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Arginine is a proteinogenic amino acid that plays an important role in the human body. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and perform numerous vital functions in the body. Arginine belongs to the semi-essential amino acids, which means that the body can produce it itself under normal circumstances, but in certain situations, such as illness or stress, an additional supply may be necessary. One of the best known functions of arginine is its role in the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO). In biological processes, arginine is enzymatically converted to NO in the body. NO is a molecule that promotes the dilation of blood vessels, thereby aiding blood flow and oxygenation of tissues.
Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid found in water and melon varieties, as well as in small amounts in the human body. One of its most notable properties is its role as a precursor to L-arginine. Since the conversion of citrulline to arginine is gradual, arginine is continuously made available in the body. In contrast, pure arginine can often be broken down quickly. Due to the increased availability of arginine that results from the conversion of citrulline, the body can effectively produce NO. A scientific study has shown that the combination of arginine and citrulline results in increased plasma arginine levels, compared to taking arginine alone1. By using the L-Arginine + L-Citrulline capsules by ZeinPharma® you can optimally support your daily supply of arginine.