🔆 Sometimes called “L-arginine”, arginine is what’s known as a conditionally essential amino acid. This means that your body can usually produce enough of it on its own.
🔆 Additional arginine levels may be needed for individuals in physiological stress such as recovering from an injury or burns or if they have reduced kidney and small intestine function.
🔆 Functions in the body that arginine can help with include: healing, helping the kidneys remove waste, healthy hormone and immune systems, relaxing blood vessels, and helping build proteins.
🔆 There are many natural, whole food sources of arginine:
🔸 Nuts - Walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts
🔸 Seeds - Pumpkin, watermelon, sesame, sunflower
🔸 Dairy - Milk, yogurt, cheese
🔸 Meat - Turkey, beef, chicken, pork chops
🔸 Fish - Tuna, tilapia
🔸 Whole Grains - Oats, corn, buckwheat, brown rice
🔸 Soy - Tofu, edamame, tempeh