L-Arginine is an amino acid that is also known as a secretagogue.  Secretagogues stimulate your pituitary gland to release growth hormone.  Growth hormone is also known as the fountain of youth hormone.  In healthy adults, growth hormone can increase muscle mass, decrease body fat speed up injury repair, and muscle recovery from exercise.  Taking L-Arginine in high concentrations can help your body manufacture and release growth hormone.  Activities that increase lactic acid, like weight training can also help the body to release more growth hormone.

L-arginine is a natural and healthy way to improve growth hormone output vs synthetic growth hormone injections.  Synthetic growth hormone has many unhealthy side effects, such as:  carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve, muscle, or joint pain, swelling of the arms and legs from fluid retention (edema), high cholesterol levels, an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, growth of cancerous tumors, an enlarged heart, liver damage, enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia).  In contrast L-arginine has other healthy effects, such as: improved cardiovascular function, improved erectile dysfunction, improved blood flow to the brain, hands, and feet, improved libido.

At Phelts Chiropractic P.C. in New York, NY, we recommend natural alternatives for achieving your health goals.  Dr. John W. Phelts, D.C. is certified in applied kinesiology, and uses it to help your reach your best health.

August 24, 2018