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I found this to be great information about L-Arginine and wanted to share it.

L-arginine is oxidized to nitric oxide gas(NO). This gas is spread quickly from cell to cell, serving as a chemical messenger in learning and memory. Although there are no reliable proofs yet with this use of L-arginine to treat brain diseases or in enhancing mental abilities, it has shown ability to improve certain conditions.

L-arginine, being a precursor of nitric oxide(NO), has an important role in Alzheimer’s disease, which is a neurodegenerative disorder in which a person suffers from severe memory loss and intellectual deterioration, usually effecting elderly people. Disruption of neurotransmitters in the brain is usually involved with this disease. According to Dr. Jin Yi, in a study published in the “International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology” in 2008, L-arginine has an effect on the origination and development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Another way l-arginine effects our brain is regarding human growth hormone. Located at the base of the brain is the pituitary gland, which produces the human growth hormone known at the anti-aging hormone. The hormones improve memory as it reduces the signs of aging. In a study published in the “Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care,” in January 2008, it was reported that the nitric oxide in L-arginine stimulates the release of human growth hormone and minimizes the symptoms of aging.

The use of l-arginine supplements have not been tested for the treatment of anxiety. However, the combination of L-lysine and l-arginine is known to reduce symptoms of anxiety according to a study published in “Behavioral Brain Research” in 2007.

This is amazing information!   If we can help people who suffer from Alzheimers and anxiety and all the other conditions that l-arginine can help, we will be doing a world of good! Send me an e-mail if you want more information about how to get L-Arginine.

To your best health,

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