How to Compare L-Arginine Supplements!


L-Arginine supplements have long been a part of the world of body building and strength training. Just recently Dr. Oz has been talking about L-Arginine supplements for cardiovascular health. Because of this there is a growing interest in the general public about L-Arginine supplements. Unfortunately, not all of the correct information is being given to help consumers figure out how to choose the best L-Arginine Supplements to help them with their cardiovascular health.  

This Video Provides Guidelines on How to Compare L-Arginine Supplements! 

There are five key areas to consider when you’re choosing L-Arginine Supplements. They are: Ingredients, Price, Quality Assurance, Clinical Studies, and Guarantee. This video covers all five areas and will be a definitive guide for helping you choose the best in L-Arginine Supplements.


Properly Formulated L-Arginine Supplements Create Nitric Oxide! 

The main reason for taking L-Arginine Supplements is to effectively create nitric oxide – the master signaling molecule of your entire cardiovascular system. As you learned in the video above your endothelium, which lines all of your cardiovascular system, is a multi-functioning organ. It’s involved in metabolic, immunologic, and cardiovascular functions. One of its primary functions is to properly produce nitric oxide. 

Specific to your cardiovascular system, nitric oxide is critically important for the proper regulation of blood pressure, helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks by keeping blood platelet cells from sticking together, and helps to repair the endothelium to keep it healthy and free from plaque formations and calcification. For men, nitric oxide is needed for an erection. No nitric oxide no sex! 

As this Nobel Prize winning information is finally reaching the general public there has been an ever increasing interest in L-Arginine supplements. But not all L-Arginine supplements are equally effective in creating nitric oxide. 

Key Questions to Ask in Choosing L-Arginine Supplements! 

If you want to improve the health of your endothelium and nourish it properly for improved nitric oxide production, then choosing your L-Arginine supplements is critical to helping you achieve positive results. Here are six key questions to ask in making your choice on L-Arginine supplements: 

  1. Does it include L-citrulline? If it doesn’t, then you’re wasting your time and money. 
  2. Does it include sufficient amounts of both L-arginine and L-citrulline to create a synergistic and therapeutic benefit? According to Dr. Ignarro you need 4-6 grams of L-arginine and 200 to 1000 mg of L-citrulline to have a therapeutic effect. Anything less and you’re not going to get improved nitric oxide production. 
  3. What are the quality-control standards set by the manufacture? This is important to guarantee consistency and potency in the manufactured product. 
  4. Who is the product formulator and do they have experience in L-Arginine / L-Citrulline therapy? 
  5. Does the L-Arginine Supplement have any clinical studies to back up its effectiveness?
  6. Does the L-Arginine Supplement offer a 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee? 

I hope this information on L-Arginine supplements will help you cut through the wild claims made by product manufacturers, because this area of natural health can help you improve your cardiovascular health.  

It is important to note that Nobel Prize winning science has clearly shown nitric oxide to be the body’s natural cardiovascular wonder drug. Now it’s important to choose the L-Arginine supplements that will help you achieve the highest therapeutic benefit for your cardiovascular system.  

Together we can work to save a million lives! 

Dan Hammer 

Dan Hammer has a background in biology, chemistry, and exercise physiology. He used to run one of the largest health club operations in the Chicagoland area and has been helping people with their wellness issues for more than 25 years.  

The information contained in this article is for general information purposes only and never as a substitute for professional medical advice or medical exam. The information on how to compare L-arginine supplements has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a qualified medical doctor.

4 thoughts on “How to Compare L-Arginine Supplements!

  1. Checking the tub of Pro Argi-9 it has 1.60g of L-Arginine per serving size of 3.25, not 5g as you say we need. Forever Living has 5g of L-Arginine on their tub per serving, but no Citrulline. Is it not better to have more L-Arginine

  2. Hi Anne Marie!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog No More Heart Disease. My reference to the 5 grams of L-arginine has to do with the US version of this product. The European version is the one you refer to in your comment. I took the following statement off of the Synergy WorldWide website:

    “Due to EU regulations and restrictions on the amount of allowable nutrients in a serving, the serving size of ProArgi-9 Plus in EU markets is reduced. The US product dosage size is 10 grams, which provides 5 grams of elemental arginine. The EU product dosage size is 3.25 grams, which provides 1.6 grams of elemental arginine. Both products have the same percentage of l-arginine—if you take 10 grams of the EU ProArgi-9 Plus, you will receive 5 grams of l-arginine.

    The US product has 30 servings per container (10 gram serving size). The EU product has 92 servings per container (3.2 gram serving size).”

    This means the ratio of L-arginine and L-citrulline is the same in each product it’s just that the EU restricts the amount per serving. Thus, 3 scoops of the EU product would be equivalent to 1 scoop of the US product. The only difference between the two is the serving size not the quantitiy in the product. You most likely have a smaller scoop in your container than we do in the US.

    The L-citrulline is critical for improve nitric oxide production. It recycles L-arginine to help the endothelium turbo charge nitric oxide production. Given the choice between Forever Living that has no L-citrulline versus ProArgi-9 Plus which has L-citrulline, I would go with ProArgi-9 Plus. All you need to do in use 3 scoops of ProArgi-9 Plus and you will have the equivalent of 5 grams of L-arginine with the necessary L-citrulline to extend the endothelium’s ability to produce nitric oxide over an extended period of time. I hope this helps answer your comment and question. Dan

  3. You newer tell us how much l-citruline is inthe product that you recommend. And that concerns me of a lot

  4. Hi Roy,
    Thank you for your comment. The reason why I never tell how much L-citrulline is in ProArgi-9 Plus is because it is part of the proprietary formulation and Synergy WorldWide will not tell us the amount. While that may concern you it doesn’t concern me since this product is used extensively at the High Desert Heart Institute, as well as a growing list of medical facilities, becuase this product is achieving significant results for people in the area of cardiovascular health. Now here is my speculation. By law ingredients have to be listed according to amounts with the highest amount listed first and then in decending order. On the new Grape formulation the proprietary blend is 6.1 grams. We know that there are 5 grams of L-arginine. Thus there are 1.1 grams remaining for the remaining ingredients in the following order: pomegranate fruit juice concentrate, L-citrulline, d-ribose, grape skin extract, and red wine extract. This gives us 5 ingredients to split up the 1.1 grams. If everything was equal then there would be at least 220 mgs of L-citrulline. But since L-citrulline is listed as the third ingredient (after L-arginine) I would guess that there is somewhere between 250 to 350 mg of this ingredient. Two factors are important to consider. First, this amount would fit in with the research done by Nobel Laureate in Medicine Dr. Ignarro and his recommended amounts of L-citruline to help turbo charge the production of nitric oxide. Second, the purity and potency of the L-citrulline is also critically important. Synergy uses a pharmaceutical grade, free form L-citrulline from a fermentaion process so it is very bioavailable. This makes a big difference. You can use less to achieve better results than having more of an inferior quality L-citrulline so that you can add other ingredients to the mix to help endothelial cell health and function. I hope this additional information helps your concerns. Dan

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