Origin: Supplements and food sources including vegetables, fruit, dairy products and meat.
Also Known As:
(2S)-5-oxopyrrolidine-2-carboxylic acid (1:1)
Overview: L-Arginine Pyroglutamate is a semi-essential amino acid that is molecularly bonded to a pyroglutamate molecule. Supplementing with L-Arginine Pyroglutamate helps promote increased human growth hormone levels which in turn assists in the growth of lean muscle tissue and the loss of fat. As we age, growth hormone levels drop, which is among the main reasons why we all tend to lose muscle and gain fat as we grow old in age.
In a controlled trial, when arginine and other amino acids were used in conjunction with a weight training program, more decrease in body fat was achieved after only five weeks than when the same exercise was done on a placebo group. Arginine is required to improve protein synthesis, which in turn can increase and speed up muscle growth as well as prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue from increased exercise.
Common Dosage: 1000 to 1500 mg