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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.
CHOP researchers explore effective nutritional therapies for mitochondrial disease

CHOP researchers explore effective nutritional therapies for mitochondrial disease

New understanding of how molecules regulate enzyme could lead to potential cancer targets

New understanding of how molecules regulate enzyme could lead to potential cancer targets

Scientists uncover surprising molecular link in critical cellular growth pathway

Scientists uncover surprising molecular link in critical cellular growth pathway

Discovery of key brain cells that control appetite could revolutionize dieting

Discovery of key brain cells that control appetite could revolutionize dieting

Discovery reveals new role for endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation

Discovery reveals new role for endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation

Japanese scientists uncover new genetic marker for schizophrenia

Japanese scientists uncover new genetic marker for schizophrenia

ERYTECH partners with Queen’s University to advance its product candidate for treating arginase-1 deficiency

ERYTECH partners with Queen’s University to advance its product candidate for treating arginase-1 deficiency

New research explores how genetic factors may be linked to low cervical cancer rates in Western Asia

New research explores how genetic factors may be linked to low cervical cancer rates in Western Asia

Study identifies protein as potential therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer

Study identifies protein as potential therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer

Researchers identify mechanisms involved in acid pump

Researchers identify mechanisms involved in acid pump

Discovery of early biomarkers paves way for new insight into Huntington's disease

Discovery of early biomarkers paves way for new insight into Huntington's disease

Scientists explore role of salt and immune system in raising blood pressure of females

Scientists explore role of salt and immune system in raising blood pressure of females

Scientists uncover new way to starve tumor cells to death

Scientists uncover new way to starve tumor cells to death

Okayama University researchers uncover potential new therapeutic target for invasive bladder cancer

Okayama University researchers uncover potential new therapeutic target for invasive bladder cancer

Scientists explain concept of combining NO gas therapy with starvation of tumor cells for nanomedical treatment

Scientists explain concept of combining NO gas therapy with starvation of tumor cells for nanomedical treatment

High levels of copeptin could increase risk of kidney, heart disease in Type 1 diabetes patients

High levels of copeptin could increase risk of kidney, heart disease in Type 1 diabetes patients

Researchers to study effect of watermelon juice in reducing heart disease

Researchers to study effect of watermelon juice in reducing heart disease

Researchers explore how polymeric nanoparticles can be used to transport quantum dots into cells

Researchers explore how polymeric nanoparticles can be used to transport quantum dots into cells

Study provides new insights into how the social brain works differently in males and females

Study provides new insights into how the social brain works differently in males and females

Researchers discover how toxic proteins linked to neurological diseases impair membrane-less organelles

Researchers discover how toxic proteins linked to neurological diseases impair membrane-less organelles