What is L-Arginine and what does it do in the body?

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The role L-Arginine (pronounced el. ar-jen-een) plays in the body is perhaps lesser known than nutrients such as CoQ10. Find out more about L-Arginine in this blog post and why it is important for your health.


What is L-Arginine?


L-Arginine is an amino acid that is vital for the body to function properly. It is needed for protein production and is also used to support circulation.  


L-Arginine is produced in our bodies naturally, but it can also be found in our diet in red meat, fish, nuts and dairy. It can also be taken in the form of a supplement.


Sometimes the body might need more L-Arginine than it can produce; this may apply particularly to older people.

What role does L-Arginine play in the body?


In the body, L-Arginine is converted into a chemical called nitric oxide, which helps to enhance blood flow by widening blood vessels. L-Arginine also helps eliminate ammonia from the body and is involved in the release of insulin and other compounds needed for the body to function optimally.


L-Arginine is also critical for building protein, which is used by our bodies to create muscle and repair damaged tissue. That’s why L-Arginine is of interest to researchers.


The benefits of L-Arginine

 L-Arginine can provide a range of benefits and is taken by athletes,  L-Arginine can provide a range of benefits and is also taken by athletes.


A number of studies involving athletes suggest L-Arginine supplementation may boost athletic performance. When L-Arginine is converted to nitic oxide in the body, it helps deliver more oxygen to the muscles and improve blood flow.[1]


In one double-blinded, randomised and placebo-controlled trial of 56 male soccer players between the ages of 16 and 35, a daily dose of two grams of L-Arginine over 45 days found significantly increased sport performance compared to the placebo group.[2]


L-Arginine: Revive Active’s hero ingredient


Alongside CoQ10, L-Arginine is also a hero ingredient in our Revive Active super supplement.


Each daily dose of Revive Active contains 3000mg of L-Arginine and 1,000mg of L-Arginine Alpha Keto Glutarate. 


With a scientifically formulated blend of 26 active ingredients delivered in a powdered format for optimum absorption by the body, Revive Active is designed to help support you to live a healthy, active lifestyle.


Get the most out of every day with the Revive Active super supplement


Revive Active’s super supplement not only includes L-Arginine but 25 other active ingredients designed to boost your energy, immune and nervous system, support your heart, circulatory system and thyroid function and help fertility and reproduction.


For just RRP £49.95, you can enjoy one month’s supply of Revive Active’s comprehensive super supplement, packed with the vital nutrients your body needs to perform at its best.


When compared with a one-month supply of L-Arginine alone from your local health food store or chemist, this makes Revive Active fantastic value, both for your pocket and your health!


Buy Revive Active at our online store now, or learn more about the 26 active ingredients in our comprehensive formula here.


[1] Bailey SJ, Winyard PG, Vanhatalo A, Blackwell JR, DiMenna FJ, Wilkerson DP, Jones AM. Acute L-arginine supplementation reduces the O2 cost of moderate-intensity exercise and enhances high-intensity exercise tolerance. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2010 Nov;109(5):1394-403. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00503.2010. Epub 2010 Aug 19. PMID: 20724562.
[2] Pahlavani N, Entezari MH, Nasiri M, Miri A, Rezaie M, Bagheri-Bidakhavidi M, Sadeghi O. The effect of l-arginine supplementation on body composition and performance in male athletes: a double-blinded randomized clinical trial. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2017 Apr;71(4):544-548. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.266. Epub 2017 Jan 25. Erratum in: Eur J Clin Nutr. 2017 Aug;71(8):1028. PMID: 28120856.

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