Acute L-Arginine supplementation does not increase nitric oxide production in healthy subjects

@inproceedings{Alvares2012AcuteLS,
  title={Acute L-Arginine supplementation does not increase nitric oxide production in healthy subjects},
  author={Thiago Silveira Alvares and Carlos Adam Conte-Junior and Joab Trajano Silva and Vania Margaret Flosi Paschoalin},
  booktitle={Nutrition & metabolism},
  year={2012}
}
Dietary supplements containing L-arginine have been marketed with the purpose of increasing vasodilatation, and thus, blood and oxygen supply to the exercising muscle. The present study evaluated the acute effect of L-arginine supplementation on indicators of NO production, nitrite (NO2-) + nitrate (NO3-) (NOx), in healthy subjects. Plasma concentrations of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) have also been addressed. Seventeen healthy males participated in… CONTINUE READING
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