Sunday, 7 August 2011

Arginine Powder - what is it and what are the benefits?

Arginine Powder
What is it?
It's an amino acid that our bodies convert into nitric oxide. This is a molecule which promotes circulation by helping our blood vessels to relax and open up for better blood flow. Why is this a good thing for us? Well, because if our blood flow is improved, there are all kinds of improvements resulting from that - like healthy blood pressure and overall cardio health. Not only that, L-Arginine also has anti-ageing properties, Columbia University named L-arginine the “magic bullet" and athletes use it to improve their performance. It's also a prosexual nutrient for both men and women. It maintains healthy cholesterol levels, muscle growth, bones and tissue.

Forever have developed an L-Arginine product called Argi+. It also contains pomegranate which is well known for its strong antioxidant properties; red wine extract to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels; and grape skin for cardiovascular and immune system health. ARGI+ also contains fruit juices which provide nutrients, essential fatty acids, berries that help neutralize free radicals and support healthy ageing and other ingredients which support healthy joint function.

Here are some key benefits of Argi+

  • Supports the immune system
  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Assists bone and tissue growth and repair
  • Permits greater blood flow and may improve sexual function
  • Increases muscle mass & reduces fatty tissue
  • Contains an extract of red wine, helps reduce cholesterol levels
  • Releases anti-ageing hormones
  • Useful for maintaining blood glucose control
Vitamins in Argi+
Vitamin C, K2, B6, D3, B9, B12

I take L-Arginine before and after exercise, mixed in with my water. The taste is quite sweet, but not in a synthetic way, it's simply the result of the Grape skin extract, Elderberry juice powder, Raspberry juice powder, Morello cherry juice powder, Blackberry juice powder, Blackcurrant and Blueberry juice powder in the Argi+! Phew, that's quite a list!

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