Arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that is vital for the production of nitric oxide.
Many of the activities of L-arginine can be explained by its role as a precursor of nitric oxide (NO), a molecule produced by all of the tissues of the body and able to play very important roles in the cardiovascular system, the immune system and the nervous system.
The administration of L-arginine improves endothelial function and reduces cardiovascular complications as it leads to an increase in HDL and a decrease in cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL.
The oral administration of L-arginine is also beneficial for immune regulation and physical performance as shown by an improvement in strength and muscle power; it also has positive effects on the sexual function of men with erectile dysfunction.
Melcalin® Pralginin (L-arginine to PRAL negative) is a food supplement containing buffered L-arginine; its formulation has been designed with the addition of minerals such as potassium and magnesium because the acid-base balance is extremely important for the wellbeing of the entire body. This association combines the multiple properties of L-arginine with the buffering action of the minerals that support its activity.
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