Arginine improves circulatory problems

Restoring vascular nitric oxide formation by l-arginine improves the symptoms of intermittent claudication in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease

This study investigated the effects of the amino acid arginine on peripheral vascular disease, a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. 39 patients were given either arginine, a conventional drug or no treatment for 3 weeks. The results showed that arginine improved the symptoms of peripheral arterial disease. Further details can be found in the study.
Rainer H Böger, Stefanie M Bode-Böger,Wolfgang Thiele; Andreas Creutzig, Klaus Alexander, Jürgen C Frölich. Restoring vascular nitric oxide formation by l-arginine improves the symptoms of intermittent claudication in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1998;32(5):1336-1344.



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