- Increases protein synthesis
- Stimulates release of growth hormone
- Prevents production of lactic acid
- Excellent fat-burner
100% of L-arginine. This amino acid is involved in various metabolic processes. It improves blood circulation, strengthens immune defence, and has a positive effect on male libido. Arginine encourages also fat-burning by increasing metabolism and decreasing growth of white fatty tissue (bad fat concentrated mostly on the abdominal area). Arginine stimulates growth of mitochondria (powerhouses in the cell) and encourages brown adipose tissue, a good fat that generates heat, which in turn is very effective in decreasing body fat, increasing mass, and improving metabolic health. Arginine is also vital for the production of nitric oxide, which is necessary for controlling the blood flow. British scientists from Exeter University have discovered, that 6 grams of arginine lowers the blood pressure by 7% during training, increases nitric oxide levels in blood by 100%, and endurance capacity by 21%. Growth hormone and IGF-1 (a group of peptide hormones the liver produces during stimulation by growth hormones) are highly anabolic hormones, which start off an increase in muscle mass and strength. Arginine is therefore a stimulator of growth hormone which also increases the production of IGF-1 hormones. Arginine is also an excellent detoxifier; intensive muscle exercise leads to accumulation of ammonia, but arginine, which is an intermediate product of the urea cycle, a metabolic cycle that leads to reducing the concentration of ammonia, helps to regulate the concentration of the ammonia produced.