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Arginine, diet and muscle growth

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

Arginine is the most popular nutritional supplement among young people these days.

It is said that it is a product that is often sought as a supplement, especially among those who exercise.

What effect does arginine have, so many people seek it out?


Arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is used to remove ammonia from the body.

It is an essential element of the element circuit used for conversion during the synthesis process.

It is also required for the production of epithelial cells, brain oral cells, and nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide is involved in functions such as blood pressure, intestinal motility, platelet coagulation, and phagocytic cells,

It is used to treat symptoms of angina or high blood pressure. If taken before anaerobic exercise

It promotes blood circulation and increases the effectiveness of exercise, while helping you to perform stronger and higher-intensity exercise.

Arginine that breaks down fat

Absorbed arginine is converted to citrulline, releasing nitric oxide.

The produced nitric oxide promotes carbohydrate and fat metabolism and contributes to energy production.

If carbohydrates and fats are not metabolized properly, eating well can only lead to lethargy and weight gain.

Nitric oxide also produces an enzyme called HSL, which dilates blood vessels.

HSL enzyme breaks down body fat.

Arginine is consumed because it aids in fat metabolism and has the effect of breaking down fat.

If you lose weight, it can help you lose weight.

Looking at the 2014 paper ‘L-arginine for the treatment of centrally obese subjects: A pilot study by Hurt RT et al.

Daily for 20 adult women for 12 weeks

I was given 9g of arginine.

Waist circumference decreased by an average of 6.4 cm.

BMI and WHR were also significantly reduced.

However, after taking arginine, you must fast for at least 6 hours to see the effect.

This is because of the HSL enzyme.

This is because the HSL enzyme can break down fat only in the absence of insulin.

Insulin is secreted to use carbohydrates for energy.

Insulin is not secreted only on an empty stomach.

You can take it in the morning on an empty stomach without having dinner, during exercise, or after eating dinner early.

It is also recommended to eat after 10 pm.

However, taking it with other amino acids is not recommended.

When taken together with other amino acids, it competes for absorption compared to other amino acids.

This is because the amount that is pushed and absorbed is reduced.

Just as exercise is essential when dieting, exercise is also essential for arginine intake.

If arginine intake and exercise are combined, the effect is at least 3 times and at most 5 times more pronounced.

A 2008 paper by Kanaley JA et al.

Looking at 'Growth hormone, arginine and exercise', when arginine was consumed 5g to 9g every day, the group taking only arginine increased growth hormone by 100%. The group that exercised and ate had a 300% to 500% increase in growth hormone. Ornithine, which is produced after ingestion of arginine, promotes the secretion of growth hormone (HGH).

Adequate intake of arginine has been shown to more than double the growth hormone.

Growth hormone decreases after adulthood, and as growth hormone increases, vitality during the day and

It can help you sleep at night.

muscle growth and vasodilation

Exercise is essential to bring out the benefits of arginine.

Many people who exercise are already using arginine.

These people take arginine for muscle growth.

The heavier, bigger, and more you move your muscles, the faster they grow.

Stronger workouts require a lot of energy.

The energy used by the muscles to move is made by the muscle cells.

Only when an energy source is supplied can the muscle cells produce energy.

The source of energy is the nutrients we eat, and the source of our energy is blood.

In order for the muscles to move heavy, strong, and a lot, blood must flow to the muscles and a large amount of energy must be supplied.

If there is a problem with blood circulation, the energy source will not be properly supplied and you will not be able to produce strength.

Arginine dilates blood vessels, which are roads where blood runs.

As it becomes wider, the energy source is supplied to the muscles smoothly.

Arginine intake

Because arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid, its absorption by our body is very low.

To overcome this problem, when taking arginine

It is recommended to take other substances that increase absorption.

Citrulline is the best substance that can increase the absorption rate of arginine.

When citrulline was taken together, the amount of arginine in the blood was much higher, and the effect of improving sexual function and

It has been shown to increase muscle-building effects and increase bioavailability.

If you are planning to take arginine like this, take citrulline together.

It is recommended to consume products that contain them.

Also, if you eat it for a diet, large amounts may be wasted.

Unless you're fasting all day or eating low-carb, high-fat, your body doesn't make insulin.

You can avoid it at most once.

In addition, the proportion of arginine consumed in our body is used by the body is about 0.34%.

If it is exceeded, it is discharged.

If you are on a diet, you can take 1000mg to 3000mg once a day on an empty stomach for 6 hours.

If you're taking it for muscle, it's good before a workout.

If your goal is to grow muscle, you do not need HSL enzyme, so you can take it before exercise regardless of emptying.

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