Arginine, better termed as “L-Arginine”, comes across as one of the α-amino acids that makes a beeline to proteins’ biosynthesis. The “vertical growth” segment of the healthcare industry basically drives the arginine market as it catalyzes secretion of “growth hormone”.
It has been clinically proven that arginine supplements do aid in strengthening immune system coupled with maintaining a healthy liver. The process of healing wound also gets speeded up by ingestion of arginine supplements as they promote the manufacture of collagen therein. “Dermatology” is another branch of medicine doing the rounds with respect to arginine. This is owing to the fact that arginine supplements help in anti-aging.
Sportspersons also prefer the intake of arginine; as it reduces fat and enhances the lean muscles’ quality. This, in turn, increases the body’s content of plasma insulin and building up of muscles even during rest. One of the meta-analyses showed that blood pressure gets reduced by consumption of L-arginine. There is a piece of good news for women over here. L-arginine does prolong pregnancy; especially with gestational hypertension.
North America has been the torchbearer with regards to arginine market. This is attributed to extensive investment in healthcare from the federal government of the U.S. Europe follows suit; especially the economies like Belgium and Denmark. The APAC is expected to register the highest growth in arginine in the near future due to awakening amongst the developing economies like India and China regarding importance of good health.
Natural sources of arginine include pumpkin seeds, soybeans, peanuts, spirulina, milk, yogurt, cheese, chickpeas, lentils, chicken, pork loin, Turkey. Daily intake of 20 grams of arginine is permitted.
In May 2015, PLOS One Journal did publish an article; which stated that arginine is capable of altering multi-species oral biofilm development; which may break down dental plaque. One could infer that dentistry has a long way to go with arginine.