Nature's Remedy For Sexual Dysfunction And Stress

Arginine is a health bolstering amino-acid with a heap of beneficial effects, and that can be easily acquired from plant sources.

While it is not an essential amino acid in adult humans, low arginine intake can  weaken the body and pave the way for an array of health problems.

The many benefits of arginine

Arginine has been described as pro-sexual,  because it supports a healthy sex drive in both men and women. Arginine also  plays an important role in wound healing, immunity, detoxification and can even  reduce mental stress, depression and anxiety.
The human body is able to  synthesize some amounts of arginine on its own, but unfortunately that quantity  is not sufficient. Moreover, preterm infants cannot synthesize any arginine  themselves, and that is why they must obtain it from their diets.
A  Japanese study published in 2007 showed that arginine, in conjunction with  fellow amino-acid lysine, can significantly decrease cortisol levels, which  become elevated in response to stress. This could be particularly helpful for  people who are struggling with muscle wasting because their bodies are producing  too much cortisol. The tiny amino acid also functions as a natural growth  hormone stimulator, and can help build body muscle and improve overall physical  performance.
Since it can improve blood flow to the genital area,  arginine works as a natural treatment against erectile dysfunction. In women,  arginine has been shown to help improve sexual response, especially after  menopause. Arginine was also found to reduce blood pressure in people suffering  from hypertension.

Food sources of arginine

Vegan food  sources of arginine include whole grains, granola, peanuts, oatmeal, cashews,  pecans, coconut, seaweed, seeds, chick peas, watermelon, lentils, and spinach.  Some research suggests that arginine may help fight obesity by promoting  skeletal muscle gain and reducing the total fat mass of the body. Consuming too  much arginine (over 16 grams) can have some unpleasant side effects, such as  nausea or diarrhea, but such high amounts cannot be ingested without taking  arginine supplements in pill form.
Some studies suggest that a high  arginine intake may have additional curative properties. A recent study  published in the American Journal of Physiology brings new hope to  diabetics suffering from diabetic foot. More than 80 percent of foot amputations  in diabetics are a result of diabetic foot ulcers that could not be treated  because of the foot's inability to heal properly. The research found that the  healing of diabetic foot ulcers can be vastly improved by having an arginine and  proline rich diet.

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