L-arginine supplementation has become big business in the nutrition industry. What was once reserved for body builders has now been brought into the mainstream health consumer marketplace.
This increased awareness for L-arginine supplementation started with the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine when 3 American researchers were recognized for their discovery of how your endothelium, which lines all of your cardiovascular system, converts the semi-essential amino acid L-Arginine into Nitric Oxide – the master signaling molecule of your entire cardiovascular system.
Since the discovery of this L-Arginine / Nitric Oxide connection there has been a frenzy of interest in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry. An interest that has spilled over in the general population as Dr. Oz and others have emphasized the need for L-Arginine supplementation for improved cardiovascular health and overall wellness.