Arginine Plus by Metagenics is a product designed to support a healthy cardiovascular system. As it’s name suggest, it includes 1.5 mg of high-quality L-arginine to provide the building blocks your body needs to increase nitric oxide (NO). NO helps to dilate blood vessels, decreases blood pressure, lowers total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and fibrinogen and increases HDL cholesterol. It’s a powerful amino acid for the heart and vessels.
Arginine Plus also contains 665 mcg of folate in the form of calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate. This form is a version of folate that the body can readily utilize and is optimal for people suffering from diseases (kidney or thyroid disease, for example) or genetic defects (such as deficiency of MTHFR) that prevent the body from processing the standard folate found in food and most supplements. Without the ability to process folate, homocysteine levels rise and risk of cardiovascular events (heart attacks and strokes) increase. Also, other factors such as alcohol, drugs, coffee, age and menopause are correlated with elevated homocysteine levels and calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate is an ideal support option for people in those groups.
With our soils being depleted and our food sources suffering in nutrients as a result, supplementation is becoming an increasingly popular method of sourcing vital vitamins and minerals necessary to keep us healthy. In an article on homocysteine published in Nutrition Journal, the authors state “However, it is now widely accepted that food sources alone cannot consistently supply the levels of nutrients necessary to sustain optimal homocysteine metabolism.”
Formulated to Exclude: Wheat, gluten, soy, dairy products, egg, nuts, tree nuts, colors, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives. This product is non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegetarian.
Storage: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.
Folate (as folic acid and calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate†) (400mcg), L-Arginine (1500mg), L-Glycine (10mg), Microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable), silica, calcium silicate, croscarmellose sodium, coating (water, hypromellose, medium chain triglycerides, and hydroxypropylcellulose).
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Serving Size||2 Tablets|
|Servings Per Container||60|
|Total Carbohydrate||<1 g||<1%*|
|Dietary Fiber||<1 g||3%*|
|Folate (as calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate)†||665 mcg||1166%|
Recommended Dosage (adult)
Directions: Take two tablets two times daily or as directed by your 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 cardiologist before use. Keep out of the reach of children