L-Arginine is an amino acid that the body can produce itself to a certain degree. In certain situations, such as physical exertion, stress and growth phases, the need for L-arginine is increased, which is why it must be supplied with food. Especially vegetable foods like tofu, walnuts, legumes and almonds are a good source of L-arginine.
Nitric oxide production
As a proteinogenic amino acid, L-arginine is a component of body proteins and thus also of muscles. It is also known for its role as the sole precursor of nitrogen monoxide (NO). NO is an endogenous substance that promotes vasodilatation and thus increases the oxygen and nutrient supply of muscles and other tissues. For this reason L-Arginine is appreciated as a dietary supplement especially by athletes in the field of weight training and bodybuilding.
L-Arginine Base vs. L-Arginine HCL
For our product we have chosen the raw material L-Arginine Base, the pure form of the amino acid. In contrast, the raw material L-Arginine HCL contains the amino acid L-Arginine bound to the hydrochloric acid compound hydrochloride. As a result, preparations containing L-Arginine HCL have a significantly lower arginine content. This is often only about 70-85 % of the total amount. The L-arginine content of our product is regularly checked by laboratory analyses.
Our L-Arginine is obtained from the fermentation of vegetable raw materials. Also with the capsules we do without animal contents materials, like gelatine, which is to be found in comparable preparations.