ArginCor by Metagenics is a specially formulated medical food designed to help improve cardiovascular and artery/vein health and improve time in wound healing. It contains a healthy dose of L-arginine, magnesium and beet powder, along with some essential nutrients to keep your endothelial cells working their best.
Arginine is used because it contributes to increases in nitric oxide (NO) levels in the body, which dilate blood vessels and allow blood to flow more easily. In a studies where arginine was given to obese and type II diabetic patients, markers of cardiovascular health were significantly improved. Blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and fibrinogen were all reduced while HDL “good cholesterol” was increased.
Many vegetables contain nitrates, which also convert to nitric oxide in the body. Beets are one of the highest sources of these nitrates and ArginCor contains 2,000 mg of beet powder for this reason. Don’t confuse nitrates from vegetable sources with nitrates in processed meats. While the nitrate is the same, when combined with meat, nitrates form dangerous versions in your stomach such as nitrosamines that can increase rates of various intestinal cancers. Beet powder nitrates DO NOT do that.
Magnesium is also in this product at 200 mg, which is 50% of the RDA. Magnesium citrate is a well-absorbed version of magnesium and also helps to relax the smooth muscles, as are found in the cardiovascular system. Magnesium has been said to be nature’s calcium channel blocker, as it acts to balance the calcium levels in the body, providing balance to your heart and other muscles. In the lab, studies have shown magnesium to reduce the stiffness of arteries (stiff arteries are one of the factors of heart attacks and strokes). As such, there are currently human trials ongoing to further study these newly-discovered positive effects. There are many great reasons to include magnesium in a cardiovascular supplement and Metagenics has gone above and beyond in this ArginCor formula.
Formulated to Exclude: Wheat, gluten, corn protein, soy, nuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, colors, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives. Non-GMO and vegetarian.
Storage: Store in a cool dry place. Contents sold by weight, not volume. Some settling may occur during shipping and handling. Serving size is measured by weight with a scoop included for your convenience. The amount of product contained in 2 scoops may be above or below 25 grams due to variations in handling and product density
Fructose, L-arginine, citric acid, sorbitol, beet powder, magnesium citrate, natural flavors,† silica, xanthan gum, guar gum, glycine, thiamin mononitrate, and calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate.
Calories (70), Fat (0g), Saturated Fat (0g), Trans Fat (0g), Cholesterol (0g), Carbohydrate (17g), Sugars (11g), Sugar Alcohol (2g), Protein (0g), Thiamin (10mg), Folate (400mcg), Magnesium (200mg), Beet Powder (2000mg), L-Arginine (3000mg), L-Glycine (40mg).
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Serving Size||About 2 scoops (25 g)|
|Servings Per Container||28 (by weight)|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Sugar Alcohol||2 g|
|Each Serving Contains:||Amount||% RDI|
|Beet Powder||2,000 mg||*|
Recommended Dosage (adult)
DIRECTIONS: Take about two scoops (25 grams) with 8 fluid ounces of water daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
- NOTICE: This product is to be used under the direct supervision of a physician or other licensed healthcare practitioner.
- CAUTION: If pregnant or nursing, or taking medications, consult your healthcare practitioner before use. If you have had a myocardial infarction (heart attack), consult your physician before use. Excess consumption of sorbitol may cause gastrointestinal upset.
- Keep out of the reach of children