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What are other potential health benefits of arginine?

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There are other potential health benefits with arginine, such as possible reduction of blood pressure in some people and improved walking distance in patients with intermittent leg cramping and weakness known as intermittent claudication. Since arginine may help arteries relax and improve blood flow, it may also help with erectile dysfunction. However, the scientific studies are not conclusive enough for experts to make any firm recommendations.

SOURCES: Natural Standard: "Arginine (L-arginine)." The American Heart Association: "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics -- 2015 Update." Schulman. S, et al. , January 2006. Natural Medicines Natural Database: "L-Arginine Monograph."



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SOURCES: Natural Standard: "Arginine (L-arginine)." The American Heart Association: "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics -- 2015 Update." Schulman. S, et al. , January 2006. Natural Medicines Natural Database: "L-Arginine Monograph."



The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

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