NOW Sports L-Arginine Free Form Powder is a conditionally essential basic amino acid involved primarily in urea metabolism and excretion, as well as DNA synthesis. L-Arginine is the substrate for the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO), a cell-derived relaxing factor that is essential for regulating vascular tone and blood flow. It also supports the manufacture of creatine, an energy substrate for muscles. 95% of creatine is located in the skeletal muscle. This powder version allows for controlled dosing.
- A non-essential amino acid that is involved in protein synthesis
- May help support a modest improvement in exercise capacity in individuals with stable cardiovascular disease (CVD)
- Free form
- Pharmaceutical Grade
- Premium Grade
Directions: Adults: Protein synthesis: Take 1 to 3 level teaspoons (2.3 g to 6.9 g), 1 to 3 times per day between meals or at bedtime with a drink. Do not exceed 8 g per single dose or 21 g per day. Adults: Improvement in exercise capacity in individuals with stable CVD: Take 2 to 3 level teaspoons (4.6 g to 6.9 g), 2 to 3 times per day between meals or at bedtime with a drink. Do not exceed 8 g per single dose or 21 g per day. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 12 weeks.
Each level teaspoonful (5 mL) contains:
L-Arginine 2300 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: None.
Caution: Do not use if you have had a heart attack/myocardial infarction. Consult a health care practitioner if your cardiovascular condition worsens. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have a renal/kidney disease or if you are following a low protein diet, if you suffer from a cardiovascular disease and are attempting an increase in physical activity, or if you are taking medication for cardiovascular diseases, erectile dysfunction, and/or blood thinners. Some people may experience gastrointestinal discomfort (such as diarrhea).