We at Elements of Health Care are often asked what makes L-arginine Plus superior to other nitric oxide products on the market? Even though our initial response is to react and say the price of the product and the free shipping offers available would make us the logical choice. But upon further review it actually is much more than price.
For those of you new to Nitric Oxide supplementation, there are some key components that drastically effect your body’s ability to make Nitric Oxide and that separate L-arginine Plus from all others. Here are just a few of the items.
Quality and Source of L-arginine
L-arginine Plus™ uses only the highest quality of l-arginine available in the world. It is called “free form” l-arginine and it is manufactured and purchased from Japan. This l-arginine is derived through a natural microbial fermentation process that yields the l-arginine.
When we say “free form” l-arginine, this means that the l-arginine is not bound to any other molecule. For example, L-rginine HCl is l-arginine that is bound to Hydrochloric Acid. L-arginine Alpha Keto Glutarate is l-arginine bound to Alpha Keto Glutarate Acid. These other forms of arginine are much cheaper because they are not as pure or concentrated. That means you have to consume a much larger dose of the raw material just to yield a 5 gram dose to see any health benefits. In summary, our “free form” of l-arginine is the premier and preferred form of l-arginine.
Amount of L-arginine
All recent research has shown that you need to consume between 4,000 mg-6,000 mg of L-arginine in each serving to receive meaningful benefits. This knowledge is at the core of Dr. Louis Ignarro's findings detailed in his book No More Heart Disease – How Nitric Oxide Can Prevent – Even Reverse Heart Disease and Strokes.
L-arginine Plus™ contains 5,000 mg of pure elemental L-arginine in each serving which is the perfect amount to boost production of Nitric Oxide in the body. Unfortunately, many companies have reduced the amount of ingredients they use up to 90% in order to save money.
1,000 mg L-citrulline
Clinical trials all over the world have established the effective amount of L-citrulline at 1,000 mg per serving. These studies showed that L-citrulline is critical in the production of Nitric Oxide because it acts like a catalyst when combined with L-arginine and extends the body’s production of Nitric Oxide to over twenty hours. Because L-citrulline is very expensive, at a cost of $80 per kilo, many manufacturers only put in 250 mg or less and they hide that fact by saying it is part of their proprietary blend. L-arginine Plus™ is proud to say we use a full 1,000 mg in each serving.
L-arginine Plus™is the only Nitric Oxide product on the market that contains 100 mg of Trace Minerals in each serving. Just because they're called trace minerals doesn't mean that they aren not important. Quite the contrary, it simply means that you require smaller daily amounts of these nutrients,in the case of some trace minerals, less than a milligram a day. Minerals taken in such tiny amounts are often measured in micrograms, or one-thousandth of a milligram.
Many customers who use other l-arginine products complain of upset stomachs. The trace minerals used in L-arginine Plus™ are alkaline, not acidic, addressing this issue. By adding these trace minerals to L-arginine Plus™ we have normalized pH Levels in the stomach and throughout the digestive tract. Unbalanced ph levels can upset some people when they first begin a Nitric Oxide regiment. Additionally, our trace minerals are known to have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system as well as improve overall health and well-being.