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Ingredient Type: Amino Acid

Also Known As: Arg, Arginine, 2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic acid

L-Arginine is an amino acid used in the synthesis of proteins. It can be consumed through a variety of plant and animal sources in the diet, and it plays an important role in the body’s cell division, wound healing, and production of hormones and enzymes.

L-Arginine is used in health supplements today to promote blood flow, cardiovascular health, and energy.


In the meantime see the MedlinePlus entry for L-arginine, the WebMD entry for L-arginine, the entry for arginine, the Mayo Clinic entry for L-arginine, or the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for arginine for more information.