L-Arginine is a semi-essential amino acid which has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the lining of the arteries (the endothelium). This beneficial effect results in the arteries maintaining elasticity and flexibility, often referred to as "compliance". Compliant arteries are capable of expanding to allow for increases in blood flow as the body needs. Noncompliant arteries gradually stiffen resulting in insufficient blood flow to peripheral tissues, increased blood pressure, and a greater work load on the heart. Recognizing the role of arginine for healthy endothelial function, researchers have examined the effect of supplemental arginine on endothelial function and blood pressure. While studies using intra-venous (IV) infusion have successfully achieved and maintained adequate blood levels and documented these effects, oral administration has been limited by its short duration and frequent administration required for an effect on endothelial function. Researchers at the University of Texas demonstrated that a sustained release formulation of arginine given by mouth successfully increased blood flow to the heart (coronary arteries) and demonstrated a healthy effect on blood pressure, promoting levels within normal limits*. EP L-Arginine employs the sustained release process developed by (and unique to) Endurance Products Co. In the words of the late best-selling medical journalist Robert E Kowalski, author of The Blood Pressure Cure, "EP L-Arginine belongs in the heart-smart regimen of everyone seeking cardiovascular health." *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Sustained Release MegaNaturalÂ® - BP grape seed extract
Sustained Release L-Arginine alpha ketoglutarate
350 mg per tablet