
The dosage depends upon how much you can consume naturally with in your diet. And also for what purpose you are consuming it. For exercise enhancement, 3g-6g in supplement form is recommended as an adequate amount.
When taking for exercise enhancement, the ideal time to take this supplement is as a pre workout about 30min before exercise.
Benefits of L-Arginine?
The most common benefits of using L-arginine is better blood flow throughout the body, it helps with vasolidation (open up) of the veins and arteries . This can be benefical in exercise performance and improving exercise capacity. It can also be beneficial in decreasing the odds of various problems related to blood flow such as erectile disfunction and deep vein thrombosis.
L-Arginine is generally safe to consume in correct dosage. However some common side effects may include, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, increased blood pressure and worsening of asthma.