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Arginine is considered a semi-essential amino acid because even though the body normally makes enough of it, supplementation is sometimes needed. For example, people with protein malnutrition, excessive ammonia production, excessive lysine intake, burns, infections, peritoneal dialysis, rapid growth, urea synthesis disorders, or sepsis may not have enough arginine. Symptoms of arginine deficiency include poor wound healing, hair loss, skin rash, constipation, and fatty liver.

Arginine changes into nitric oxide, which causes blood vessel relaxation (vasodilation). Early evidence suggests that arginine may help treat medical conditions that improve with vasodilation, such as chest pain, clogged arteries (called atherosclerosis), coronary artery disease, erectile dysfunction, heart failure, intermittent claudication/peripheral vascular disease, and blood vessel swelling that causes headaches (vascular headaches). Arginine also triggers the body to make protein and has been studied for wound healing, bodybuilding, enhancement of sperm production (spermatogenesis), and prevention of wasting in people with critical illnesses.

Arginine hydrochloride has a high chloride content and has been used to treat metabolic alkalosis. This use should be under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.
Mutation in ion channel that changes its dynamics is implicated in epilepsy: Scientists

Mutation in ion channel that changes its dynamics is implicated in epilepsy: Scientists

Phase III clinical trial data of Cayston versus TIS in CF patients with P. aeruginosa presented at ECFC 2010

Phase III clinical trial data of Cayston versus TIS in CF patients with P. aeruginosa presented at ECFC 2010

Polaris' ADI-PEG 20 novel anticancer drug inhibits growth of metastatic melanoma cells: Study

Polaris' ADI-PEG 20 novel anticancer drug inhibits growth of metastatic melanoma cells: Study

ForeverGreen Worldwide reports over 300% growth in first-quarter 2010 cash flow from operations

ForeverGreen Worldwide reports over 300% growth in first-quarter 2010 cash flow from operations

ARCA biopharma announces SPA agreement with FDA for bucindolol clinical trial

ARCA biopharma announces SPA agreement with FDA for bucindolol clinical trial

Cancers deficient in ASS enzyme allow ADI-PEG 20 to inhibit cancer cell growth

Cancers deficient in ASS enzyme allow ADI-PEG 20 to inhibit cancer cell growth

ForeverGreen Worldwide reports 30.5% increase in gross profit margins for fourth-quarter 2009

ForeverGreen Worldwide reports 30.5% increase in gross profit margins for fourth-quarter 2009

Researchers show iRGD peptide increases treatment efficacy against cancer

Researchers show iRGD peptide increases treatment efficacy against cancer

ForeverGreen Worldwide completes in-house information systems

ForeverGreen Worldwide completes in-house information systems

Arginine supplements can improve exercise capacity in older people

Arginine supplements can improve exercise capacity in older people

International symposium to feature latest findings on vector-borne diseases in humans and plants

International symposium to feature latest findings on vector-borne diseases in humans and plants

ForeverGreen Worldwide reports strong revenue growth in 2010 first quarter

ForeverGreen Worldwide reports strong revenue growth in 2010 first quarter

FDA issues approval for Gileads's Cayston for respiratory symptoms in cystic fibrosis

FDA issues approval for Gileads's Cayston for respiratory symptoms in cystic fibrosis

Unhealthy behaviors contribute to excessive number of premature deaths in U.S.

Unhealthy behaviors contribute to excessive number of premature deaths in U.S.

Gels infused with L-arginine and Arginine heighten arousal

Gels infused with L-arginine and Arginine heighten arousal

FDA Drugs Advisory Committee recommends approval for Gilead Sciences' aztreonam for inhalation solution

FDA Drugs Advisory Committee recommends approval for Gilead Sciences' aztreonam for inhalation solution

Bird influenza viruses have a variety of strategies to cross the species barrier

Bird influenza viruses have a variety of strategies to cross the species barrier

Lunasin may have important health benefits, two new studies report

Lunasin may have important health benefits, two new studies report

FDA grants Fast Track designation for ARCA biopharma's Gencaro

FDA grants Fast Track designation for ARCA biopharma's Gencaro

Schoolchildren should eat snail pie to reduce malnutrition and iron deficiency, says nutritionist

Schoolchildren should eat snail pie to reduce malnutrition and iron deficiency, says nutritionist