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L-Arginine, Arginine Vitamin

L-Arginine, Arginine is an amino acid found in many foods, including dairy products, meat, poultry, fish and nuts. It plays a role in several important mechanisms in the body, including cell division, wound healing, removal of ammonia from the body, immunity to illness, and the secretion of important hormones.

The body also uses arginine to make nitric oxide (NO), a substance that relaxes blood vessels and also exerts numerous other effects in the body. Based on this, arginine has been proposed as a treatment for various cardiovascular diseases, including congestive heart failure and intermittent claudication, as well as impotence, female sexual dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, and many other conditions.

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L-Arginine, Arginine - Vitamins for Sexual Dysfunction - Women: L-Arginine is an amino acid that has numerous functions in the body. It is needed by the body to make nitric oxide, a compound that helps to relax blood vessels and allow blood to flow through arteries. L-arginine can help treat sexual dysfunction in women.  One tablet of three grams can be taken twice daily for four weeks.

Arginine, L-arginine - Vitamins for Cystitis: Arginine is an amino acid which relaxes muscles in the bladder and is considered a potentially effective method of treatment against interstitial cystitis. Take one tablet of 200 milligrams once daily.

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