The arginine is an amino acid, hence it is one of the 20 basic components of proteins.
Why use it as a stimulant?
Erections are caused by a nervous stimulant which takes its origin in the brain. When the penis receives these signals, the vessels which irrigate it dilate, the muscles are slackened and blood invades the cavernous bodies. The more blood there is, the greater the erection.
Arginine is used for the organism to manufacture a substance called nitric oxide (NO). NO supports erections by relaxing the cells of the smooth muscles: thus, blood flow towards the arteries is increased.
Proof of its effectiveness:
In a controlled study published in 1994, a supplement of Arginine (2,8 g/day for 2 weeks) was given to 15 men suffering from impotence. 6 of the participants (40%) noted an improvement of their erections during the use of arginine, whereas the use of a controlled sample (this sample was not given anything) during two weeks had not had any effect.
1. To treat the erectile dysfunction
2. To treat female sexual dysfunction
3. To increase muscular mass
4. To reinforce the immune system
Arginine is also essential for cellular division, the process of curing wounds, the elimination of ammonia in the organism, the correct functioning of the immune system and the secretion of certain hormones, in particular the growth hormone. Starting from the Arginine, the body manufactures nitric oxide, a substance which supports the dilation of the blood vessels, just as of creatin, a nonessential nutrient associated towards the development and the correct operation of the muscles.
The deficiency in Arginine, relatively rare, appears through a bad healing of wounds, hairloss, breakouts, constipation and the hepatic steatosis (lubricating hepatitis or lubricating degeneration of the liver).
Argininge deficiency can lead to congenital diseases which prevent the normal synthesis of the urea, chronic malnutrition, disorders causing an overproduction of ammonia, an excessive contribution of lysine, and serious burns, wounds or infections.