January 27, 2014
To be clear at the outset, I am not one to suggest taking a supplement without doing your due diligence. There is good information on the Internet to help you. But ultimately, I strongly encourage anyone who wants to try a supplement to consult their doctor first.
A couple of years ago when I was training for a marathon I found myself short on energy. I tried a change in diet. It helped but it wasn’t enough. Then I came across L-Arginine and read about its benefits. I talked with my doctor who told me the supplement would be okay. He said that people with heart conditions should not take L-Arginine and since heart disease is not prevalent in my family history I was given a green light.
The body needs L-Arginine to stimulate protein production. A healthy diet usually supplies plenty of it for basic nutrition from foods like dairy, fish, poultry and red meat. But in some circumstances that isn't enough and a supplement is needed.
As I wrote earlier, it helps to increase energy and bolster the immune system. Here’s a checklist of other benefits:
- Stimulates release of insulin
- Improves insulin sensitivity to aid in normalizing blood sugar
- Helps improve blood flow to muscles
- Stimulates growth hormones for anti aging
- Addresses erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease