Arginine and Citrulline; Our Cardiovascular Systems Batman And Robin


Citrulline can help pick up the slack of nitric oxide production in the blood as humans start to age.  There are countless arginine products on the market.  These are aimed at boosting nitric oxide levels in the blood, but are far less effective when used by people aged 40 and over.  This is because of the deterioration of the tissue used to create nitrtic oxide using the arginine itself, our endothelium.  The endothelium is one cell thick and lines your entire cardiovascular system.  It is the largest secreting tissue in your body and one of its main functions is to convert L-arginine into nitric oxide.  Once nitric oxide is created it has three main functions-

1.  Helping the muscle of the vascular wall to relax; allowing for vasodilation; thus allowing greater blood flow to tissue and organs.  This normally results in lower blood pressure. 

2.  Helps initiate repair to the endothelium itself; thus preserving its ability to create nitric oxide

3.  Helping to prevent blood platelets from sticking together. This naturally helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. 

    Arginine needs the endothelium to be part of the production of Nitric Oxide.  Citruline is able to assist in the production of nitric oxide within the blood itself. This is done by taking spin off molecules from the nitric oxide and helping to reform new arginine; thus aiding in the  cycle of creating new nitric oxide and urishing the endothelium itself.  This featured diagram is from the Wikipedia Article on atherosclerosis shows the deterioration of the human cardiovascular system over time.  Perhaps the greatest benefit of citrulline is its ability to reform arginine in the blood thus preserving the ability to both nurrish the endothelium and create more nitric oxide.

   Our new nitric oxide boosting citrulline is the only product on the market that comes exclusively from food.  A highly concentrated vegetable extract comprised of over 99% citrulline. This delivers the molecules nature intended to assist in nitric oxide production.  We like to consider our high quality, food based Plant Citrulline to be the Robin to the Batman that is Arginine.  Everyone needs a proper combination of these two amino acids.  Look for other high quality products in our store.

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James Quinn

James Quinn at your service, I am the owner operator of Life Not Labs, I started this website over five years ago to give consumers a plant-based alternative in a supplement industry where over 99% of vitamins are synthetic and made in a lab. I've been living in the Catskills Mountains for over 15 years in what I consider to be nature's perfect setting. Every summer makes me a better gardener and my property is at the epicenter of upstate New York's beekeeping and maple syrup industries. Our products are in are sold in independently own stores and small chains contained in upstate New York.

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