[Arginine Efficacy] What is the real effect of arginine that was thought to be a health booster?

 Isn't Arginine only for people who work out at a gym? 


Isn't Arginine only for people who work out at a gym? 
Arginine Efficacy
1. Improve your athletic performance
2. Burn fat and improve muscle mass
Reduces blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol 
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Hello. This is pharmacist Jinny. 
 
Do you like sports? With the recent increase in the exercise population, not only fitness but also various types of exercise are loved, and interest in health boosters taken before and after exercise is also increasing. 
 
Today, I would like to introduce one of the most well-known boosters, 'Arginine (L-Arginine)' . Arginine is a type of amino acid that makes up protein and is known to help transport, store, and excrete nitrogen necessary for muscle energy metabolism. Therefore , it is especially loved by people who enjoy strength training .

In fact , did you know that arginine is also linked to diet and vascular health ? Let's take a look at the reasons why not only avid fitness people but also ordinary us can enjoy arginine. 
1. Improve your athletic performance
Arginine, an excellent workout booster, actually has its weaknesses. Compared to other essential amino acids, the intake efficiency is lower. Therefore , I would like to introduce L-aspartic acid, a component that can synergize with arginine . L-Aspartic Acid is a component involved in the synthesis of arginine in the body, and among athletes, it is already well known as an LA-LA (L-arginine & L-aspartate) booster combination . 

In 2005, in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, a paper was published on the effect of ingestion of L-arginine and L-aspartic acid, which are physiologically active forms of arginine, on athletic performance .

“In conclusion, when L-arginine and L-aspartic acid are taken together for a long period of time during exercise with a cycle of submaximal exercise (lower-than-maximum intensity exercise, exercise that gradually adapts to exercise intensity at a slow rate), Fat oxidation increases, blood lactate levels, oxygen consumption, and associated heart rate and respiration decrease. This means that it helps to improve submaximal capacity and exercise continuity.” 
Reference Papers:  Martin Burtscher, Fritz Brunner, Martin Faulhaber, Barbara Hotter and Rudolf 
Likar (2005). THE PROLONGED INTAKE OF L-ARGININE-L-ASPARTATE REDUCES BLOOD LACTATE ACCUMULATION AND OXYGEN CONSUMPTION DURING SUBMAXIMAL EXERCISE. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 4, 314-322.
2. Burn fat and improve muscle mass
Are you on a diet solely to lose weight? If you don't check the amount of body fat and muscle mass and only pay attention to the number on the scale decreasing, you can turn into 'the constitution that makes you gain weight easily' while trying to lose weight. Basically, muscles play a role in consuming energy, because if you lose muscle mass while dieting, your basal metabolic rate will drop.

Therefore, arginine is definitely an attractive ingredient for those who are on a diet. The efficacy of arginine on fat burning and muscle mass improvement has already been revealed through many studies, and in 2010, Springer comprehensively reviewed existing papers related to arginine and reported as follows.

“ Recent studies have shown that L-arginine supplementation promotes mitochondrial biosynthesis and development of brown adipocyte tissue. It is a good and safe ingredient. ”
References:  McKnight JR, Satterfield MC, Jobgen WS, Smith SB, Spencer TE, Meininger CJ, McNeal CJ, Wu G. Beneficial effects of L-arginine on reducing obesity: potential mechanisms and important implications for human health. Amino Acids. 2010 Jul;39(2):349-57
3.  Reduces blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol
If you've had a health checkup, you've probably heard the saying, "Because certain levels are high, take care of them." In particular, when entering the middle-aged group, blood sugar, triglyceride, and cholesterol-related levels increase, which is a subject of attention. This is because they act as risk factors for various metabolic diseases .

In 2017, F1000Research published a research paper examining  the effects of daily L-arginine supplementation on blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol in healthy adults.

"Fasting blood sugar (FBS), triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) and other cholesterol levels were significantly reduced in the group taking L-arginine daily for 45 days, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) levels increased."
Reference Papers:  Pahlavani, N., Jafari, M., Sadeghi, O., Rezaei, M., Rasad, H., Rahdar, H.A., & Entezari, M.H. (2014). L-arginine supplementation and risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in healthy men: a double-blind randomized clinical trial. F1000 Research, 3, 306. 
Today , we learned about arginine , which is especially loved by sports enthusiasts . However, as mentioned above, arginine is well worth a try, even for the average person who doesn't enjoy strenuous exercise. However, since excessive intake may cause symptoms such as diarrhea or low blood pressure , it is not recommended to consume an ultra-high dose of 6,000 mg or more from the beginning . It is recommended to eat.

I hope you have a healthy body and mind. More than that, it was Jinny.